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BALLANTYNE | going home Just to the north lies Manly Beach, the birthplace of Australian surfing, where surf rides up to 20 feet lure cowabunga addicts the world over. To get there, take the Manly Ferry, which offers world-class views of Sydney Harbour along the way. Shelly Beach is Braid's choice for hanging ten, although he suggests lessons for newbies to avoid becoming a shark biscuit. To refuel, dive into Fresh Fish and Chips overlooking the beach, or to spoil yourself, try Le Kiosk. See the Blue Mountains No trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the legendary Blue Mountains, a New South Wales natural wonder whose dense population of Eucalyptus trees disperse fine droplets of oil that, in combination with dust particles and water vapor, scatter rays of light tinged with blue. Located just two hours by car or train from Sydney, this vast World Heritage site contains awesome panoramas featuring rugged escarpments, forests, waterfalls and bushland, highlighted by the landmark Three Sisters in Katoomba. In addition to bushwalking, mountain biking, rock climbing and "canyoning," you can explore underground rivers and caves with Aboriginal guides. End with a sunset ride on the Katoomba Scenic Railway, the steepest railway in the world. No matter where you go in New South Wales, you'll make The Three Sisters in Katoomba is a highlight of the Blue Mountains, about two hours from Sydney. memories that last a lifetime. To get a feel for everything you can do in and around Sydney, start by downloading the "There's Nothing Like Australia" app at or visit Or, simply chat with Alex Braid. ORTHOPEDICS RHEUMATOLOGY PAIN MANAGEMENT PHYSICAL & OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY Let Us Help Keep Your Life In Motion. Being diagnosed with a musculoskeletal disease such rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, osteoporosis, fibromyal- gia, or gout, often feels like a major setback to living a full life. Carolina Bone & Joint helps you move on into the future. We offer you the latest advances in everything from STATE-OF-THE-ART ARTHRITIS CARE to BIOLOGIC THERAPEUTIC INFUSIONS to treat many musculoskeletal diseases. Ask to see one of our exceptional rheumatologists and find the help you need to keep your life moving. 10460 Park Rd. Charlotte, NC 28210 701 E. Roosevelt Blvd. Monroe, NC 28112 Visit us online for our other locations: Greensboro, NC & Lancaster, SC 90 BALLANTYNE MAGAZINE )HHO WKH GLIIHUHQFH LQ RXU RQJRLQJ GHGLFDWLRQ WR EHWWHU OLYLQJ (704) 541-3055 WINTER 2012-2013 Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia©

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