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SYDNEY
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 14271     9215     544     628
Beaches & WaterfrontBuildings & ArchitectureFood & EntertainmentArt & Literature

Sydney, one of the most populated cities in Australia and the capital of New South Wales, is a fun place to visit for a lighthearted holiday. Like most modern cities, it has everything you’ll need to relax, let loose, and have a lot of fun on your well-earned holiday.

The greatest thing about Australia is the beaches, and Sydney is no different. Bondi Beach is the most popular with its circular green space, tan sand, and splashing azure waves. However, there are plenty of places for you to tan, surf, play volleyball and swim in and around Sydney.

If you’re an architecture...

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Sydney, Australia Photo #1 by MWD3 37 from googleSydney, Australia Photo #2 by Isabelle Mather from googleSydney, Australia Photo #3 by Tim Dai from googleSydney, Australia Photo #4 by Mark Drury from googleSydney, Australia Photo #5 by Enrico Pirola from googleSydney, Australia Photo #6 by Jun Pan from googleSydney, Australia Photo #7 by George Benyamen from googleSydney, Australia Photo #8 by Natalie Radhe from googleSydney, Australia Photo #9 by Fang Bu from google
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Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge
 795   651
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Bondi Beach, Sydney
Bondi Beach
 397   508
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Queen Victoria Building, Sydney
Queen Victoria Building
 55   172
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Circular Quay, Sydney
Circular Quay
 250   135
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Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Sydney Opera House
 928   495
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MELBOURNE
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Cultural TourismFood & EntertainmentArt & LiteratureBeaches & Waterfront

Melbourne is a city of art and artists. The vibrant spray-painted walls and stenciled alleys like the Hosier Lane make it look something out of a technicolor film. The street art in Melbourne is so widespread that there is a Melbourne Street Art Tour which you can book to take a closer look at the impromptu galleries popping up around the city. 

Public transport in Melbourne is another feature worth mentioning. With architecturally unique train stations marking every stop, it is hard not to stop and linger, even if to take a few pictures. With its hulking clocks, Flinders Street Station...

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Melbourne Central, Melbourne
Melbourne Central
 198   249
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Melbourne Museum, Melbourne
Melbourne Museum
 222   58
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Federation Square, Melbourne
Federation Square
 66   89
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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Queen Victoria Market
 91   173
  5.  
St Kilda Beach, Melbourne
St Kilda Beach
 102   60
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NEW ZEALAND
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Beaches & WaterfrontNatural Beauty

New Zealand is a small island country located in the southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean. While it has recently been making headlines for its excellent control of the COVID-19 situation in the country, it’s long since been heralded as an ideal tourist destination for adventurous souls.

For fans of the Lord of the Rings franchise, New Zealand is a must-visit. Most of the filming for the LOTR trilogy happened here, and you’ll feel a very satisfying rush of nostalgia when you visit the location of the original Shire!

You might be surprised to know this, but bungee jumping was invented in...

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Lake Wakatipu, New Zealand
Lake Wakatipu
 82   161
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Lake Wānaka, New Zealand
Lake Wānaka
 151   68
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Queenstown, New Zealand
Queenstown
 934   445
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Franz Josef Glacier, New Zealand
Franz Josef Glacier
 55   37
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Lake Matheson, New Zealand
Lake Matheson
 68   28
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AUSTRALIA
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Beaches & WaterfrontBuildings & ArchitectureFood & EntertainmentNatural Beauty

The Commonwealth of Australia, which is the region in the mainland of the Australian continent, is a popular tourist destination known for its geographical variety and the charm of its bustling metropolises such as Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide. 

At the heart of it, Australia is heaven for the outdoorsy types. Its golden beaches with the azure waves of the surrounding seas are great destinations for sunbathing, surfing, or simply having fun. It’s also home to many national parks where you can have the time of your lives camping, hiking, or picnicking. 

When you think of Australia, you think of a sunny beach...

