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19 Places That Actually Exist In Australia

Australia is the flattest continent on Earth. So pretty dull right?

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5. The Sierra Nevada, California?

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This may look like the Wild West, and you might not be that surprised to see The Lone Ranger trotting into the shot, but it's actually Mount Giles in the Northern Territory.

7. Victoria Falls, border of Zambia and Zimbabwe?

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This may look like Africa's famous rapids, but actually it's the Barron Falls in Far North Queensland.

8. The Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona?

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No that isn't the ghost of Evel Knievel shaping up for one final jump, those are sightseers on the rim of the truly epic Kings Canyon in the Northern Territory.

9. Isla Nublar aka Jurassic Park, Costa Rica?

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It might look the last refuge of the dinosaurs, but this is actually Hinchinbrook Island in Far North Queensland.

10. The Alpe d'Huez, France?

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Cyclists are obsessed by these "must-ride" alpine switchbacks, but actually this is Jacob's Ladder in Tasmania, not Le Tour de France's most legendary climb.

12. The Old Man Of Stoer, Scotland?

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The coastline is at least as crazy as Scotland's wild north-west, but this is actually The Totem Pole and Candle Stick in Tasmania.

13. Copper Canyon, Mexico?

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This might look like the biggest canyon in the world, but actually it's just the biggest in Oz, Carnarvon Gorge in Queensland.

18. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil?

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Isn't that the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio? Nope, this spectacular shot is actually a combination of really clever photography and the amazing Arthur Ranges in the Tasmanian Wilderness Heritage Area.

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