Big and bountiful, there’s so much to see and do in Australia – and always more to discover. Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific Oceans, Australia is both a continent and a country where nature can be seen at its most majestic, and where world-class coastal cities offer visitors to these shores an exciting mix of cultures and cuisines. Sydney, with the famous opera house, iconic Bondi Beach, hip bars and boutiques is a good place to start, but arty Melbourne, sub-tropical Brisbane, and beautiful Perth with its vineyards, shouldn’t be missed. Down Under is also a foodies’ idea of heaven and while the ‘barbie’ is still a weekend standard for many, modern Australians, or ‘Mod Oz’, cuisine is a wonderful fusion of European and Pacific-rim flavours and ingredients. Away from the cities, the vast interior – or Outback – awaits, while the 2,000km long Great Barrier Reef is one of the true wonders of the world.