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Ask anybody for trip ideas in Australia, and you're likely to get a limited range of answers that includes a trip to the beach, petting a kangaroo, and taking a photo in front of the Sydney Opera House.

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But with a landmass twice the size of Europe and climates ranging from sweltering desert to tropical rainforests, there's much more to Australia than koalas and a souvenir didgeridoo.

Matador has compiled firsthand knowledge about volunteer opportunities in the country, favorite road-trip routes, and nightlife guides to Australia's metropolitan areas to help you learn more. But if you really want, definitely purchase that souvenir didgeridoo.

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