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 lotus by Cai Guo-Qiang, Botanical Gardens

All in the name of art: the Sydney Biennale 2010

by zara

Destination: Sydney

A world of exciting contemporary art has just arrived in Sydney, Australia - and is there until August. Visit the thought-provoking works to see the best - or maybe the worst - of today’s art

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Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Why Australia's a great honeymoon choice

Destination: Great Barrier Reef

Australia isn’t the first place people tend to think of for honeymoons but with incredibly varied landscapes and some amazing hotels, it’s actually perfect romantic break territory

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The view from the steps up to the lighthouse in Byron Bay

Surfing on a shoestring on Australia’s east coast

Destination: Byron Bay

In a van big enough to house two people, two surfboards, one gas stove and a few clothes, we drove from Sydney up the east coast of Australia, surfing all the way

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The Scenic Skyway at Katoomba and its wonderful views of the famous Three Sisters rock formations (© Scenic World)

On a high in Australia's Blue Mountains

by Lyn.Eyb

Destination: Katoomba

On Sydney's doorstep is one of Australia's most accessible wilderness areas, the Blue Mountains - well worth heading to for a breathtaking break from the city

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The view from our tent on Cockatoo Island

Sydney on a budget: sights and sites

Destination: Sydney

Camping on an island in Sydney Harbour isn't just a great way to save money - it also guarantees you a hell of a view. And it's not the only way to enjoy the city without breaking the bank...

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Old Sydney Holiday Inn

Australia: a perfect wedding venue

by hollyo

Destination: Sydney

Chilling out in Sydney, exploring the beautiful Blue Mountains, and exchanging vows in an idyllic country house setting - it all added up to the dream wedding

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The Harbour Bridge

How to spend a week in Sydney

by Wiggy

Destination: Sydney

A fortnight would be great – but what if you have just seven days to explore Australia's largest city? For advice on where to stay and eat, what to do and how to get around Sydney, read on

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The Carrington (©VisitNSW.com)

Romance Down Under: Sydney for couples on a budget

by Sadhbh

Destination: Katoomba

Just because you're visiting Sydney as a backpacker doesn't mean you can't do romantic dates - try these three ideas for amorous outings that won't break the bank

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Sydney Harbour Bridge by night - see this from near Cafe Extra restauraunt.

Sydney – sightsee like a tourist, wine and dine like a local

by Monique

Destination: Sydney

Avoid tourist traps, like below average food at above average prices, by using this local knowledge of Sydney to discover great places to eat and drink while you're out on the sightseeing trail!

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Petting the wallabies at Featherdale Wildlife Park

The Blue Mountains - a 'true blue' Aussie getaway

Destination: Jenolan Caves

Canyons, mountains and waterfalls; hearthlands, gum trees and old tin sheds; stalagmites, stalactites and an underground river. The Blue Mountains offers them all, with fine food and culture to boot

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