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Southbank, Australia

'Vault'

This abstract sculpture was initially so disliked that it got moved to the outskirts of town a few months after installation.
Brisbane, Australia

Commissariat Store

Its most grisly object is a jar full of severed fingers allegedly cut off by prisoners to avoid work.
Melbourne, Australia

Larry La Trobe Statue

Melbourne's favorite bronze dog.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

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

AC/DC Lane

A colorful street named for the legendary Australian rock band.
Brisbane, Australia

Streets Beach

Brisbane's manmade urban beach has enough water to fill five Olympic-sized swimming pools.
West Ballina, Australia

The Big Prawn

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

Princess Theatre

One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.
Woombye, Australia

The Big Pineapple

A giant Australian fruit and tropical farm.
St Kilda, Australia

St. Kilda Pier Penguin Colony

You'll find the little birds tucked within the rocks of this Australian beach.
Fraser Island, Australia

SS Maheno

WWI hospital ship lost in a cyclone turns up on the coast of Fraser Island, where she remains rusted and forgotten.
Two Rocks, Australia

Atlantis Marine Park

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

Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Come for the flowers, stay for the bats!
Princetown, Australia

The Twelve Apostles

Nine limestone rock stacks on Australia's "Shipwreck Coast."
Ventnor, Australia

Penguin Parade At Phillip Island

An unphotographable nightly march of tens of thousands of "fairy penguins" from sea to shore.
Sturt Creek, Australia

Wolfe Creek Crater

A stray meteor left this picturesque hole in the Australian outback.
Cervantes, Australia

The Pinnacles

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

Lake McKenzie

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

The Big Mango

One of Australia's famed "Big Things," this giant fruit was once stolen as part of a publicity stunt.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Re:START Mall

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

Ward Beach Boulders

This beach provides a glimpse of the ancient seafloor without getting wet.
Bulls, New Zealand

The Town of Bulls

The "punniest place on Earth” has nearly as many bull-themed puns as it does people.
Taihape, New Zealand

Gumboot Capital of the World

Taihape's claim to fame is a fictional Kiwi farmer wearing gumboots.
Nelson, New Zealand

Jens Hansen Jewellery Workshop

The real place where the One Ring to rule them all was forged.