Magnetic Island, Townsville, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

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12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC © Visit Victoria

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria  © Visit Victoria

Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, VIC © Phillip Island Nature Park

Penguin Parade, Phillip Island, Victoria © Phillip Island Nature Park

Koala Trail, Raymond Island, Gippsland, VIC © Visit Victoria

Koala Trail, Raymond Island, Gippsland, Victoria © Visit Victoria

BridgeClimb, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW © BridgeClimb Sydney

BridgeClimb, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, New South Wales © BridgeClimb Sydney

Aerial of Bondi Icebergs, Sydney, NSW © Destination NSW

Aerial of Bondi Icebergs, Sydney, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Blue Mountains Lookout, Blue Mountains, NSW © Tourism Australia

Blue Mountains Lookout, Blue Mountains, New South Wales © Tourism Australia

Kayaking, Byron Bay, NSW © Cape Byron Kayaks

Kayaking, Byron Bay, New South Wales © Cape Byron Kayaks

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, QLD © Gold Coast Tourism

Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland © Gold Coast Tourism

Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island, Fraser Coast, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Lake Mackenzie, Fraser Island, Fraser Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Clown fish, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Clown fish, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Mossman, Daintree Rainforest, Cairns region, QLD © Tourism and Events Queensland

Mossman, Daintree Rainforest, Cairns region, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland