You might have an idea of what makes a new wonder of the world, with sites like the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu on the list.
But what do the seven wonders of Australia look like?
A new national poll from Experience Oz is asking Australians just that, and Northern Tasmania is well-represented.
Cradle Mountain, The Nut, The Tarkine, Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires are among seven sites across the state nominated in the voting initiative to determine the “7 Wonders of Australia”.
These northern nominees join Tasman Island and Port Arthur Historic Site in the state’s south.
A lot of the stuff is within just a couple hours of people’s homes and they haven’t even been.Matt Hobbs, Experience Oz marketing manager
Over 55 wonders are up for the vote nation-wide, with over 55,000 people having already voted in what could be Australia’s largest-ever online travel poll, Experience Oz said.
The company’s marketing manager and head of campaigns Matt Hobbs hopes the vote will encourage people to get out and see more of their own domestic backyard.
“We’re so tired of people saying why would I travel domestically when I can go to Bali or Thailand,” he said.
“I mean you can go there, but getting a massage and having a Bin Tang is not the most, you know, exciting or storytelling oriented experience.”
“A lot of the stuff is within just a couple hours of people’s homes and they haven’t even been.”
Tourism Tasmania chief executive John Fitzgerald would agree.
“Tasmania has some of the most visually stunning and pristine wilderness in the world, so it is great to hear of Tasmania’s nominations, “ he said.
“These iconic sites showcase the diverse and unique landscape and heritage that are found in our special island state, all very accessible from our cities and towns.”
Public voting closes on October 7, after which a shortlist of 20 finalists will be vetted by a panel of judges from the Australian tourism, conservation, and not-for-profit sectors.
Participants will have the opportunity to win one of seven prize packages to visit the final seven wonders themselves.
“The main thing for us is making sure every state gets its credit,” Mr Hobbs said.
“Get behind your home state.”
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