Australia

Private Paradises: Celebrity-Owned Islands

Who wouldn’t want their own private island to wall themselves off from the rest of the world while enjoying the comforts of wealth and opulence? After all, celebrities do it all the time. Thanks to Google Maps, we can get a glimpse of these water-bound estates and see how the other half live.

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Friday, 3rd June 2011

Nullarbor Links

When people talk about playing a long golf course, they usually talk in terms of a six or seven thousand yards, that may take around four hours to play. Along the Eyre Highway on the Nullarbor Plain in Australia, however,…

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Monday, 6th December 2010

Touring Earth’s Impact Craters, Part 2

It may be hard to believe, but the Earth is struck with more space debris (meteors, comets, etc) than the moon. To be fair, our planet is much bigger, but from above, doesn’t look as scarred as the surface of…

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Thursday, 11th November 2010

Great Sandy Desert

The Great Sandy Desert covers an area of 360,000 square km of north western Australia, making it the country’s second largest desert. Uluru (Ayers Rock) is located in the far south-eastern area of the desert. We visited almost exactly 5…

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Monday, 21st June 2010

Australia’s Top Ten Giant Animals

We’ve visited many of the world’s largest objects here on Google Sightseeing, but if there is one country that – more than any other – has a fondness for large roadside attractions, it is Australia. So we present Australia’s Top…

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Friday, 23rd April 2010

Street Circuits, Part 2: Australia

Continuing our series on street racing circuits around the world, let’s take a ride in the Google Street View Car around some of Australia’s most famous venues! Adelaide The home of the Australian Grand Prix until 1996, Adelaide’s streets in…

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Monday, 22nd March 2010
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

Quirky Border Towns of North America

Have you ever walked through the front door of a building in one country and walked out the back door…

Sakura-jima (Volcano Week 7)

Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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