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Category: Australia travel

The Best Job In The World

Position: The Caretaker of the Islands of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia Location: Hamilton Island Employer: Tourism Queensland Compensation: A salary package of AUD $150,000 for a six-month contract (that’s $96,950.34 in U.S. dollars) Responsibilities: Through weekly blog posts, a photo journal, and a video gallery, tell the world what’s taking place on…

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Wordless Wednesday – Sunset Over Byron Bay, Australia

Residents of Byron Bay, Australia see gorgeous sunsets like this almost every night:

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Three Best Words to Describe Australia

Goodbye Australia…..as I leave, I’m thinking about the three best words to describe Australia. I’ve decided upon the following: DIVERSE: Australia offers an enticing array of cultures, ethnic groups, geologic land forms, world-class cities, and remote rural locales. VAST: Australia is not the biggest country in the world. But it’s huge in a…

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Last Day In Sydney

There is SO much in Sydney, Australia that I haven’t yet seen, so deciding what to do on my last day in this beautiful city was tough. Ultimately, the decision was made for me when my friend, Jane, with whom I’ve been staying, said that coming to Sydney and not seeing Bondi Beach…

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The Lesser-Visited Olgas, Kata Tjuta National Park

Despite being equally as impressive and just as beautiful as Ayers Rock (some say more beautiful), The Olgas are the less-visited geological formation at Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in central Australia. Located just 27 miles from Ayers Rock, the Olgas are a series of rounded domes that poke their heads above the sand…

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Australia’s Red Centre, Ayers Rock (Uluru)

In the very center of the Australian continent is a vast and featureless desert of red sand and scrub vegetation that stretches in all directions as far as the eye can see. Only two features relieve this otherwise monotonous landscape – the giant red sandstone monolith known as Ayers Rock and the lesser-known…

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