Chattanooga, Tennessee stands out as one of Tennessee’s premier travel destinations with breathtaking natural beauty and captivating views. Discover its historic downtown Segway tour or visit Bluff View Art District to admire stunning art collections alongside beautiful scenic vistas.
Coolidge Park provides an enjoyable outdoor adventure, offering river walks with breathtaking scenery and the Looking Glass Rock rock formation – two iconic structures.
No need to be an extreme adventurer to see wild animals in their natural environments! Chattanooga’s Warner Park Zoo provides the ideal balance of native and exotic species so you can witness snow leopards, red pandas and chimpanzees all in one location!
Although not on the New 7 Wonders of Nature list, Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa stands as an eye-catching landmark. This mesa’s flat top provides stunning panoramas over Cape Town below while its steep sides boast impressive cliffs with many endemic plants as well as various species such as cape lions, mountain zebras and caracals residing there.
Wulingyuan Scenic and Historic Interest Area’s Zhangjiajie may not match Punakaiki’s pancake rocks for stunning visuals, but they still possess their own beauty: these stacks of “pancake-like” rock formations were formed from thousands of layers of sandstone and limestone accumulating along the ocean floor over millions of years, eventually giving way to wheelchair-accessible walkways or stairways up or down cliffs.
Chattanooga takes full advantage of its mountainous terrain, providing opportunities for hiking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting.
Renaissance Park’s walking paths wind through forest areas offering stunning views of Tennessee River and skyline – or visit Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park’s museum depicting horrific battle scenes from history!
The Salt Flats of Bolivia
Bolivia’s world-famous salt flats may be one of the most stunning natural wonders on Earth. Created when prehistoric lakes dried up and left an alien landscape behind, creating barren expanses with unending horizons for photographers looking for the perfect shot. Their otherworldly beauty stands as an impressive testament to nature’s genius.
Though a day trip can be enjoyable, for maximum experience it is recommended that you embark on a multi-day tour that explores more of the surrounding region, taking you past other notable sights such as train cemeteries, colorful lagoons, geyser fields and high altitude deserts.
Bolivia’s most popular way of touring its Salt Flats is from Uyuni, a small town which serves as an access point. Though Uyuni itself does not boast many attractions, it serves as the starting point for most tours visiting these landmarks and their surrounds.
Take a tour that departs from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, which is closer to Bolivia than Uyuni. Although these tours tend to be more costly than their Uyuni counterparts, their areas visited tend to be less busy and often include accommodation as part of the package.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world’s greatest living structures and natural wonders, stretching for 2,600 miles along Australia’s northern coastline and including over 900 islands and over 2,550 individual reefs.
It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to an abundance of diverse wildlife such as sea turtles, crocodiles, dolphins and whales. Additionally, it boasts the world’s largest collection of coral and hundreds of marine plant species.
Reefs are one of the few living things visible from space. Due to their unique ecology and stunning beauty, many have dubbed them one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
But the Great Barrier Reef’s future is at risk. Affected by environmental stressors such as climate change and overfishing, as well as coral bleaching processes caused by humans, its existence may soon be at stake for generations to come. Luckily there are people working hard to preserve it – such as National Geographic Explorer Dr. Erika Woolsey of National Geographic who uses virtual reality technology to study coral reefs without having to dive in the ocean – her work allows scientists to observe damage caused to corals more easily as well as take detailed measurements without needing to go underwater – helping scientists see damage as well as take detailed measurements without needing to go underwater themselves!
The Blue Mountains of New Zealand
New Zealand is an idyllic land of natural splendor and unique landscapes, boasting some of the world’s most breathtaking attractions and experiences. No matter your travel preferences – from breathtaking natural attractions to cultural experiences, New Zealand is a beautiful country that has something for everyone.
Waitomo Glow Worm Caves are an unforgettable natural phenomenon. Visitors will feel as if they have entered an epic sci-fi or fantasy film set as they explore over 5.5 miles of subterranean passageways.
Komodo Island is home to giant lizards that give it its name as well as gorgeous tropical forests, world-famous diving sites and gorgeous beaches. Additionally, bird lovers will find plenty of opportunities to spot some of the world’s most exquisite and remarkable species on Komodo.
Uluru (formerly Ayer’s Rock) is one of Australia’s most iconic natural wonders, standing out against the stark landscapes of central Australia’s Outback. Taking pride of place as an Anangu sacred site, Uluru features stunning rock formations that reflect sunrise and sunset hues brilliantly – its rock formation a striking reflection.
The Chattanooga National Cemetery may seem somber at first, yet its tranquil beauty makes it well worth your while to visit it. Plus, you’ll gain insights into our nation’s rich Civil War heritage!