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Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
-34.7737, 149.6914
Kiama Blowhole
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
-34.6718, 150.8631
Waverley Cemetery
Bronte, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
-33.9073, 151.2642
Big Potato in Robertson, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Robertson, Australia

Big Potato

Concrete spud looks like the North American Sebago.
-34.5807, 150.5842
The Big Blue Heeler in Muswellbrook, New South Wales. (Wikimedia Commons)
Muswellbrook, Australia

Big Blue Heeler

Standing in celebration of where the cattle dog was bred.
-32.2652, 150.8883
Stack of reading materials from Gould's Book Arcade. (Wikimedia Commons)
Newtown, Australia

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
-33.8928, 151.1866
Eric the Pliosaur
Darlinghurst, 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.
-33.8743, 151.2132
Georges Head Battery
Mosman, Australia

Georges Head Battery

The yawning remains of a complex naval fortress still haunt this Australian shore.
-33.8366, 151.2602
Royal Botanic Gardens
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
-33.8646, 151.2198
Justice and Police Museum
Sydney, Australia

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
-33.8623, 151.2123
One More Go One More Go. (Creative Commons)
Sydney, Australia

One More Go One More Go

Outdoor art exhibition made of classic Tetris pieces.
-33.8642, 151.2082
Manly, Australia

Manly Quarantine Station

The Victoria-era quarantine station for Sydney.
-33.8124, 151.2939
Millers Point, Australia

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
-33.8596, 151.2047
Big Gold Panner in Bathurst, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
West Bathurst, Australia

Big Gold Panner

Hopefully inspecting his tin pan for little nuggets of gold.
-33.4167, 149.5667
The SS Ayerfield
Sydney, Australia

SS Ayerfield

Nature is leading a successful mutiny on this century-old freighter.
-33.8489, 151.0677
The Giant Stairway
Katoomba, Australia

The Giant Stairway

A massive stairway that almost wasn't leads to one of Australia's most scenic vistas.
-33.7350, 150.3152
Three Sisters
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
-33.7150, 150.3114
Big Miner's Lamp in Lithgow, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center.
-33.4780, 150.1357
Los Angeles, California

Griffith Observatory's Tesla Coil

High on a hill overlooking Los Angeles lives a world famous, high power conical Tesla Coil.
34.1184, -118.3004