The World On My Doorstep

An ever-expanding postcard blog

A Postcard Guide to The Land Down Under

on January 5, 2014

postcards1_2_3This awesome card from one of my favourite countries in the world comes from Christine in her little town in South Australia. This card, though, shows some of the enormous country’s most famous spots and where they’re located. So, since everyone (hopefully) can recognise Uluru in the top centre, I’ll go through them clockwise from there. Also known as Ayers Rock, Uluru is perhaps Australia’s most famous tourist destination, listed as a UNESCO attraction and covered in (pre)historical and natural beauties. Next is Whitehaven Beach, 7km long and situated on Whitsunday Island. Then Brisbane, Sydney (not Australia’s capital, by the way), the Three Sisters rock formation in the Blue Mountains – named Meehni, Wimlah and Gunnedoo and surrounded with legends, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road – the world’s largest war memorial, built by returned WW1 soldiers between 1919 and 1932, Cradle Mountain – Tasmania’s number one tourist destination, Uluru again, Perth, the Pinnacles – limestone rock formations in Nambung National Park, the Bungle Bungle range – beehived shape mountains in Purnululu national park and then, of course, some cutesy kangaroos and a koala. Thanks so much for this Christine, I love it! I hope everyone knows a little more about Australia than they did before!

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