Australia / Oceania

Pitcairn Islands (Island Week 2)

(It’s Island Week 2 here at GSS, which means we’ll mostly be posting about Islands. For about a week.) The Pitcairns are a group of four islands: Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno, which are all located near New Zealand in…

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Tuesday, 28th August 2007

Takeover Week: Surfing the Shark (Keir Clarke)

Welcome to day two of Google Sightseeing Reader Takeover Week! Every day this week, one of you has been chosen to have their very own sight posted here on GSS, while Alex and James take a well deserved holiday. Today’s…

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Tuesday, 10th July 2007

Zorbing

Here in Rotorua, New Zealand, we find the birthplace of possibly the most ridiculous pastime ever – Zorbing. Invented here in 1967, Zorbing involves nothing more than climbing into a giant PVC sphere and being chucked down a hill. Yes,…

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Thursday, 10th May 2007

The Dingo Fence

It’s probably as long as the Great Wall of China, but up until recently I had never heard of what could be the longest man made object ever – The Great Dingo Fence of Australia! Erected in the 1885 to…

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Wednesday, 4th April 2007

The Google Boat

Using our inside connections we can exclusively reveal super-secret spy pictures of Google’s latest offering to the world – Google Boat (beta)! This image was taken as part of the recent Australia Day flyover and, if you look closely, you’ll…

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Monday, 26th March 2007

Nessie

Finally, after years of searching, we’ve found the Loch Ness Monster! And the reason it has taken so long to find conclusive proof of the monster’s existence is we’ve been looking in entirely the wrong place. You see, rather than…

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Wednesday, 7th March 2007

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