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Whitehaven Beach, Australia
Whitehaven Beach
 164   100
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Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Great Barrier Reef
 351   36
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Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne
 42   939
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Northern Territory, Australia
Northern Territory
 448   304
  5.  
Hamilton Island, Australia
Hamilton Island
 41   84
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AUCKLAND
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Natural Beauty
Auckland is a metropolitan city in the North Island of New Zealand. The most populous urban area in the country, Auckland has an urban population of about 1,467,800. It is located in the Auckland Region—the area governed by Auckland Council—which includes outlying rural areas and the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,642,800. Auckland is a diverse, multicultural and cosmopolitan city, home to the largest Polynesian population in the world. Wikipedia
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Sky Tower, Auckland
Sky Tower
 236   170
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Waiheke Island, Auckland
Waiheke Island
 52   178
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Auckland Harbour Bridge, Auckland
Auckland Harbour Bridge
 234   58
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Auckland War Memorial Museum, Auckland
Auckland War Memorial Museum
 44   34
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Auckland Domain, Auckland
Auckland Domain
 136   24
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BRISBANE
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Beaches & WaterfrontWorld Heritage
Brisbane is the capital of and the most populated city in the Australian state of Queensland, and the third most populous city in Australia. Brisbane's metropolitan area has a population of over 2.5 million, and the South East Queensland metropolitan region, centred on Brisbane, encompasses a population of more than 3.6 million. The Brisbane central business district stands on the historic European settlement and is situated inside a peninsula of the Brisbane River, about 15 kilometres from its mouth at Moreton Bay, a bay of the Coral Sea. The metropolitan area extends in all directions along the hilly floodplain of the Brisbane River Valley between Moreton Bay and the Taylor and D'Aguilar mountain ranges. Wikipedia
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Story Bridge, Brisbane
Story Bridge
 151   78
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Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Fortitude Valley
 100   96
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Brisbane River, Brisbane
Brisbane River
 217   160
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Streets Beach, Brisbane
Streets Beach
 6   33
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Moreton Bay, Brisbane
Moreton Bay
 166   133
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PERTH
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Beaches & WaterfrontNatural Beauty
Perth is the capital and largest city of the Australian state of Western Australia . It is Australia's fourth-most populous city, with a population of 2.14 million living in Greater Perth. Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The city has expanded outward from the original settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city's central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. Wikipedia
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Rottnest Island, Perth
Rottnest Island
 70   225
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Scarborough Beach, Perth
Scarborough Beach
 38   21
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Swan River, Perth
Swan River
 113   155
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Perth Zoo, Perth
Perth Zoo
 97   9
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Fremantle, Perth
Fremantle
 230   105
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CANBERRA
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Canberra is the capital city of Australia. Founded following the federation of the colonies of Australia as the seat of government for the new nation, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory; 280 km north-east of Melbourne. On 1 January 1901, federation of the colonies of Australia was achieved. Wikipedia
Canberra, Australia Photo #1 by Belov Photography from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #2 by Mike Perry from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #3 by Ben Perram from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #4 by Maruthu Damotharan from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #5 by Michael Smith from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #6 by Brigitte Marning from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #7 by Debbie Smorhun from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #8 by Leonie Bottos from googleCanberra, Australia Photo #9 by Selina Bennett from google
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Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Lake Burley Griffin
 179   53
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Parliament House, Canberra
Parliament House
 255   35
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Australian War Memorial, Canberra
Australian War Memorial
 27   44
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Old Bus Depot Markets, Canberra
Old Bus Depot Markets
 2   44
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Canberra Centre, Canberra
Canberra Centre
 56   15
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WELLINGTON
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Wellington is the capital city of New Zealand. It is located at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Remutaka Range. Wellington is the major population centre of the southern North Island, and is the administrative centre of the Wellington Region, which also includes the Kapiti Coast and the Wairarapa. It is the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state. Wikipedia
Wellington, New Zealand Photo #1 by Vladimir Iliev from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #2 by Graham Jackaman from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #3 by Roland Christian Richter from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #4 by Warren Bass from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #5 by Slava Krasheninnikov from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #6 by Usa Iswari from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #7 by Vaibhav Deshmukh from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #8 by Tiago Molnar Leite Fernandes from googleWellington, New Zealand Photo #9 by Leigh Kennaway from google
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Wellington Museum, Wellington
Wellington Museum
 60   10
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Wellington Zoo, Wellington
Wellington Zoo
 56   3
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Wellington Botanic Garden, Wellington
Wellington Botanic Garden
 24   35
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Wellington Cable Car, Wellington
Wellington Cable Car
 85   81
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Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington
Pukeahu National War Memorial Park
 0   87
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ADELAIDE
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Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia. The demonym Adelaidean is used to denote the city and the residents of Adelaide. Adelaide is situated on the Adelaide Plains north of the Fleurieu Peninsula, between the Gulf St Vincent in the west and the Mount Lofty Ranges in the east. Its metropolitan area extends 20 km from the coast to the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, and stretches 96 km from Gawler in the north to Sellicks Beach in the south. Wikipedia
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Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
 6   60
  2.  
Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide
Adelaide Zoo
 53   9
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Barossa Valley, Adelaide
Barossa Valley
 32   191
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Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide
Adelaide Botanic Garden
 73   61
  5.  
Art Gallery Of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery Of South Australia
 5   224
Check out Adelaide Destination Guide