THE TOP 20 TRAVEL EXPERIENCES

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6. GO ON SAFARI IN KAKADU NATIONAL PARK

Just a few hours from Darwin lies Kakadu National Park, a secluded corner of Australia shrouded in ancient culture, unique wildlife, and stunning landscapes. On a safari through the Top End, you'll find yourself swimming under cascading waterfalls, cruising through the heart of crocodile territory, 4WD-ing over outback trails, spotting flocks of exotic birds, and immersed in Dreamtime folklore.

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7. GET A TASTE OF CULTURE IN MELBOURNE

Known for a progressive creative scene, chic neighbourhoods, awesome shopping and world-class food and coffee, Melbourne is Sydney’s trendy little sister. It's a little bit more seasonal than always sunny Sydney, but the sheer amount of things to do, especially in terms of culture and nightlife, means that a trip to Melbourne has something for everyone. It’s been named the most liveable city in the world for a reason!

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8. CHILL OUT IN

BYRON BAY

Beautiful beaches, wild waves and a welcoming hippie vibe, Byron Bay is one of Australia's not-so-hidden gems. From live music to surf lessons to boutique shopping, there's so much to do in this bohemian wonderland. If you've dreamed of escaping the real world to become a beach bum, or just want to see an alternative side of Oz, Byron is the town to be. You might even spot a Hemsworth brother.

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9. GET AN ADRENALINE

RUSH IN CAIRNS

Cairns is your typical laid-back Aussie city, but with skydiving, bungy jumping and white water rafting on the menu, it's not hard to see why it's known as the adrenaline capital of Australia! Pack your sunscreen and some spare underpants, be prepared to get your pulse racing, and head up north to where the rainforest meets the reef.

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10.CUDDLE A KOALA ON

MAGNETIC ISLAND

With 23 secluded bays and palm-fringed beaches, coral reefs in warm waters, and numerous colonies of koalas, Magnetic Island is a treasure trove in natural beauty. There are lots of great walks, or you can explore the island in a 'topless car'. And with over 300 days of sunshine a year, there’s never a bad time to go.

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