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Millaa Millaa, Australia

Millaa Millaa Waterfall

The name for this waterfall was derived from the Aboriginal word used to describe a rainforest vine.
Magnetic Island, Australia

Magnetic Island

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

The Big Mango

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

Lt. James Cook Monument Cairn

A cairn commemorating James Cook's second landing in Australia.
Maryborough, Australia

Mary Poppins Statue

A statue of the beloved storybook character stands in front of the building in which her creator was born.
Maryborough, Australia

The Story Bank

A museum dedicated to the legacy of writer P.L. Travers and her most beloved character, Mary Poppins.
Fraser Island, Australia

Lake McKenzie / Boorangoora

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

The Big Prawn

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

New Italy

Once a farming community founded by the Italian survivors of an immigration scam, this colony is now a free camp and roadside attraction.
Glen Innes, Australia

Australian Standing Stones

A tribute to the Celtic nations that helped settle Australia.
Guyra, Australia

Big Lamb

Monument to the area's potato and lamb industries.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Banana

One of the first big sculptures anywhere in Australia.
Coffs Harbour, Australia

Big Bunch of Bananas

Roadside display for a popular fruit and vegetable stand.
Wauchope, Australia

Big Bull

Large enough to house an internal gift shop.
Kew, Australia

Big Axe

Giant wood sculpture in Kew first constructed in 1979.
Uralla, Australia

Captain Thunderbolt Statue

The last of the bushrangers in New South Wales.
Fox Glacier, New Zealand

Fox Glacier

A glacier pocked with ice caves and surrounded by rainforests.
Christchurch, New Zealand

'Diminish and Ascend'

This aluminum “stairway to heaven” has impaled at least a couple of birds.
Matamata, New Zealand

Hobbiton

The real life Hobbiton, this sheep farm has been forever transformed since being built for The Hobbit film series.
Hexham, Australia

Big Mosquito

Modeled after the big, ferocious Hexham Grey mosquito.
Christchurch, New Zealand

Bunsen

Enjoy coffee and cake while viewing antique medical equipment at this unique cafe.
Castle Hill, New Zealand

Castle Hill

The Dalai Lama named this New Zealand landscape the "Spiritual Center of the Universe."
South Island, New Zealand

Franz Josef Glacier

The glacier tucked within a New Zealand rainforest.