Australia / Oceania

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

Shark Found in Australia!

With all the new imagery of Australia, we were really hoping to find a shark – but we had no idea that the first shark discovered would be quite this big! Creating the shark’s eye with a solitary tree was…

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Monday, 5th March 2007

NRMA Motorfest ’07

There’s some absolutely fantastic looking cars here at the NRMA Motorfest, which was captured in super-high resolution as part of the Australia Day Flyover. The event takes place each Australia Day in Sydney, and is the biggest outdoor display of…

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Thursday, 1st March 2007

Welcome to Google Sightseeing

Google Sightseeing takes you on a tour of the world as seen from satellite, using the free Google Earth program, or Google Maps in your web browser. Our team of authors present weird and wonderful sights as suggested by readers.

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Previously on Google Sightseeing

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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