Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or walk up to the Barrenjoey Lighthouse and be amazed by views over Palm Beach and the Tasman Sea. Or maybe just relax on Bondi Beach, picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden or enjoy the idyllic Wendy Whiteley's Secret Garden.
Germany is a spectacularly beautiful country, it doesn't matter which state you visit you will be enthralled with its rich history and grandiose architecture. Saxony has a history of silver mining, intricate lace making, wooden carvings and the most stunning porcelain you will ever see.
Wellington has an abundance of exciting attractions, including the phenomenal Te Papa Museum, The Weta Cave and the magical Wellington Cable car running from Lambton Quay up to affluent Kelburn.
Nelson and the surrounding regions of Marlborough and the Tasman National Park are simply gorgeous, especially in the Spring and Summer months. They encompass an extensive wine growing area, mountains to climb, sailing, markets, cafés and restaurants in which to eat the delectable local produce.
The 3.5-hour journey through the Cook Strait by ferry is spectacular . . . on a sunny day. But you don't want to be the unlucky traveller who makes the crossing while the weather gods are in a bad mood. I have been on this crossing in both weather types; lucky for me, it was fine this trip.