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At the end of the world: the most extreme locations that will take your breath away

Albina PanchenkoNews
Extreme vacation

There are places on our planet that can tickle your nerves. Every year, tourists flock there in droves to test their courage. And the selfies taken at these locations leave no one indifferent.

Hanging Rock, Australia

It is located in the Grose Valley in the state of New South Wales. The geological formation is located at an altitude of 1000 meters. It can often be seen in photographs of climbers or themed calendars.

In fact, the rock is not hanging in the air at all. It is an optical illusion due to a half-meter crack separating the stones. But everyone can surprise their social media followers.

It offers a stunning view of the Blue Mountains. If you like cycling, we recommend booking a two-hour tour with a professional guide.

Interesting facts: this location was the setting for the mystical drama Picnic at Hanging Rock.

At the end of the world: the most extreme locations that will take your breath away

Trolltunga, Norway

One of the most popular natural attractions in the country. The ledge is located 350 meters above Ringedalsvatn lake.

It is an extremely picturesque cliff from which you can admire the city of Odda and Mount Skjeggedal. It takes about 8-10 hours to get to the location and back, so you'll have to set aside the whole day. But it's worth it.

Why Troll's Tongue? It's simple: the ledge is shaped like a tongue. And troll because these mythical monsters are popular in Norwegian folklore.

At the end of the world: the most extreme locations that will take your breath away

The Balconies, Australia

The mountains in Western Victoria are very popular among tourists of all ages, especially among those who like to climb higher to admire the beautiful panoramas.

The cliffs in the national park are an ideal observation deck overlooking the hills and swamps. It is often visited by travelers, extreme sportsmen, and photographers.

These are two stone ledges that resemble balconies, hence the name. They are also known as "Jaws" because they look like T-Rex teeth.

At the end of the world: the most extreme locations that will take your breath away

Overhanging Rock at Glacier Point, United States of America

It is located in Yosemite National Park, California. The cliff rises above the valley at an altitude of 1000 meters!

When the reserve first opened, all tourists wanted to take memorable photos here, so all the trails led here.

Springboard, United States of America

A rock hanging from the granite monolith of Half Dome in California. It is located at an altitude of 1100 meters above the Yosemite Valley.

Its western part offers a view of the entire valley. Below it, there is a vertical slope descending to Mirror Lake.

An interesting fact: it was here that the famous photographer Ansel Adams took the photo "Monolith" in 1927.

At the end of the world: the most extreme locations that will take your breath away

Hawk's Head, Australia

The geological formation is located in the Kalbarri National Park. Like many others on the list, the location is a popular viewpoint. From here, travelers can admire the gorge and the Murchison River.

Contrary to expectations, it's not the viewpoint itself that looks like a wild bird but a neighboring rock. You can see it from here. But to see the hawk, you have to turn on your mindfulness and imagination. By the way, you can play a game with your friends. Check out who will be the first to spot the bird.

Leopard Rock, South Africa

It is located in the KwaZulu-Natal province in the Oribi Gorge Nature Reserve. It is one of the most popular natural locations in the country.

By the way, it got an interesting name not because of its resemblance to a wild cat. The fact is that 40 years ago, a famous photograph was taken here, in which the animal was simply looking into a gorge. This is where the nickname came from.

For breathtaking views and extreme sensations, go to these locations. Everything you need is waiting for you here: long routes, clean air and amazing impressions.

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