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Giga Selfie supersizes Sydney Chinese New Yea...

Giga Selfie supersizes Sydney Chinese New Year celebrations

As part of Sydney Chinese New year celebrations, Tourism Australia is giving visitors to Sydney the chance to mark this celebration by getting involved in a supersized selfie overlooking the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. Find out how to get your free Giga Selfie.

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6 ways to cruise around Australia

6 ways to cruise around Australia

Australia has a special connection to the water through the many rivers, reefs and harbours. Cruising is an excellent way to discover the country’s iconic aquatic and coastal destinations and experience the Australian way of life.

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6 must-do Australian aquatic experiences

6 must-do Australian aquatic experiences

With more than 50,000 kilometres (31,000 miles) of coastline, Australia has countless beach and seaside destinations to explore. But Australians love of the water extends beyond the coast and inland where rivers, lakes and waterfalls reveal more about why Australia is not just a place you see, but a place you feel. If you're not sure where to start, follow this guide of six must-do aquatic experiences in Australia.

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5 Australian food foraging experiences inspir...

5 Australian food foraging experiences inspired by Noma's Rene Redzepi

For ten weeks from January 2016, René Redzepi is bringing his two Michelin star restaurant Noma to Barangaroo, Sydney. The menu is set to showcase native Australian produce, and has been designed exclusively for the Australian pop up.

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5 top experiences at the Sydney Royal Easter ...

5 top experiences at the Sydney Royal Easter Show 2016

The Sydney Royal Easter Show is a celebration of Australian culture with visitors taking part in all kinds of rural and agricultural traditions unique to the country. Visit the Show from 17 to 30 March 2016 for competitions, animal experiences, carnival fun, shopping and more.

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Coastal Journeys

Coastal Journeys

With 50,000 kilometres of spellbinding coastline, Australia is the perfect place for a coastal journey. Drive the Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney to Brisbane via bohemian Byron Bay and the neon-lit Gold Coast. Or follow the spectacular coastal route from Sydney to Melbourne, then the Great Southern Touring Route to Bells Beach, lush national parks and the Twelve Apostles. Take in Fremantle, the lush Margaret River and Esperance’s snow-white beaches on a journey through Western Australia’s south-west. Sail through the idyllic Whitsundays Island or immerse yourself in the uncrowded beauty of Tasmania’s East Coast.

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Adventure Journeys

Adventure Journeys

With its vast distances and remote, rugged terrain, many of Australia's journeys are ready-made adventures. Travel across northern Australia on the Savannah Way, which starts in Cairns and ends on the other side of the country in Broome. Or cut the continent from south to north on the Explorers Highway, which takes you from Adelaide through Australia's Red Centre to Darwin. On the comprehensive South Australia Loop, you can climb to the rim of Wilpena Pound, hike part of the Heysen Trail and dive shipwrecks in Kangaroo Island. Go on and off the Gibb River Road on a 4WD adventure through the vast Kimberley.

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Outback Journeys

Outback Journeys

Discover the vastness of Australia’s interior on our epic outback journeys. Four wheel drive the rugged Gibb River Road, stopping to swim in cool, rocky gorges and stay on sprawling outback stations. Follow the Savannah Way through the outback from the Pacific coast in the east to the Indian Ocean in the west. Fossick for gold in Croydon in Queensland and canoe through Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory. Fly over the beehive-striped Bungle Bungles or vast Lake Argyle in Kununurra in Western Australia. Drive the Explorers Way from Adelaide to Darwin, past the underground opal town of Cooper Pedy and the Red Centre hub of Alice Springs. Cross Australia from south to north via the Red Centre on the legendary Ghan rail journey.

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Aboriginal Discovery

Aboriginal Discovery

Many of Australia's journeys bring you closer to the world's oldest culture. Drive the Red Centre Way to sacred sites such as Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Listen to the Dreamtime legend surrounding the comet crater of Gosse Bluff and browse the work of local Aboriginal artists in Alice Springs. Follow the South Australian Loop through the Flinders Ranges, where you can see Aboriginal rock art and hear Adnyamathanha creation stories over the campfire. Drive the Great Southern Touring Route to the Victoria's Grampians, home to around 60 rock art sites. Or see the rich, detailed rock art galleries of Kakadu National Park as part of the Natures Way.

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Nature Discovery

Nature Discovery

You'll be close to nature wherever you travel in Australia, which is home to 550 national parks and 15 World Heritage- listed wonders. Discover the wetlands and wildlife of World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park and of Litchfield National Park driving the Natures Way from Darwin. Follow the Great Alpine Way through the Australian Alps and Gippsland's lakes, beaches and national parks. Circle Tasmania, taking in tranquil beaches, pink mountains and blue-green sea in the east and dense World Heritage forest and wild rivers in the west. To truly immerse yourself in Australia's natural beauty, step out one of our many walking trails.

