Our Top 5 Natural Wonders in the South Pacific

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You could travel far and wide to see some of the world’s most spectacular sights, but have you considered the amazing natural attractions located near our resorts? Discover the dazzling visual display of our top five natural wonders in the South Pacific on your next holiday.

Maria Island National Park, Tasmania

What is it?
Accessed by ferry from Triabunna marina, Maria Island is a national park and marine reserve located off the east coast of Tasmania. With no cars or shops, Maria Island is an unspoiled natural gem with splendid wilderness, pristine beaches, and fascinating Aboriginal and convict history.

Why go?
Experience pure tranquillity while bushwalking and cycling, where the only permanent residents are rare wildlife including Cape Barren geese, Forester kangaroos and Flinders Island wombats. Walk to the Fossil Cliffs to see shellfish fossils dating back almost 300 million years or visit the Painted Cliffs, which feature beautiful patterns in natural sandstone.

Stay
Wyndham Vacation Resorts Seven Mile Beach is a one-hour drive from Triabunna. The eco-friendly, beachfront resort has a restaurant, tennis court, pool and barbecue area.

Jewel Cave, Western Australia

Jewel Cave, Western Australia

What is it?
Situated in the beautiful karri forest of the Leeuwin Naturaliste Ridge, Jewel Cave is a spectacular example of nature’s majesty. The cave descends to a depth of 42 metres, measures 1.9 kilometres long and boasts four massive chambers, making it the largest show cave Western Australia.

Why go?
This underground wonderland is decorated with stunning calcite formations. You will be in awe of the straw stalactite hanging almost six metres from the ceiling, which is one of the world’s longest.

Stay
Ideally located just over a one-hour drive from Jewel Cave, Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough boasts direct beach access, a heated pool, children’s playground, day spa and restaurant.

Rotorua Geothermal Sites, North Island, New Zealand

 Rotorua Geothermal Sites, North Island, New Zealand

What is it?
With steaming hot springs, spurting geysers, bubbling mud pools and crater lakes, Rotorua is one of the world’s most spectacular geothermal wonders. This phenomenal landscape has been sculpted by the region’s volcanic history, and the beauty left behind is sensational.

Why go?
Witness the scenic splendour of Rotorua’s geothermal activity in Whakarewarewa, Tikitere (known as Hell’s Gate), Waimangu, Wai-O-Tapu and Orakei Korako. Highlights include the magnificent Champagne Pool; the largest hot waterfall in the Southern Hemisphere; and New Zealand’s largest geyser, which erupts up to 15 times a day.

Stay
New Zealand’s amazing geothermal sites are located between 10 minutes and a one hour drive from WorldMark Resort Rotorua. Resort facilities include a café and bar, pool, spa and gym.

Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

Fox Glacier, South Island, New Zealand

What is it?
Fox Glacier is one of the most easily accessible ice formations in the world. Situated on the West Coast of the South Island, this mighty 13-kilometre moving mass of ice is simply breathtaking.

Why go?
Because Fox Glacier is a true wonder of nature surrounded by soaring mountains and beautiful rainforest. You can explore this awe-inspiring New Zealand icon by foot with guided glacier walks and fly-in, fly-out heli-hikes or take to the skies on a scenic flight. There are also walking tracks along the river to the terminal face.

Stay
Situated a three-hour drive from Fox Glacier, Wyndham Vacation Resorts Wanaka features a heated pool, outdoor hot tub and steam room.

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park, Victoria

MacKenzie Falls, Grampians National Park, Victoria

 What is it?
Regarded as one of Victoria’s most impressive waterfalls, MacKenzie Falls is surrounded by a lush backdrop within the Grampians National Park.

 Why go?
Holding the title for the biggest waterfall in the Grampians, it flows year-round, falling 30 metres into a deep pool. Walk to the viewing platform (1.9 kilometres return) for picturesque views of water cascading over huge cliffs.

Stay
WorldMark Resort Ballarat is set on sprawling grounds, just over a two-hour drive from MacKenzie Falls. Resort facilities include a heated indoor pool, sauna, gym and games room.

To experience one of these amazing natural wonders, visit wyndhamap.com/hotels to book your stay.

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