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Guyra, Australia

Big Lamb

Monument to the area's potato and lamb industries.
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.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

Monument that stands 40 feet and weighs 1,000 pounds.
Muswellbrook, Australia

Big Blue Heeler

Standing in celebration of where the cattle dog was bred.
Burra, Australia

The Burra Homestead

A small Australian farmhouse became an international icon after appearing on a Midnight Oil album cover.
Bowenfels, Australia

Big Miner's Lamp

Giant lamp houses the tourism information center.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

This trio of Australian rock spires may have inspired aboriginal legend or just modern tourism.
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

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

Big Merino

Three-story concrete ram with a permanent gift shop.
Kingston SE, Australia

Larry The Red Big Lobster

A massive metal lobster welcomes tourists to a roadside restaurant.
Mount Gambier, Australia

Umpherston Sinkhole

An incredible garden taking over the interior of a massive sinkhole.
Tocumwal, Australia

Big Murray Cod

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

The Giant Koala

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

The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace

Largest Buddha carved from gemstone-quality jade in the world, on a world tour through 2011.
Port Campbell, Australia

Loch Ard Gorge

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

The Twelve Apostles

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

Port Arthur Penal Colony

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

Eaglehawk Neck Tessellated Pavement

Extraordinary geology resembles man made pavement.
Taroona, Australia

Taroona Shot Tower

The world's tallest shot tower—maybe.
Taroona, Australia

Joseph Moir's Shot Tower

For a century, the tallest building in Tasmania was a tower built to manufacture ammunition.
Bicheno, Australia

Bicheno Blowhole

Granite rocks that concentrate waves into powerful jets.
Swansea, Australia

Spiky Bridge

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

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

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