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08 September 2008
23/2008
Commemorative Issue

Tourist Precincts

Australia
Every capital has its much-loved tourist precincts. Among these are Melbourne's Luna Park, Brisbane's South Bank, Sydney

Foreshore, Cairns  

Foreshore, Cairns

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Cairns is the capital of tropical northern Queensland. Within reach of the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns attracts international and Australian tourists. The city's attractions include the Foreshore Promenade, a boardwalk suspended over the mudflats to link the city's sights, including the swimming lagoon.

Salamanca Place, Hobart  

Salamanca Place, Hobart

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On Saturdays Salamanca comes alive with the famous Salamanca Market. Over 300 stall holders offer their crafts and produce to visitors to Tasmania's capital, Hobart. The ambience of the market is enhanced by the backdrop of sandstone buildings that were originally used in the nineteenth century as warehouses for the city's port.

Glenelg, Hobart  

Glenelg, Hobart

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Tourists to Adelaide inevitably take the historic tram to the city's seaside playground, Glenelg. When they arrive they find a jetty, sidewalk cafes, shops, accommodation and long, sandy beaches fringed with tall, stately Norfolk Island pines.

Luna Park, Melbourne  

Luna Park, Melbourne

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Luna Park opened on 13 December 1912. Since then it has become one of Melbourne's favourite tourist destinations. Among its attractions are the kilometre-long Scenic Rail or big dipper, a carousel, which features one of only five 66-key Limonaire Freres organs with elaborate facades in the world, and the enormous face that welcomes visitors to Melbourne's world of fun.

South Bank, Brisbane  

South Bank, Brisbane

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The South Bank of Brisbane has become synonymous with the arts in the capital city of Queensland. Situated on the Brisbane River and accessible by riverboat, South Bank features concert halls, the Queensland Museum and the Queensland Art Gallery. The latest addition to this cultural precinct is the recently opened Gallery of Modern Art.

The Rocks, Sydney  

The Rocks, Sydney

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Situated within a short stroll of Sydney's famous Circular Quay, The Rocks is a popular tourist destination. Its mix of cafes, galleries, pubs, shops and historic buildings within sight of Sydney Harbour makes for a memorable tourist experience.

Fishermans Wharf, Fremantle  

Fishermans Wharf, Fremantle

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Fremantle, with its working harbour, wharves, fishing and heritage buildings attracts visitors who enjoy its relaxed atmosphere.

Technical Information

Issue Date: 2008-09-08
FDI Withdrawal Date: 2008-10-06
Denominations: 4 x 55c, 1 x $1.10, $1.65, $2.75
Designer: Simone Sakinofsky, Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar
Printer (self-adhesive): McKellar / Pemara (rolls)
Paper: Tullis Russell
Paper (self-adhesive): B100 / 40080 WLK1 KV75 (rolls)
Printing Process: Lithography
Size: 30mm x 25mm, 50mm x 30mm
Performations: 14 x 14.4
Sheet Layout: 50 (block of four)
National Postmark: Mount Pleasant, Qld 4740
copyright notice: This material has been reproduced with permission of the Australian Postal Corporation. The original work is held in the National Philatelic Collection.
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