Sydney is renowned for its cultural diversity, world-class dining, and surf beaches. Sydney’s Opera House is its most iconic site, but if you’re not an opera lover, don a climbing suit and safety tethers and ascend to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Rocks and adjacent Circular Quay are Sydney’s oldest neighborhoods, dating to 1788. Taronga Zoo is a must-see for the kangaroos, koalas, wombats, platypuses, echidnas, emus, dingoes, and Tasmanian devils.
Port Douglas is just an hour north of Cairns via a spectacular coastal road on the Coral Sea. Two World Heritage jewels exist side by side in this region: the Great Barrier Reef and the rainforest of Daintree and Cape Tribulation. Refresh in the aquamarine waters on Four Mile Beach. Explore the Daintree Rainforest by night, swing through the canopy on a zip line or take a guided 4WD tour.