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Places visited in East Melbourne, Australia
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Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

A perfect turquoise lake colored with glacier dust.
Ubud, Indonesia

Sacred Monkey Forest (Mandala Wisata Wenara Wana)

Hindu temple of the dead home to hundreds of long-tailed macaques.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie

The only pollutant in the clear blue water is sunscreen.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
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.
Tailem Bend, Australia

Old Tailem Town

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

Parkes Radio Telescope

Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
Kingston SE, Australia

Larry The Red Big Lobster

A massive metal lobster welcomes tourists to a roadside restaurant.
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

A clear example of the process of erosion in action.
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
Geelong, Australia

Geelong Bollards

More than 100 colorful residents stand post in this seaside Australian city.
Langwarrin, Australia

McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

For better or worse, this whimsical sculpture garden was a favorite place of Rupert Murdoch's.
Mount Dandenong, Australia

William Ricketts Sanctuary

A collection of outdoor mystical statues paying homage to indigenous Australians and ecological stewardship.
Spotswood, Australia

Spotswood Pumping Station

A youth-centric science center hides an industrial triumph.
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

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

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

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

Wunderkammer

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

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
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.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.