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Astounding Australia: two weeks for 'holiday of a lifetime'

05-30-2011 11:11 BJT

Some places seem much too far away to be reached by a single plane journey. As you drive up to Heathrow, it's almost impossible to believe that when you take the equivalent journey away from the airport at the other end of your flight, you may be taken to a spot in the shadow of Sydney Harbour Bridge.

In the space of little more than 24 hours, the world will turn on its head. You will probably arrive in Australia at night with your eyes heavy with sleep. But when you awake the next morning and throw back the curtains - if you're lucky enough to be staying in one of the hotels on or near Circular Quay - there, bathed in the bright dawn sunshine, will be Sydney Harbour, with its 'coat-hanger' bridge and stunning Opera House.

Syd delicious: Sydney Harbour is one of the world's most iconic waterside sights.

Even if you have just two weeks' holiday available there's no reason why you shouldn't consider a trip to Australia. You'll be amazed at just what you can fit in.

According to travel companies, visitors to Australia have seven experiences on their 'to do' list:

1. The Outback

2. Nature

3. Cities

4. Journeys

5. Aboriginal Australia

6.Aussie coastal lifestyle

7.Aussie food and wine

 


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