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Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

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

Georges Head Battery

The yawning remains of a complex naval fortress still haunt this Australian shore.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

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

Big Bicycle

Roadside attraction outside of a recycling center.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

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

Eric the Pliosaur

The bones of this aquatic dinosaur turned to opal over the centuries and the beast's remains were almost sold as jewelry.
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

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

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
Sydney, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Stanmore, Australia

Olympia Milk Bar

This odd 1930s shop remains stranded in time and shrouded in mystery.