Tourism Australia is calling upon Australia’s fans from far and wide to vote now for Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef to become official New7Wonders of Nature.
The New7Wonders of Nature campaign, established by the international New7Wonders Foundation, is a global search to recognise the seven most wondrous natural sites in the world as voted by the general public.
As two of Australia’s most famous natural wonders, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef faced some tough competition from 440 sites across the globe but now sit in the list of 28 finalists alongside Angel Falls in Venezuela, Milford Sound in New Zealand, Bay of Fundy in Canada, the USA’s Grand Canyon, and the Amazon in South America.
Having demonstrated they have what it takes to be considered a New7Wonder of Nature, both sites are now vying for enough votes to make it into the official seven, to be announced on 11 November 2011.
Tourism Australia Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy urged people to support the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru in the final stage of the New Seven Wonders of Nature campaign.
“This is Australia’s opportunity to raise awareness globally of the variety and natural beauty of our unique environment,” Mr McEvoy said.
“The campaign creates a platform to help conserve Australia’s natural wonders for years to come as well as encourage tourists from around the world to experience these incredible sites for themselves.
“It has been estimated that both Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef need to secure 100 million votes each to put them in the running for the title so I urge anyone who is passionate about Australia to now,” he said.
The New7Wonders of Nature campaign is expected to generate one billion international votes by the time the final New7Wonders of Nature are announced next year.
Current ranking statistics reveal that the Great Barrier Reef is regularly in the top 14 picks of voters from around the world, whilst Uluru needs more support.
So let us show why there’s nothing like Australia’s natural wonders.