"Australia is about as far away as you can get - and I like that" - Andre Benjamin
Okay, I am probably a little biased because Australia is my beautiful home country - but it is amazing (seriously)! Vast modern cities, endless stretches of coast, untouched beaches, monumental deserts and the friendliest people.
This is an expensive country to travel but the experiences gained in Australia are priceless. With a relatively small population stretched over a huge landmass, you can feel as though you have Australia all to yourself. From the tropical north of Queensland, to the cold sea cliffs of Tasmania - although it is one country, you can sense that it is also an entire continent.