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Is Smoking Banned on Sydney Beaches?

Is Smoking Banned on Sydney Beaches?

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.
Sydney Festival 2007

Sydney Festival 2007

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 - Australia

Sovereign Hill - Australia

Sovereign Hill in Ballarat, Victoria, is the foremost outdoor historical museum in Australia and a favorite destination of visitors
Kakadu Lodge Jabiru

Kakadu Lodge Jabiru

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.
Melbourne Park

Melbourne Park

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.
Xavier Herbert

Xavier Herbert

Xavier Herbert, Sydney Writers Walk, Circular Quay, Sydney
Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds

Marlborough Sounds are a waterworld wonderland on New Zealand's South Island.
The Ekka

The Ekka

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.
Michael Jeffery

Michael Jeffery

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.
Quentin Bryce

Quentin Bryce

Former Queensland Governor Quentin Bryce is Australia's 25th and first female Governor-General.
Huskisson Wharf

Huskisson Wharf

Huskisson Wharf is home and departure point for dolphin-watch cruises at Jervis Bay.
Shark Bay, Western Australia

Shark Bay, Western Australia

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.
Sydney to Melbourne

Sydney to Melbourne

From Sydney to Melbourne the major inland route is through the Hume Highway.
Uluru

Uluru

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

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia, is a travel destination with convenient and free visitor travel within the city.
Strine and Aussie Slang - I

Strine and Aussie Slang - I

Strine and Aussie slang: a glossary of unique Australian words and phrases starting with I
Let's Go Australia

Let's Go Australia

The pros and cons of the travel book Let's Go Australia
Skiing in New South Wales

Skiing in New South Wales

Skiing in New South Wales takes place in the northern summer when it's winter in Australia.
Harbour City

Harbour City

Sydney is Australia's best known city and the first to be established in Australia by the English navigators, soldiers and convict settlers.
Getting to Yarra Valley

Getting to Yarra Valley

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.