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.
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.
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!
Queenstown only has about 18,000 residents, but nearly 1.89 million people visit per year.
“Second Breakfast” is served at this family farm that doubled as Hobbiton in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Out of 218 major world cities, Auckland is ranked as the 5th best quality of life.