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Aboriginal Rock Art - Kakadu and Arnhem Land Rock Art
Aboriginal rock art has been found in various places in the Northern Territory, some closer to the capital, Darwin, than others, none more so perhaps than in Kakadu which has the world's highest concentration of Aboriginal rock art.. Page 6.

Aboriginal Boy in Arnhem Land
Arnhem Land boy fishing in the still waters of a Mikinj Valley billabong. Page 7.

Saltwater Crocodile - Picture of Saltwater Crocodile
The saltwater crocodile, familiarly known as saltie, attacks even when unprovoked and has caused the death of many of the unwary. Page 4.

Jim Jim Falls - Kakadu National Park
Jim Jim Falls is a stunning spectacle in Kakadu Natioal Park but inaccessible in the Wet by land motor vehicle or on foot. Page 5.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station
The Alice Springs telegraph station was built in the 1870s near a water hole of the dry Todd River in the Northern Territory and is now a museum. Page 11.

Florence Falls - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
Florence Falls in the Northern Territory's Litchfield National Park is one of the more accessible falls within the park.. Page 9.

Magnetic Termite Mounds - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
The magnetic termite mounds at Litchfield National Park rise to as much as three metres in height, look relatively flat, and they all face the same way with their thinner edges facing north and south. Page 8.

The Lost City - Litchfield National Park - Northern Territory
The Lost City in Litchfield National Park is a collection of weathered sandstone pillars which as a group look much like the ancient ruins of some fabled land. Page 10.

Saltwater Crocodile - Picture
The saltwater crocodile, familiarly known as saltie, attacks even when unprovoked and has caused the death of many of the unwary. Page 21.

Galahs - Picture
The Australian galah is a small cockatoo found flocking together in timbered areas of Australia. Page 9.

Emus - Picture
Emus are large flightless birds native to Australia and are represented on Australia's coat of arms together with the kangaroo. Page 7.

Boobie Bird - Picture
The boobie bird is one of the largest seabirds found on Lord Howe Island off the northern coast of New South Wales. Page 3.

Bottlenose Dolphins - Picture
The bottlenose dolphins, particularly in the waters of the Western Australia town of Monkey Mia, are among the friendliest of sea mammals. Page 4.

Brolga - Picture
The brolga is a tall crane found mainly in Australia's tropical wetlands. Page 5.

Kangaroos - Picture
Kangaroos are indelibly identified with Australia, of which they are a native, and are represented on the Australian coat of arms together with the emu. Page 10.

Rainbow Lorikeet - Picture
The rainbow lorikeet is a gaudy parrot found in many areas of Australia. Page 18.

Fairy Penguins - Picture
They're also called little penguins and may be found along the Australian coasts. Page 8.

Kookaburra - Picture
The kookaburra, biggest member of the kingfisher family and noted for its distinctive, raucous laugh, is common throughout coastal Australia. Page 12.

Mollymawks - Picture
The mollymawks, also known as mallemucks, are oceanic birds such as the southern albatross, fulmar, petrel or other closely related bird. Page 13.

Native Lizard - Picture
Australian native lizards are to be found not only in the Outback but also in many parts of Australia. Page 14.

Rosella - Picture
The rosella is a brilliantly colored parrot found in most of Australia. Page 20.

Dingo - Picture
The dingo, although found in parts of Australia, is in fact not a native Australian animal. Page 6.

Spoonbills - Picture
These spoonbills in flight were catured on film at Tea Gardens on the lower north coast of New South Wales, across the water from Nelson Bay in Port Stephens. Page 23.

Koala - Picture
You'll find the koala in its natural habitat among the gum trees, and in zoos and wildlife parks throughout the country. Page 11.

Pelicans - Picture
These pelicans were photographed at The Entrance, dubbed the

Quokka - Picture
The quokka of Rottnest Island was thought to be a giant rat. Page 17.

Numbat - Picture
The numbat is an Australian marsupial vulnerable to eventual extinction. Page 15.

Shingleback Lizard - Picture
The shingleback lizard is a common stump-tailed skink having a stout body, wedge-shaped head, stumpy tail and large, rough scales on the upper surface. Page 22.

Tasmanian Devil - Picture
The Tasmanian devil is the world's largest surviving carnivorous marsupial. Page 24.

Water Buffalo - Picture
The water buffalo was introduced in Australia in the 1800s to provide meat to remote northern settlements and is to be found today where surface water is available mostly in the Northern Territory. Page 27.

Camel Rock Beach - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Camel Rock Beach, with its distinctively shaped rock formation of a camel in silhouette, lies north of Bermagui town and is a popular surfing beach and picnic spot. Page 11.

Wallaby - Picture
The wallaby is a close relative of the kangaroo and is a smaller members of the family Macropodidae. Page 25.

Balloons over Canberra - Canberra Pictures
A colorful feature of the Canberra Festival is the flight of hot air balloons which traditionally take to the air from the grounds of Old Parliament House. Page 4.

Old Parliament House - Canberra Pictures
Old Parliament House opened in May 1927 to house the Australian Parliament after the country's capital was moved from Melbourne to the Australian Capital Territory. Page 3.

Visiting the Australian Parliament House - Canberra Pictures
The Australian Parliament House is open to the public daily except on Christmas Day. Page 2.

Lake Burley Griffin - Canberra Pictures
Lake Burley Griffin, named after the man who designed the city of Canberra, is a scenic water feature created in 1963 with the damming of the Molonglo River. Page 5.

National Gallery of Australia - Canberra Pictures
The National Gallery of Australia is a repository of Australia's art treasures. Page 6.

National Museum of Australia - Canberra Pictures
The National Museum of Australia building is architecturally striking in a variety of elements and shapes, said to have been inspired by the idea of a jigsaw puzzle to express the many tangled stories which make up Australia's history. Page 7.

Australian War Memorial - Canberra Pictures
The Australian War Memorial, a stylised Byzantine structure at the end of Canberra's Anzac Parade, is the national shrine to those Australians who fought for their country. Page 8.

Floriade - Canberra Pictures
Floriade, Canberra's flower festival, takes place in the Australian spring. Page 10.

