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The misty, bush-clad cliffs and valleys of the Blue Mountains are the eroded remains of a giant plateau that rose up out of a river delta 80 million years ago.
Alpine, a village in New South Wales, stretches from the ACT to the border of Victoria along the spine of the Great Dividing Range. Kosciuszko National Park lies at the centre, protecting the continent’s highest mountain.
This is a rich agricultural region extending north from the borders of the Australian Capital Territory. Set along the tableland of the Great Dividing Range, it is characterised by undulating hills, golden plains and rocky outcrops.
The immense spaces of Western Australia include great swathes of unvarying country of little obvious interest, but there are also any number of landscapes well deserving of their national park or special interest designation.
If you can resist the temptation of the glorious beaches along the way, this full day’s drive will take you over the Daintree River to tropical rainforest and coral reef.
As may be expected in a state of its vast size, Queensland’s landscapes are of an extraordinary variety, many of them protected by designation as national or environmental parks.
Australia’s third largest city stands on the banks of the winding Brisbane River just inland in Moreton Bay. For long it was regarded as a provincial backwater, a kind of agricultural town.
Victor Harbor is protected from the angry Southern Ocean by Granite Island, which is connected to the mainland by a causeway. You can ride out there on a double-decker tram pulled by Clydesdale draught horses.
A step away from the bustle of Brisbane are the attractions of the Brisbane hinterland. The heavily forested hills of the D’Aguilar Range create a subtropical haven just 20 minutes west of the city.