Aside from the health risks associated with smoking, the pollution of beaches and foreshores with tonnes and tonnes of cigarette butts has moved a number of Sydney local government councils to ban cigarette smoking on their beaches.
The Sydney Festival, a January celebration of arts and culture, comprises plays, dance and music events, physical theatre, visual arts and outdoor events.
Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Victoria, is the foremost outdoor historical museum in Australia and a favorite destination of visitors
Kakadu Lodge, three hours' drive from Darwin, is central to many of Kakadu National park's attractions, with 15 self-contained cabins and 32 lodge rooms with communal facilities.
Southeast of Melbourne's Federation Square, along Swan St, Melbourne Park is home to the Australian Open, one of only four Grand Slam tennis tournaments in the world and the first to occur in any calendar year.
Colloquially known as the Ekka, the Royal Queensland Show held in Brisbane is Queensland's biggest annual event and is one of the top three agricultural shows in Australia.
The 24th Governor-General of Australia, Major General Michael Jeffery, took his oath of office on August 11, 2003 and was governor-general until September 2008.
Former Queensland Governor Quentin Bryce is Australia's 25th and first female Governor-General.
Huskisson Wharf is home and departure point for dolphin-watch cruises at Jervis Bay.
Shark Bay on the western coast of Western Australia, is a World Heritage site and home to dugongs, dolphins and stromatolites: a fascinating aquatic world and a diver's paradise.
Uluru in the heart of Australia is a striking rock monolith better known as Ayers Rock in earlier times until its Aboriginal name became more popular.
Melbourne, Australia, is a travel destination with convenient and free visitor travel within the city.
Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with I
Skiing in New South Wales takes place in the northern summer when it's winter in Australia.
Sydney is Australia's best known city and the first to be established in Australia by the English navigators, soldiers and convict settlers.
If you plan driving to the Yarra Valley wine region, get on the Eastern Freeway and follow it to Nunawading where you can then take Maroondah Highway all the way to Yarra Valley.