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Sydney is Australia’s number one travel destination in terms of number of visitors.
. Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef Far North Queensland is a wonderful tropical paradise.While visiting along the Great Barrier Reef, Brisbane is the place to go when you need a taste of the big city


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Whitsundays!

I know that you don't have a lot of time remaining but if you can get up to the Whitsundays it is well well worth it!

I was originally inspired by the 'Best Job in the World' and didn't quite make the cut...so I decided to head over there anyways!

Love it to death! Now Tourism Queensland and National Geographic have teamed up to put together a 6-part TV series of Ben's time as the 'Island Caretaker'. Apparently it will air in August (I know that you will have returned by then) but it could be nice to return home and reflect on your trip with the quality imagery that Nat Geo is famous for and that Queensland offers!


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Jenolan Caves is amazing. It is so big that seem can't be finished in 1 day. It is about 200km from Sydney CBD, so you may book a tour there.


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I am actually planning to go and see Jenolan Caves. Would Lithgow be the best place to stop? Should I actually spend a night there to have enough time to see everything?


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The place you can't forget to visit is the australian museum and the art gallery


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I am actually planning to go and see Jenolan Caves. Would Lithgow be the best place to stop? Should I actually spend a night there to have enough time to see everything?
Lithgow ain't really the best town as far as visitors go and the only reason I'd stay over that way would be id planning to take in the Zig Zag Railway as well and there's also Mt. Tombah Botanical gardens but there's some smaller villages about rather than Lithgow itself, more a town to service the coal mining - there just once and easily forgettable!.
Depending on budget, if you cannot afford to stay at Caves House, check what's available around Katoomba, Blackheath, Leura etc. and there're heaps of bed and breakfasts about, a lot rather pricey but probably a few more moderately priced about too, and if you do not mind a YHA hostel, Katoomba has one of the best rated with apparently great views.
Oberon is another place you may want to consider staying in, there being some nice old pubs and also do a bit of searching re farm stays if interested for there's a few places right down in the valleys too that'll be pleasantly different from hurly burly touristy life above.
A couple of other places that are worth making the extra time to look see while nearly there are doing a drive around the Mouunt Panorama roads that become Bathurst Race Circuit at race times and also check out Kanangra Walls.
The road from the BM via Jenolan and on to Goulburn is all sealed now and you could make an interesting loop tour from southern suburbs if you wanted to take an extra couple of days.
Head across via Warragamba if you haven't been there before, a picnic lunch [ and I think the Safari Park is long gone! ] , yes it is and some interesting escapes - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African...ri_(Warragamba)
And then head for Windsor, Australia's mainland oldest licensed hotel and a nic place for a counter tea or afternoon coffee at shops opposite - Cappacino and Cake $5 specials, one best value about or 50 cents extra for Muggacino.
You can head out from Windsor on Bells Line Road and find accommodation that way towards Mt. Tombah, this being a more peaceful way to go up into the BM than the western motorway drag.
After BM and Jenolan/Kanangra Walls you could take the drive through towards Goulburn but you can turn off before Taralga on to a gravel road for Wombeyan Caves, also worth a look and you can stop overnight.
Wombeyan Caves Camping Reserve
The travelling through this countryside is part of the reason to visit and from the Wombeyan Caves on towards the Wollondilly R. crossing and beyond you'll see what I mean, that route taking you through to near Mittagong.
If you want somewhere else to stay before heading home, the Surveyor General Hotel at Berrima has some history.





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Sydney has a lot to offer to tourists in terms of city attractions. You can check out Opera House, Sydney Harbor and Bondi Beach. For wildlife enthusiasts, there is an option of visiting Kakadu National Park Fetherdale National Park and Royal National Park.


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Sydney Harbour.. Opera Theather...?


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Hi...
In Sydney you must visit Sydney Harbour, Broken Bay / Hawkesbury River, Castle Hill Exhausts. you must visit Byron bay very famous for the beach and spa therapy.


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Wow Wanderer, that's one comprehensive response. Thanks a bunch. I have a lot to think of now. I have already been to Katoomba for a few nights and know accommodation there. I was just thinking of something a bit closer to the caves which are still quite a distance away from there. I never thought of Zig Zag Railway though I heard about it. Mt Tombah Botanical Gardens is something new for me. Looks like one day isn't enough to see all of it. I will have a lot to ponder now...


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