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Golden Point, Australia

Sovereign Hill

This outdoor museum harkens back to the height of the gold rush.
Melbourne, Australia

Webb Bridge

This modern pedestrian bridge on the Yarra River was modeled after an Aboriginal fish trap.
Carlton North, Australia

Grave of Walter Lindrum

A distinctive monument for this former world champion takes the form of a billiards table, complete with balls and cue.
Richmond, Australia

Richmond Bridge

It's beautiful, it's haunted and its claim to fame is that it's the oldest existing stone arch bridge in Australia.
Southbank, Australia

'Vault'

This abstract sculpture was initially so disliked that it got moved to the outskirts of town a few months after installation.
Hobart, Australia

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

The world's only full-size replica of the research hut used by Douglas Mawson for his 1911-14 Australasian Antarctic Expedition.
Lightning Ridge, Australia

Lightning Ridge Artesian Bore Baths

On the outskirts of an opal-mining town, these baths fed by a massive underground aquifer are a natural spa.
Collingwood, Australia

Keith Haring Mural

A large Melbourne wall is home to an iconic work of art from one of the world's most renowned street artists.
Echuca, Australia

Echuca Wharf

A timber wharf that contributed to Echuca becoming the largest inland port in 19th-century Australia.
Glenrowan, Australia

Ned Kelly Animatronic Museum

A totally unique, animatronic depiction of the Australian gunslinger's last stand.
Bobs Farm, Australia

The Shark and Ray Rescue Centre

Once an aquarium, this sanctuary now rescues sharks and rays from fishing nets.
Beechworth, Australia

Woolshed Falls

This gold mine turned swimming hole is the perfect summer picnic spot immersed in nature and history.
Anakie, Australia

Fairy Park

This slightly spooky yet nostalgic theme park claims to be the first of its kind in Australia.
Acton, Australia

The Big Dish

With a surface area of nearly 500 square meters, welcome to the world's largest paraboloidal dish solar concentrator.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Brim, Australia

Brim Silo Murals

These giant grain silo portraits capture elements of rural life in Australia.
Tocumwal, Australia

Big Murray Cod

Fiberglass fish built in 1968 after months of fundraising.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Bundoora, Australia

Upside-Down Charles La Trobe Statue

This strange portrayal of the state's first lieutenant-governor literally stands on its head.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
Young, Australia

Big Cherries

Honoring the annual National Cherry Festival.
Narrandera, Australia

Big Playable Guitar

Record-holding guitar meant to promote country.
Young, Australia

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden

Tribute to the Chinese people of Young and Australia.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.