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A: Wollongong Picnic

by Gil Abadines, 4.5 km away

Welcome to  the seaside and not so sleepy town of Wollongong ... Just an hour and a bit away  from wh...

Wollongong Picnic

B: Austinmer Beach

by Phil Whitten, 8.8 km away

Why not enjoy a day of sunshine, sand and surf at Austinmer beach. I got there by train with a 90 min...

Austinmer Beach

C: Bald Hill Lookout

by Klaus Mayer, 19.6 km away

Bald Hill Lookout

D: Shellharbour Foreshore

by Clint Lawrence, 22.1 km away

Shellharbour Foreshore

E: Beautiful Kiama !

by Gil Abadines, 32.4 km away

Only an hour and half drive from Sydney ...A gem of a place - good for a short escape from the rat ra...

Beautiful Kiama !

F: Kiama Blowhole

by Florian Knorn, 32.5 km away

Water shooting out of the blowhole in Kiama.Murphy's law can be most prominently studied when trying ...

Kiama Blowhole

G: Kiama Harbour and Coastline

by Gil Abadines, 32.6 km away

KIama - a gem of a place and only an hour and a half away from Sydney .... from wikipedia : http://en...

Kiama Harbour and Coastline

H: The Pine Trees at Kiama

by Gil Abadines, 32.6 km away

Another gem of a place from the sun burnt country - land down under .... from wikipedia - http://en.w...

The Pine Trees at Kiama

I: Thirlmere Station

by Phil Whitten, 36.3 km away

I visited Thirlmere station on 3rd March 2013. The loco 3642 had hauled our train from Sydney Central...

Thirlmere Station

J: Steam At Thirlmere

by Phil Whitten, 36.4 km away

I visited the trainworks at Thirlmere on 3rd March 2013 and here are some of the many locos in the st...

Steam At Thirlmere

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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