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Note: Heard and McDonald Islands are not included on the map.

New South Wales

Greater Blue Mountain Area
Several nature reserves that are home to a huge diversity of flora, representing species important to the evolution of plant life.

Sydney Opera House
A landmark of 20th-century architecture on Sydney Harbor.

Willandra Lakes Region

Lord Howe Island Group

Macquarie Island

Northern Territory

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
An awe-inspiring rock formation that is sacred to the local indigenous people, and similar red-rock domes not far away.

Kakadu National Park


Great Barrier Reef
An enormous biologically-diverse coral reef along Australia’s east coast.

Wet Tropics of Queensland
A vast area of tropical rainforest, home to a huge diversity of plant and animal species.

K’gari (Fraser Island)
A unique island of sand dunes and rainforest.

Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh/Naracoorte)


Tasmanian Wilderness
A diverse group of nature reserves that are important for biological diversity and that serve as refuge to many species endemic to Australia.


Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
An exhibition building and surrounding gardens representing the importance of the 19th-century’s international exhibition movement.

Budj Bim Cultural Landscape

Western Australia

Shark Bay
A unique natural environment of dramatic landscapes and ecosystems representing evolutionary history.

Purnululu National Park
A very remote location with dramatic beehive rock formations.

Ningaloo Coast
A remote place of rugged beauty in its fringing reef and its arid mountains, gorges and canyons.


Australian Convict Sites
Eleven separate locations that illustrate elements of the 19th-century British penal system of “transportation” to Australia.

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (Queensland and New South Wales)
Beautiful and ancient rainforests that are home to a diversity of species.

External territories

Heard and McDonald Islands

Text: UNESCO World Heritage sites in AUSTRALIA. Images: above, a mountain in the Tasmanian Wilderness; below, a large coral.