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Australia: Urban, Rural, and Tropical

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The Operator: Black Tomato

The Highlights: Traverse Australia from urban to remote. Start in Sydney with an Opera House tour and a flight to a secret lunch location. Follow a night in the Blue Mountains with a wine tasting in Hunter Valley, then a plush bush-camp stay in Jervis Bay. Finally, hole up at the Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, for diving and spa treatments. 877/815-1497; blacktomato.co.uk; November-March; from $7,749 for 12 days, including airfare. —Peter Frank

Best Life-Changing Trips 2010

Australia: Urban, Rural, and Tropical

The Operator: Black Tomato

The Highlights: Traverse Australia from urban to remote. Start in Sydney with an Opera House tour and a flight to a secret lunch location. Follow a night in the Blue Mountains with a wine tasting in Hunter Valley, then a plush bush-camp stay in Jervis Bay. Finally, hole up at the Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, for diving and spa treatments. 877/815-1497; blacktomato.co.uk; November-March; from $7,749 for 12 days, including airfare. —Peter Frank

Courtesy of Black Tomato

Best Life-Changing Trips 2010

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