Sydney is Australia's most populous city and a magnet for travellers from all over the world. Its harbour position is spectacularly beautiful. There are world famous beaches on the doorstep and the iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House.
Australia is enormous, be prepared before you set off to drive in remote areas with our top road trip tips.
Staying safe at Australian beaches is as easy as following some basic rules. Here are our tips for having fun in the ocean.
No doubt, you've just read our other post on Australia's dangerous animals "The Big Bite: Aussie sharks and crocs" and are relieved to discover that it's more likely you'll be killed by lightning than die in the jaws of a great white.
Sharks in Australia have been given a bad rap in recent years but is there really anything to worry about when you enter the ocean? We give you the tips to stay safe.