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Beaches to “barbies,” koalas to wallabies, Outback to ocean…where to begin in this island-country-continent of Australia? Unique wildlife and dramatic landscapes, no doubt. But surprise is on your side in the Land Down Under. Whatever your fancy, Australia welcomes you. Mother Nature puts on an incredible show in New Zealand, too. Add Maori culture, friendly cosmopolitan cities and great food, and New Zealand becomes a veritable playground for the adventurous as well as those seeking a little relaxation.


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Ayers Rock:

Ayers Rock is a large sandstone rock formation in the southern part of the Northern Territory of central Australia. It lies 208 miles southwest of the nearest large town, Alice Springs. The rock is one of Australia’s most recognizable natural landmarks and stands at 1,142 feet tall and is 2,381 feet above sea level.

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Cairns:

Cairns is a regional city in the far north of Queensland, Australia. The city was founded in 1876 and named after the then governor of Queensland. The region of Cairns ranks as the 4th most popular destination for international travellers in Australia. The city serves as a gateway point for those visiting the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns is also surrounded by rainforest, including the world’s oldest, the Daintree Rainforest, which lies just two hours north.

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Auckland:

This is a city in the North Island of New Zealand and is the largest and most populous area in the country. Roughly one third of New Zealand’s population resides here, dating back to the year 1350 when the Maori people founded the land which is known for being rich and fertile. Auckland is famous for its wonderful parks, stunning nature, and volcanic fields as well as rich culture, wonderful festivals and great quality of life.

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Rotorua:

Rotorua is a city on the southern shores of the lake of the same name. Located in the heart of the North Island, 140 miles southeast of Auckland, the area is known for its geothermic activity and features impressive geysers and amazing hot mud pools that are greatly enjoyed by both domestic and international tourists.

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Expert Advice

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As you prepare to travel ‘down under’ to Australia, enjoy a casual dress style and be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes! It is recommended to take light or medium weight clothing during their summer months (December through April) and medium weight clothing the remainder of the year.
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You're in for a treat! Australia has many wonderful culinary traditions. It’s perhaps best known for its emphasis on fresh food — often organic — prepared in fusion styles reflecting the many influences from Europe and Asia. Australian chefs also specialize in using the area's many native ingredients. Seafood is extremely popular and incredibly fresh, particularly along the coast. Barbecuing is a hugely popular cooking style in Australia, so listen up for the popular local term – “the Barbie.”
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In Australia, Aboriginal art and artefacts are very popular choices for souvenirs. You'll find the best opals in the world in Australia. Wines are abundant in the land down under and not to be missed! In New Zealand, look for jade carvings and jewellery, luxurious wool products, art and of course, wine!

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