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Cook's Cottage
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and bought all the way from the other side of the world.
-37.8135, 144.9804
Clifton Hill shot tower.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
-37.7942, 144.9906
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
Spotswood Pumping Station
Spotswood, Australia

Spotswood Pumping Station

A youth-centric science center hides an industrial triumph.
-37.8315, 144.8927
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
Tightly-packed monuments
Rookwood, Australia

Rookwood Cemetery

The largest necropolis in the Southern Hemisphere.
-33.8687, 151.0601
Australia's Big Bench. (Wikimedia Commons)
Broken Hill, Australia

Big Bench

Located on top of mines that run through Broken Hill.
-31.9628, 141.4656
The Big Prawn.
West Ballina, Australia

The Big Prawn

There's nothing shrimpy about the world's largest artificial prawn.
-28.8637, 153.5326
The interior.
Chippendale, Australia

White Rabbit Gallery

It's said to be one of the most significant collections of contemporary Chinese art in the world.
-33.8865, 151.2002
Taxidermied Phar Lap
Carlton, Australia

Phar Lap

Taxidermy of the racing horse with a huge heart, who inspired hope in the Depression.
-37.8034, 144.9721
The Big Banana in Coffs Harbour. (Wikimedia Commons)
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
-30.2747, 153.1339
Regent Street railway station.
Chippendale, Australia

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
-33.8867, 151.2024
The Academy of Taxidermy
Guildford, Australia

The Academy of Taxidermy

One of Australia's largest collections of preserved animals is on display in a historic theater.
-31.8994, 115.9700
Cow up a Tree, Australian history and humor
Docklands, Australia

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.
-37.8171, 144.9453
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
Waverley Cemetery
Bronte, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
-33.9073, 151.2642
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne, Australia

Old Melbourne Gaol

Once housing children next to hardened criminals this historic jail once displayed Ned Kelly's skull until it was stolen.
-37.8075, 144.9650
Sydney, Australia

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
-33.8471, 151.1716
Cloaca machine at MONA
Berriedale, Australia

Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)

This controversial museum includes such detested exhibits as a chocolate suicide bomber and fecal-smelling digestion machine.
-42.8127, 147.2613
Fruit Bat!
Fairfield, Australia

Fruit Bats of Yarra Bend Park

Is there such thing as too many fruit bats? Not anymore.
-37.7954, 145.0120
Famous marker of a Queensland farm (Flickr/marj k)
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
-26.6698, 152.9908
Welcome to Wycliffe Well
Davenport, Australia

Wycliffe Well

The UFO capital of Australia is the outback’s answer to Roswell.
-20.7994, 134.2333
Coop's Shot Tower
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
-37.8101, 144.9628
The Maize Maze as seen from above.
Arthurs Seat, Australia

The Enchanted Maze Garden

Largest maize maze in the Southern hemisphere built with GPS technology on more than two acres.
-38.3595, 144.9526