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The great Barrier Reef

One of the most famous reef systems in the world, the Great Barrier Reef is world famous for its abundance of marine life and world-class diving opportunities. While I was there, I saw turtles, sharks, lively coral, and beautiful fish (even hunting a fish, which was as weird as it sounds). It was everything that was cracked up to be.

Sydney
Famous Sydney Opera House in Australia in the evening
Known for its famous opera house and harbor, Sydney also has an incredible bridge, great parks, delicious food, lots of free things to do and amazing surfing.

Whether you visit Manly Beach or hang out with everyone else in Bondi, Sydney is a place to relax in the sun and enjoy the water. Darling Harbor has many good restaurants and great entry points, and the Chinese garden is quite comfortable. For a night on the town with colorful locals, there's nothing quite like King's Cross.

Uluru
Uluru is surrounded by deserts in Australia on a bright summer day
You would not have thought that a huge round rock covering eight kilometers of land would be breathtaking, but it is. It is as if a wave of sand is rising above the desert due to the wind blowing across the rock. The iron present in the rock produces amazing colors of red and orange during sunrise and sunset.

Places I’ve been
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Barbecue
A typical Australian barbecue in summer
Australians do a lot of things well, and one of the best is throwing barbecue. Australian barbecue is a serious tradition, and most parks and public areas have at least three barbecue pits. In fact, I don't know what Australia would be without barbecue. There is nothing better than a beautiful warm night, some good beer and some grilled-up kangaroo to make you love this place. Barbecueing is also a great budget-friendly option!

Alcohol
A cheese plate next to several glasses of Australian wine
Australia has some of the best wine regions, including the Margaret River near Perth, the Barossa Valley near Adelaide and the Hunter Valley near Sydney. Very good wine can be tried in Australia, especially Shiraz and Pinot Noir. You can take day trips from nearby major cities to any of the wine regions or simply take a trip to the wine store and get drunk in the park… while having a barbecue.

Western Australia
Rugged rocks and a small river in beautiful Western Australia
This is my favorite part of Australia. It is truly beautiful, with its large expanse and white sand beaches that stretch for miles without any soul. I am glad that many people do not go to Western Australia; Otherwise, it could end up like the East Coast - crowded and over-built.

Carrigini National Park embarrasses Kakadu and Litchfield, and Coral Bay and Ninglu Reef are even better than Cairns or Great Barrier Reef. I like it here

We broke through the open fence at the middle of the bridge to climb down under and find where the rocks met the sea. I launched the drone over a hundred metres up above the bridge to capture this crazy view. One of my favourite shots I’ve taken here.
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Perth
Perth, Australia skyline near the coast in summer
Sydney and Melbourne get attention, but Perth can hold their own against these two giants. There are great beaches, one of the world's largest city parks, surfing and nearby Fremantle, where you can have Australia's best beer (small creatures).

Green Forest
Green forests of australia
One day I will settle down, and when I do, it will be in some lush, tropical place. Maybe Queensland would be the place to be. Here you will find one of the oldest continuous tropical rainforests in the world (it is of the age of dinosaurs!) Hiking, wildlife and tons of birds (watch out for crocodiles), and some really nice rivers and swimming holes There are great places to visit in. If you really want to get away from it, head north to Cape Tribulation, where it's just you, the forest, and some oceans.