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Walking Australia

Walking Australia

Stretch your legs and expand your soul on Australia's epic walking trails. Do day walks, short scenic sections or stride end-to-end on journeys that take weeks and even months to complete. Traverse Tasmania's World Heritage-listed wilderness on the Overland Track or follow the Larapinta Trail across the Northern Territory's West MacDonnell Ranges. Do sections of South Australia's Heysen Trail, which stretches from the Fleurieu Peninsula to Flinders Ranges. Spend three days in the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains or hike through Gondwanan rainforest on the Gold Coast. Do day walks through Victoria's Wilsons Promontory or soak up the beauty of Western Australia's south-west corner on the Bibbulmun Track.

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Three week itineraries

Three week itineraries

Create your own Australian holiday with these easy itinerary ideas. Starting from each of our international gateways, these versatile three-week segments give you an idea of how much you can see and do on even a short Australian holiday. Break them down or combine them to match your time-frame, arrival point and list of ‘must-see' destinations. Weave between city, coast and wilderness or combine the Red Centre with the Daintree Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef. Australia is a vast country, but with planning you can cover a diversity of landscapes in just a few weeks.

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48 hour itineraries

48 hour itineraries

Find inspiration and recommendations for 48 hours of uniquely Australian experiences in various destinations across the country. Discover a tropical island's secrets, learn about Aboriginal culture and traditions in the Red Centre, explore some of Australia's most enjoyable road trips and more.

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Three day itineraries

Three day itineraries

Find places to go in Australia's cities with the help of our ‘three great day' itineraries. Hop between Sydney's beaches and world famous harbour or Melbourne's laneways and St Kilda Beach. Day trip to Moreton Bay from Brisbane and Rottnest Island from Perth. Mix national monuments with Namadgi National Park in Canberra or pioneer history and aboriginal art with desert adventure in Alice Springs. Do Darwin's marina, markets and harbour and Adelaide's galleries, gardens and beaches. Wander Salamanca Place and climb Mt Wellington in Hobart or visit the Great Barrier Reef and Kuranda Rainforest from Cairns. See dinosaur footprints and Cable Beach in Broome or combine shopping, beaches and theme parks on the Gold Coast.

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Self-drive itineraries

Self-drive itineraries

From coastal journeys and outback adventures, an Australian road trip is one of the best ways to experience our wide-open spaces and magnificent scenery.

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Australian cities top 10 lists

Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Sydney's combination of surf beaches, a sparkling natural harbour and the Sydney Opera House is irresistible. In addition to its man-made wonders, Sydney is blessed with many natural assets, such as beautiful public gardens, harbour islands and unspoilt foreshores. An excellent transport system and tailor-made tours make Sydney a joy to explore.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Top 10 Things to Do in Melbourne

Exploring Melbourne's laneways is just one aspect of this diverse city. Get a cricket or football fix. Soak up art and culture. Go high-end dining or grab the best pub burger. Shop for local designer fashion or cycle the bayside. Whatever you fancy, Melbourne is a city of choices.

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Top 10 Things to do in Perth

Top 10 Things to do in Perth

Australia’s only capital city on the Indian Ocean oozes confidence. Explore Perth’s hip wine bars and sunny beaches, spectacular green parks and glittering skyscrapers, funky neighbourhoods and beautiful colonial architecture. Be enthralled by a city on the move that has passion for the past and energy for the future.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Hobart

Top 10 Things to Do in Hobart

Hobart is a compact city, oozing with both modern and historic charm. Wander through colonial architecture and take in the vibrant energy of the creatives who choose to live here. Find pristine nature and artisanal produce, daring modern art and hip bars and restaurants. Hobart is a very special place. Tap into its eclectic magic.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Top 10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Visit Brisbane and you'll find a modern, vibrant city with a sunny, sub-tropical climate and unsurpassed natural beauty. Best of all, you'll find friendly locals keen to show you around this pretty riverside city. They love their city and so will you.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Top 10 Things to Do in Adelaide

Nestled between the hills and the ocean, Adelaide is quickly becoming the lifestyle capital of Australia. Already celebrated for its wine and food culture, this elegant city is undergoing a rapid transformation with a burgeoning small-bar scene, world-class festivals and amazing eco-adventures.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra

Top 10 Things to Do in Canberra

Not only is Canberra Australia's youngest capital city, it's also the most surprising. The federal capital houses many of the country's cultural institutions but also supports a thriving arts community and a lively food and bar scene. With its diverse mix of man-made and natural attractions, Canberra is a place of discovery, learning and fun.

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Top 10 Things to do in Darwin and the Top End...

Top 10 Things to do in Darwin and the Top End

Get ready for adventure in the Northern Territory's capital. An exciting and unique part of the world, the Top End is rich in Indigenous culture and natural beauty. Not only does the Territory boast some of the planet's most incredible wildlife, but the “tamed” parts of the city also offer superb restaurants, classy bars and luxe accommodation.

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