Australian National Botanic Gardens - Canberra Pictures
The Australian National Botanic Gardens are devoted to a scientific collection of native plants from all parts of Australia. Page 9.

Black Mountain Tower Canberra
Black Mountain Tower is a multi-function Canberra landmark providing a mountaintop lookout for 360-degree views of Canberra city and the region. Page 11.

Belmore Basin Wollongong - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Belmore Basin, home of Wollongong's fishing fleet and a mooring site for pleasure and recreational craft, occupies the southern section of Wollongong Harbour. Page 4.

Blenheim Beach - Jervis Bay - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Blenheim Beach at Jervis Bay is one of the New South Wales South Coast's fine beaches. Page 7.

Eden Harbour - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
The last major New South Wales coastal town before crossing south into Victoria is the old whaling port of Eden at the southern end of the Sapphire Coast. Page 12.

Glasshouse Rocks Narooma - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
The Glasshouse Rocks at Narooma is at the southern end of the beach east of the township. Page 10.

Blenheim Beach - Jervis Bay - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Huskisson Wharf is home and departure point for dolphin-watch cruises at Jervis Bay. Page 6.

Hyams Beach - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Hyams Beach lies south of Huskisson and Vincentia in Jervis Bay along the New South Wales South Coast. Page 8.

Kiama Blowhole - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
The blowhole at Kiama, south of Wollongong on the New South Wales South Coast, spouts water at least a couple of storeys into the air on a good day. Page 5.

Mollymook Beach - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Mollymook is a beachside town on the New South Wales South Coast close to the harbour port of Ulladulla. Page 9.

North Beach Wollongong - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
North of Wollongong Harbour, North Beach is generally known to have better surf than South Beach which is south of the harbour. Page 3.

Sea Cliff Bridge - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Between the towns of Coalcliff and Clifton on Lawrence Hargrave Drive, the Sea Cliff Bridge follows the curve of the coast in an area where occasional rockfalls posed danger on the coastal route before the bridge came into being. Page 2.

Twofold Bay Eden - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
Twofold Bay curves southward just south of Eden and is part of the sheltered Eden Harbour. Page 14.

Port Arthur Stories - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
A guide retells the stories of Port Arthur as visitors prepare to tour the ruins. Page 2.

Old Tom - Eden Whale Museum - New South Wales South Coast - South from Sydney
A reminder of the old whaling days at Eden is the skeleton of the killer whale they called Old Tom which can be viewed at the Eden Whale Museum.. Page 13.

Port Arthur Guard Tower - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 6.

Isle of the Dead - Port Arthur - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 9.

Museum - Port Arthur - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 10.

Port Arthur Church - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 3.

Port Arthur Ghost Tour - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 4.

Port Arthur Prison Walls - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 7.

Port Arthur Rooftop View - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 8.

Port Arthur Tower Lookout - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital. Page 5.

Peppercorn Gallery - Richmond Tasmania
You'll find pottery, glass, jewelry, silver and paintings at Peppercorn Gallery which was built as the Mill Cottage in the 1850s. At some time in the past the cottage had also served as a bootmaker's shop. Page 3.

Richmond Arms Hotel - Richmond Tasmania
The Richmond Arms Hotel was established in 1827 and was known as the Lennox Inn or Lennox Arms. The original building was destroyed by fire leaving only the stables, which have been converted into colonial accommodation as part of the later Richmond Arms. Page 2.

Richmond Bakery - Richmond Tasmania
Richmond Bakery, at 50 Bridge St, isn't simply a bakeshop with assorted breads and pastries but also serves as a restaurant and a place for mornng or afternoon tea. Page 5.

Richmond Wine Centre - Richmond Tasmania
Richmond Wine Centre, at 27 Bridge St, not only offers a fine selection of wines but also a restaurant providing an extensive menu and a coffee shop for those quick snacks. Page 6.

Saddlers Court - Richmond Tasmania
Originally a general store, then a saddlery, Saddlers Court is both a gallery with Tasmanian art and craft and a country-style shop with country clothes, gifts and furniture. Page 4.

Richmond Tasmania Pictures
Within half an hour's drive from Hobart, you'll find the historic town of Richmond which looks to have been preserved in time from its colonial past.

Fraser Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Fraser Island, just north of Queensland's Sunshine Coast, is the world's largest island and an Australian World Heritage site. Page 2.

Green Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Green Island is a 12-hectare coral cay in a 710-hectare reef bed just about 30 kilometres from Cairns, gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. Page 4.

Hamilton Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
In the heart of Queensland's Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is one of the more accessible islands on the Great Barrier Reef. Page 5.

Heron Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Located on the Tropic of Capricorn, Heron Island is one of the true coral islands off the Queensland coast. Page 6.

HMB Endeavour - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
When it is in its home port, HMB Endeavour is moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour and open to the public. Page 9.

Australian National Maritime Museum - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
Close to the western end of Pyrmont Bridge and north of Harbourside shopping complex, the Australian National Maritime Museum sits by the water with several of its watercraft exhibits moored nearby. Page 8.

Monorail - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
If you're in the Sydney city centre, one of the more convenient ways of getting to Darling Harbour is by monorail. Page 10.

Sydney Aquarium - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
Sydney Aquarium lies just north of the eastern end of Pyrmont Bridge in a building jutting out into the harbour. Page 11.

Sydney Wildlife World - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
One of the newer attractions in Darling Harbour, Sydney Wildlife World showcases much of Australia's wildlife at a venue within walking distance of Sydney city centre. Page 12.

Hinchinbrook Island - Queensland Islands - Islands in the Sun
Hinchinbrook Island is a designated national park and the waters around it are a part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.. Page 7.

Lady Elliot Island - Queensland Islands
Lady Elliot Island at the southern end of the Great Barrier Reef is a coral cay providing some of Australia's best diving locations on the north Queensland coast. Page 8.

Great Keppel Island - Queensland Islands
From an image of tropical near-hedonistic island playground to today's reality of fewer visitors - but still the same 17 beaches of such enticingly pristine beauty - Great Keppel Island is moving on from the disrepair of its great resort to being a friendlier, kinder place. Page 3.

Clontarf Beach - Middle Harbour - Sydney Beaches
Clontarf Beach is a long and narrow beach in Sydney's Middle Harbour with playground and barbecue facilities, a pool, and a marina. Page 4.

