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Whiskey Bay, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaWhiskey BayWilsons Promontory, AustraliaI took the advice of some locals and headed to Whisky Bay to see the sunset for myself. It’s about a ten minute drive from the main accommodation...Tidal River Foot Bridge, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaTidal River Foot BridgeWilsons Promontory, AustraliaIt’s from Tidal River that I walk to Squeaky Beach. It’s not a long walk – about thirty minutes at a steady pace – but it gives me a good sense of...Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky BeachWilsons Promontory, AustraliaSqueaky Beach is one of the closest spots to the main accommodation area here at Wilsons Promontory, a few hours southeast of the Australian city...Walhalla, AustraliaWalhallaAustraliaThere was a time when Walhalla was one of the most important places in Victoria. And it was all because of one thing. Gold. In 1862, prospectors...Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, AustraliaRoyal Exhibition BuildingCarlton, AustraliaThe Royal Exhibition Building was initially built in time for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880. This was a period in time when...Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk, AustraliaKatherine GorgeNitmiluk, AustraliaNitmiluk Gorge was formerly known as Katherine Gorge until it was renamed with a more appropriate indigenous title. (‘Nitmiluk’ means “place of the...Dorrigo Rainforest Centre, Dorrigo Mountain, AustraliaDorrigo Rainforest CentreDorrigo Mountain, AustraliaThe temperature drops as you go into the rainforests. There’s a moisture in the air. Today is quite overcast and wet anyway, but I imagine it’s...Three Sisters, Katoomba, AustraliaThree SistersKatoomba, AustraliaThe Blue Mountains, funnily enough, are not technically mountains. It is actually an enormous sandstone plateau that has been shaped by nature over...Breakaways, Coober Pedy, AustraliaBreakawaysCoober Pedy, AustraliaThe Breakaways was the name given to this place by the European settlers. It was meant to capture the visual impression you get when you arrive –...Coober Pedy, AustraliaCoober PedyAustraliaIn a country where 85 per cent of people live within 50 kilometres of the coast, it’s sometimes easy to forget (or not know) what life is like in...Serbian Orthodox Church, Coober Pedy, AustraliaSerbian Orthodox ChurchCoober Pedy, AustraliaThe temperature in Coober Pedy reaches well above 40 degrees Celsius in summer and below zero degrees in winter. Back in the days when the town was...Coober Pedy Opal Fields Golf Club, Coober Pedy, AustraliaCoober Pedy Opal Fields Golf ClubCoober Pedy, AustraliaOn the surface, the existence of the town of Coober Pedy seems odd. It’s in the nowhere of South Australia, about 850 kilometres north of Adelaide....Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory, AustraliaUluru-Kata Tjuta National ParkNorthern Territory, AustraliaA few hours on the ground is long enough to feel the energy of Uluru but not long enough to become absorbed by it. Many parts of the site –...Australian War Memorial, Campbell, AustraliaAustralian War MemorialCampbell, AustraliaAt the bottom of Mount Ainslie, you’ll find the Australian War Memorial. It’s a shrine to those who have lost their lives fighting for their...National Portrait Gallery, Parkes, AustraliaNational Portrait GalleryParkes, AustraliaNext to the National Gallery is the National Portrait Gallery, a collection of art dedicated to profiles of people. It’s a relatively new...High Court of Australia, Parkes, AustraliaHigh Court of AustraliaParkes, AustraliaSydney people will tell you that Canberra doesn’t have the natural beauty that they have. Melbourne people will tell you that Canberra doesn’t have...National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, AustraliaNational Gallery of AustraliaParkes, AustraliaThe National Gallery holds the best collection of Australian art in the country. From indigenous works, to colonial masterpieces and contemporary...National Museum of Australia, Acton, AustraliaNational Museum of AustraliaActon, AustraliaThe museum has an interesting collection of items that show the history of Australia. There’s quite a large emphasis on the indigenous culture but...National Arboretum Canberra, Canberra, AustraliaNational Arboretum CanberraCanberra, AustraliaThe arboretum has 94 forests within its grounds with more than 44,000 trees from 100 countries. The species of trees have been specially chosen...Parliament House, Capital Hill, AustraliaParliament HouseCapital Hill, AustraliaTake note of the layout of Canberra, which was planned with a lot of detail. The top of Mount Ainslie forms part of a central axis that goes...
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