The world really is a weird and wonderful place, and just when we thought it couldn’t get any weirder, we stumbled upon these magical gems. Seriously, these idyllic hideaways and surreal natural sights really are out of this world. So if you’re a seasoned traveler craving somewhere off the beaten track, or just curiously searching for a unique or exotic adventure, then you can’t afford to miss these heavenly views.
Fly Geyser, Nevada, USA
Fly Geyser is a spellbinding geological wonder. Nestled within a private area on the edge of Black Rock Desert in Nevada, the rainbow-tinted geyser was created accidentally in 1964 when an energy company drilled into scalding hot geothermal water. With time and due to mineral build up, a calcium carbonate cone formed. Today a scalding fountain erupts out of the cone, bursting with thermophilic algae, which gives it the out-of-this-world red and green rainbow appearance.
Lake Hillier, Western Australia
This enchanting pink lake is a strawberry milkshake dream. Discovered in 1802 by a Royal Navy explorer, Lake Hillier is situated on largest of the islands in Western Australia’s Recherche Archipelago. According to the scientists, the deep pink, bubble-gum color of the lake is down to a combination of high salinity, pink bacteria known as halobacteria and salt-loving algae species known as Dunaliella salina. And the result, is bubble-gum chic!
Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island, the Philippines
The world-famous Chocolate Hills of Bohol Island in the Philippines are a slice of chocolatey heaven. Well almost. In fact, the Chocolate Hills have baffled scientists for years as 1700 perfectly formed conical hills are dotted around the island. Some wondered if they were man-made? Others wondered if they were really filled with chocolate? Some may have brought their spoon.
However, like UNESCO still believes that the hills are formed due to rainwater erosion, which caused an uplift of coral deposits. We hate to disappoint you, but we’re not sure if they are even filled with chocolate as it might just be a nickname due to their lush brown foliage. Either way, they still are magical and majestic wonder and well worth the visit!