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April 2012

Whitsunday Islands, Australia

by WCC on April 27, 2012

in Australia

The Whitsunday Islands (German Whitsunday Islands ) are a group of islands off the east coast of the Australian state of Queensland .The Whitsunday Islands consist of 74 islands are inhabited by those 17th Most islands have National Park status and belong to the Whitsunday Islands National Park, in between lies a 35 000 km ² large marine park, which extends from the south to Cape Upstart Sarine in the north draws. The Whitsunday Islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area . The Great Barrier Reef is located 35 miles east, but also the smaller islands are surrounded by reefs.

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Whitsunday Islands Australia

The largest island is Whitsunday Iceland . From May to September the surrounding waters are humpback whales used to breed. On several islands of the group, such as on the uninhabited island of Iceland Bird , there are large breeding colonies of many species of seabirds . The islands were originally a volcanic mountain shaped and belonged to the mainland. The end of the last ice age , in front of 30,000 to 50,000 years ago, led to melting of the poles and lifted the sea. Thus, the mountains were separated from the mainland. The highest mountain peaks are now the Whitsunday Islands. [click to continue…]

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Uluru, Australia

by WCC on April 27, 2012

in Australia

The Uluru, including Ayers Rock , is, an on the surface of a large underground layer of rock in the Central Australian desert in the Northern Territory . It is located in a 170,000 km ² large sedimentary basins , the Amadeus Basin . The Uluru is visited by many tourists and mythical legends have grown around him, the Aborigines , that all the dream time travel or dorthinführen end there.

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Uluru

The Uluru is about three miles long, up to two kilometers wide and has a circumference of about nine kilometers . The summit is at an absolute height of 863 m and stands out on 348 meters on the dunes of Central Australia. The Uluru is in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park near the town of Yulara , about 340 kilometers southwest of Alice Springs in the Northern Territory of Australia . The 1325 km ² large national park, next to Uluru in the neighboring Kata Tjuta lie (the Olgas), belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage and World Heritage Site . [click to continue…]

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Colosseum, Rome

April 27, 2012

The Colosseum is the largest of the ancient Rome built amphitheater and the largest single building of ancient Rome. Built between 72 and 80 AD, it is now one of the landmarks of the city and also a testament to the high class architecture of the old Romans. The first stone amphitheater in Rome was […]

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Great Ocean Road, Australia

April 27, 2012

The Great Ocean Road is about 250 km long road that runs along the Australian coast between Geelong and Warrnambool in the state of Victoria runs. She is considered one of the most scenic routes for tourists in Australia. One study found that between 6.5 and 7.5 million annual visitors to the region of the […]

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Eiffel Tower, France

April 27, 2012

The Eiffel Tower is a 324-meter-high iron truss tower in Paris. He is in seventh District at the northwest end of the Champ de Mars (Campus Martius), near the banks of the Seine. Built from 1887 to 1889 was a monumental building entrance and tower of the World’s Fair to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of […]

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Kakadu National Park, Australia

April 27, 2012

The Kakadu National Park  is located 171 km east of Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia . The park is due to its unique flora and fauna as one of the most beautiful national parks in Australia. The Kakadu National Park is located in the Alligator Rivers Region of the Northern Territory of Australia. […]

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