Fun facts about famous landmarks: Australia & New Zealand

Fun facts about famous landmarks: Australia & New Zealand

Break out the selfie stick: these famous landmarks make for prime photo opportunities. They also make for some interesting stories. Read on to wow your fellow travelers with little-known facts about some well-known spots during your travels. Then dust off your shoulders as you’re crowned travel guru and lord of fun facts. You're welcome. 

P.S.: We were joking about the selfie sticks…sort of.

Australia

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

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.

Stay-Fit Travel with Gold Medalist DeeDee Trotter

Stay-Fit Travel with Gold Medalist DeeDee Trotter