Aussies 'shun the Seven Wonders of the World'


Friday 10 February 2012

Aussies who are looking for the best deals on overseas travel money before heading abroad appear to be avoiding the Seven Wonders of the World.

According to a new study conducted by, 43 per cent of Australians and New Zealanders have never visited one of the famous landmarks, which was significantly higher than the global average of 30 per cent, the Australian Associated Press reports.

However, despite the fact that most Aussies have never ventured to these places, their knowledge of the sites was far superior to people in other countries.

Indeed, 94 per cent said they were aware of the landmarks – which include Peru's Machu Picchu, India's Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, Jordan's Petra, Christ the Redeemer in Brazil, Mexico's Chichen Itza and the Roman Colosseum. The survey showed that 20 per cent of people worldwide had no clue what the Seven Wonders were.

A new list of natural wonders has been created, which includes Table Mountain in South Africa and the Amazon River in South America.

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