Cronulla Beach - Sydney Beaches
The unbroken stretch of Cronulla beaches lies along a long golden arc facing Bate Bay from Cronulla Point in the south to Kurnell Peninsula in the northeast. Page 6.

Freshwater Beach - Sydney Beaches
Nestled between two headlands, Freshwater Beach is the first beach north of Manly in Sydney's Northern Beaches region. Page 7.

Long Reef Beach - Dee Why - Sydney Beaches
Long Reef Beach, in Dee Why in the Northern Beaches region, is a continuation of Dee Why Beach which lies between Dee Why Lagoon and the Tasman Sea. Page 9.

Manly Beach - Sydney
Manly Beach - Sydney. Australia Travel. Page 10.

Mona Vale Beach - Sydney Beaches
Mona Vale Beach is a long shallow beach adjacent to Mona Vale Golf Club at the junction of Mona Vale, Pittwater and Barrenjoey Rds in Sydney's Northern Beaches region. Page 11.

North Narrabeen Beach - Sydney Beaches
North Narrabeen Beach is the northernmost beach on the Narrabeen Peninsula close to the junction of Pittwater Rd and Wakehurst Parkway. Page 12.

Shark Beach - Nielsen Park - Sydney Beaches
The beach in Nielsen Park, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, faces Shark Bay in the east Sydney suburb of Vaucluse, and is properly known as Shark Beach but is popularly known simply as Nielsen Park. Page 14.

Chinese Garden of Friendship - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is located at the southern end of Darling Harbour, near the Sydney Entertainment Centre and adjacent to Chinatown. Page 2.

Cockle Bay - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
It's at Cockle Bay Wharf that most visiting small craft arrive and depart by water. Page 7.

Chinese Garden Koi Pool - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
The Chinese Garden pool is stocked with koi of various colors in various shapes. Page 3.

Powerhouse Museum - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
The Powerhouse Museum, Australia's largest museum, is conveniently located in Darling Harbour and easily accessible to Sydney visitors. Page 5.

Waterside Promenade - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
Between Cockle Bay and the buildings on the western side of Darling Harbour is a major promenade area that begins in front of the Exhibition Centre and continues north to the Harbourside shopping and restaurant complex at the western foot of Pyrmont Bridge. Page 6.

Tumbalong Park - Darling Harbour Attractions - Sydney - Australia
Within a stone's throw of the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Tumbalong Park is a place where people can walk, or sit, on grass, or watch performances on the green or listen to the music of open-air concerts. Page 4.

Palm Beach - Sydney Beaches
Palm Beach fronts the Tasman Sea and curves northward from Cabbage Tree Boat Harbour to Barrenjoey Headland with its lighthouse built in 1881. Page 13.

Arts Centre at Night - Melbourne Southbank
The Arts Centre at the eastern end of the Southbank promenades is immediately recognised by the Arts Centre spire which is lit at night and is a distinctive Melbourne landmark. Page 12.

Crown Entertainment Complex - Melbourne Southbank
The tower of the Crown Casino entertainment and hotel complex at Melbourne's Southbank is a distinctive spire in the Melbourne nighttime skyline. Page 11.

Sandridge Bridge Statue-like Structure - Melbourne Southbank
This is one of a series of metal statue-like structures along one side of historic Sandridge Bridge spanning the Yarra from Southbank's Queensbridge Square to Flinders Walk on the north bank. Page 7.

Polly Woodside - Melbourne Southbank
The Polly Woodside is an old iron-hulled sailing ship, centrepiece of the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum close to the southern end of the Spencer St Bridge. The museum is open daily. An admission charge applies. Page 9.

Promenade Art - Melbourne Southbank
Multi-colored sculptural structures dot the riverside promenade close to the Crown Entertainment Complex. Unlabeled by plaque or other inscription, these quite ornamental structures are for the viewer to explain, or just simply to enjoy. Page 8.

Restaurant Row - Melbourne Southbank
All along the Southbank, Southgate and Crown Entertainment Complex promenades are restaurants, many with al fresco areas, serving different types of cuisine. Page 5.

Shearwater Sculpture - Melbourne Southbank
The Shearwater sculpture by Inge King is a distinctive feature along the Southbank Promenade. Page 6.

Balmoral Beach - Sydney Beaches
Balmoral Beach in Sydney's Middle Harbour lies just west of Middle Head, a picturesque crescent-shaped beach with its own island - Rocky Point. Page 2.

Bondi Beach - Sydney Beaches
Bondi lies roughly southeast of the Sydney city centre and is accessible by bus from the city or by train to Bondi Junction and then by bus to the beach. Page 3.

Coogee Beach - Sydney Beaches
Coogee Beach is a smaller, cosier beach with baths at its northern end and the Ross Jones Memorial Pool at the southern end adjacent to the Coogee Surf Lifesaving Club. Page 5.

Horderns Beach - Bundeena - Sydney Beaches
Flanked by Bundeen Reserve and Bundeena Wharf in the east and Cabbage Tree Point Reserve in the northwest, Horderns Beach is a narrow, 700m-long, sandy beach in Bundeena Bay on the eastern edge of Royal National Park. Page 8.

Sydney Beaches Photo Gallery
Sydney beaches provide day-out pleasures in swimming, surfing, or simply lazing away the day on brilliant white sand or in adjacent parkland.

Sydney Beaches Photo Gallery
Sydney beaches provide day-out pleasures in swimming, surfing, or simply lazing away the day on brilliant white sand or in adjacent parkland.

Albert Stone - Melbourne Southbank
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Melbourne Exhibition Centre - Melbourne Southbank
Located in the western section of Southbank, Melbourne Exhibition Centre comprises purpose-designed facilities to cater for large conferences, conventions, exhibitions, meetings, gala and special events. It virtually bookends, with the Arts Centre on St Kilda Rd, the promenade areas of Melbourne's Southbank.. Page 10.

Aboriginal Music - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 8.

Bagpipes and Drum - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 4.

Street Dancing - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 7.

Rich Brocades - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 6.

Here Come the Flags - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 5.

Float Girls - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 13.

If It Moves - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 12.

More Greenies - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 9.

Nowhere to Hyde - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 14.

Roar, Roar - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 10.

Greenies on the Green - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 15.

Wild and Woolly - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 11.

Buskers at Melbourne Southbank
Walking through the various Southbank promenades, you're likely to come across buskers along the way. Here, a group of Southbank buskers entertain the passersby. Page 3.

Yarra River Cruise - Melbourne Southbank
Tour boats are available from Southbank near the foot of Princess Bridge for cruising along the Yarra River. In our photograph is a sightseeing steamboat which is but one of several watercraft taking sightseers upriver or down. Page 2.

Christmas Banners - Christmas in Sydney
Sydney streets are festooned with Christmas banners during the Christmas season. Page 6.

Christmas Stars - Christmas in Sydney
Christmas stars decorate Sydney streets during Christmas. Page 8.

Christmas Tree at Martin Place - Christmas in Sydney
A giant Christmas tree towers over Matin Place in the heart of the city. Page 10.

Face Painting - Christmas in Sydney
Put on a merry face for Christmas. Have some face painting done. Page 9.

Santa and Friends - Christmas in Sydney
What's Christmas without Santa? And here he is at Martin Place with a couple of his friends and helpers. Page 5.

Sydney Town Hall Facade - Christmas in Sydney
Varied projected designs create festive patterns on the facade of Sydney Town Hall. Page 4.

Sydney Town Hall at Night - Christmas in Sydney
Sydney Town Hall is all lighted up during the Christmas season. Page 3.

Here Come the Cops - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 3.

Orange and Green - St Patrick's Day in Sydney
Irish Australians (and Aussies of Irish descent a number of generations removed) make up a substantial sector of the Australian population. So it is no surprise that Irish traditions and customs pervade much of Australian life. In Sydney, strong manifestations of this culture are evident in the festivities surrounding St Patrick's Day. Page 2.

Christmas Duet - Christmas in Sydney
Santa and Aussie jazz singer Justine Clark do a Christmas duet at a Sydney Christmas concert.. Page 14.

Snow Princesses - Christmas in Sydney
These snow princesses add to the festive spirit in front of Sydney's Queen Victoria Building.. Page 11.

Street Performers - Christmas in Sydney
These Christmas-costumed street performers entertain Sydney passers-by.. Page 12.

Christmas Display - Christmas in Sydney
Sydney stores dress up for Christmas with the colors and character of Christmas legends and lore. Page 13.

The Colors of Christmas - Christmas in Sydney
Sydney's city gardens take on the colors of Christmas during the Christmas season. Page 7.

Christmas in Sydney
Christmas in Sydney occurs in the Australian summer, so there's no snow and no sleighs but there seems to be everything else.

Aotea Quay Jetty by Colin Bull - Your Photo Gallery - Pick of the Pics
Aotea Quay Jetty by Colin Bull - Your Photo Gallery - Pick of the Pics. Page 2.

Melbourne Arts Centre Landmark - Your Photo Gallery - Pick of the Pics
Melbourne Arts Centre distinctive landmark. Page 10.

Burleigh Heads Gold Coast - Pick of the Pics
Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast of Queensland lies south of Surfers Paradise just after Miami and, as this photo by Queenslander Rod L'Huillier shows, has fine, unbroken stretches of golden sand right by the water. Page 3.

Darwin Sunset - Pick of the Pics
Darwin sunset seen from Stoke's Hill Wharf. Page 4.

Paddle Steamer - Echuca - Victoria
Echuca on the Murray River in Victoria has a number of paddle steamers still operating on the river. Page 6.

Mareeba Wetlands Cruise - Your Photo Gallery - Pick of the Pics
These men are getting ready to board the electric boat for a quiet birdwatching cruise on the lagoon at the Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve in Far North Queensland. This picture was taken by Tony Dodds of Cairns. Page 9.

Pucka Magpie - Victoria
A friendly Australasian magpie is captured in a photo by Helen South. Page 11.

Shapes and Patterns - Sydney Opera House - Pick of the Pics
The roof of Sydney Opera House presents a mosaic of shapes and patterns gleaming in the sun. Page 12.

Stoke's Hill Wharf - Pick of the Pics
Darwin's Stoke's Hill Wharf photographed in late afternoon. Page 13.

Sydney by Night - Pick of the Pics
Sydney by Night, photograph taken at Kings Cross looking towards the cityscape. Page 14.

View from Darling Harbour - Sydney - Pick of the Pics
A view of part of the Sydney skyline from Darling Harbour. Page 15.

The Long Road by Matthew Tuffield - Your Photo Gallery - Pick of the Pics
This photo was taken on the highway between Ban Ban Springs and Gayndah, Queensland, on New Year's Day 2006, says Matthew Tuffield of Bundaberg, Queensland. Page 8.

Doubtful Sound - South Island - New Zealand
The grandeur of Doubtful Sound, sometimes called the Sound of Silence, is here photographed by Claudio Wildhaber. Page 5.

Hobbiton - North Island - New Zealand
The Hobbiton movie set of The Lord of the Rings is on the North Island of New Zealand near the town of Matamata. Page 7.

Arriving by Ferry at Aquarium Pier - Sydney Wildlife World
Alight at Aquarium Pier if coming to Sydney Wildlife World by ferry from Circular Quay. Page 2.

Echidna - Sydney Wildlife World
The echidna, a uniquely Australian creature, lives in the semi-arid grasslands. Page 12.

Frilled-Neck Lizard - Sydney Wildlife World
The frilled-neck lizard in the Scales and Tails reptiles section of Sydney Wildlife World tries to scare off unwanted attention by appearing to look bigger and scarier. Page 7.

King Parrot - Sydney Wildlife World
Different species of Australian parrots can be found at the Flight Canyon birds section of Sydney Wildlife World. Page 9.

Koala - Sydney Wildlife World
The koala is a uniquely Australian marsupial sometimes mistaken for a bear. Page 15.

Long-Nosed Potoroo - Sydney Wildlife World
The long-nosed potoroo, a nocturnal animal, can be seen at Sydney Wildlife World. Page 11.

