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Australia's World Heritage listed attractions

Australia's World Heritage listed attractions | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

What does the Great Barrier Reef have in common with the Great Wall of China, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the ruins of Zimbabwe? All four of these places - and over a thousand others - are on UNESCO's World Heritage List. According to the United Nations body, this makes their protection the common goal of humanity. Australia has 19 World Heritage sites, dominated by 16 natural sites, while four of these are joint natural-cultural entities. Six are at least partly in New South Wales. Find out more.

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Australia's 19 World Heritage wonders: what makes them so special?

Australia's 19 World Heritage wonders: what makes them so special? | The Insight Files | Scoop.it

What does the Great Barrier Reef have in common with the Great Wall of China, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the ruins of Great Zimbabwe? All four of these places - and over a thousand others mostly without the word 'great' in their titles - are on UNESCO's World Heritage Site. NSW has six, Victoria just one. So what are Australia's 19 World Heritage sites and why are they important?

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emerald125's curator insight, December 3, 2014 5:08 PM

Don't miss Tasmania on your visit downunder 

Port Arthur Tasmania's curator insight, December 3, 2014 6:19 PM

Tasmania has a huge proportion of Australia's World Heritage-listed assets, across cultural and natural heritage, including half of the  sites comprising the Australian Convict Sites World Heritage Property.