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Tailem Bend, Australia

Old Tailem Town

This pioneer village is like a time capsule of 19th-century Australia.
Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II ended before these tunnels built to protect vital oil from Japanese bombs were ever used.
Glenelg North, Australia

The Old Gum Tree

The colony of South Australia was proclaimed on a hot December day under a distinctively arched gum tree.
Sydney, Australia

Water Dragons of the Chinese Garden of Friendship

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

Coast Cemetery

Hidden among popular Sydney golf courses is a little remembered graveyard populated by smallpox victims.
Sydney, Australia

Yerrabingin Farm

The world's first indigenous rooftop farm boasts 2,000 plants from more than 35 different native Australian species.
Canberra, Australia

Phar Lap's Heart

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

The Burra Homestead

A small Australian farmhouse became an international icon after appearing on a Midnight Oil album cover.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

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

The Shine Dome

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

The Toy Factory

A Giant Rocking Horse in Adelaide, Australia.
Black Rock, Australia

HMVS Cerberus

Australia's only intact colonial warship never saw action before being turned into a scenic wreck.
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
Chullora, Australia

Big Bicycle

Roadside attraction outside of a recycling center.
Broken Hill, Australia

Big Bench

Located on top of mines that run through Broken Hill.
Swan Hill, Australia

Pioneer Settlement

Australia's first open air museum and antique 3D theater.
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
Derby, Australia

Derby Boab 'Prison Tree'

Critics argue this boab tree has been mislabeled for the sake of dark tourism, undermining its spiritual significance.
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

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

The Lillipad Cafe

An indigenous ethnobotanist runs this brunch spot celebrating Australia’s native flavors.
Kangaroo Island Council, Australia

Kangaroo Island Bee Sanctuary

An island off the coast of South Australia is home to the last purebred Ligurian bees.
Wittenoom, Australia

Wittenoom

A town whose main resource was blue asbestos... what could possibly go wrong?
Sydney, Australia

Sydney Bus Museum

Ninety years of Sydney buses under one roof.
Adelaide, Australia

South Australian Museum

The largest collection of Indigenous Australian artifacts in the world, and the rare museum where wood-and-glass cabinets have trumped interactive exhibits.