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1. Day 1 in Australia. You land in Sydney and wasting no time, go to the top of Centrepoint Tower in the city to get your bearings. You walk around the historical area of The Rocks, walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a hydrofoil (waving at the animals in the harbourside Taronga Park Zoo). The hydrofoil goes to a beachside suburb with the harbour on one side and a surf beach on the other. A short walk down The Corso takes you to the famous, masculine sounding beach. What is its name?
2. The next morning, you haven't got time to drive the 900km/550 miles to drive to Melbourne so you rise at 4am to get the first flight at 6am. After a quick look around the Victoria Markets and a quick Yarra River cruise to historical Williamstown, you decide to visit the heritage listed MCG. If you visit in Australia's winter, what are you likely to see?
3. Day 3. You missed the overnight ferry to Tasmania, but you did save yourself a three hour drive to Hobart from the ferry terminal in Devonport. You arrive at Hobart airport at 7.15 am (after a 4 am wake up call). You walk along the waterfront and through the Salamanca Markets, then head for the 4,000 foot mountain lookout directly behind Hobart. What is the name of this mountain which sounds like it should be part of New Zealand's capital city?
4. Day four begins early as you have to catch the first flight to Adelaide so it is another 4am start. Landing in Adelaide, South Australia, you barely see the Adelaide city skyline and the beach at Glenelg before the two hour drive south to the ferry to Kangaroo Island. While local fauna like kangaroos, wallabies and koalas make you smile, it is the conservation angle that interests you. Once you reach the island, you drive 90km/55 miles to Seal Bay where you expect to see...?
5. Even though you catch the first plane to Perth from Adelaide, you do not land until late morning as it is a 2,700 km/1,700 mi flight. You have a quick look around Perth: Kings Park, the Swan River and the Swan Bells as you head 260km/160mi south, regretting you could not find time to visit nearby Fremantle. You are now in Margaret River, Western Australia's premier wine growing region. As you quaff the local Chardonnay and Shiraz wines while dine on marron (WA shellfish), you can't help feeling you should have spent more time in the other premier wine growing regions of Australia. These are the...?
6. Make sure you get a window seat on the 3,000km flight to Darwin (over 4,000km by road) so you can see the wide open, flat, dry spaces of Australia. You land in Darwin but your destination is a national park 300km east of Darwin. You don't have time to drive so you charter a small plane to fly over this very beautiful part of the country made famous by the movie "Crocodile Dundee" (1985). What is the name of this national park?
7. You land back in Darwin at 4pm just in time to take the two hour flight south to the most sacred monolith in Australia: Uluru. You arrive in time to see its colour change at sunset and you really want to see it at sunrise but there is no time. There are only a few flights a day from the local airport so you drive through the night to the nearest town, 470 km east. What town am I in?
8. At 6am next day, I catch my 3 1/2 hour flight northeast to Cairns in Tropical Queensland. I can access the Great Barrier Reef a few miles offshore, I can visit the Daintree Rainforest a few miles away, or travel up to the Atherton Tableland to the west. As I am in Far North Queensland, I can't help thinking I have a fourth option, to travel to Cape York, the most northerly part of Australia. How far is it?
9. First flight to Brisbane is at 6.15am, the capital of Queensland 1,700km south. You are now in The River City, home to 16 bridges that cross the Brisbane River. What is the name of the iconic bridge that crosses the river at Kangaroo Point and meets the north side of the city near the CBD?
10. Last Day. You cannot visit both Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast as they are over 100km north or 80km south from Brisbane respectively. You decide to visit the Sunshine Coast because you can swim at the beach in the morning and walk through the rainforest in the hinterland in the afternoon. Which one of these beach towns is not located on the Sunshine Coast?
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