Australia's volcanic heritage

Erfurt-Cooper, Patricia (2014) Australia's volcanic heritage. In: Erfurt-Cooper, Patricia, (ed.) Volcanic Tourist Destinations. Geoheritage, Geoparks and Geotourism: conservation and management series . Springer, Berlin, Germany, pp. 253-281.

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In tourism terms Australia is a country perhaps known more for its unique wildlife than its geological heritage. While unusual rock formations such as Uluru (Ayers Rock), the Bungle Bungle Ranges, and Wave Rock in Western Australia are known tourist attractions, there is also a surprising abundance of remnant volcanic landscapes on the Australian mainland. Apart from numerous national parks and other protected sites, several UNESCO World Heritage listed properties also contain volcanic heritage. Not as accessible for tourists are the Heard and McDonald Islands, which are mainly visited by scientists, which has left their rare pristine ecosystems largely preserved from human impact. Heard Island's volcano Big Ben is the only one currently active on Australian territory and the island can be accessed only with a special permit.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-3-642-16191-9
Date Deposited: 07 May 2015 05:52
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