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Adelaide River, Australia

Charlie the Water Buffalo

The taxidermy remains of the mighty beast made famous by a Crocodile Dundee film.
Christmas Island, Australia

Crabs of Christmas Island

The red crab exhibits one of the most spectacular migrations on earth, despite manmade obstacles.
Davenport, Australia

Wycliffe Well

The UFO capital of Australia is the outback’s answer to Roswell.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

This massive water spout has been luring visitors for hundreds of years, some to their death.
Davenport, Australia

Devil's Marbles

Clusters of huge boulders in the Australian Outback.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy

An opal mining town in the middle of Australia where people live, worship, and shop underground.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

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

Joseph Moir's Shot Tower

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

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

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

Big Merino

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

Japanese War Cemetery and Garden

Final resting place for hundreds of prisoners of war.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

The decommissioned submarine is now the symbol of a small, inland Australian town.
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

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

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
Williamstown, Australia

Timeball Tower

An obsolete form of timekeeping still marks the hour in this adapted 19th century lighthouse.
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.
Woomera, Australia

Woomera Range Complex

Bomb tests and sheep ranchers share the world's largest military land base.