For a U.S. resident, traveling to Australia literally means flying to the other end of the world. But that hasn't stopped U.S. travelers from often naming Australia as their top bucket-list destination. The Great Barrier Reef stretches over more than 1,300 miles along Australia's east coast. It is a coral reef system made up of about 3,000 separate reefs. Snorkeling is one of many ways to see the reef. The corals are colorful, and there are hundreds of types of fish, turtles and manta rays. Another way to see the reef is by helicopter ride. The highlight of the ride is flying over Heart Reef. The Yarra Valley is home to a thriving wine industry that benefits from its cooler climate. Yering Station is the oldest vineyard in the region. Its first planting was in 1838. Balgownie Estate has been producing wines since 1969. Mostly known for reds, Balgownie is now expanding its collection of whites and sparkling wines. Think of Sydney, and you'll most likely picture the iconic Sydney Opera House. Sydney's BridgeClimb offers what is probably the best view of the harbor. BridgeClimb Express is the fastest way to get to the summit. Climbers ascend through the heart of the Bridge. The legendary Bondi Icebergs swimming club was founded in 1929. Getting into the club is quite a feat as members have to abide by strict swimming schedules, even during the winter. Bronte Beach is a stop on the nearly 4-mile Bondi to Coogee walk. Watsons Bay, an eastern suburb of Sydney, offers some of the best views of the city. The beach at Coogee.