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Aussie landmarks turn 50 shades of green

Friday, 17th March, 2017

Coffs Harbour's famous Big Banana has turned green.

NO it's not your eyes - some of Australia's best known landmarks have turned green today to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

Coffs Harbour's Big Banana, Goulburn's Big Merino, Sydney's Hyde Park Barracks and Canberra's The Carillon are just some of the landmarks illuminated in green.

They join landmarks across the world for the Global Greening including England's London Eye, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Dubai's Burj al Arab and even the Great Wall of China.

Manager of Tourism Ireland in Australia and New Zealand Sofia Hansson said the Global Greening initiative was now in its eighth year.

"I am delighted to see even more well-known attractions and landmarks in Australian joining out St Patrick's Day celebrations," she said.

Of course, Dublin is leading the fun with a four day St Patrick's Festival.

Other Australian landmarks lit up in green include:

  • Sydney's Town Hall,
  • NSW State Library,
  • Perth's Council House building,
  • Perth's Bell Tower,
  • Elizabeth Quay, Perth,
  • State Library of Victoria, Melbourne,
  • Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane,
  • The Big Kangaroo, Border Village, South Australia,
  • The Big Tasmanian Devil, Trowunna Wildlife Park, Mole Creek, Tasmania.

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