Monarch Butterfly - Sydney Wildlife World - Darling Harbour
The first section of Sydney Wildlife World is devoted to butterflies and their habitat. Page 4.

Southern Hairy-Nosed Wombat - Sydney Wildlife World
The southern hairy-nosed wombat is a speedy creature despite its sluggish appearance. Page 14.

Sugar Glider - Sydney Wildlife World
The sugar glider is a nocturnal animal able to glide through the air. Page 10.

Thorny Devil - Sydney Wildlife World
The thorny devil is included in the reptiles section of Sydney Wildlife World. Page 8.

Viewing the Wildlife - Sydney Wildlife World
The various species of wildlife at Sydney Wildlife World are mainly contained in viewing compartments. Page 6.

Enter Sydney Wildlife World
The entrance to Sydney Wildlife World leads into a path of wildlife discovery. Page 3.

Yellow-Footed Rock Wallabies - Sydney Wildlife World
The yellow-footed rock wallabies are made for hills and have little difficulty hopping at full speed along rugged, rocky cliffs. Page 13.

Funnelweb Spider - Sydney Wildlife World
You'll find the poisonous funnelweb spider and other invertebrates in the Spineless Wonders section of Sydney Wildlife World.. Page 5.

Cruising the Bay of Islands
Cruising the Bay of Islands and exploring its coves and inleets can be a rewarding experience. Page 6.

Haruru Falls - Bay of Islands
Go kayaking to Haruru Falls in the Bay of Islands on New Zealand's North Island. Page 9.

Hole in the Rock - Bay of Islands
The Hole in the Rock is like the eye of a needle through which cruise ships pass. Page 8.

Paihia - Bay of Islands
Paihia is the main town of the Bay of Islands: a jump-off point for cruises across the bay and to its many islands, and a convenient place for lodging and dining. Page 2.

Russell - Bay of Islands
Russell in the Bay of Islands was once the capital of New Zealand. Page 10.

Sailing the Bay
Sailing the Bay of Islands. Australia Travel. Page 5.

The View at Waitangi - Bay of Islands
Waitangi looks out to the sea in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. Page 3.

Waimate Mission House - Kerikeri - Bay of Islands
In Kerikeri, Bay of Islands, Waimate Mission House, built of kauri in the early 1830s, is New Zealand's oldest surviving house. Page 11.

Auckland Region New Zealand Map
Auckland Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 4.

Bay of Plenty - New Zealand Maps
Bay of Plenty Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 5.

Canterbury Region Map - New Zealand Maps
Canterbury Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 6.

Dunedin Region Map - New Zealand Maps
Dunedin Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 7.

Fiordland - South Island - New Zealand Maps
Fiordland Map - New Zealand Maps. Page 8.

Major New Zealand Destinations
New Zealand Destinations. Australia Travel. Page 2.

New Zealand Map
New Zealand Map. Australia Travel.

Queenstown Region Map - New Zealand Maps
Queenstown Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 9.

Rotorua Region - New Zealand Maps
Rotorua Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 10.

Taranaki Region Map - New Zealand Maps
Taranaki Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 11.

New Zealand Map - New Zealand Travel Routes
New Zealand Travel Routes. Australia Travel. Page 3.

Wellington Region Map - New Zealand Maps
Wellington Region Map. Australia Travel. Page 12.

David Williamson
David Williamson, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 46.

Judith Wright - Sydney Writers Walk
Judith Wright, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 47.

Mark Twain - Sydney Writers Walk
Mark Twain, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 43.

Morris West - Sydney Writers Walk
Morris West, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 44.

Patrick White
Patrick White, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 45.

Dolphins at Play - Bay of Islands
Dolphins cavort in the waters of the Bay of Islands. Page 7.

Urupukapuka - Bay of Islands
Urupukapuka is one of the many islands in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. Page 12.

Waka Maori War Canoe - Bay of Islands
The world's largest war canoe can be found at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands on New Zealand's North Island. Page 4.

Anthony Trollope - Sydney Writers Walk
Anthony Trollope, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 41.

Banjo Paterson
Banjo Paterson, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 33.

Christina Stead - Sydney Writers Walk
Christina Stead, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 37.

David Malouf - Sydney Writers Walk
David Malouf, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 29.

Dorothea Mackellar
Dorothea Mackellar, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 28.

Ethel Turner - Sydney Writers Walk
Ethel Turner, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 42.

Henry Handel Richardson - Sydney Writers Walk
Henry Handel Richardson, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 34.

Henry Lawson - Sydney Writers Walk
Henry Lawson, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 26.

Jack London - Sydney Writers Walk
Jack London, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 27.

James Michener - Sydney Writers Walk
James Michener, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 30.

Kenneth Slessor - Sydney Writers Walk
Kenneth Slessor, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 36.

Kylie Tennant - Sydney Writers Walk
Kylie Tennant, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 40.

Nevil Shute - Sydney Writers Walk
Nevil Shute, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 35.

Oodgeroo Noonuccal - Sydney Writers Walk
Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 31.

Ray Lawler - Sydney Writers Walk
Ray Lawler, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 24.

Robert Louis Stevenson - Sydney Writers Walk
Robert Louis Stevenson, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 38.

Ruth Park - Sydney Writers Walk
Ruth Park, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 32.

A D Hope - Sydney Writers Walk
A D Hope, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 18.

Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 11.

Barry Humphries - Sydney Writers Walk
Barry Humphries, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 20.

C J Dennis
C J Dennis, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 10.

Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 9.

Clive James - Sydney Writers Walk
Clive James, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 21.

D H Lawrence
D H Lawrence plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 25.

Douglas Stewart
Douglas Stewart plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 39.

Eleanor Dark - Sydney Writers Walk
Eleanor Dark, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 8.

Germaine Greer - Sydney Writers Walk
Germaine Greer, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 16.

Mary Gilmore - Sydney Writers Walk
Mary Gilmore, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 15.

May Gibbs - Sydney Writers Walk
May Gibbs, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 14.

Miles Franklin
Miles Franklin, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 13.

Robert Hughes - Sydney Writers Walk
Robert Hughes, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 19.

Rudyard Kipling - Sydney Writers Walk
Rudyard Kipling, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 23.

Thomas Keneally - Sydney Writers Walk
Thomas Keneally, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 22.

