January 2009


You can find Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday group of Islands in the heat of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  The airport has its direct access from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns.  There are also international Charter operations to the island.  You can feel the tropical weather at Hamilton Island.  There are fine white beaches and a swimming  pools.  Every kind of water activities were available.  You can do your favorite sports like, tennis, squash, a gymnasium and golf driving range.  There’s a Fauna Park with kangaroos, emus, koalas, wallabies and even crocodiles.  The nearby beach can be reached by a high speedboat or a helicopter.   


The childhood home of the famed patriot-spy (hanged by the British in 1776, at the age of 21) has been restored to the appearance it had during his brief lifetime.

Photo coutesy:  Planet ware


You can take your vacation in Mission Beach. 209km north of Townsville. There are a group of beaches and resorts widening for 14 km. A typical wildlife live in the neighboring rainforest. Sugar cane and tropical fruit are grown in the area. Clump Point, at the northern end of Mission Beach, is the exit point for tours to nearby resort islands and the outer Barrier Reef.
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I’m reading one magazine and I saw this Victoria Bridge. It is one of the oldest swing bridge in Australia built in 1889. Its span is covered now by a lot of shops and market stalls. You will enjoy your vacation there.

Photo courtesy: http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/images/p2568.jpg


At the southern end of Darling Harbour, on the edge of Chinatown area. This is the largest garden of its type outside China. It was designed by architects from Guangzhou province, and incorporates traditional pavilions, lakes waterfalls and winding pathways.

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On the western side of the Central Business District. Linked by monorail to city, but also easily accessible by foot. A vast, modern complex with shops, restaurants, entertainment.

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Between Macquarie Street and the harbour, near the Sydney Opera House: About 24ha of lawns, gardens and exotic and Australian plants. Free guided tours leave the Visitors Centre at 10am, Wednesday and Friday, 1 pm Sunday. Gardens open daily 8 am to sunset.

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Parasailing is one of the many activities on Great Keppel Island.


The amazing rock formations know as the Twelve Apostles, in Port Campbell National Park, make a wonderful setting for a picnic.

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In the Tidbinbilla Range, near the space station. The reserve covers about 5000ha and features Australia fauna in a natural bush setting. There are walking trails and an information center.

Horseriding is just one of the pastimes you can try in the beautiful bush setting of the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

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