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Sun seekers

Wallpaper

North Curl Curl Beach in the north of Sydney bustles with swimmers and sunbathers on the 2015 Australia Day weekend. This photo was taken by a drone, which took off from nearby cliffs.

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Destinations

Australia is renowned as one of the world’s premier surfing destinations. Its 37,000km coastline is blessed with beach, reef and point breaks to challenge the most experienced board-riders. For the less adept, there are countless easy-rolling swells that beginners can paddle onto safely and with confidence.