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If Sydney were a person, it would be a sultry fashion model… and a bit of a prima donna.

So you’re over Sydney but don’t want to stray too far? Go to the Blue Mountains, a gorgeous natural wonder a short train journey from Sydney itself.

Fishing, drinking beer and relaxing on an unspoiled beach is your idea of Heaven? Head to the Torres Strait Islands.

So you don’t believe that vast tracts of Australia consist of incredibly boring country? Then visit the Hay and Nullarbor Plains.

That little island down the bottom of Australia isn’t a parasite trying to attach itself to the mainland. It’s Tasmania, and despite the jokes of mainlanders, Tasmanians do not have scars on their shoulders where their second head was removed.

A small island off the northern coast of Tasmania, King Island is associated with one thing: food, good food.

Lake Eyre is the largest lake in Australia, but there’s just one problem: most of the time there’s no water in it.

Australia has a number of outlying island territories. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of them. Neither have many Australians.

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world and the only living organism you can see from space.

Jamie McGraw