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Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
West Bathurst, Australia

Big Gold Panner

Hopefully inspecting his tin pan for little nuggets of gold.
Geelong, Australia

Geelong Bollards

More than 100 colorful residents stand post in this seaside Australian city.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Bunch of Bananas

Roadside display for a popular fruit and vegetable stand.
Hexham, Australia

Big Mosquito

Modeled after the big, ferocious Hexham Grey mosquito.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Sydney, Australia

Water Dragons of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

Native Australian lizards inhabit this garden celebrating Sydney and its sister city in China.
Canberra, Australia

The Shine Dome

This copper-coated, multi-arched dome is surrounded by a moat and lights up at night.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Williamstown, Australia

Timeball Tower

An obsolete form of timekeeping still marks the hour in this adapted 19th century lighthouse.
Sydney, Australia

The Lillipad Cafe

An indigenous ethnobotanist runs this brunch spot celebrating Australia’s native flavors.
Katoomba, Australia

Odd Mountain

A small curiosity shop with items ranging from antique medical supplies to taxidermied animals.
Kurri Kurri, Australia

Big Kookaburra

This 4.5-meter-tall statue of a native Australian bird marks Hydro Aluminium's 40th year in the area.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Newcastle, Australia

Newcastle City Morgue Echo Spot

By standing on a particular paving stone in the courtyard, you'll hear an echo that shouldn't be.
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
Cowra, Australia

Japanese War Cemetery and Garden

Final resting place for hundreds of prisoners of war.
Sydney, Australia

Trim the Cat

The statue honors an adventurous seafaring cat.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.