World heritage sites

Key points

  • World heritage sites are selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to identify, protect and preserve cultural and natural heritage around the world.
  • Some sites around the world include the Great Wall of China, the city of Dubrovnik in Croatia, the Acropolis in Greece, Taj Mahal in India, Stonehenge in the United Kingdom to name a few.
  • There are 18 world heritage sites officially listed from Australia.
  • In NSW, some of those sites include the Sydney Opera House, the Greater Blue Mountains and the Willandra Lakes Region.
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Aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef

Australia's world heritage sites


The World Heritage Committee has selected more than 900 sites around the world for their oustanding universal value.

Australia has 18 world heritage sites officially listed. These sites include the Great Barrier Reef, Kakadu National Park and Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Sites listed in NSW include: 


Focus on the Great Barrier Reef


 


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