Umberto Eco
Umberto Eco, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 12.

Xavier Herbert - Sydney Writers Walk
Xavier Herbert, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney. Page 17.

C E W Bean
C E W Bean plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 3.

Christopher Brennan
Christopher Brennan plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 4.

Faith Bandler
Faith Bandler plaque on Sydney Writers Walk at Circular Quay. Page 2.

Joseph Conrad
Joseph Conrad plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 6.

Peter Carey
Peter Carey plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 5.

Peter Corris
Peter Corris plaque on Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay. Page 7.

Sydney Writers Walk
Sydney Writers Walk honors Australian and international authors with plaques embedded in the walkway around Sydney's Circular Quay.

Sydney Writers Walk
Sydney Writers Walk honors Australian and international authors with plaques embedded in the walkway around Sydney's Circular Quay.

Sydney Writers Walk
Sydney Writers Walk honors Australian and international authors with plaques embedded in the walkway around Sydney's Circular Quay.

Sydney Writers Walk
Sydney Writers Walk honors Australian and international authors with plaques embedded in the walkway around Sydney's Circular Quay.

Paraplesiops meleagris, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Western Blue Devil, Paraplesiops meleagris, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 9.

Scuba Diver and Red Sponge, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Scuba Diver and Red Sponge, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 5.

Old Wives Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Old Wives Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 6.

Silver Drummer, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Silver Drummer, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 7.

Western Blue Devil, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Western Blue Devil, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 8.

Royal Bluebell, Wahlenbergia gloriosa - Floral Emblem of the Australian Capital Territory
The royal bluebell is the floral emblem of the Australian Capital Territory. Page 2.

Waratah, Telopea speciosissima, Floral Emblem of New South Wales
The golden wattle is the floral emblem of New South Wales. Page 3.

Sturt's Desert Rose, Gossypium sturtianum, Floral Emblem of Australia's Northern Territory
Sturt's desert rose, Gossypium sturtianum, is the floral emblem of Australia's Northern Territory. Page 4.

Cooktown Orchid, Dendrobium phalaenopsis, Floral Emblem of Queensland
The Cooktown orchid, Dendrobium phalaenopsis, is the floral symbol of Queensland. Page 5.

Sturt's Desert Pea, Swainsona formosa, Floral Emblem of South Australia
Sturt's desert pea, Swainsona formosa, is the floral emblem of South Australia. Page 6.

Tasmanian Blue Gum, Eucalyptus globulus Labill, Floral Emblem of Tasmania
The Tasmanian blue gum, Eucalyptus globulus Labill, is the floral emblem of Tasmania. Page 7.

Common Heath, Epacris impressa, Floral Emblem of Victoria
The common heath, Epacris impressa, is the floral emblem of Victoria. Page 8.

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw, Anigozanthos manglesii, Floral Emblem of Western Australia
The red and green kangaroo paw, Anigozanthos manglesii, is the floral emblem of Western Australia. Page 9.

Coral and Sea Star, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Coral and Sea Star, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 3.

Harlequin Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Harlequin Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 4.

Zebra Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Zebra Fish, Rottnest Island, Western Australia. Page 2.

Pigs Can Fly at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Whoever says pigs can't fly hasn't been to the Sydney Royal Easter Show where they step off a platform and sail through the air. Page 12.

Jumping Showdogs at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Jumping showdogs are a feature of the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Page 10.

The Pigs Go Racing at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Racing porkers show Sydney Royal Easter Show goers how fast they are. Page 11.

Woodchopping Contest at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
The woodchopping contest is almost always a popular feature at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Page 9.

Fruit and Vegetable Displays - Sydney Royal Easter Show
A highlight of the Sydney Royal Easter Show are painstakingly designed displays of fruit, vegetables and other farm produce depicting Australian farm and country scenes. Page 7.

Another Children's Ride at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Whizzing around for the thrill of it is another reason children love the rides at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Page 4.

Close Encounter of the Bovine Kind at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Here's a close encounter of the bovine kind at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Page 8.

Showkids at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
They say it's the children who most enjoy visiting the Sydney Royal Easter Show, and this picture seems to bear this out. Page 2.

Up in the Air at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Bike riders fly through the air with the greatest of ease at the Sydney Royal Easter Show. Page 5.

Racing Cars at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
On the racing tracks, these racing cars show off their speed and derring-do at the Sydney Royal Easter Show.. Page 6.

Thrill Rides at the Sydney Royal Easter Show
Thrill rides are one reason why children love the Sydney Royal Easter Show.. Page 3.

Virtual Highlights of Te Papa
New Zealand's national museum, Te Papa, provides virtual highlights of its exhibitions and exhibition places as a preview of what you'll find there

See the North Island in Five Days
a simple how to on exploring new zeland's north island in five days

Take the Train in Sydney
a simple how to on taking the train in sydney

Adelaide Australia - Map of Adelaide, South Australia
This Adelaide map of its central business district shows well-ordered streets in a well-planned grid of city blocks.

Australian Parliament House - Visiting the Australian Parliament House
The Australian Parliament House in Canberra is open to visitors daily except on Christmas Day.

Arnhem Land Map
Arnhem Land, an Aboriginal homeland sacred to its people, occupies about 97,000 square kilometres of forests and spectacular rivers and gorges east of the Northern Territory capital of Darwin.

Outer Darwin Map
The outer Darwin map shows the city's location at the Top End, its satellite city, Palmerston, 20 kilometres east-southeast of Darwin, and major roads including the Stuart and Arnhem Highways.

Rotorua Attractions - View the Rotorua Attractions
There is great diversity in Rotorua attractions, activities and culture which makes Rotorua one of the most popular New Zealand tourist destinations on the North Island.

Melbourne's Free Tourist Bus - Melbourne City Tourist Shuttle
Melbourne's free tourist bus, the City Tourist Shuttle, is a free hop on, hop off service with stops at a number of Melbourne city attractions.

Alice Springs to Uluru
The central Australia map shows the major road link between Alice Springs and Uluru through the Stuart and Lasseter Highways.

Sydney Walking Tour - Circular Quay to Hyde Park
Start your Sydney walking tour from Circular Quay.

