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Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

This extraordinary geological oddity resembles human-made pavement.
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
Nelson, New Zealand

World of WearableArt & Classic Cars Museum

A journey through a collection of classic cars and fashionable artwork.
Wellington, New Zealand

Weta Cave

Inside this faux cave, visitors can learn how some of their favorite fantasy characters were created.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch Basilica

The ruins of New Zealand's largest classical-style church.
Arrowtown, New Zealand

Arrowtown Chinese Settlement

This preserved village shows the modest lifestyles of the area's 19th-century Chinese gold miners.
Dunedin, New Zealand

Dunedin Museum of Natural Mystery

Three rooms of bones, curios, and one artist's collection of natural artifacts create this intriguing museum.
Puponga, New Zealand

Farewell Spit

This deadly little sliver of beach has seen hundreds of whales beach themselves over the years.
Ashburton Lakes, New Zealand

Mount Sunday

Edoras, capital city of Rohan in Lord of the Rings, once sat atop this isolated New Zealand mountain.
Cape Reinga, New Zealand

Cape Reinga

Watch the seas clash at the place where according to Maori tradition, the spirits depart for their journey to the afterlife.
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand

Tāne Mahuta

Largest Kauri tree in New Zealand.
Wellington, New Zealand

Mrs. Chippy Monument

A bronze kitty adorns the grave of the polar explorer who brought the original feline to the Antarctic.
Auckland, New Zealand

Maungawhau (Mount Eden)

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

Lake Rotomahana

The once and future home of New Zealand's famed Pink and White Terraces.
Hampden, New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders

Highly spherical boulders on the shores of New Zealand.
Waimangu, New Zealand

Frying Pan Lake

Deadly scalding and one of the largest hot springs in the world.
Wellington, New Zealand

Colossal Squid

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

Baldwin Street Houses

One of the world's steepest streets seems to have houses sliding down it.
Rotorua, New Zealand

Rotorua

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

Putangirua Pinnacles

These phallic stone spires once served as Tolkien's Paths of the Dead.
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
Lake Tarawera, New Zealand

Te Wairoa Buried Village

A Maori village obliterated by an 1886 volcanic eruption.