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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CULTURE 6
History
Heritage
Ancient Art

TRAVEL 10
Coastal
Outback
Adventure

FOOD & WINE 14
Food Trends
Markets
Wine

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CULTURE

HISTORY

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HERITAGE

ANCIENT ART

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HISTORY
Australia’s people were thought
to have arrived here by boat from
South East Asia during the last
Ice Age, at least 50,000 years
ago. At the time of European
discovery and settlement, up to
one million Aboriginal people
lived across the continent as
hunters and gatherers. They
were scattered in 300 clans and
spoke 250 languages and 700
dialects. Each clan had a spiritual
connection with a specific piece
of land. However, they also
travelled widely to trade, find
water and seasonal produce and
for ritual and totemic gatherings.

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HERITAGE
Australian
culture
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founded on stories of
battlers, bushrangers and
brave soldiers. Of sporting
heroes, working heroes
and plucky migrants. It’s all
about a fair go, the great
outdoors and a healthy
helping of irony. Today
Australia also defines itself
by its Aboriginal heritage,
vibrant mix of cultures,
innovative ideas and a
thriving arts scene.

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ANCIENT ART
In amongst the wetlands, wildlife
and rugged gorges, World
Heritage listed Kakadu National
Park holds one of the highest
concentrated areas of rock art
in the world. As many as 5,000
Aboriginal sites have been found
here, including rock art, shelters,
stone tools, grindstones and
ceremonial ochre. This detailed,
dramatic record of life in Kakadu
stretches back more than 50,000
years – from the first evidence of
human occupation to the arrival
of Europeans.

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TRAVEL
COASTAL

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OUTBACK

ADVENTURE

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COASTAL
Drive the Pacific Coast Touring
Route from Sydney to Brisbane
via Byron Bay and the Gold Coast.
Follow the spectacular Great
Ocean Road or the coastal drive
to the Mornington Peninsula in
Victoria. Explore the 74 islands
that make up Queensland’s
Whitsunday Islands. Immerse
yourself in the uncrowded beauty
of Tasmania’s Freycinet Peninsula.
Discover the wine regions and
surf beaches of Margaret River in
Western Australia’s south-west
and the Fleurieu Peninsula in
South Australia.
With around 50000 kilometres of spectacular coastline, complete with
islands, stunning beaches, fringing reefs and long meandering drives,
you’ll find millions of places to explore around our island continent.

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OUTBACK

From challenging four wheel drive adventures to sprawling cattle stations of more
than a million hectares and from rugged mountain ranges and spectacular gorges
to the longest stretch of straight railway track in the world, the Australian Outback
symbolises the essence of Australia.

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Nothing says Australia
quite like our Outback.
The open spaces that
seem to stretch on
forever tell the story
of the exploration and
development of our wide
brown land, and reflect
Australia’s
pioneering
spirit and unique identity.
You can find a little bit of
the outback in every state
of Australia, and while the
regions are remote, they
can be easily accessed
from most major cities
and towns.

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ADVENTURE
Australia is a surfer’s
paradise, and we’ll tell
you where first-class
waves crash across the
country, from Victoria’s
Surf Coast to Western
Australia’s Margaret River.
Discover our hot-spots for
diving and snorkelling,
from Queensland’s Great
Barrier Reef to Tasmania’s
East Coast Dive Trail.

Then learn more about the beautiful Australian places you can canoe or
kayak, from dramatic Katherine Gorge to the pristine waters of Tasmania’s
Freycinet National Park.

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FOOD & WINE
FOOD TRENDS

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MARKETS

WINE

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FOOD TRENDS

We’ ve never been more serious about good bread and butter or being
selective about the wood we smoke with. We want our fried chicken brined
in shrimp paste, finished with earth-shattering crunch.

Australia wants to use its
hands. We want to smoke,
and gnaw, and hew and mill.
We want to eat less meat
but be offered better quality.
We want more vegetables,
but we want them farmed
by small-scale producers.
And while the fish should
be line-caught, the icecream can be soft-serve.
We might like our food slow
and low-impact, but we don’t
think that means we have to
surrender our sense of fun
we want our ethics with a
side of hot fudge and nuts.

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MARKETS

Grab an original fashion creation at Melbourne’s Rose Street Markets or

Get a taste of Australia’s vibrant
markets, which sell everything from
fresh produce to hand-crafted gifts
and high fashion. Browse boutique
souvenirs in Sydney’s historic Rocks
precinct or see the creations of local
potters, painters and glassblowers in
Hobart’s Salamanca Markets. Stock up
on fresh, organic food from Brisbane’s
many farmers markets or discover
the country’s largest arts and crafts
markets in Canberra. Sample the
spices of five continents at Darwin’s
Mindil Beach Sunset Markets or create
the perfect picnic with ingredients
from Adelaide Central Market.

join busking musicians at Fremantle’s lively weekend markets. You’ll find
a vibrant market almost everywhere you go in Australia.

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WINE
Discover some of the
world’s
oldest
shiraz
vineyards
in
South
Australia’s Barossa Valley
and McLaren Vale, or
award-winning sauvignon
blanc
in
Western
Australia’s Margaret River.
Join one of the winery
events held in the Hunter
Valley
near
Sydney,
or taste the flagship
chardonnay, pinot noir
and sparkling wines of
the Yarra Valley near
Melbourne.

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