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Big Lamb in Guyra, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Guyra, Australia

Big Lamb

Monument to the area's potato and lamb industries.
-30.2184, 151.6730
Silhouettes are often seen on the hill in the distance, perhaps echoes of the survivors watching
Blinman, Australia

Hongsedaunt

Past Blinman, past the end of the asphalt, in the majesty of the Flinders Ranges, on the Sheep Station of Oratunga, you will come upon three stone markers by the road.
-31.0466, 138.6166
Big Golden Guitar in Tamworth, Australia.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds.
-31.1298, 150.9208
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
The Burra Homestead
Burra, Australia

The Burra Homestead

A small Australian farmhouse became an international icon after appearing on a Midnight Oil album cover.
-33.6827, 138.9380
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
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
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
-32.9899, 148.2626
Big Merino in Goulburn, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
-34.7737, 149.6914
Larry the Lobster - and an idea of his scale (size & color)
Kingston SE, Australia

Larry The Red Big Lobster

A massive metal lobster welcomes tourists to a roadside restaurant.
-36.8213, 139.8642
The sunken garden.
Mount Gambier, Australia

Umpherston Sinkhole

An incredible garden taking over the interior of a massive sinkhole.
-37.8388, 140.8085
Big Murray Cod in Tocumwal, Australia. (Wikimedia Commons)
Tocumwal, Australia

Big Murray Cod

Fibreglas fish built in 1968 after months of fundraising.
-35.8109, 145.5620
Dadswells Bridge, Australia

The Giant Koala

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

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

Largest Buddha carved from gemstone-quality jade in the world, on a world tour through 2011.
-36.7555, 144.2843
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
london-bridge-after collapse
Port Campbell, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
-38.6490, 143.0640
Port Arthur Penitentiary
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

Relics of Australia's convict past, and a modern scene of unimaginable horror.
-43.1471, 147.8426
Eaglehawk Neck, Australia

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
-43.0143, 147.9247
The Taroona Shot Tower.
Taroona, Australia

Taroona Shot Tower

The world's tallest shot tower—maybe.
-42.9545, 147.3439
Climbing Shot Tower
Taroona, Australia

Joseph Moir's Shot Tower

For a century, the tallest building in Tasmania was a tower built to manufacture ammunition.
-42.9580, 147.3374
Bicheno Blowhole. (Prasit Mankad/Flickr)
Bicheno, Australia

Bicheno Blowhole

Granite rocks that concentrate waves into powerful jets.
-41.8746, 148.3037
The Spiky Bridge
Swansea, Australia

Spiky Bridge

This historic Australian bridge was built by convicts with giant stone spikes to prevent cattle from falling off the sides.
-42.1867, 148.0646
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
-41.1295, 148.2845
Warning signs at the Phillip Island penguin site
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
-38.4833, 145.2333