The TranzAlpine is considered one of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world, and it was a good introduction to the New Zealand South island: breathtaking scenery, mountains and rivers, incredibly green grass and deep blue water, sheep and cows, and a fast-changing, unpredictable weather.
Jervis Bay, a short 3h drive south of Sydney, offers a unique experience: wonderful beaches which and a great National Park. The best is, however, that it’s very easy to see cute kangaroos!
The Blue Mountains are located only 2h by train from Sydney. Scenic World is a tourist complex in the south west of Katoomba, in the Blue Mountains, and I would personally define it as a mixture of a National Park and an amusement park: there is a skyway, a cable car and a railway that are attractions by themselves.
Australia was and has always been my childhood dream country. As a kid I dreamt of koalas and kangaroos, as an adult, of an exotic place to live. So in my round the world trip I could not skip Australia and try to imagine how it would be to live, at least, in one of its cities.