How governments resist World Heritage ‘in Danger’ listings; Phys.org

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Stunning public gardens you can visit in and around Sydney; Maxim Boon & Alannah Maher; Time Out

These beautifully landscaped escapes, in and near to the city, deliver some serious flower power.

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UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fremantle prison reveals long-hidden secrets; ABC

Archaeologists working at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Fremantle Prison uncover a trove of historical artefacts, including a piece of convict clothing, crude tattooing implements and designs, and a mysterious letter.

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Throw A Towel Down On 9 Of Australia’s Most Gram-Worthy Islands; Morgan Reardon; Urban List

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Are Victoria’s Goldfields as significant as Uluru? Twelve local councils think so; Emilia Terzon; ABC News

Just twelve sites across Australia have been added to the illustrious World Heritage List, and now twelve councils and two former premiers want the Central Victorian Goldfields recognised too.

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Calls to block drilling near WA’s Ningaloo; AAP

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Descendant of European settlers denounces ‘legacy of terror’; Sian Johnson; ABC News

Words spray-painted onto a monument celebrating Victoria’s oldest European settlement have revived bitter memories.

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Escape down under to Sydney with this breathtaking photo tour; Lydia Schrandt; USA Today

Take a visual tour through Sydney, stopping at some of the city’s most iconic attractions and hidden gems.

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Uluru and Kata Tjuta National Park: A Complete Guide; Shae Isaac; Be My Travel Muse

A complete guide to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, the ultimate of outback adventures filled with beautiful landscapes, cultural landmarks and vivid colors.

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Trips to add to the getaway list as borders open up; Olivia Jenkins; Daily Telegraph

A trip away no longer seems out of reach. As Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison calls for states to open up their borders by July, those bitten by the travel bug will soon have the chance to explore Australia’s own shores as we make it through the other side of a lockdown that has kept us cooped up at home since March.

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Australia’s Failure To Protect Great Barrier Reef Prompts Demand For UN Action; David Doubilet; Earth Justice

To mark World Oceans Day, an international coalition of lawyers has released a report to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, calling on the body to take action over the Australian government’s failure to meet its legal obligations to protect the Great Barrier Reef.

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Unesco urged to declare Great Barrier Reef ‘in danger’; Adam Morton; Guardian

Environmental groups say Australian government is violating legal obligations to protect reef from global heating and UN committee should hold it to account…

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The seven wonders of NSW, named by the experts; Anthony Dennis & Jane Reddy; Traveller

To mark the resumption of travel, a panel of seven tourism experts and travel lovers name their seven most inspiring wonders of tourism in NSW.

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One of Melbourne’s most famous landmarks is ruined by vandals; Tom Place; Daily Mail

The Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne’s CBD was attacked on Saturday between 8.30pm and 9.15pm with almost every exterior wall or surface damaged.

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The 35 Most Beautiful Man-Made Structures in the World; Tina Donvito; Reader’s Digest

These monuments defy expectations of what humans can build—and sometimes seem to defy gravity itself. Get ready for some serious eye candy!

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The Five Bucket-List Visits of the Coral Coast; Matt Shea; Broad Sheet

This stunning region hugging the coast of Western Australian is unlike anything else in the country. In partnership with Tourism Australia, here’s what to check off the list when you’re in the west.

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Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia; Daev; Abroad

Photographs of Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Australia – the first building in Australia to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status…

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The Great Barrier Reef’s Great Big Complicated Story; Juli Berwald; Afar

One of Australia’s best-known destinations for swimming, diving, and snorkeling, the Great Barrier Reef has been threatened by coral bleaching. What will it look like in 50 years?

Source: The Great Barrier Reef’s Great Big Complicated Story

An enduring Indigenous engineering project illuminates a path to a sustainable future; Matilda Bowra; Create

Budj Bim is a sophisticated and complex aquaculture system comprising weirs, dams and stone canals designed to manipulate water levels in various parts of Lake Condah and trap and farm fish and migrating kooyang — eels.

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12 ridiculously beautiful places in Australia you need to add to the bucket list; Julie Delahaye; Mirror

Beautiful places in Australia including Kakadu National Park, Gippsland Lakes, Lizard Island and Hardy Reef…

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