In declaring that day-to-day life in Australia is not particularly culturally rich, I neglected to say something important.
Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and host of Traveller's podcast Flight of Fancy, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.
There's surely never been a better time to beat the madding crowds and find your own little stretch of sunny, sandy paradise.
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Whether you're a foodie, a wine lover or a history buff, there's much to see and do in this Victorian town.