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Liwale, Tanzania

Selous Game Preserve

The largest game reserve in Africa is home to thousands of species but refuses to house humans.
Mundaring, Australia

Goldfields Water Supply Scheme

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

Dingo Flour Sign

Visible from both land and sea.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

Though considered an eyesore by some, this boxy Brutalist high-rise plays a significant role in Sydney's past.
Hyams Beach, Australia

Hyams Beach

The sand is such a bright white that on sunny days you practically need sunglasses to look at the ground.
West Ballina, Australia

The Big Prawn

There's nothing shrimpy about the world's largest artificial prawn.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

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

Mortuary Station

A special train service transported Sydney's dead from this station to "Necropolis Receiving Houses" at Rookwood Cemetery.
Mosman, Australia

Georges Head Battery

The yawning remains of a complex naval fortress still haunt this Australian shore.
Sydney, Australia

Waverley Cemetery

A self-funded cemetery with a long list of inhabitants.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
Melbourne, Australia

Coop's Shot Tower

This historic Melbourne bullet factory is fully encased in a massive glass and steel cone.
Kiama, Australia

Kiama Blowhole

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

Port Arthur Penal Colony

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

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

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

Three Sisters

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

Sydney Observatory

This historic observatory contains the world's oldest refracting lens telescope.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

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

Gould's Book Arcade

Australia's largest second-hand bookstore.
Freycinet, Australia

Wineglass Bay

One of the best beaches in the entire world.
Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy

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

Whitehaven Beach

A small, but award-winning beach known for its literally spotless reputation.
Argolis, Greece

Mycenae

This legendary city has been a tourist attraction for centuries.