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Sip quietly: a guide to Sydney's dining secrets

Sydney is a sparkling, sprawling city with jaw-dropping views and iconic sights you can spot a mile away. But how do you navigate the city when your appetite's in the driver's seat? Where do you go when you're in the mood for something specific but you're not sure where it could be? Hopefully these …

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Lonely Planet's guide to the Very Big Things of Australia

Big is Australia's middle name. It's the world's largest island, home to the world's biggest monolith (maybe) and where you can see the...Big Banana. If you thought things were big in Texas, wait until you discover Australia’s fascination for all things elephantine and concrete. Why not take a road …

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Watching Australia's wildlife

Wildlife is one of Australia’s top selling points, and justifiably so. A network of national parks, state forests and reserves is home to unique and fascinating native fauna, and although many of the furry mammals are nocturnal, during the daylight the birdlife is vibrant, noisy and colourful.<p>If …

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Australia's wildest road trip

Stretching across Australia’s northwest corner, the road from Darwin to Broome runs through one of the world’s last great wildernesses. This is a land where there are areas larger than Ireland without a single town, where farmers lose dozens of cattle a year to crocodiles, and whole communities are …

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Top 10 outdoor attractions in Australia's Northern Territory

For many people, the north represents the real Australia: vast and apparently empty country, locals with wits as dry as their dusty boots, unfamiliar customs and landforms, and an ancient spiritual culture rubbing up against a more familiar Western way of life.<p>Closer to Bali than Bondi, Darwin …

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Planning a trip to Australia: what you need to know

Book your flights: 2012 is shaping up as a bumper year to visit Australia. A slew of music festivals (Big Day Out, Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay Bluesfest) will feature arena-filling acts like Kanye West, Soundgarden, Steve Earle and Kasabian. And don't miss the touring Picasso exhibition at …

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Sydney by the sea

Sand, surf, sunshine...These are a few of Sydney's favourite things! And one of the best places to see them is along the staggeringly scenic Bondi-to-Coogee Clifftop Trail − a 5km, three-hour stroll that goes a long way towards explaining Sydney's love affair with the sea.<p>Bondi Beach<p><i>Image by</i> …

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Five of Australia's treasured islands

Ah, Australia. Partying the night away amid the bright lights of Sydney. Exploring the undersea extravaganza of the Great Barrier Reef. Watching the sun rise over wind-sculpted Uluru. A visit Down Under is never short of do-before-you-die moments.<p>But did you know that there’s a whole lot more to Oz …

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How to be an Aussie beach bum

When it comes to hanging out at the beach, Aussies have a few unwritten 'rules' of behaviour. To make the most of your visit Down Under, and do a convincing impression of a bona fide Aussie beach bum, here are some helpful pointers:<p>Beach etiquette<p>The most important rule: always head to the edge of …

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The best beaches in Australia

With more than 10,000 beaches around its shores, Australia leads the way when it comes to incredible sand and surf. Some beaches are playgrounds for marine and other wildlife, and the most beautiful beaches are so expansive or remote that you don't have to fight for towel space. Here's an …

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Sydney’s top speciality drinking spots

It’s hard to know where to start in a city that sparkles with entertainment options after dark. There’s no shortage of clubs, pubs, big bars and, these days, small bars in Sydney. But if you’re looking for something a little niche, here is our pick of the best. All are conveniently located in the …

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20 free things to do in Sydney

You don't need a fat wallet to enjoy the glamour and chic of Sydney. These 20 attractions, activities and icons won't cost you a cent.<p><b>Take the Bondi to Coogee Walk</b><p>One of the most spectacular walks and coastlines you could hope to see, this route takes in some of Sydney’s most iconic beaches. In …

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