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Swan Hill, Australia

Pioneer Settlement

Australia's first open air museum and antique 3D theater.
-35.3443, 143.5639
Barnacle's penis (fully extended)
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.
-34.9208, 138.6031
london-bridge-after collapse
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
-38.6490, 143.0640
Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy

An opal mining town in the middle of Australia where people live, worship, and shop underground.
-29.0123, 134.7546
Dadswells Bridge, Australia

The Giant Koala

Popular tourist destination now stands as a memorial to Sam the koala.
-36.9161, 142.5113
Arumpo, Australia

Mungo National Park

Prehistoric park filled with the fossils of dozens of extinct species including Australian megafauna.
-33.3857, 143.0029
Loch Ard Gorge panorama, July 2005. (Wikimedia Commons)
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

A clear example of the process of erosion in action.
-38.6177, 142.9986
Big Ant. (Wikimedia Commons)
Broken Hill, Australia

Big Ant

Designed by artist Pro Hart, built elsewhere in 1980.
-31.9593, 141.4602
Entrance to PJ's B and B, White Cliffs, New South Wales. (Wikimedia Commons)
White Cliffs, Australia

White Cliffs

Australia's first opal field led to a mining rush in the 1890s.
-30.8518, 143.0852
Helpful signage
Ghan, Australia

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Park

Curious crater remnants in the middle of the Australian outback.
-24.5729, 133.1505
Smoke emanating from the mountain (Australian Traveller)
Wingen, Australia

Burning Mountain

6000-year-old coal fire moves one meter per year.
-31.8927, 150.8798
(Flickr/talen)
Callanna, Australia

Mutonia Sculpture Park

Lonely industrial sculptures in South Australia created by a mechanic turned artist.
-29.6226, 137.5403
(Flickr/F.d.W.)
Davenport, Australia

Devil's Marbles

Clusters of huge boulders in the Australian Outback.
-20.5655, 134.2905
The entrance to the Birdsville Hotel. (via Wikipedia)
Birdsville, Australia

The Birdsville Hotel

A historic hotel on the edge of the Australian outback.
-25.9037, 139.3448
Broken Hill, Australia

Broken Hill Sculpture Symposium

Twelve sculptures designed to make their best showing with the coming or going of the sun.
-31.8992, 141.4499
Taxidermied Phar Lap
Carlton, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
-37.8034, 144.9721
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
-32.9899, 148.2626
Crocodile Harry's Underground Nest & Dugout
Coober Pedy, Australia

Crocodile Harry's Underground Nest & Dugout

This eccentric cave dwelling is bizarre even by the standards of a subterranean town.
-29.0132, 134.7545
Mad Max 2 Museum
Silverton, Australia

Mad Max 2 Museum

This shrine to film's most iconic wasteland wanderer is located in the very outback where the movies were shot.
-31.8841, 141.2177
Welcome to Wycliffe Well
Davenport, Australia

Wycliffe Well

The UFO capital of Australia is the outback’s answer to Roswell.
-20.7994, 134.2333
Tightly-packed monuments
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
-33.8687, 151.0601
Elvis Presley Memorial Garden
Parkville, Australia

Elvis Presley Memorial Garden

The King is honored on a continent he never visited by an elaborate grotto.
-37.7919, 144.9614