The iconic Twelve Apostles have been nominated in a nationwide voting drive to determine the “Seven Wonders of Australia”.
The landmark limestone stacks are in the running along with other tourist hotspots like the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island, Uluru and the Shrine of Remembrance as part of the Experience Oz campaign.
The one-off campaign is aiming to encourage Australian travellers to explore their own backyard, as well as highlight conservation and environmental issues.
Experience Oz marketing manager Matt Hobbs said the campaign was hoping to attract tens of thousands of online votes.
“We’re asking people to weigh in based on a number of criteria such as desirability as a travel spot, natural and historic value, beauty and a number of other factors that make Australia’s sites and their experiences so amazing,” he said.
“We are thrilled to see the Twelve Apostles nominated as a contender for one of the ‘7 Wonders of Australia’ and we encourage everyone to have their say and get involved in championing what they believe are the greatest wonders.”
Visit Victoria chief Peter Bingeman welcomed the other Victorian icons nominated, which include the Grampians National Park, Wilsons Promontory, the Shrine of Remembrance, Phillip Island Penguin Parade and the Royal Exhibition Building.
“Melbourne and regional Victoria are bursting with experiences,” he said.
Public voting closes on October 7 before the top 20 most popular sites will be deliberated on by a panel of experts.
For more information or to vote visit experienceoz.com.au/7Wonders or SMS APOSTLES to 19 719 777.