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Auckland, New Zealand

OnDo Giant Noodle Sculpture

In an Auckland neighborhood, looming chopsticks lift noodles from the sidewalk.
Wellington, New Zealand

Paddy the Wanderer Fountain

A memorial to Wellington's well-loved, well-traveled wharf dog.
Christchurch, New Zealand

185 Chairs

An unusual and powerful memorial in which earthquake victims are remembered by empty white chairs.
Wellington, New Zealand

Wrights Hill Fortress

Anyone wanting to know what a dwarven mine sounds like need only visit the tunnels of this New Zealand artillery compound.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

Major tourist destination known for its bubbling mud-pools and hot thermal springs.
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
Melbourne, Australia

Wunderkammer

The word 'wunderkammer' translates as 'wonder-chamber'. This Wunderkammer is both a museum and a retail store.
Gothenburg, Sweden

Volvo Museum

The place to be if you love vintage Swedish cars.
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

The world's only complete colossal squid specimen is on display at the Te Papa Museum.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

The platform atop this verdant volcano was built with the help of a royal elephant.
Auckland, New Zealand

Sky Tower

A New Zealand communications tower stands as the tallest structure in the Southern Hemisphere.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Bunch of Bananas

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

HMAS Otway

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

'A Day Out'

These bronze sculptures sow whimsy by hamming it up on a pedestrian mall.
Tocumwal, Australia

Big Murray Cod

Fibreglas fish built in 1968 after months of fundraising.
East Melbourne, Australia

Fairies Tree

A whimsical menagerie of creatures carved into a 300-year-old tree trunk.
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

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

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band.
Melbourne, Australia

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
Melbourne, Australia

'Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby' Statue

Children's author May Gibbs' beloved stories about the tiny, human-like "Gumnut Babies" are immortalized in bronze.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

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