Sydney Walking Tour - Hyde Park to Darling Harbour
Right in the heart of Sydney, Hyde Park is an ideal place to start a walking tour through Sydney's city attractions all the way to Darling Harbour.

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - Oasis of Green at Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne feature thousands of plants from across Australia and around the world.

The Endeavour - Replica of HM Bark Endeavour Sailed by Captain James Cook
The new Endeavour is a replica of Captain James Cook's sailing ship which reached New Zealand and Australia in 1770.

LARC Tour - Have a Lark on a LARC in 1770
Go on a LARC tour in 1770 along the coast of Bustard Bay and up the hill to the historic lighthouse on Bustard Head.

Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers - Toowoomba Australia
Toowoomba, the Garden City, holds its Carnival of Flowers in September.

Wallaman Falls - Australia's Longest Single-Drop Waterfall
Wallaman Falls, part of Queensland's Wet Tropics World Heritage area, is the longest single-drop waterfall in Australia.

Find Thunder Eggs at Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park - Queensland Australia
At Mount Hay Gemstone Tourist Park, visitors are able to fossick for thunder eggs through rock and soil carted down from the volcanic slopes. The volcano, subsequently named Mount Hay, has been extinct for millions of years.

Whitehaven Beach - Whitsunday Island
Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island has the reputation of being Queensland's most beautiful beach.

Webb Bridge Melbourne Docklands
Webb Bridge, or Web Bridge, is a footbridge spanning the Yarra River in the Melbourne Docklands precinct.

Red Dog - The Pilbara Wanderer
The movie Red Dog is based on the true story of a hitchhiking, people-loving adventurous red kelpie in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

Etihad Stadium at Melbourne Docklands
Etihad Stadium is a sports and entertainment venue in the Docklands area close to Melbourne city centre.

Franz Josef Glacier - New Zealand's Franz Josef Glacier
The Franz Josef Glacier is one of the most visited glaciers on the West Coast of New Zealand.

Fox Glacier - New Zealand's Fox Glacier
The Fox Glacier on New Zealand's West Coast is the larger of the two most popular Westland glaciers.

Queenstown - Start Your Queenstown Adventure
For your Queenstown adventure, you might want to start by familiarising yourself with the lay of the land.

Queenstown - Go Jetboating and Whitewater Rafting in Queenstown
Queenstown adventures include jetboating and whitewater rafting.

Queenstown - Skydiving, Hang Gliding, Parapenting in Queenstown
Queenstown adventures in the air include skydiving, hang gliding and parapenting.

Queenstown - Sightseeing by Air and Other Activities
Go Queenstown sightseeing by air for a bird's-eye view of the Queenstown region.

Queenstown - Skiing and Snowboarding in Queenstown
Queenstown in winter turns its attention to skiing, snowboarding and other snow activities.

Willandra Lakes Region: World Heritage Site
Dramatic land formations characterise the landscape of the Willandra Lakes Region, a World Heritage site.

Wildflower Season - Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne
It's wildflower season at the Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Victoria, in the spring.

Gondwana Rainforests of Australia: World Heritage Site
Gondwana Rainforests of Australia, formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves, are located predominantly along the Great Escarpment on Australia's east coast, containing outstanding geological features around shield volcanic craters, and a high number of rare and threatened rainforest species.

Best Western Oasis Resort
Best Western Oasis Resort comprises 30 motel rooms and 10 villas near Windang Beach on Lake Illawarra close to the city centres of Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama and about 1 hour from Sydney Airport. Facilities and amenities include a licensed restaurant and cocktail bar, solar-heated pool and spa, sauna and barbecue facilities.

Palmer Coolum Resort Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia
Palmer Coolum Resort, formerly Hyatt Regency Coolum, is a holiday resort complex on 150 hectares of landscaped countryside with villas and suites of various types.

Southern Cross on Harbour
Southern Cross on Harbour is a boutique hotel with studio and one-bedroom suites, self-catering facilities, video and CD player, voice mail, data ports. At the crossroads of Darling Harbour, Cockle Bay Wharf and Chinatown.

CUB Malthouse - Three Melbourne Theatres at CUB Malthouse
CUB Malthouse, originally built as a brewery and malting works for Castlemaine Breweries, and later acquired by Carlton and United Breweries, was donated as a new home for Melbourne's Playbox Theatre which was destroyed by fire in February 1984.

Brett Whiteley - Australian Artist
Australian artist Brett Whiteley (1939-1992), in the forefront of Australia's avant-garde art movement with what has been described as his lyrical expressionism and lack of inhibition, was the recipient of a number of prizes and awards, with his work hanging in numerous galleries including the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra, the Tate Gallery in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Caulfield Racecourse Melbourne
Caulfield Racecourse, southeast of Melbourne city centre, is best known for being the home track of the Caulfield Cup, a 2400-metre Group 1 handicap race for horses three years old or more.

Makybe Diva - Melbourne Cup Champion - Career Highlights
Supermare Makybe Diva is the only racehorse in history to have won three Melbourne Cup races (2003, 2004, 2005), and in successive years, too.

Heard Island and McDonald Islands
The islands which comprise the Australian Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands are a World Heritage site

Macquarie Island
Macquarie Island, a sub-antarctic island, is one of Australia's World Heritage sites.

Doyles Restaurant, Sydney
Doyles is one of Sydney's finer, more popular seafood restaurants

Joern Utzon
Joern Utzon was the Danish architect who designed the Sydney Opera House, having won the international competition for its design in the early 1960s.

Sydney Opera House Restaurants
There are a number of restaurants in the Sydney Opera House and its immediate vicinity.

Margaret River - Getting There
Traveling from Perth to Margaret River - the route to take.

Balingup Medieval Carnivale Western Australia
Balingup lies along Western Australia's South Western Highway roughly equidistant from Perth, the state capital, and Albany on the southern coast.

Gundagai, New South Wales
The New South Wales town of Gundagai lies along the Hume Highway about 390 kilometres southwest of Sydney between the towns of Yass and Holbrook.

Gympie, Queensland
Gympie, off the Bruce Highway in Queensland and 166 kilometres north of Brisbane, is the centre of Queensland's Mary River Valley agricultural district.

