Australia has come a long way since the days when Captain
Cook stumbled ashore to discover an aboriginal way of life that
went back for 10's of 1000's of years.
Even the outdated images of Crocodile Dundee types swilling beer
around the Opera House have long been replaced by a forward looking
approach that embraces Australia’s Pacific Rim location
and a growing reputation for 1st class cuisine and high fashion
prominent in its cosmopolitan, 21st century metropolis, Sydney.
The soaring quality of life in the country’s vibrant largest
city is enhanced by 1 of the world’s great harbours, however,
there is far more to Australia city wise than just Sydney.
Sydney's big rival, Melbourne, is blessed with
a more European atmosphere, with trams and pavement cafes as much
a part of the experience as the active sports and cultural scene,
while coastal Darwin, Perth and Brisbane offer other worlds to explore.
Away from the cities, Australia’s striking diverse
landscape boasts everything from vast, barren deserts,
where kangaroo and emu bound through the baked surroundings, to
rugged mountains, tropical rainforests and pristine beaches, such
as world class Bondi, Whitehaven and Cable Beach. Then of course,
there’s the impressive monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) and
the Great Barrier Reef, where another undiscovered world opens up
beneath the surf.
With tourist numbers up and interest in Australia never higher,
this is the perfect time to bury those outdated Crocodile Dundee
clichés and discover the real Australia.