World heritage sites
- 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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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:
- Sydney Opera House
- Gondwana Rainforests of Australia
- Greater Blue Mountains
- Lord Howe Island Group
- Willandra Lakes Region
- Australian Convict Sites
Focus on the Great Barrier Reef
- The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
- Australian Government – Culture and Recreation website
- Water quality issues
- World heritage list
- How stuff works – what is a world heritage site?
- UNESCO official listing of Australian world heritage sites
- List of Australian world heritage sites
- Information about Australian world heritage sites and their location
- Laws protecting Australian world heritage sites
- World heritage sites in danger
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Doing it by the book
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