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The colours of Australia

Australia is a country that gets under your skin. The red dirt of the outback is justifiably famous. The red centre contains some of the most instantly recognisable and visited icons in Australia – Uluru, Kata Tjuta and Watarrka. Three places rich in the dreaming that is at the heart of the oldest culture on …

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Botany Bay

One of the great things about La Perouse is the beaches. Regardless of which way the wind is blowing, you can find a sheltered beach. And they’re perfect for families, with white sand and no surf. And there’s a barbecue and picnic area at Frenchman’s with a children’s playground. Even on a Thursday there were …

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From the harbour to the bay – and Anglo-French relations

This tour of Sydney is quickly turning into a trip down memory lane. Not deliberately, but because I really have seen lots of Sydney – and have family connections to it. Even though I haven’t been through the Opera House yet, I decided to leave the city and travel to Botany Bay. Another major landmark …

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Sydney’s No 1 tourist attractions

If you’re going to experience Sydney you might as well start at the beginning , a very good place to start so they say. And for modern Sydney the beginning is The Rocks. I’ve always loved Australian history, but even in primary school was a bit disquieted about the glossing over of any reference to …

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Lesson No 1 – Public transport ticketing in Sydney is a nightmare

I love outback Australia. I’ve done a few trips to various places and am planning my next, but in the meantime I figured if I can’t get out and travel, then how about I bring travel to me? So I’m sightseeing in my home city. As with many tourists, I decided to take in some …

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Tourism at home

I’m travelling while still staying at home. When I was younger, my mother always said that when you live somewhere you never bother to really see it. She was right (but don’t ever tell her I said that). Really seeing your own city is not something we often do, probably figuring that we can do …

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