Millaa Millaa Falls, Atherton Tableland, Queensland – Australia

While there’s no denying that manmade masterpieces — such as the Great Pyramids and the Great Wall of China — are among our world’s most astonishing treasures, there’s simply no surpassing the pure magic of a natural wonder. Picture a waterfall, perfectly nestled within a jewel-green paradise. The mossy scent of the surrounding foliage fills your nostrils as a gentle breeze kisses your face with a fine mist. The thundering crash of the falls fills your ears as you stand frozen in complete awe of the miracle before you. How could a place so positively perfect actually exist?

That’s exactly what it was like experiencing Queensland’s humbling Millaa Millaa Falls for the very first time one fragrant March not too long ago. I knew this much-c