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Brown Signs. Where will they lead you?
Brown signs are the brown tourist signs on the side of the Australian roadways. Following the signs lead to some wonderful and interesting tourist destinations and places of interest.
Brown signs have been found and followed in these states in Australia.
Bilinga Beach-Bilinga Beach is one of the quietest beaches along the Gold Coast ocean beach strip. It avoids the normal tourist crowds by being less accessible and away from any nearby shops. There is plenty of beach that is also quieter than the popular spots, however, Bilinga Beach is a patrolled beach with a surf lifesaving ... Read more
Big Eagle ‘Rusty Chook’-The Big Eagle is an iron sculpture that has been sitting at the top of Kirra Point since 1984, looking over the Coolangatta beaches below. Known by locals as the “Rusty Chook”, it was intended to commemorate the Coolangatta centenary in 1984. The Big Eagle is mounted on top of two large steel supports that ... Read more
Talking Tram Tour-The vintage Talking Tram Tour is part of the Bendigo Tramways attraction, based in Australia’s oldest operating tram depot dating back to 1903. The Tramway started in Bendigo in 1890 using battery powered trams that proved unsuited to the hilly streets of Bendigo. After a few months they were shut down and eventually replaced with ... Read more
Meckering Earthquake Display-Australia is fortunate to have no major fault lines but the Meckering Earthquake is an example that it is not immune from experiencing seismic activity. The Meckering Earthquake occurred in 1968 on the morning of the 14th of October. It was the most destructive earthquake recorded in Australia, destroying close to 100 buildings in Meckering ... Read more
Round House-The Round House is one of several buildings on what was called Gaol Hill. The Roundhouse is the oldest public building in Western Australia, the first permanent building opening in 1831 only 18 months after the settlement. Beneath the Round House is a tunnel that was constructed to link the Bathers Beach whaling station to ... Read more
Big Western Rock Lobster-The Big Western Rock Lobster at Dongara was built in 2005, it is one of Western Australia’s big things.
St Francis Xavier Cathedral-The St Francis Xavier Cathedral in Geraldton was completed in 1938, taking around twenty-two years from when the foundations began. Motions to start building a new cathedral in Geraldton began in 1913 when Geraldton’s bishop, William Kelly, met Father John Cyril Hawes in Rome. The first foundations were laid in the middle of 1916. There ... Read more
Island Rock-Island Rock is a solitary ‘sea stack’ along the Kalbarri National Park Coastal Cliffs . It was once part of the shoreline, however, after erosion from the seas, wind and rain, the layers of sandstone rock has become separated. Island Rock, one of many brown sign destinations to see along the coast, is near the ... Read more
Natures Window-Nature’s Window is a rock formation creating a framed view of Murchison River below and the main drawcard to the popular Kalbarri National Park in Western Australia. The rock formation is a short walk from the car park for it, about 1 kilometre return. The path is paved the whole way. The canyon around Murchison ... Read more
26th Parallel – Leaving The North West-The main significance of the 26th Parallel in Australia is it defines the northern border of South Australia and the southern border of the Northern Territory. There are two brown signs here, one for each direction on either side of the road. The sign heading south says 26th Parallel Leaving the North West. The other ... Read more