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by Lesley Mitchell (subscribe)
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Published February 15th 2014
I wish you all the best in finding them
Australia is a vast country, separated by huge deserts and places where the rainforest meets the sea, but we have our fair share of mysteries as well.

Some of them than span back over time, shrouded with a millennium of secrets.

What are the top three that you would have to be a magician to now find?

My favourite: Strike it rich
One of the most exciting parts of our history and something that has inspired explorers for decades is Lasseter's Reef.

Like something out of Indiana Jones movie, since its discovery in 1897, people have been fortune hunting for this intense vein of gold, believed to be running through a remote part of Australia.

Whether caused by faulty instruments or something that made the instruments not work correctly, the exact location was lost.

Determined to find the reef again, Lasseter set out with only two camels into central Australia and according to his personal records, he did discover the reef. Alas, in 1931, his body was found without the gold.

Mystically thought of to this day it, like the Bermuda Triangle, it has become a mystery that has inspired many to go in search of this rich gold reef in Australia.

The grave of Harold Lasseter, who claimed to have discovered Lasseter's gold reef, in Alice Springs cemetery.
Image: Wikimedia Commons, Author: Roisterer


Eat more chocolate
Not quite the same stuff of legends, however one of the famous things that is no longer a possibility in Australia is to visit the Cadbury Chocolate Factory in Tasmania.

Many years ago, we visited here with our children and the look of amazement on their faces was like they had been invited into Willy Wonka's factory itself.

Large conveyor belts chocolates whipped past right before our eyes and the mystery of how they were created was unfolded. At the time you were allowed to taste and sample along the way and then finish up in the gift shop to buy as many seconds as you could carry.

However, for hygiene reasons it is no longer possible to do the tour within the factory. Although it is still there, the tours are long gone, however they do have a visitor centre and you can take a video tour and watch a documentary of the workings and still visit and shop at the factory outlet.

Don't we love television stars
What's the first Aussie soap opera that springs to mind when I tell you 'Everybody needs good 'Neighbours'?

Whilst Ramsey St, Erinsborough is fictional, the much loved soap opera of Neighbours is filmed in a location called Pin Oak Court, in Vermont South, in our very own Melbourne.

In this now popular Melbourne suburb, you can join a tour to go down the particular Neighbours cul-de-sac.
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Why? Even if you can't find them, it's fun to think about!
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