Feel that I should possibly balance the slightly biased post added previously, Australia does also take the best part of 24 hours to get there.  Plus when you get there, you will be greeted by some of the most venomous little chaps you can imagine.  However whilst you try and avoid the spiders and snakes you do have the opportunity to watch the Koalas getting drunk in the trees on the Eucalyptus leaves.

So is the travel and thought of the creepy crawlies worth it?  Silly question, damn right it is!