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Belconnen, Australia

Giant Mushroom

Children's playground hidden under a big pink and blue cap.
Davenport, Australia

Wycliffe Well

The UFO capital of Australia is the outback’s answer to Roswell.
Hamelin Pool, Australia

Hamelin Pool Telegraph Station

This remote historic museum tells the story of the early telecommunications systems in 1800s Australia.
Broome, Australia

Broome Japanese Cemetery

The final resting place for many Japanese divers who tragically lost their lives in the Australian pearling industry.
Edrom, Australia

Boyd's Tower

Once a welcome symbol for maritime travelers entering Edrom.
Albany, Australia

'Brig Amity'

A replica of an early 19th-century vessel that sailed across the world.
Torndirrup, Australia

The Gap and Natural Bridge

Wild seas have created two spectacular formations just a stone's throw away from each other.
Canberra, Australia

Canberra Holodomor Memorial

A memorial that honors the victims of a tragedy in Ukraine.
Myrtleford, Australia

The Phoenix Tree

The trunk and roots of a river red gum tree were used to create this art piece.
Litchfield Park, Australia

Magnetic Termite Mounds

Let these towering termite-building structures tell you where to go.
Coorada, Australia

1972 Taroom Truck Explosion Memorial

One of the biggest mysteries of Central Queensland: How did this truck spontaneously combust with the force of a massive bomb?
Rottnest Island, Australia

Wadjemup Lighthouse

Ships still use this historic lighthouse to navigate dangerous, island waters.
Penong, Australia

Penong Windmill Museum

A tiny town's spinning, whirling propeller collection holds Australia's largest windmill.
Hobart, Australia

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The world's only full-size replica of the research hut used by Douglas Mawson for his 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Golden Point, Australia

Sovereign Hill

This outdoor museum harkens back to the height of the gold rush.
Northern Territory, Australia

Rainbow Valley

This sacred site lives up to its name with its majestic, color-splashed sandstone formations.
Echuca, Australia

Echuca Wharf

A timber wharf that contributed to Echuca becoming the largest inland port in 19th-century Australia.
Millaa Millaa, Australia

Millaa Millaa Waterfall

The name for this waterfall was derived from the Aboriginal word used to describe a rainforest vine.
Beechworth, Australia

Chinese Burning Towers

Constructed in 1857, mourners used these towers to burn offerings of paper prayers and gifts for the afterlife.
Richmond, Australia

Richmond Bridge

It's beautiful, it's haunted and its claim to fame is that it's the oldest existing stone arch bridge in Australia.
South Hobart, Australia

The Cascades Female Factory

The forgotten and tragic story of the thousands of female convicts forcibly transported to Tasmania is told inside the ruins of this notorious 19th-century workhouse.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

The decommissioned submarine is now the symbol of a small, inland Australian town.
Thredbo, Australia

Mount Kosciuszko Summit

The tallest mountain in mainland Australia.
Hobart, Australia

Maritime Museum of Tasmania

Countless expeditions have left Tasmania to explore Antarctica, but this island state has an even deeper connection with the sea.