On Australia Day, January 26, 2011, Bay of Fundy Tourism announced a
friendly partnership with Tourism Australia.
The Bay of Fundy is Canada?s sole finalist in the global New7Wonders of Nature campaign and Australia has two competing finalists, the Great Barrier Reef and
Uluru (Ayers Rock).
SInce the New7Wonders of Nature campaign?s on-line voting system requires the public to vote for 7 different finalists, each country is encouraging Canadians and Australians to include each other?s sites in their
choice of 7.
?We thought Australia Day was a perfect opportunity to announce our new partnership,? stated Terri McCulloch, Executive Director, Bay of Fundy Tourism. ?We have come together to support each other as we move forward in these final months of this historic campaign. The addition of Australia?s population of 21 million people could make a huge difference to Bay of Fundy?s
success in the campaign.?
Tourism Australia?s Managing Director, Andrew McEvoy says, ?We are delighted to team up with our Canadian friends to announce this partnership with the Bay of Fundy today. If we Canadians and Australians work together we?ll be a world-beating team, and generate enough votes to get all three of our nominated sites onto the New7Wonders of Nature list.
?This is also a great opportunity for us to use our collective strength to encourage tourists from around the world to experience these incredible sites for themselves.? Tourism Australia is the official supporting committee for both Australian sites.
Here are Australia?s two finalists. Click on their names to be linked to the New7Wonders voting page:
The Great Barrier Reef is the planet?s largest coral reef system, with some3,000 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 km over an area of approximately 344,400 square km. It is the biggest single structure made by living creatures and can be seen from outer space.
Uluru (Ayers Rock) is one of Australia's most recognisable natural icons. The world-renowned sandstone formation stands 348 m high above sea level with most of its bulk below the ground, and measures 9.4 km in circumference. Uluru appears to change color as the different light strikes it at different times of the day