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Australia’s Coolest Wine Region: Yarra Valley

Australia’s Yarra Valley, about an hour’s drive northeast of Melbourne, is famous for its cool-climate varietals and features everything you might want in a wine region: generously poured glasses, farm-to-table meals, and gorgeous vistas that seem to go on without end.

Where to See the Smallest Penguins on Earth

Given the popularity of the nightly penguin parade on Phillip Island, about a two-hour drive southeast of Melbourne, I was worried about a theme-park vibe. But when I saw the first group of penguins come waddling out of the ocean, determined and adorable, I drew a giddy breath. It was just plain awesome.

Travel Lens: Neil Perry’s World

Neil Perry is culinary royalty in his native Australia, and for good reason. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens—and appetite.

World Calendar: Must-Attend Events in December

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in December.

I Heart My City: Jelena’s Perth

Jelena Stipanicev has lived in Perth just about all her life, and no matter where her wanderlust takes her, she will always be a “Southie” at heart. “It’s not Melbourne and it’s not Sydney, but my city is unique and resourceful because of its isolation,” she says. “There is no place that’s sunnier, friendlier and more laid-back than Perth.” Here are a few of Jelena’s favorite things about the city she’s proud to call home.

World Calendar: Must-Attend Events in October

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in October.

8 Adventures in Wonderland

Don’t just see the world, seize it. From swimming with whale sharks in Baja California to horseback riding across Mongolia, these eight wild adventures turn vacations into calls to action.

Australia’s Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the only scenic drives in the world that can claim a mix of rugged scenery, some of Earth’s tallest trees, sea stacks of towering rock, and surfers. But marsupial wildlife as prebreakfast comic relief? Well played, Australia.

An Insider’s Guide to Australia’s Great Ocean Road

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Victoria’s best known highway, the Great Ocean Road, runs 150 miles from Torquay to near Warrnambool, but the scenic drive continues along the Victoria coast to the South Australia state line. Drive it the other way, from west to east, to parallel the route of 19th-century shipborne immigrants. Here’s a brief guide to maximizing your time on Australia’s rugged southeastern coast.

Generation Next: The World’s Young Eco Warriors

The days of children waiting around for grown-ups to save the planet are over. Nowadays, they’re taking conservation action into their own hands.

I Heart My City: Jennifer’s Darwin

Three years ago, Jennifer Pinkerton cashed in her life as an editor in Sydney for a life of global adventure. After teaching English at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India, losing her hair in Zambia, and taking on French school in the Loire Valley, she ventured to the desert and put down roots in Darwin, the capital of one of Australia’s most remote and least populated areas. Here are a few of Jennifer’s favorite things about the tropical Northern Territory wonderland she’s proud to call home.

Reader Recs: Bucket List 2015

A new year calls for new additions to travel to-do lists. To get inspired, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their picks for 2015’s must-visit destinations.