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Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

This giant dish located in a sheep paddock was the primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
Sydney, Australia

Sirius Building

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

Cockatoo Island

Cockatoo Island is a Heritage-listed island in the middle of Sydney Harbour.
Royal National Park, Australia

Wedding Cake Rock

A sparkling sandstone cliffside that's worth a visit while it still exists.
Young, Australia

Lambing Flat Chinese Tribute Garden

Tribute to the Chinese people of Young and Australia.
Magnetic Island, Australia

Magnetic Island

After much poking and prodding, this island is decidedly not a magnetic anomaly, but it sure is pretty.
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.
Goulburn, Australia

Big Merino

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

Dreamer's Gate

One man's artistic vision is a small town government's legal battle.
Belconnen, Australia

Giant Mushroom

Children's playground hidden under a big pink and blue cap.
Macquarie, Australia

The Big Owl

This roadside attraction became locally famous for its unintentionally phallic shape.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

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

Cage of Death

Visitors can swim with vicious predators in Crocosaurus Cove's plastic daredevil enclosure.
Darwin, Australia

Darwin Oil Storage Tunnels

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

'Anmatjere Man'

Along the Stuart Highway, two giant sculptures tower over the roadway.
Davenport, Australia

Wycliffe Well

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

Three Sisters

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

Kiama Blowhole

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

Eden Killer Whale Museum

A microcosm of the whaling industry in a small Australian town.
Paddys River, Australia

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex

It's home to the antenna that received the first images of Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
Tharwa, Australia

De Salis Cemetery

A rare and unique 19th-century pastoral burial site elevated off the ground.
Ainslie, Australia

All Saints Anglican Church

This church's unusual design comes from its previous life as a mortuary station.
Acton, Australia

Australian National University Classics Museum

A little-known museum of Ancient Roman and Ancient Greek artifacts.