From the moment your plane passes over the white-tipped waves and brilliant blue of Sydney Harbour, you will know you are in for the adventure of a lifetime. You may even begin to feel the magic as you disembark from your plane at Kingsford-Smith and head off into the city. Where will you stay? TotallyAustralia.com has plenty of suggestions that can help you narrow your options. The harbour front is a popular choice and allows you to look out over the glittering skyline as you drift off to sleep and wake up to glorious sunrises every morning, but busy suburbs and beachy neighbourhoods also have quite a lot to offer. After youÂ’ve shopped, surfed and explored Sydney's various cultural venues and attractions, you may be ready to move on.
Where will you go next? There is so much to see and so little time to see it. Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef beckon. The diversity of sea life is legendary, and the colours and scenery are incomparable. Swim, snorkel, boat or dive in this magical wonderland, a living monument so massive it can be seen from space. The Daintree Rainforest is right around the corner and worth a look as the worldÂ’s oldest rainforest, which is still rich today in plunging waterfalls and lush plant life.
After Cairns is a trek into the vivid Red Centre of Australia, a vast desert that is teeming with life and adventure. The DevilÂ’s Marbles are here, and so is Uluru, or AyerÂ’s Rock, that massive monument many have only ever seen in pictures. The Red Centre is distant and some might even say inhospitable, but those who brave its harsh climate will be richly rewarded for their efforts. Alice Springs, a historical town known for its role in popular culture and its thriving arts districts, is just a hop, skip and jump away. (more...)