St Helens - Tasmania - Australia
St Helens is the largest town on the eastern coast of Tasmania and is said to be the Australian birthplace of movie legend Merle Oberon.

Greater Blue Mountains - About the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Site
The Greater Blue Mountains area, inscribed by the United Nations as a World Heritage site, comprises eight protected areas 60 to 180 kilometres inland from central Sydney, New South Wales.

Winton Queensland and the Outback Festival
The Queensland town of Winton is made famous by being the birthplace of Qantas and Waltzing Matilda and for holding a biennial Outback Festival with many intriguing Outback competitions including the Dunny Derby.

Crocodile Dundee: Australian Outback Crocodile Hunter
Crocodile Dundee epitomised the rugged Outback Australian and is the title character of the 1986 film Crocodile Dunee starring Paul Hogan.

Errol Flynn
The actor Errol Flynn, who was to become the swashbuckling hero of such films as Captain Blood, Sea Hawk and The Adventures of Robin Hood, initially passed himself off as Irish but was actually born in Tasmania, Australia.

Keith Urban - Australian Country Singer
Award-winning country singing star Keith Urban was born in New Zealand and grew up and went to school in Australia.

Mel Gibson
Actor, director, producer Mel Gibson spent much of his early years in Australia, studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, and starred in a number of Australian films at the start of his movie career.

Merle Oberon: Australia Birthplace Question
Glamorous film star and screen legend Merle Oberon claimed she was born in Tasmania, Australia, but there are questions about her birthplace.

Nikki Gemmell - Australian Author of The Bride Stripped Bare
Australian writer Nikki Gemmell is the author of the bestseller The Bride Stripped Bare originally published as being by Anonymous.

The Wiggles
The Wiggles in their distinctively colored skivvies have grown in popularity not only in Australia but also in other parts of the world, winning a number of awards along the way, and are Australia's leading children's entertainers.

Hangi: Maori Cooking, New Zealand
The word

Hongi: Traditional Maori Greeting, New Zealand
The hongi is a traditional Maori greeting expressed by the rubbing or touching of noses.

Nicole Kidman - Is Nicole Kidman Australian?
Nicole Kidman is one of Australia's best known movie actresses, an Oscar winner and a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Featherdale Wildlife Park - Sydney
Featherdale Wildlife Park in western Sydney has more than 2000 native Australian animals and birds.

World's Longest Place Name - What Is the World's Longest Place Name?
Hawkes Bay in New Zealand is believed to have the world's longest place name - Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateaturipukakapimaungahoronukupokaiwhenuaakitanarahu.

Australian DVD and Video Cassette Buying Guide
Be sure you can play on your machine the DVD or video cassette you buy in Australia.

What Are Anzac Biscuits?
Anzac biscuits are part of the legend, history and story about Australian and New Zealand involvement in World War I, with Anzac biscuit sales contributing to the war effort and assisting war veterans.

Smoking on Sydney Beaches: Some Bans Are Now in Place
Aside from the health risks associated with smoking, the pollution of beaches and foreshores with tonnes and tonnes of cigarette butts has moved a number of Sydney local government councils to ban cigarette smoking on their beaches.

Australian Tropical Cyclones: Categories and How They Are Rated
Australian tropical cyclones are rated in five categories according to their strongest wind speed.

Australian Postcodes
For those used to the American postal system, Australian postcodes are the equivalent of American zip codes.

Smoking on Queensland Beaches: New Law Bans Smoking on Patrolled Beaches
Queensland law which started to be enforced on March 31, 2005, bans smoking on patrolled Queensland beaches, with smokers subject to on-the-spot fines.

Sydney Subway - Where Is the Sydney Subway?
In Sydney the underground train circuit is the City Circle. The terms subway, underground, tube and metro are not used in reference to the current city railway system.

Canberra Day - Australian Capital Territory Public Holiday
Canberra Day, a public holiday in the Australian Capital Territory, takes place on the second Monday in March.

Mt Isa, Queensland
The Queensland mining town of Mt Isa, the western world's biggest silver and lead producer, lies south of the Gulf of Carpentaria and west of the coastal city of Townsville.

Phar Lap - Legendary Australian Racehorse
Phar Lap is Australia's legendary racehorse who raced 51 times for 37 wins, three seconds and two thirds and died in North America under mysterious circumstances in 1932.

Sydney Zoo - Where Is the Sydney Zoo?
The Sydney zoo, properly known as Taronga Zoo, is on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour, across the water from Circular Quay, in the Sydney suburb of Mosman.

Great Barrier Reef Map - Australia
Map of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia.

Darwin Aerial View - Picture of Darwin from the Air
Darwin is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and the country's northernmost capital city.

Northern Territory Pictures - Australia
Australia's Northern Territory in Pictures

Northern Territory Pictures - Australia
Australia's Northern Territory in Pictures

Australian Wildlife
There is a variety of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to bilbies, boobie birds, bottlenose dolphins and brolgas. Here are some of the animals and birds of Australia.

Kea - Picture
The kea is a colorful native New Zealand parrot found in many parts of the country.

Australian Wildlife
There is a variety of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to bilbies, boobie birds, bottlenose dolphins and brolgas. Here are some of the animals and birds of Australia.

Australian Wildlife
There is a variety of Australian wildlife, from kangaroos, koalas and kookaburras to bilbies, boobie birds, bottlenose dolphins and brolgas. Here are some of the animals and birds of Australia.

Kiwi Picture
The kiwi is a flightless usually nocturnal New Zealand bird and a national symbol, with New Zealanders often referred to as

Tuatara - Picture
The tuatara, one of New Zealand's oldest inhabitants, is a reptile which was in existence at the time of the dinosaurs.

Seal Pup - Picture
This seal pup was photographed in the Otago Peninsula not too far from the city of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand.

Yellow-Eyed Penguin - Picture
The yellow-eyed penguin is the world's rarest penguin found on the southeastern coast of the South Island and Stewart, Auckland and Campbell Islands south of South Island.

Port Arthur - Historic Port Arthur Photo Gallery
The ruins of the Port Arthur convict penitentiary, less than two hours' drive from Hobart, are a most popular daytrip destination from the Tasmanian capital.