Photos at World Heritage Sites visited

during our Road Trip Outback Down Under

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by Lynn & John Salmon <>{

After our Year Down Under we finished our Australian stay with a Road Trip Outback Down Under, a two month, 8000km trip zig-zagging across the eastern third of the country in July and August, 1995.

We shot several rolls of film during the trip, got them developed and looked at the prints at the time. We eventually had all of the negatives scanned and finally put the pics online in July, 2020 --- 25 years later!

After departing Canberra, our first destination was Mungo National Park in the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Region. We mostly left civilization behind and toured around the outback in New South Wales and Queensland.

We visited as many World Heritage Sites as possible during our trip.

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia

Formerly called the Australian Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, this World Heritage Listing includes over forty rainforest sites located on the east coast where New South Wales and Queensland border. We visited New England National Park, Wollomombi Falls, Dorrigo National Park, the Border Ranges, and Lamington National Park. See the Gondwana section of our Travel Log

Great Barrier Reef (Lady Elliot Island), Australia

The largest coral reef in the world stretching for 1429 miles (2300 km) along the coast of Queensland in the Coral Sea. Of the many hundreds of varieties of coral growing on the reef, the predominant varieties are "staghorn", "brain" and "table", which are all pretty aptly named. We visited Lady Elliot Island, a small coral-cay located at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef. See the Lady Elliot Island section of our Travel Log

Wet Tropics of Queensland

Australia's Wet Tropics is a band of tropical rainforest and associated vegetation that runs along the east coast from Townsville to Cooktown. In recognition of its scenic beauty and biological importance, this region was World Heritage listed in 1988. We visited Mt. Hypipamee Crater, Lake Barrine, Daintree and Cape Tribulation in August, 1995: see the Wet Tropics section of our Travel Log

Sydney Opera House

Lord Howe Island

We made a quick hop to Lord Howe Island during our Year Down Under in April, 1995. This tiny island is 11km long (less than 7 miles) and about 2km wide, but it has the southernmost coral reef in the world and some of the world's rarest flora, birds, and marine life.

See also:

Our travel log: Road Trip Outback Down Under

Photos from New South Whales and Queensland on our Road Trip

Photos from Lake Mungo National Park

Photos from Riversleigh Fossil Site

Photos from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Photos from Kakadu National Park

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