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Sophisticated galleries, subtropical beaches, cool-climate vineyards: the greater Brisbane region delivers gasp-inducing contrasts. The region's star is Brisbane itself. Traditional home of the Jagera people, Queensland's capital has a flourishing restaurant, bar and cultural scene. Lapping at its eastern fringe is Moreton Bay, where low-lying sandy isles beckon with turquoise waves and passing parade of whales, turtles and dolphins.
The Cairns Esplanade is bordered by the city centre and the Coral Sea and covers 12 hectares of public open space. The jewel in the crown is the 4800-square-metre saltwater lagoon pool with sandy edges and shallow areas for the youngsters. The precinct also includes cafes, restaurants and bars, a huge skate park. Visit Daintree National Park or head to the Kuranda Scenic Railway before enjoying an evening of magical dreamtime by the fireside at the Tjapukai Aboriginal Centre, and don’t forget the crystal-clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef.
Hong Kong. mix of feng shui and finance, trams and temples still make it one of the most fascinating – and safest – cities in the world. Be sure to eat some of the best food you will ever taste, you'll be dazzled by the stunning harbour and you'll feel energised by a combination of the urban, the rural and the maritime. Hong Kong is where China and Britain have moulded and created something very unique. It's a joy to explore every corner.
Kiriwina is the largest of the Trobriand Islands, with an area of 290.5 km². It is part of the Milne Bay Province of Papua New Guinea. Most of the 12,000 people who live in the Trobriands live on Kiriwina. The Kilivila language, also known as Kiriwina, is spoken on the island. The main town is Losuia.
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and former military prison.
The surreal old town of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, is almost entirely buried in deep black volcanic ash from an eruption in 1994, but there are still beautiful sights to see such as the lush botanical gardens. The city’s wartime history has left much to explore on the island, such as the Japanese tunnels and bunkers. Go diving and discover the remains of sunken Japanese battleships as well as amazing coral and sea life..
Sydney, with its iconic Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and of course Bondi beach must rank as one of the worlds most stunning city’s. Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets. Top it off with a trip to the Blue Mountains, a popular excursion among locals.