Australia has many endings. One of them is Darwin's top end, full of tropical natural beauty. And culture, because it is the land of the natives.
Sydney has many sides. I look at them on the first visit from below and above, from the back and the front.
The real, wild Australia starts where civilization ends. In the Outback, the red heart of Australia. But that's not just synonymous with Uluru / Ayers Rock, as many think. If you want the red wilderness and all its versatility for yourself, better off in the Flinders Ranges.
Australia, a country with top quality food and top wines? Right! Especially for South Australia and the region around Adelaide. From chic city restaurants to extravagant pubs in the middle of nature and extensive vineyards with lots of cellars, there is everything that gourmets and wine connoisseurs dream of.
There are fewer and fewer, islands where nature is still the boss and wild animals are more numerous than humans. Kangaroo Island in South Australia is one of those places - the island of kangaroos, koalas and sea lions.
My first adventure in Australia starts in Melbourne, one of the liveliest cities in the world. Leads to the Great Ocean Road, one of the most famous roads in the world. And to Grampians National Park, for once a superlative, but my personal favorite.
It was love at first sight. Very curious looked at us the small Kulleraugen and our hearts made aerial leaps. Tasmania!
Melbourne is full of hipsters. Especially the district Fitzroy. True samples, decorated according to all the rules of the art are here. Are hipsters still hip? Sure, I think and take another sip: who else would come up with the idea to make a gin from Tasmanian Pepperberry Leafs and Grains of Paradise?
Gradually, God tries out all the shades of light red, orange, dark red and purple to purple and finally gray. Within half an hour, the light is switched off, and the rock lies as a black shadow against the dark blue horizon.