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5 places in Australia you must visit

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Australians love the outdoors. We love surfing, mountain biking, hillwalking, trekking, rock climbing, and blue water paddling (if you like that kind of thing). We have so many incredible natural wonders to explore that when it comes to personal travel stories, you can even take an outdoor excursion to the Blue Mountains, near Sydney. Or I, a widow and grandmother of five, will, with my best friend. “I just recently found the place in France where I married my dear husband,” said a friend (who, incidentally, is called “La France Avec Daniele” in the letters she’s written to her friends for decades). “So now I’ve got a real excuse to visit!”

But these are also the places where we know the truth about our own lives: that we’re loath to go, or that it won’t go well for us. If you need more proof, just ask the writer Paula Benjamin, who had a pretty good idea of the country she should have been spending her time in: Europe. Instead, she went to Botswana and backpacking through Mexico, and she hasn’t looked back.

These places just scratch the surface of what makes Australia unique: the people, the food, the landscape, the fly-fishing on Cook Inlet, the kale of Branxton, the chocolate of north Queensland, and the cheese of Coonawarra, a haven for lactose-intolerant Australians and international expats.

Over the next few days, we want to hear what places you’d love to visit: a spot in Australia you want to visit someday, or one that actually does you some good.

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