WHEN it comes to lookouts Down Under, there may not be another country in the world that matches Australia for sheer diversity and absolute stunning sights whether be inland or coastal. We fetch seven from throughout the continent to consider during that next road trip.
1. Staircase to the Moon (WA, pictured)
One of the world’s great mystical wonders for sightseeing, visit Broome in the north-west from March to October and you can witness the Staircase to the Moon, a natural phenomenon when the moon rises over the mudflats at Roebuck Bay at low tide.
2. Echo Point (NSW)
The famous view of the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains is one of the best in the world, let alone Australia. Situated on the north escarpment of the Jamison Valley. An absolute stunner.
3. Mount William (Victoria)
Mount William is the highest point in the Grampians National Park at over 1100 metres and offers 360-degree views of mountain ranges. Make sure you have plenty of energy in the tank to walk to reach the summit, and also have two glasses and a bottle of wine in your backpack for when you get there.
4. Cradle Mountain (Tasmania)
Take your pick when it comes to Tassie, but one of the hottest spots for some beautiful views is Cradle Mountain. The scenery is outstanding, overflowing with mountainous peaks, bushwalking tracks and a beauty that’s hard to top anywhere in the world.
5. Bungle Bungles (Western Australia)
One of Western Australia’s most fascinating landmarks, there are a number of great viewing spots in the Bungle Bungle range in Purnululu National Park. There’s nothing quite like this area anywhere on the planet.
6. Point Lowly Lighthouse (South Australia)
Head north about 400km from Adelaide and you will stumble upon this beauty in Port Bonython. The lighthouse is at a point jutting into the north end of gorgeous Spencer Gulf.
7. Best of All Lookout (Queensland)
The name says it all, so how could you possibly avoid the Best of All Lookout in Springbrook National Park in the sunshine state? Absorb panoramic view across Mount Warning, the lava plug centre of the erosion caldera of the extinct Tweed shield volcano, to Byron Bay and Coolangatta. This is one lookout to rule them all.