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Crocodile Trophy 2008 The Crocodile Trophy - one of the hardest mountainbike races on earth - takes place in Queensland, Australia. On the right side of the coast you can see the Great Barrier Reef. Track: Mareeba – Cape Tribulation Date: October 21 – October 30, 2008 Distance: 10 Stages, 1400 km 2011 World Solar Challenge Build a car that runs on the power of the sun. Prove it works... drive it across Australia! Darwin - Adelaide, 16-23 October 2011 Naturpark Spessart Zauberwald Mein-Spessart Tourismus Kooperation Hier finden Sie Hotels, Restaurants und Regionale Produkte im Spessart. Tagungshotel-Wellnesshotel-Urlaubshotel-Businesshotel-Ferienhotel im Spessart Mehr Informationen auf unserer Internetseite Readymix Logo in Australia The diamond shape "Readymix Logo" with a size of 3.2km x 1.6km was carved into the ground by Allan Hoare in 1965. It was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest letters. Readymix is a company that was founded in Sydney in 1939. Great Blue Hole The Great Blue Hole in Belize is part of a reef/atoll that became an UNESCO world heritage site in 1996. It is a famous diving destination. Earth Hour 2009 Earth Hour is a global WWF climate change initiative. Individuals, businesses, governments and communities are invited to turn out their lights for one hour on Saturday March 28, 2009 at 8:30 PM (local time) to show their support for action on climate change. The event began in Sydney in 2007, when 2 million people switched off their lights. In 2008, more than 50 million people around the globe participated. In 2009, Earth Hour aims to reach out to 1 billion people in 1,000 cities. Weltrekord am Bondi Beach Am Bondi Beach in Sydney haben am 26. September 2007 nicht weniger als 1010 Bikini-Schönheiten vor einem Fotografen posiert und somit den Eintrag ins Guiness Buch der Rekorde geschafft. Palm Islands Dubai The Palm Islands in Dubai are artificial islands. The construction of the first island Palm Jumeirah began in 2001. One year later the construction of Palm Jebel Ali was started. In September 2008 the resort Atlantis opened on Palm Jumeirah. It includes a hotel, a theme park and a conference center. In Dolphin Bay guests are able to swim with trained dolphins. A third Palm - the Palm Deira is in developement. According to the developer its surface will be larger than Paris. Jungfraujoch/Jungfraubahn Die Jungfrau-Alesch-Bietschhorn Region ist Europas größte Gletscherregion. Sie befindet sich in der Schweiz, ist UNESCO Welterbe und wird auch als Top of Europe bezeichnet. Die Jungfraubahn wurde 1912 in Betrieb genommen. "The best job in the world" "The best job in the world" is a marketing campaign for Queensland, Australia. Tourism Queensland calls for a dream job on Great Barrier Reef's Hamilton Island. Job description: - Swimming, snorkeling, making friends, etc. - Post experiences, photos and videos on a weekly blog - Duration: Six months - Salary: AUD$ 150,000 Everyone can send an application for this job on the following website until February 22, 2009... Uluru (Ayers Rock) The Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia is a famous rock made of sandstone with a height of 863 m (2,831 ft). It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has a great spiritual significance to the local Aborigines. That's why visitors should not climb the Uluru. Tennis Grand Slams The four annual Tennis Grand Slams are the Australian Open (January), the French Open (May/June), Wimbledon (June/July) and the US Open (August/September). Crocodile Hotel In the Kakadu Nationalpark (UNESCO World heritage) in the North of Australia you can stay at the hotel "Gagudju Crocodile Holiday Inn". Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay The Ritz Carlton, Half Moon Bay is a famous hotel in San Mateo County, California. Yosemite National Park The Yosemite National Park is located in Central-California and covers an area of 1,189 square miles (3,081 km²). It is an UNESCO world heritage. Granitic rocks, narrow canyons and waterfalls are characterisitcs for the really popular park (more than 3 million visitors/year). 'Pretty Woman' Hotel If you want to spend a night at the "Pretty Woman" Hotel like Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, you have to go to the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills. Petra in Jordan The ancient city Petra in Jordan was discovered by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt in 1812. It is an UNESCO world heritage and one of the new wonders of the world. It is also featured in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indy found the Holy Grail. Las Vegas New Frontier Hotel Implosion On November 11th 2007 the famous "New Frontier" Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas was demolished (see video). The 65 years old Hotel - which was the second Hotel on the strip - will be replaced by a new modern building. Grand Opening of the "New York Plaza Hotel and Casino" will be in 2011. Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system. It has a lenghth of 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) and is home to more than 1,500 different species of fish and 400 different species of corals. Since 1981 it is a UNESCO world heritage site. The reef is also "filming location" of Pixar's animation film "Finding Nemo". AUSTRALIA.com Commercial Written in the sand on Bondi beach.