Big skies, big cities, big land…discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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Australia is vast, and with size comes diversity. From the world's largest reef system to the world's biggest monolithic rock, from beaches, rainforests and wildlife to big city lights, Australia's landscapes and lifestyles are begging to be explored. An ancient land but a young nation, Australia's enigma is in its extremes and a major drawcard is its surreal natural beauty.
Lonely Planet author John Vlahides has been on the road exploring five incredible and distinctly Australian destinations. Follow his journey here, as he shares his unique experiences with weekly video posts and photos from his travels. Travel with him to Uluru, Kangaroo Island, Sydney and the Blue Mountains, Bruny Island and the Great Barrier Reef, and kick start your own unforgettable Australian adventure.
The hype is definitely justified. The world's largest coral reef is one of nature's richest underwater realms and a paradise for divers, snorkelers, sailors and beach bums. Travel the tropical Queensland coast with John and see what all the fuss is about.