10 Ancient Ruins in Australia That You Shouldn't Miss

June 21, 2021 Merry Kessler

Coordinates: 25°S 133°E / 25°S 133°E / -25; 133

1. St John the Baptist - 14th c. Window

Tasman Highway, Tasmania Australia +61 3 6257 3321
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5.0 based on 3 reviews

St John the Baptist - 14th c. Window

2. Ubirr

Oenpelli Road, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory Australia +61 8 8938 1120 [email protected] http://parksaustralia.gov.au/kakadu/do/rock-art/ubirr/
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5.0 based on 887 reviews

Ubirr

Ubirr, home to some of the world's most outstanding Aboriginal rock art, depicting sources of food, wildlife and the creation ancestors. The panoramic views at the top show surrounds of Kakadu National Park, the East Alligator River and Arnhem Land, a view that is favoured at sunset.

Reviewed By L7839VIjohnp - Beaconsfield, Australia

Great place to view ancient artwork and to climb the top of the rock to view the open country side.Can easily spend a few hours here taking in the scenery and the history.

3. Innes Ruins

Lake Innes Nature Reserve, Port Macquarie, New South Wales Australia +61 2 6581 8888 http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/historic-buildings-places/innes-ruins
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5.0 based on 8 reviews

Innes Ruins

4. Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs')

Lyre Trig Fire Trail Woy Woy road, New South Wales Australia
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4.5 based on 28 reviews

Kariong Hieroglyphs ('Gosford Glyphs')

5. The Salthouse Kingston

Kingston, Norfolk Island Australia
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4.5 based on 47 reviews

The Salthouse Kingston

Reviewed By Ellemay - Sydney, Australia

The Salthouse is located overlooking beautiful Emily Bay at the Kingston Historic Area. It was built in 1848 and was extremely important to the survival of the penal settlement. There were no refrigerators so the salt was essential for preserving the meat products.

6. Hamelin Bay Jetty

via Hamelin Bay Road Near The Boat Ramp, Hamelin Bay, Western Australia 6288 Australia http://www.margaretrivervista.com/hamelin-bay-jetty.html
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4.5 based on 69 reviews

Hamelin Bay Jetty

Reviewed By christaque

A must stop! We’ve been to this region so many times and only just discovered this spot! The rays are unbelievable-some are massive and so friendly. If you’ve never pet a stingray, you must! A few other visitors brought fish to feed the rays and it made all the difference.

7. Golden Gully

Hill End Road, Hill End, New South Wales Australia http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/Walking-tracks/Golden-Gully-walking-track/map/
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4.5 based on 12 reviews

Golden Gully

Reviewed By allenjc2017

I found walking through the gully created by the erosion caused by the mining for gold very exhilarating with many photographic opportunities.

8. Trinculo Shipwreck

Shoreline drive, Golden Beach, Victoria Australia http://www.tourismwellington.com.au/golden-beach/attractions/item/90-mile-beach-trinculo-shipwreck
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Trinculo Shipwreck

Reviewed By Crystalline4u - Traralgon, Australia

The coastline in this area has always been challenging for sailors...the sweeping expanse of the 90 mile coastline means there is no where for them to find shelter. The Trinculo was grounded in 1879 but they say that immediately next to it is another vessel- The PS Paynesville. The Paynesville was an iron framed, wooden planked paddle steamer and it was grounded in 1881. You will not see the second vessel as it's completely covered in sand. The interesting bit about the Trinculo though is that with each visit you make to it... you are never quite sure how much will be exposed. It will depend on the conditions at the time... which makes it an interesting place to repeat visits to. If you are into photography... this location is a gorgeous location to play with your lenses. :) I can only imagine what a serious photographer could do with their skills. Well worth stopping in to see the Trinculo... and the stunning 90 mile beach.

9. Victoria Settlement

Cobourg Peninsula, Northern Territory Australia
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4.5 based on 2 reviews

Victoria Settlement

10. Strangways Springs

38 Km South of William Creek 168 km north-west of Marree, 2.1 km off the Oodnadatta road to parking, William Creek, South Australia 5723 Australia http://www.friendsofmoundsprings.org.au/featured-mound/strangways-springs/
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Strangways Springs

Reviewed By 993anitat - Forster, Australia

Not far off the Oodnadatta Track the Strangways Springs Walks are definitely worth a visit. We obtained a leaflet describing the three different walks and decided to go and look at the settlement first of all. It gives you an insight to the very harsh conditions these pioneers endured. We had only just looked at the old telegraph station and other nearby ruins when we could see a huge dust storm rolling in over the plain towards us. We started high tailing it back to the car park. It was such a shame as we had intended to have a good look around and do the Mound Springs walk as well as the Woolwash walk. Oh well, looks like nature still has full control out here in these parts.

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