Western Sydney is often the subject of dismissive stereotypes and generally ignored by tourists.
There are Aussie airlines flying under the metaphorical radar, filling the gaps Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia just aren't interested in.
Many of us have had to cancel overseas holiday plans over the past year, and I'm sure I'm far from the only one to miss out on a trip to Italy. Fortunately, I found la bella vita without leaving Australia.
A much-loved big-name restaurant has landed in this quiet corner of NSW.
The food and wine alone are drawcards, but this town could do much more to trumpet its authentic and colourful Italian heritage.
Truffles, fresh walnuts, stunning wines and farm-to-table dining are here for the taking.
It's easy to overlook the Hunter's impressive credentials - not only is it Australia's oldest wine region, it also has the most cellar doors (more than 150).
Nowhere gets wilder than this north-east edge of the Northern Territory.
From its red-earth centre, to the lush tropical coastline of sandy beaches, Australia is a place of unique extraordinary beauty and a deep rich history. You can walk across the land with a traditional owner, camp under starlight in the desert, wine and dine in the Barossa Valley or take a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road. No place compares to this great southern land.