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Coober Pedy, Australia

Coober Pedy

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

Re:START Mall

After the devastating 2011 earthquake, historic Christchurch begins to recover, starting with the pop-up Re:START mall.
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.
Wanaka, New Zealand

Puzzling World

New Zealand's epic shrine to all things puzzling.
Ansons Bay, Australia

Bay of Fires

Aqua white sand highlighted with fiery red rocks.
Port Arthur, Australia

Port Arthur Penal Colony

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

Styx Valley Forest

Rainforest filled with record-holding eucalyptus.
Hyden, Australia

Wave Rock

This gracefully curving formation looks like a massive wave that was suddenly turned to stone.
Australia

Lake Hillier

An Australian lake whose pink hue defies scientific explanation.
Birdsville, Australia

The Birdsville Hotel

A historic hotel on the edge of the Australian outback.
Davenport, Australia

Devil's Marbles

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

Wycliffe Well

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

Henbury Meteorites Conservation Park

Curious crater remnants in the middle of the Australian outback.
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.
Katoomba, Australia

Three Sisters

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

Justice and Police Museum

This grim museum collects artifacts and evidence of some of the most sensational antipodean crimes.
Hillvue, Australia

Big Golden Guitar

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

Woodsreef Asbestos Mine

Asbestos pit mine abandoned in 1983 is still dangerous thirty years later.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie

The only pollutant in the clear blue water is sunscreen.
Ballandean, Australia

Ballandean Pyramid

A huge stone pyramid built for fun.
West Ballina, Australia

The Big Prawn

There's nothing shrimpy about the world's largest artificial prawn.
Surfers Paradise, Australia

Gold Coast Wax Museum and Chamber of Horrors

The largest wax museum in the southern hemisphere features a grizzly chamber of horrors.