Australia UNESCO commitment has registered 20 sites on the World Heritage list and 3 sites on the tentative list.
Some places are so interesting that it’s relevant to keep them for future generations. This is why UNESCO has built a list of crucial classified properties in which there are superb places that stand out for their aesthetic, natural, artistic or cultural significance.
More than a thousand places are registered as Unesco’s World Heritage around the world. Due to my personal interest in visiting World Heritage sites, I put together the UNESCO list in Australia and the corresponding map.
Australia UNESCO list
- Australian Convict Sites
- Budj Bim Cultural Landscape
- Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens
- Sydney Opera House
- Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Riversleigh / Naracoorte)
- Fraser Island
- Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
- Great Barrier Reef
- Greater Blue Mountains Area
- Heard and McDonald Islands
- Lord Howe Island Group
- Macquarie Island
- Ningaloo Coast
- Purnululu National Park
- Shark Bay, Western Australia
- Wet Tropics of Queensland
- Kakadu National Park
- Tasmanian Wilderness
- Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
- Willandra Lakes Region
UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Australia are protected places for their cultural and natural importance.
Australia UNESCO Map
Click on the blue pins to view more relevant information about each World Heritage site in Australia.
Sites on the Tentative List
- Great Sandy World Heritage Area
- The Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage Area
- Murujuga Cultural Landscape