Zoom into the world from above using Flash Earth.com, an online satellite image gallery. Explore your world like never before!
Calling all explorers!
Go to www.flashearth.com/ and enter the search name listed below each Top 10 listing.
Zoom in and out using the + and – keys or your mouse wheel.
1. Sydney Opera House
The beautiful building of ceramic tiles is the icon of Australian class. Don’t forget to explore the rest of Sydney while you’re there!
More Info: http://www.cultureandrecreation.gov.au/articles/sydneyoperahouse/
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2. Shark Bay
Breathtaking views of ocean and inlets. Startling blue water enhances the intricate landforms below the water.
More Info: http://www.sharkbay.asn.au/
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3. Lake Gairdner
Be transported to a mystical world of swirling mist and boulders here.
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Gairdner_National_Park
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4. Broad Sound
Located near the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, this area shares its stunning qualities, but with coser zoom and better detail.
More Info: http://maps.bonzle.com/c/a?a=p&p=58159&cmd=sp
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5. Ayers Rock (Uluru)
The classic icon of the Australian wilderness, with excellent zoom, Uluru is the perfect spot to follow trails and study erosion patterns of wind on rock.
More Info: http://www.nothinglikeaustralia.com/us/flash.htm#/entries/place/4053
The exciting bustle of port and downtown Melbourne are fun to explore. Take your time here, as there is much to see.
More Info: http://www.melbourne.vic.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
7. Bungle Bungles
I love the name of this place. Type in the search and scan slightly to the left to see brilliantly colored layers of sandstone dotted with bushes.
More Info: http://goaustralia.about.com/cs/wasightseeing/a/bunglebungles.htm
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This town off Hobsons Bay is just south of Port Melbourne, with plenty of ship and crane action.
More Info: http://www.williamstowninfo.com.au/
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9. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
Spanning along the east coast of the Queensland area, there are plenty of reefs and small islands to explore, but only a few areas have good zoom.
More Info: http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/
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An interesting fluke in the Flash Earth images, this city borders the coast where the satellite image shows the underwater landforms on the left, and the boats and waves overlay to the right.
More Info: http://www.about-australia.com/victoria/mornington-peninsula/destinations/rye/
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