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Let's go visit Australia!
With Anzac Day 2012 now a passing memory, it's important to reflect on the Anzac tradition and how it affects the DNA of our modern day thinking. The Anzac tradition most valued is the way we Aussies help other Aussies during difficult times. Whether in war or peace or natural disasters or man-made tribulation, we Aussies help each other in tough or trying circumstances.
In 2012, with the turmoil of the European monetary crisis impacting on the value of our dollar, with higher government 'suck' on our take-home money, and with political soap operas denting our national confidence, the Anzac ethic is needed like never before.
That spirit can be manifested in very simple ways – in particular, in our support for fellow Aussies in what we buy - and in myriad other transactions.
One extremely important activity we can support is local tourism.
At a time when the bum has fallen out of overseas currencies, it's all too tempting to spend our strong-currency tourist dollars on some third-world experience or visiting some site in the ruins of Europe or America. As tempting as this might be, it doesn't help our fellow Australians, nor does it uphold our intrinsic Aussie values. We help our mates.
Thus instead of spending our holiday money in some dengue-ridden, chicken-infested designer swamp in offshore third-world countries, it's time to spend some quality time on Australian soil. Think about it – no language difficulties, no cash transaction problems, no dodgy local trying to rip you off.
Re-visiting Australian destinations – or discovering them for the first time – is a delight too often overlooked as we approach peak tourist season in a number of iconic Australian destinations.
Whether it's the snowfields of Victoria, the delight of the wineries of South Australia, the wildflowers and the near-full desert lakes of Inland Australia – or the exquisite delights of tropical North Queensland, now is the time to visit these areas and support our fellow Aussies.
In this series, we take an unabashed look at Australia. Importantly we look at it through the eyes of cheddas – no matter what your age from 45++ and beyond, these pages will make you want to visit iconic destinations, make you want to visit them again, or will rekindle your memories of some of the favourite spots you've visited over the years.
This series is designed to show you the best of Australia – and along the way, encourage you to get out and make the best of our country.
Whether you drive, caravan it, 4-wheel it or fly, get into or re-engage with Australia – and help our mates along the way. Cooee Cobber!
We start off our look at the best of Australian tourism by visiting Cairns!
We visited beaches and tourist villages north of Cairns....bliss!
We took the Skyrail to Kuranda
Old hippies never die - they just go to Port Douglas!