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24 Natural Wonders Of The World You Need To Visit Before You Die

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June 23, 2018 at 10:29am


When you think about the Earth's natural wonders, the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest are probably the first ones that spring to mind — but we've got a hell of a lot more than that, and some lesser known and closer to home...

We all fancy we know this world of ours pretty well, but here at we're convinced there's a few gems out there that you've yet to learn of or set eyes upon.

The trick is finding them.

Being the sound people we are, we've gone hunting for the greatest natural wonders that the world has to offer so you can start ticking them off your list.

24. Skellig Islands, Kerry

There's a reason they've used this as a shooting location for the newest Star Wars trilogy— it looks out of the world.

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23. Powerscourt Waterfall, Wicklow

The perfect destination for a romantic weekend adventure.

Powerscourt Waterfall

22. The clear night sky

Simple but easily accessible to everyone on the planet.

And very often nothing short of breathtaking.

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21. Ayers Rock, Australia

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20. The Great Barrier Reef

The sheer diversity of life, the clear electric blue water - its place as one of the greatest wonders of the world is not unfounded.

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19. Slieve League, Donegal

Truly breathtaking to behold.

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18. Doolin Cave, Clare

Carved by the ferocious Atlantic and found under the Burren, this cavity is home to the largest stalactite in the Northern Hemisphere. No big deal.

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17. Santorini, Greece

Equally as breathtaking in the day as it is at night:

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16. Key West, Florida

In our thoughts...

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15. Carrountouhill, Kerry

It's no Everest, but its the tallest mountain in Ireland and the view from its peak makes the arduous climb seem totally worth it.


14. Victoria Falls

Dip, anyone?

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13. Mexico's Paricutin Volcano

Unearthly, ethereal...

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12. The Grand Canyon

The layered bands of Arizona red rock are utterly mind-blowing.

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11. The Harbour in Rio

Rio de Janeiro's harbour is the stuff of fairy-tales...

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10. Mount Everest

Well, we could hardly leave it out now, could we?

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9. Atchafalaya River Basin

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8. The Northern Lights

So high up the list purely because we have more of a chance of seeing them in Manchester. And they really are stunning.

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7. Blue Lagoon, Malta

6. Big Sur, California

We're certainly California dreamin' after seeing this.

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5. Phra Nang Cave, Thailand

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4. Na Pali Coast, Kauai

The views off the coast in Kauai are disgustingly beautiful.

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3. Elk Mountains, Colorado

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2. Glacier Bay, Alaska

The National Park and Preserve are eye-watering...

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1. Lake Louise, Canada

There are just no words.

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Think we've missed any, or have a photograph of anywhere just as stunning? Let us know in the comments.


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