Category archives: Australia and Oceania

 

 

 

 

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Bora Bora Island, French Polynesia

Bora Bora belongs to the Leeward group of the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is a volcanic island, that emerged from the waters 3 millions years ago. Its nature provides the turquoise water. The island is the main tourist attraction in the area. White sandy beaches, pleasant climate, sun [...]

 

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Amazing Whitehaven Beach in Australia

Whitehaven Beach is located in Queensland, Australia. It stretches 7 km along Whitsunday Island. It is considered to be the cleanest beach in Quensland, as well as eco-friendly, according to CNN. The Whitehaven’s name comes from the white sand, which consists of 98% pure silica, that gives a bright color. It was drifted here by waves hitting [...]

 

 

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Beautiful Angles of Cathedral Cove Beach

Cathedral Cove Beach, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand. The marine reserve attracts many tourists once in New Zealand. It is hard to capture the actual beauty of the beach in a picture, the photographers say.   Snorkeling and diving are very popular activities in adjacent Hahei Beach, since the marine life is very colorful in the reserve: [...]

 

 

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Sacred Uluru Rock in Australia

Uluru, Northern Territory, Australia. The sandstone rock is one of the most famous attractions in Australia. The symbolical meaning of the large formation is as impressive as it is itself. Uluru is 348 m (1,142 ft) high, its circumference is 9.4 km (5.8 mi). The inselberg is believed to be sacred by Aboriginal people. They believe that the spirits still [...]

 

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Jurassic Park Set in Aogashima

Aogashima, Japan. The Island is located in the Philippine Sea. It is 3.5 km long and 2.5 km wide. The small island with around 200 inhabitants is administered by Tokyo. Aogashima is of a volcanic origin – it is a volcanic caldera. The unique thing about it is that there is a smaller caldera in the [...]

 

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Underwater Universe of The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Spreading for 2,600 km (1,600 mi) in the Coral Sea it is the biggest coral reef structure in the world. With 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands it is the most exciting place to go diving. The marine life is extremely rich here: corals, sea stars, manta rays, turtles, sharks and many [...]