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Quezon, Philippines

Mount Banahaw

This volcano in the Philippines is believed to have miraculous healing powers.
Manly, Australia

St. Helena Island

The ruins of Brisbane’s own Alcatraz now sit in the middle of a national park.
Fairfield, Australia

Yarra Bend Asylum Pillar

This lone pillar is all that remains of a 19th-century asylum.
Melbourne, Australia

The Gothic Bank

This Melbourne bank has unique Gothic-style architectural features and is one of the most majestic operating bank branches in the world.
St Kilda, Australia

Luna Park Melbourne

Home to the oldest operating roller coaster in the Southern Hemisphere.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Melbourne, Australia

'The Public Purse'

This giant, granite purse is one of Melbourne's most unique and distinctive pieces of public art.
Melbourne, Australia

Flinders Street Railway Station Photo Booth

This classic photo booth was saved from destruction by the local community.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Melbourne, Australia

Raising the Rattler Pole

Not the result of an accident, hurricane, or aliens, this is an eye-popping tribute to the Melbourne tram.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

The gigantic preserved heart of a champion racehorse.
Cervantes, Australia

Lake Thetis

One of the few places in the world home to living stromatolites.
Sydney, Australia

Charles Dickens Statue

This rare effigy of the author spent years lost in storage.
Perth, Australia

Bottle Cap Tree

Hundreds of people walk past this palm tree every day without spotting its secret.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

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

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
Melbourne, Australia

The Bunyip of Berkeley's Creek

A friendly monster lurks outside the State Library Victoria.
North Coogee, Australia

The South Fremantle Power Station

The ruins of a once prosperous power station have become a mouldering seaside gem.
Melbourne, Australia

Victoria Police Museum

Unusual finds in this shrine to local law enforcement include a 19th-century vampire-slaying kit.
Melbourne, Australia

Gog and Magog

These mythological giants take time out of their busy day guarding a Victorian market to let you know what time it is.
Sydney, Australia

White Rabbit Gallery

It's said to be one of the most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art in the world.
Sydney, Australia

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

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