Probably I already mentioned it, but since it would've happened here, I'm going to mention it again. I wanted to travel to Alice Springs and see Ayer's Rock, but I didn't have time to travel south as far as I'd need to go and get back to Sydney for my flight. I learned from other travelers that it looked NOTHING like it was "supposed" to look the year I was there. Instead of being rather barren red rock, it basically looked like a very large green hill (or series of hills). Very strange, eh?
I remember Cairns. To my memory it was a very beachy sort of city... pastel colors all around. It was very cool, but didn't seem "Australian" per se to me. I remember this building, but not the roos (or statues of) in the square. The scene shown in this picture is a bit familiar, too.
Townsville was a pass-through I remember, though I don't remember anything specific about the place.
I spent the night in Brisbane. I do not really remember much of anything about it, though. Another pastel beach city, maybe.
And then back to Sydney.
I don't remember if I did it the first time I was there, or the last, but I did take a trip out to the Blue Mountains. It was pretty cool. Our driver was fun. We got to try our hand at a whip. That was a lot more difficult than it looked! I wasn't able to crack it at all. Dang it! I do think the Blue Mountains trip was during the last few days I spent in Sydney. Other than that, and shopping for gifts to give when I returned (Omiyagei), I don't remember anything specific about Sydney (from the last time I was there).
All in all, my time in Oz was very good for me. I'm very glad I did it.