Australians will finally have a chance to have their say of what the are the seven wonders of Australia.
Grampians National Park is among more than 50 sites from around the country shortlisted for the one-off competition.
Travel company Experience Oz has put together the country’s largest ever online poll to determine the seven wonders of Australia.
Grampians National Park joins sites such as the Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Opera House and Uluru on the shortlist.
The seven wonders of Australia will be determined with combined input from the public and a panel of judges from the tourism and conservation industries, with the aggregate of the two deciding the winner.
“We are now in the public vote component,” Experience Oz head of marketing Matt Hobbs said.
“We have already received more than 30,000 votes and expect plenty more before voting closes on October 7.”
Mr Hobbs said the idea of listing the seven wonders of Australia began “a few years ago”.
“There has been a lot of chatter from Aussies of ‘why would I spend my tourism money domestically when I can go to places like Bali or Thailand’. We wanted to take that conversation and show people the quantity and quality of the amazing things we have in our own backyard,” he said.
“We wanted to get a big cross section of the community to have their say. A lot of these lists exist but they are usually the work of a single travel writer who might be biased or from a certain location.”
Grampians National Park acting chief ranger Mike Stevens said it is great to see the park listed among some of the top sites in Australia.
“The Grampians is significant for 22,000 years of aboriginal occupation and is home to 90 per cent of Victoria’s rock art sites,” he said.
“There is plenty to do from a visitor point of view and it also holds quite diverse environmental significance.
“The aboriginal cultural heritage stuff is world class and significant from a state and national context.
“There is and endless amount of reasons as to why the Grampians is an outstanding candidate for the nomination.”
Votes can be cast online at 7wonders.experienceoz.com.au/voting