But as it turns out, Australia's full glory is best viewed from above.
Aerial photographer Gabriel Scanu doesn't book a window seat to get these stellar photos of the Aussie coast. Instead, he lets a drone do it for him.
"It’s crazy to think you can carry around a small piece of plastic that lets you climb thousands of feet into the sky and capture imagery from an angle that was never before possible," Scanu told HuffPost. "I find the whole process thrilling."
"The beaches are largely untouched and natural," Scanu says of his home country. He recommends Australia's soaring cliff faces and incredible national parks as the spots to start your adventure. Happy travels!
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