A Time-Lapse Video Of Iconic Landmarks Of Australia

A Time-Lapse Video Of Iconic Landmarks Of Australia


It’s always fun to see a country through the eyes of its citizens, and this time-lapse video offers just that. From Sydney Harbour Bridge to Uluru—the continent’s most recognizable geographical feature—this video captures some beautiful Australian landmarks. Be sure to watch it on full screen!

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the Harbor from beneath its arches makes it one of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks. It was added to in 1993 when it became part of the National Heritage List for being one of Australia’s top 20 significant places that tell our story as a nation.

Rottnest Island

Rottnest Island is a small island off the coast of Western Australia. It is known for its beaches and wildlife, which make it popular with tourists as well as locals.

The local community has lived on Rottnest since 1831, when they were moved there by Governor James Stirling after an outbreak of smallpox on Fremantle. Today, around 2,500 people live on Rottnest Island year-round; however during summer months (December through February), this number increases tenfold due to tourism activity in Perth and Fremantle areas such as restaurants and hotels where guests can stay overnight before taking ferries over to their destinations each morning so they don’t have to drive through traffic jams caused by road closures during peak season periods like Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve weekend parties!

Kata Tjuta/The Olgas, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Kata Tjuta is a rock formation that is part of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia. It’s also known as The Olgas and consists of many domes and monoliths, some over 1,000 meters high. Some of these rocks are sacred to Aboriginal people; others were used for shelter or water sources by early European explorers during their journeys across Australia.

Great Ocean Road, Victoria

The Great Ocean Road is a 243 kilometre road along the south-eastern coast of Australia between Torquay and Allansford. It was built by returned soldiers after World War I, who saw the need for a good road to connect Melbourne with the popular tourist destination of Apollo Bay. The Great Ocean Road winds through some spectacular scenery, including beaches, rainforests and coastal cliffs.

The road is particularly famous for its Twelve Apostles limestone stack formations which were carved out by erosion over thousands of years until they became isolated pillars standing out from their surroundings by as much as 60 metres (200 feet). These can be seen from many vantage points along this scenic drive and make great photo opportunities if you have time before heading further down towards Apollo Bay where there are plenty more attractions waiting for visitors including whale watching cruises or kayaking tours on Lake Corangamite!

Uluru/Ayers Rock

Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is a large sandstone monolith in central Australia that has been sacred to indigenous people for thousands of years. It is the largest monolith in the world and a World Heritage Site.

The Anangu people believe Uluru is the body of a dreaming spirit and that it should not be climbed upon because doing so would disturb their ancestors’ spirits who live within it. As such, climbing Uluru has been prohibited since 1983 by law; however there are still many tourists who ignore this rule and climb up anyway (about 100 per year). While climbing Uluru isn’t exactly legal–you could get fined $500 Australian dollars if caught–there are plenty of other amazing things to see while visiting this national park!

The Twelve Apostles, Victoria

The Twelve Apostles are limestone stacks along the southeastern coast of Australia. They were created by erosion from wind and water, and they can be found in Port Campbell National Park. The site is popular among tourists and has been featured in many films including Mad Max: Fury Road and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider II.

King’s Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

King’s Canyon and the West MacDonnell Ranges, Northern Territory

King’s Canyon is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Central Australia. It was named after Charles George Gordon, who was known as “Chinese” Gordon because of his service in China during the Second Opium War. The canyon is part of an area known as the West MacDonnell Ranges National Park and is home to many different types of wildlife including kangaroos, wallabies, emus and dingoes.

The area has been used by indigenous people since time immemorial and they believe it holds special significance because of its importance to their spiritual beliefs – this includes dreaming tracks (spiritual paths) that lead across country that can only be traversed by initiated men or women who have travelled there before them on foot over long distances through rugged terrain whilst fasting for days at a time!

Some of Australia’s most iconic landmarks


Sydney has it all, from world-class food and culture to amazing beaches and some of Australia’s best hiking trails. It’s the perfect place to spend a few days exploring before heading off on your next adventure.

Here are some of the best places to visit while you’re in Sydney:

  • The Opera House – This iconic building overlooks one of Australia’s most famous beaches (Manly Beach), so it’s worth checking out even if you aren’t into opera! You can take a tour inside or just hang out on one of its many decks with views over Sydney Harbour. If you’re lucky enough to visit during New Year’s Eve celebrations, be sure not miss out on seeing this amazing building lit up at night!
  • Blue Mountains National Park – This park has lots of great hikes through rugged terrain that will take your breath away! You’ll also see some beautiful waterfalls along the way too — just make sure not wear anything white because these will turn pink due to minerals in them 🙂


If you’re looking for a way to explore Australia, then this video is the perfect place to start. It shows off some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, including Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru and The Twelve Apostles. We hope it inspires you to visit one or all of these destinations!

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