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Unique hues and colored sand, turquoise and clear waters, and insane waves and great surf are some of the many things you have to look forward to when visiting Australia’s beaches. It’s no question that this country is absolutely gorgeous, and its beaches will not disappoint.

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In addition to its beautiful beaches, Australia is known for its natural wonders. You can’t visit the stunning country without exploring the famous World Heritage Site: the Great Barrier Reef. It is one of the seven wonders of the natural world, and is the only living thing on Earth visible from space.

There is also a variety of outdoor adventures to embark on while you are there. Go wildlife watching, sandboarding, camping, whitewater rafting, scuba diving, hot air ballooning, and swimming with dolphins.