Australia has been one of my favourite countries to visit ever since I first travelled there several years ago. I began my journey in beautiful Melbourne, a city often overlooked by its older and more iconic sibling, Sydney. Inspired by the hip alleyway cafes serving up flat whites and the cool street art of Hosier Lane, it’s a city I’d aspire to live in. First time visitors must check out the mind-blowing coastline of the Great Ocean Road and the adorable blue penguins of Phillip Island during their travels.

Sydney is so famous for all the right reasons. I love basking on its beautiful pristine beaches from Bondi to Coogee, hitting up Manly for the surf, and my experience of climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge was truly unforgettable. Beyond Sydney are the phenomenal Blue Mountains, as well as the vineyards of the Hunter Valley and I’m longing to get back to sample the wines.

Of course, noone can forget little old Canberra! I visited on my trip to Australia a few years ago and visited some inspiring museums as well as the parliament buildings. For all these reasons, Australia will long take a piece of my heart as one of the world’s most varied and scenic countries.