From: Boston, London, Hoboken, now Warwick, NY
Best part of Sydney is the road south to where Vic Bitter comes from!!!
South London, my lot came from Rotherhithe in the late 1840's, no convicts in family. Ships deserters to the Ballarat goldfields.
PS. I love how people have been to Sydney/Gold Coast/Perth and say they love Australia. Its like going to LA and forming an opinion on the whole USA.
OZ is huge. We were there for three weeks. Got Sydney, Melbourne, Brissy and then some time out on Lizard island, which is on the Great Barrier reef. Fun flight, 7 seater, a barefoot pilot, no co-pilot, and the runway at Lizard is basically U-shaped, high on both ends but a decent dip in the middle. But a great resort, and the lizards abound. Also a cool research station on the island. And the diving is great. I would go back and try to get Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin. And then get to New Zealand while 'in the neighborhood'.
I would also like to get to a lot of the Pacific islands at some point, but those logistics require AE like planning.