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D'Entrecasteaux National Park, Black Point - Stepping Stones

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There are not that many places in the world where you can see these unusual rock formations (that's probably why they are called unusual ;)
This is one of the six that exist in the whole Australia.

These columns are formed when the basaltic lava erupts in large volume creating a thick layer, which contracts as it cools down and eventually fractures. The diameter of these columns depends on the rate of cooling - the faster the cooling the smaller the diameter. When the contractional forces are distributed equally in each direction, the columns are likely to take hexagonal shapes.

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door Tomasz Makarewicz, 820 hier vandaan

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Dit panorama is genomen in Australia

Dit is een overzicht van Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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