26 reasons to holiday in Australia

BEN GROUNDWATER
Last updated 12:35 27/01/2014

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In honour of Australia's national day, we've pinpointed 26 persuasive reasons to choose a close-to-home holiday.

The temptation is there. With budget flights and a booming dollar it has been easy to take your holidays afar, to head to the Northern hemisphere and leave familiarity behind.

But on this year's Australia Day, we're here to celebrate the unique and inspiring travel experiences that make our neighbouring country so great.

From the bars to the bush, the coral to the cricket, these are the experiences you should have in Australia before you set your sights further overseas.

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