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Rare rain transforms Australia's Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre into dazzling rainbow

<b>(CNN) —</b> Do not adjust your screen settings: the crazily vibrant colors of this lake in Australia are all natural.<p>A rare flood has transformed the country's Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre from an arid salty basin to a spectacular, watery oasis -- a striking spectrum of colors, from aquamarine blue to rose …

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A Crocodile the Length of a Van Has Been Captured in the NT

At 600 kilograms, it's the biggest croc ever pulled out of the Katherine River.<p>Rangers had been chasing the 4.71-metre, 600-kilo saltwater croc for a decade. Tour operators and fisherman had long-reported glimpsing a monster croc near a Katherine River boat ramp, but rangers had never seen it. …

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Banning the Uluru climb: 'This rock means everything to us'

<b>For decades the Anangu people in central Australia have asked tourists not to climb Uluru, formerly known as Ayers Rock, because of its sacred value. From next year, scaling the giant monolith will be banned. The BBC's Rebecca Henschke reports on why the rock is so significant, and discovers her</b> …

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Mount Augustus National Park | Australias Golden Outback

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Australia's 'Most Unusual Natural Wonder' Is a Horizontal Waterfall You Can Ride Through

If you’re looking for a unique natural attraction, head to Talbot Bay in Australia. This gorgeous bay of bright turquoise water is where you’ll find …

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A stunning part of the Kimberley is back in Aboriginal hands

Unspoilt beaches, brilliant blue skies, and saltwater lagoons with glimpses of whales and dugongs.<p>Welcome to the gateway to the Kimberley in remote …

The bizarre story of Australia's floating hotel and its 14,000km round journey to North Korea - Science News - ABC News

"One problem after another": An ABC News report from 1988...<p>Australia was once home to the world's first floating hotel, and over the past 30 years …

Ancient artwork site, Nourlangie, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.03

5 Things I Love About Australia (and One I Loathe)

<i>Want the</i> <i>Australia Letter</i> <i>by email?</i> <i>Sign up</i> <i>and forward it to friends so we can expand our discussion about Australia and the world.</i><p><i>______</i><p>Last week, I wrote about Australia and foreign policy — examining the federal budget for signs of how Australia sees itself and its global mission.<p>This week, like …

Australia's top eight Indigenous travel destinations

<b>The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland</b><p>The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Stretching for more than 2,300km along the Queensland coast and covering 35m hectares, it features brilliantly coloured corals living beneath aquamarine waters, a profusion of tropical islands …

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South Australia From Above: Stunning Drone Photography by Bo Le

Vibrant and majestic aerial shots by <b>Bo Le</b> a.k.a. <b>Sa From Above</b>, talented self-taught photographer, adventurer and drone pilot currently based in …

Would you pay $1.1M for this derelict Sydney house?

<b>(CNN) —</b> A derelict home in inner city Sydney sold for an incredible $1.1 million this month, illustrating why frustrated potential home buyers feel locked out of the city's property market.<p>The hefty price paid for the crumbling period property, which requires a full renovation, in the suburb of …

One month in Sydney part II

Another few tips to spend the summer in Sydney, read the first tips here.<p><b>Fifth:</b> go out and explore! <br>Sydney is a great city for walking. And your legs …

One month in Sydney part I

Recently we read a blogpost of a fellow traveller about Australia. According to that traveller, you shouldn’t stay in Sydney for over a few days …

A local's guide to Australia's Gold Coast: 10 top tips

Hugging Queensland’s southeast coast for a whopping 70km, the City of the Gold Coast extends far beyond the borders of Surfers Paradise, its hedonistic heart. Once renowned for its tackiness, the “Goldie” has, ahead of the Commonwealth Games, attained a level of sophistication few expected of the …

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The stars of Australia's Bondi Beach

"I've seen a lot of crazy stuff," says lifeguard Andrew Reid, who appears in hit reality TV show Bondi Rescue.

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My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas

This is the story of a flight. But it starts with a few caveats. Firstly, it is not a normal flight – the passengers are not your average travellers as they include ministers, CEOs and more journalists than politicians would normally be comfortable sharing a small space with.<p>Secondly, it is not …

Australia's top 10 wild swimming spots from Lonely Planet

Ask a few Australians about great wild swimming places and they will readily give you a list of a dozen or so they love. But they won’t tell you their absolute favourites. That’s because the best natural swimming spots are the ones you have all to yourself, even in the middle of summer. …

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A local’s guide to Perth, Western Australia

It’s among the most geographically isolated cities in the world, and sits on the edge of the Indian Ocean, so it’s only natural that the bright lights of Perth come from the sun and the sky. And that’s what gives Perth its sense of openness, endlessness and possibility.<p>Drive in any direction out of …

More than 130 whales die in mass stranding in Western Australia

One hundred and thirty-five whales have died after being washed ashore in Western Australia.<p>A rescue operation began on Friday morning in Hamelin Bay, on the state’s south-western tip, to save the remaining 15, with volunteers and vets trying to keep the surviving short-finned pilot whales alive …

We swooped and soared over our wide brown land, so vast it felt like a dream | Brigid Delaney's diary

Time stands still in the unremitting emptiness of central Queensland, where rain can frighten the children<p>Feeling a bit crowded where you are? Thinking that maybe your city is “full?”<p>Last week I spent a few days on astation in central western Queensland. “My property is not large,” said its owner, …

Big farming across Australia – in pictures

Alice Mabin is the photographer and author of the upcoming book The Grower. It tells the story of agriculture in Australia, a difficult industry with isolated landscapes as a backdrop. She spent more than a year visiting 400 properties, shooting enterprises including sheep, beef, dairy and truffles …

Sydney more expensive to live in than London and New York, study finds

New cost of living report puts Sydney in the top 10 most expensive cities for the first time<p>Sydney is among the top 10 most expensive cities in the world to live, with the cost of living now higher than in New York and London, according to a new report.<p>The study by the Economist Intelligence Unit …

Most Australian Indigenous languages came from just one place, research claims

Burketown, Queensland, named as origin of dominant Pama-Nyungan family of languages<p>Most Indigenous languages in Australia likely originated from a remote spot in far north Queensland as recently as 4,000 years ago, before slowly spreading across the country, a new study has claimed.<p>The paper, …

Australia's new bubble tents provide the ultimate skygazing experience

<b>(CNN) —</b> Australia has its fair share of memorable glamping experiences, but none quite as illuminating as the new Bubbletent retreat in New South Wales' Capertee Valley.<p>Each of the three transparent, inflatable, air-locked dome tents is named after a different constellation: Leo, Cancer and Virgo. …

The Start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race: Pictures

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The best Australian beaches to visit this summer

Whether you're a fan of a long stroll down an abandoned beach or sitting under a palm tree with a cocktail in hand, somewhere along Australia's …

Burn City: Melbourne's Painted Streets gallery

Lou Chamberlin has been photographing street art in Melbourne, Australia, for more than a decade and, like the city, her new book, Burn City,has collected the best of it.<p>The book title plays off the term ‘burners’, which some street artists use to describes a work so vivid or hot that it burns off …

17 Things To Do If You Live In Sydney And Have A Week Off

We know that you're aware of the Bondi to Coogee walk... let's explore further.<p><i>Travel was provided by Tourism Australia. BuzzFeed writers do not guarantee coverage.</i>