It’s one of the greatest countries on the planet, offering everything from snow to desert, from surf to wide open plains. It’s an amazing destination that is not only one of the most modern western nations in the world, but has endless natural wonders as well.


When Captain Arthur Phillip explored the harbour that James Cook had named Port Jackson, he described it as “the finest harbour in the world”. So impressed was he that he ordered the rest of the first fleet and all the convicts to leave Botany Bay and establish their new British colony inside this massive harbour at a small bay he named Sydney Cove. Phillip’s decision was a wise one, the harbour being so fine that the new colony thrived and in the short space of a little over 220 years grew to become to cosmopolitan city known as Sydney, Australia. And every visitor to the modern city can only agree wholeheartedly with Phillip’s description.