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Hobart, Australia

The Matilda

This simple sailing boat is one of the oldest preserved fishing vessels of its kind in the world.
Holbrook, Australia

HMAS Otway

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

'Heading South' Statues at Hobart Harbour

Bronze statues honor the brave explorers who passed through this Antarctic gateway.
Derwent Bridge, Australia

The Wall In The Wilderness

Carved panels tell the complete history of the harsh Central Highlands region.
Canberra, Australia

Australian-American Memorial

From a distance, this statue of an eagle looks like a giant chicken on a stick.
Williamstown, Australia

Titanic Theatre Restaurant

Enjoy all the trappings from 1912 aboard this Titanic-themed restaurant.
Geelong, Australia

Geelong Bollards

More than 100 colorful residents stand post in this seaside Australian city.
Clifton Hill, Australia

Clifton Hill Shot Tower

The largest shot tower in Australia is a unique reminder of industrial ammunitions history.
Melbourne, Australia

Raising the Rattler Pole

Not the result of an accident, hurricane, or aliens, this is an eye-popping tribute to the Melbourne tram.
Spotswood, Australia

Spotswood Pumping Station

A youth-centric science center hides an industrial triumph.
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Observatory

The city’s oldest gateway to the galaxy lies at the entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens.
White Cliffs, Australia

White Cliffs

Australia's first opal field led to a mining rush in the 1890s.
Melbourne, Australia

Marionette Fob Watch

Every hour a secret compartment drops from this giant pocket watch, revealing a lovely surprise.
Williamstown, Australia

Timeball Tower

An obsolete form of timekeeping still marks the hour in this adapted 19th century lighthouse.
East Melbourne, Australia

Captain Cook's Cottage

The 18th-century home was disassembled into 253 cases and brought all the way from the other side of the world.
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.
Parkes, Australia

Parkes Radio Telescope

Giant dish located in a sheep paddock was primary receiver of Apollo 11 TV transmissions.
Melbourne, Australia

AC/DC Lane

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

The Big Prawn

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

Dingo Fence

The longest fence in the world stretches over 3,000 miles to keep the dingoes out.
Docklands, Australia

Victoria Police Museum

Unusual finds include a 19th-century vampire slaying kit and the death mask of an infamous Australian serial killer.
Melbourne, Australia

Ned Kelly's Armour

The bullet-banged DIY suit of armour belonging to Australia’s most famous outlaw.
Birdsville, Australia

The Birdsville Hotel

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

Cow Up a Tree

This piece of Australian modern art is part joke and part history.