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Aside from golden beaches, friendly people and adorable kangaroos, Australia has vibrant cities, ancient rainforests and sacred indigenous landmarks.

Visit the bustling metropolis of Sydney with its Taronga Zoo, the Royal Botanic Gardens, gourmet cuisine and the legendary Opera House. Travel along the Great Ocean Road for views of the mountains and coastline, including the impressive limestone formations that inhabit the sea known as the Twelve Apostles. Take a hike through the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree, which has survived uninterruptedly for 180 million years. (That’s 10 million years longer than the Amazon.) Watch the colors change at Uluru or Ayer’s Rock, a massive sandstone rock formation in the Northern Territory that is sacred to the indigenous people.

Water lovers can’t miss snorkeling and diving along one of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. And for partiers, head to the Gold Coast for surfing, theme parks, and Vegas-style good times after dark.