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Sydney & Australia


Sydney is the capital city of New South Wales, and has the largest population of any city in the entire country. Built around the stunning Sydney Harbour, the city of Sydney is the racially and culturally diverse hub of the Australian east coast.

Sydney is a city rich in culture. From the Art Gallery of New South Wales, to the ANZAC War Memorial, and the Sydney Botanical Gardens, there's always something new to see and do.

Some of the most popular tourist destinations include the Sydney Opera House, the Harbour Bridge, and the Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World.

For those interested in adventure, attractions such as Luna Park, the IMAX cinema, as well as the cultural hub of Chinatown will be sure to keep you entertained.

If a quieter afternoon is more your style, great food and incredible views are available at the myriad of cafes and restaurants situated at both Darling Harbour and Circular Quay.

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Australia is a country as beautiful as it is unique. One of the oldest landmasses on earth, with 50,000 years or more of indigenous habitation, the entire country is filled to the brim with attractions and landmarks the likes of which are seen nowhere else on earth. Below are some of the must-see natural highlights of Australia.


Uluru is the largest monolith on earth, situated in Central Australia. It is famous for its changing shades of colour, and as a deeply spiritual site for the indigenous residents of Australia. The walk around the base track will give you an incredible insight into the unique flora and fauna of Central Australia.

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef, is, as expected, the largest coral reef on the planet. Situated off the coast of Queensland, there are a number of ways that you can personally experience this incredible wonder of nature. Whether by SCUBA diving, snorkelling, or in a glass-bottomed boat, the wildlife you will see at the Great Barrier Reef is absolutely breathtaking.

Daintree Rainforest

The oldest rainforest on earth, the Daintree Rainforest is home to highest concentration of rare plants and animals on the planet. Take a day trip from the Queensland Coast, or spend a few nights in a forest cabin, and soak up the atmosphere.

The Kimberley

The Kimberley is three times the size of England, and is almost entirely pristine, untouched by humans for thousands of years. It contains some of the world's oldest aboriginal rock art, and can be explored on land, or by sea, taking in the secluded beaches and stunning rivers.

See to get a sense of Australia's regions and attractions.