Fun Facts About Famous Landmarks: Australia & New Zealand

Australia

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Sydney Opera House

The architect of this iconic landmark never returned to Sydney to see its completion.

 
Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is larger than the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland combined.

 
Tangalooma Wrecks

Fifteen vessels were deliberately sunk off the coast to create a breakwall (a structure to protect small boats from waves). They also double as a perfect diving site for visitors!

 

New Zealand

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Queenstown

Queenstown only has about 18,000 residents, but nearly 1.89 million people visit per year.

 
Hobbiton

“Second Breakfast” is served at this family farm that doubled as Hobbiton in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

 
Auckland

Out of 218 major world cities, Auckland is ranked as the 5th best quality of life.