“G-day, Mate!” is the catchphrase known around the world and it aptly sums up the verve and openness of the Australian people. Their country is harder to sum up in one phrase. Vast and diverse, it ranges from the sophistication of Sydney, with its iconic Opera House in the center of the picturesque harbor, to the wilds of the Outback, the undersea wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, the verdant vineyards of the Barossa Valley and crystal clear trout streams of Tasmania. Such diversity gives rise to a multitude of activities: world class diving and sailing, sampling the perfect Shiraz where the grapes were picked or rock oysters in a waterfront café, hiking, climbing everything from mountains to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The challenge is to get it all in.