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Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

World War II ended before these tunnels built to protect vital oil from Japanese bombs were ever used.
Mount Barry, Australia

Dingo Fence

The longest fence in the world stretches over 3,000 miles to keep the dingoes out.
Woomera, Australia

Woomera Range Complex

Bomb tests and sheep ranchers share the world's largest military land base.
Border Village, Australia

Nullarbor Links

The holes in the world's longest golf course are in a series of different towns.
Penong, Australia

Penong Windmill Museum

A tiny town's spinning, whirling propeller collection holds Australia's largest windmill.
Wagin, Australia

Giant Ram

Everything about this over-size novelty animal is huge including its testicles.
Lake Darlot, Australia

Banjawarn Station

An outback test site for the Aum Shinrikyo doomsday cult.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

Alien rock formations grown from the sands of an Australian national park.
Fremantle, Australia

Tom Edwards Memorial Fountain

A monument to a working class martyr.
North Fremantle, Australia

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Perth, Australia

The Perth Mint

This Western Australian mint was established during the height of the Australian gold rush.
Mundaring, Australia

Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

An engineering masterpiece, or “Scheme of Madness?”
Melbourne, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
Kalamunda, Australia

The Bibbulmun Track

A beautiful hike through national parks, forests and beaches in Western Australia.
Ghan, Australia

Lambert Centre of Australia

Finding the exact middle of a giant land mass is hard to determine, but this spot managed to do the trick.
Wittenoom, Australia

Wittenoom

A town whose main resource was blue asbestos... what could possibly go wrong?
Kingston SE, Australia

Larry The Red Big Lobster

A massive metal lobster welcomes tourists to a roadside restaurant.
Hamelin Bay, Australia

Hamelin Bay Beach

Incredible rock formations jut from the southern end of this spectacular stingray-viewing spot.
Esperance, Australia

Skylab’s Remains

A tiny museum in Esperance, Australia, displays a bunch of space debris from NASA’s Skylab.
Leonora, Australia

Gwalia Ghost Town

This once-booming gold mining hub was basically abandoned overnight.
Two Rocks, Australia

Atlantis Marine Park

Abandoned marine theme park creates a difficult experiment in dolphin rewilding.
Australia

The Stromatolites of Hamelin Pool

Living fossils in this remote Australian bay provide a glimpse of what Earth may have looked like 3.5 billion years ago.
Sydney, Australia

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Francois Peron National Park, Australia

Shell Beach

This Australian beach is composed of tiny shells.