Ballarat was transformed from a sheep station into a mining town when gold was discovered in 1851. Even with discoveries still being made today this landmark of Australia is not most famous for its gold, Aussies know it for being the site of the rebellion at the Eureka Stockade, the only civil rebellion to have ever taken place in the country.
Australia’s most famous horse racing venue, Flemington is home to the Melbourne Cup, "the race athat stops a nation", the richest horse race in the country. Victorians even get a public holiday to celebrate this "sporting, social and cultural event which plays a significant role in defining our national identity".
The MCG is host to the AFL from April to September and after the AFL Grand Final the MCG prepares for Cricket Season which usually starts at the end of September / early October and runs till the end of March. The MCG hosts both international and national Cricket Matches and is also home to Australia's National Sports Museum.
Phillip Island is a famous Australian landmark for two great and diverse reasons, its adorable wildlife and its motorsports. 40% of the island is devoted to Nature Parks and Tourism. Penguins, Seals, MotoGP, World Superbike Championship and V8 Supercar series are all crowd favourites.
Although it is called The 12 Apostles, there are only 8 limestone columns left of this great Aussie landmark. The soft limestone has been and continues to be eroded away by waves and wind, the last column to fall was in 2005. The pillars are up to 50m tall, making for a spectacular view.