Travel·Posted on 30 Apr 202015 Natural Wonders That Should Make Australia Number One On Any Bucket ListJust praying for those borders to reopen so I can travel again.by Clare AstonBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink If you're anything like me, you've probably been coping with self-isolation by creating a bucket list of places to travel to when they're lifted. Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF Cartoon Network And while staring at amazing photos on Insta, it's become obvious to me that Australia is always going to be number one on anyone's bucket list. Here are the photos that prove it. 1. This amazing bioluminescent algae that can be found in places like Jervis Bay. View this post on Facebook Jordan Robbins / Via Facebook: JordanRobinsPhoto Whoever thought this gorgeous colour could be created by bioluminescent algae? Definitely not me and I'm from the South Coast! While it technically can be found anytime, over the last few years, it's been present between May-August.Seriously, if these photos by Jordan Robbins don't inspire you to go the South Coast, nothing will. 2. These natural infinity pools that make you feel like you're floating with the whole world at your feet. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @withsaltypassports / Via instagram.com Located in Kakadua National Park in the Northern Territory is Gunlom Falls. Just looking at this photo and imagining myself there is giving me serious travel-bug vibes. 3. This marvellous "Wave Rock" that can be found in Western Australia. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @ospreycreative / Via Instagram: @ospreycreative Tt might not be actual water, but it does trick the eye doesn't it? This cliff is 15 metres tall and travels for 110 metres and is found in Western Australia. My heart is literally yearning for the type of peace this photo invokes. 4. These shipwrecks that are just waiting to be explored. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @laurenpeggy / Via instagram.com The Tangalooma Wrecks sit just off Moreton Bay in Queensland. The ships were deliberately sunk back in the day by the state government, so that boat owners had somewhere to anchor safely. There may not be any hidden treasure, but the dive will sure be sweet. 5. This gorgeous, open sky that can only be found in outback Australia. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @granthugo_photography / Via Instagram: @granthugo_photography Coober Pedy, also known as the opal capital of the world, is found in the deserts of South Australia. Made famous for its gorgeous opals, you can visit and ~noodle~ your own, live underground like the locals and have an experience that is seriously out of this world. 6. These Horizontal Falls that will make you question how the world works. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @troopygirl / Via instagram.com The "falls" — as they're called — are found in Western Australia in the Kimberly region. What gives the effect of falling water are the huge tidal movements trying to fit between these narrow gaps. It's meant to be a wonder to behold. 7. These little hatchlings trying their best to make it home to the ocean. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @aleksmutated / Via instagram.com This photo was takin on Heron Island, off the coast of Queensland. Turtle hatching season is between January-May, so if you time your visit right, you may be able to watch these little guys make their way back to the ocean! I know these photos of baby turtles are so cute, but if you get to see them in real life, remember not to touch them — they're imprinting on the environment so they can find their way back as adults! 8. These massive underwater organisms that make up "the biggest orgy on earth". View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @phlipvids / Via instagram.com This shot was caught after coral spawning, which is when coral polyps release both eggs and sperm into the water — hence the nickname. It goes to show exactly how amazing the life hidden underwater really is. If you want to be part of it, coral spawning generally happens on the Great Barrier Reef somewhere between October-December, depending where on the reef you are. 9. This annual cuttlefish migration in South Australia. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @benzboy37 / Via instagram.com If you don't know what this creature is, don't worry, I didn't either — it's a cuttlefish! Who knew they were this colourful, hey? They migrate each year in June and July in the Eyrie Peninsula, so if you time it right, you're sure to get some breathtaking snorkelling in. 10. These giant dinosaur footprints found in Broome. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @brodieraytopham / Via instagram.com You can only see these awesome fossilised dinosaur footprints at low tide, because they're located 30 metres out to sea. But standing where those dinos walked — why wouldn't Broome be on your bucket list. 11. These colourful lakes that are just begging to be marvelled at in Western Australia. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @jaimenhudson / Via cms.buzzfeed.com Found on Middle Island off the coast of Western Australia is Lake Hillier: Famous for its gorgeous pink waters; the colour coming from micro-algae living in the lake. While you can't actually land on the island — you can still see this wondrous sight from overhead. 12. The annual migration of the red crabs from land to coast on Christmas Island. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @christmasisland / Via Instagram: @christmasisland Each year, for mating season, approximately 60 million of these red crabs head to the coast. Then after mating, they go all the way back. Be careful where you step — there are a lot of these bad boys! 13. These bubble tents that will really get you back in touch with nature. View this photo on Instagram instagram.com Set on a secluded farm in NSW, these bubble tents are truly magic. Some come with outdoor baths, some with telescopes, but all of them are stunning. I could while away a lifetime here. 14. These tulips coupled with Aurora Australias in Tasmania. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @leannemarshall / Via instagram.com Tulips full in bloom, sky on display, what more does Tasmania need to do to get you over there? Each year, they host the Bloomin' Tulip Festival in October. This photo was taken at Table Cape Tulip Farm — an integral part of the festival. Aurora Australis is unpredictable, but fingers-crossed you get to see some! 15. And finally, these simply gorgeous shores, because even the little towns in Oz, have a whole lot of beauty. View this photo on Instagram Instagram: @glennferguson_ / Via Instagram: @glennferguson_ This photo and video were taken in Agnes Water, a small town on Queensland Coast — and can we talk about that serenity?! Kind of makes me wish that I had actually learnt to surf when I was growing up. Coastlines like this is truly what makes Australia number one, on anyone's bucket list.