Our attractions really are second-rate.

Oct 26, 2011 Full story: The Sydney Morning Herald 80

Europe-based Australian travel writer David Whitley explains we just can't compete when it comes to top tourist attractions.

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“NO ANZUS”

Since: Nov 10

Southern California

#1 Oct 26, 2011
Can't complete? No shit Sherlock. No culture. No history. No customer service. Rude antiamerican people and american eating sharks.

My friends in Jersey have a term for this: FUHGEDDABOUIT! No ANZUS, NO TRADE or tourism with antiamerican Australia!
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#2 Oct 26, 2011
Hungbert, we have the big banana...top that!
UScitizenAbroad

Australia

#3 Oct 26, 2011
Humbert:

We, the USA are Australia's largest foreign investor, you ignoramus.))

Aw, poor lil' Humbert. If only Australia, the relatively new European outpost, was few centuries older like USA.

Yes, its disgraceful that the Brits didn't knock up a Windsor Castle and a Stonehenge oustide Sydney about 1800 AD!

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#4 Oct 26, 2011
Elias wrote:
Hungbert, we have the big banana...top that!
And the Big Pineapple! And I think there is a giant sheep somewhere!
laughs at loool

Australia

#5 Oct 26, 2011
Mr Humbert wrote:
Can't complete? No shit Sherlock. No culture. No history. No customer service. Rude antiamerican people and american eating sharks.
My friends in Jersey have a term for this: FUHGEDDABOUIT! No ANZUS, NO TRADE or tourism with antiamerican Australia!
your imaginary freinds must be as delusional as you! You write America without a capital letter at the start and you write Australia WITH a capital leter at the start! You havent got enough pride for your own country to write it with respect! LMAO.

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#6 Oct 26, 2011
UScitizenAbroad wrote:
Humbert:
We, the USA are Australia's largest foreign investor, you ignoramus.))
Aw, poor lil' Humbert. If only Australia, the relatively new European outpost, was few centuries older like USA.
Yes, its disgraceful that the Brits didn't knock up a Windsor Castle and a Stonehenge oustide Sydney about 1800 AD!
Or maybe we should have built a 'corn palace' like South Dakota?
http://www.cornpalace.com/index.php

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#7 Oct 26, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>Or maybe we should have built a 'corn palace' like South Dakota?
http://www.cornpalace.com/index.php
That really pops on a hot day.:-)

Since: Jan 11

Mount Holly, NJ

#8 Oct 26, 2011
The only problem I see is the distance. There are plenty of people that prefer a relaxed atmosphere in a tropical area by the sea. Key West, Florida, is similar. Bermuda and the Caribbean are only a couple of hours from here. Hawaii is a good ten hours.
DinkiDiDude

Woonona, Australia

#9 Oct 26, 2011
haha yeah, everybody walks right past the opera house
UScitizenAbroad

Australia

#10 Oct 26, 2011
Most of us from USA also enjoy the richer culture/history of much older Europe. Proud of the US we may be, but, Europe is the beginning of the Western world. Europeans often also call Americans cultureless.:-)Harsh. However, North America, Australia and NZ are European offshoots afterall.

Still, Europe has a lot of problems. No less, much of western Europe is bursting at the seams. From from my perspective, it's always better to return to the USA for lifestyle choices, despite the woes on our US news. It's always been better in USA than Europe for the last 150 years.

Much, much more Europeans would settle in Australia like in the past too. However, Australia has stupidly seccumb to the UN dictates (like all the West) and, for example, thousands less Britons are settling in Australia, than Brits that have requested to settle, per year. I know mainstream UK and Australia are unhappy with this situation.





Stephen K Bummos

Australia

#12 Oct 26, 2011
We in our great India have shitty ganges, taj mahal, Qutub Minar, Red fort, metro train, cows, rats, insects, crappy shit.
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#13 Oct 26, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>And the Big Pineapple! And I think there is a giant sheep somewhere!
There's also this
http://www.einterface.net/gamini/aborig2.jpg
Chris

Australia

#14 Oct 26, 2011
There was apparentley an Aztec style pyramid near Gympie in Queensland. The early settlers discovered a "deposit" of sandstone rocks that were "conveniently" square flat faced rocks. They were quarried and used in the township of Gympie. It wasn't until the undergrowth and overburden was cleared from the area that the significance of the find became apparent. By then it was too late and as the site was more lucrative for masonry in those days, then an archaeological find, quarrying continued unabated. Why have you not heard of the "Gympie Pyramid"? Because it's a huge embarrassment that's why!

Since: Dec 10

Perth, Australia

#15 Oct 26, 2011
At least the Sydney Opera House is not a crumbling old ruin?.....

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#16 Oct 26, 2011
Elias wrote:
<quoted text>
There's also this
http://www.einterface.net/gamini/aborig2.jpg
For real?
TBA

Sutherland, Australia

#17 Oct 26, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>For real?
isn't that Marla man?
John

Brisbane, Australia

#18 Oct 26, 2011
OMG where do all you whining bullshitting neurotics come from?
Anybody who says they would prefer the crumbling ruins of Europe to this is full of shit.
&fe ature=related
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#19 Oct 26, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>For real?
Have to see it from the air, hundreds of metres long.

Somebody must have had a lot of free time and access to a satellite.

ksf

Since: Aug 07

Perth, Australia

#20 Oct 27, 2011
Elias wrote:
<quoted text>
Have to see it from the air, hundreds of metres long.
Somebody must have had a lot of free time and access to a satellite.
Interesting story. I'd never heard of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marree_Man
Elias

Glen Waverley, Australia

#21 Oct 27, 2011
ksf wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting story. I'd never heard of it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marree_Man
Yes, easy to say an artist quietly put it together. Just one itsy bitsy problem...Marree man is 4.2km long!!

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