With wildlife parks and viewing areas, get up close to Tasmanian devils, wombats and platypus in Burnie. And lovers of cheese and wine are in luck, too. Burnie's climate and salt air creates lush pastures and vineyards. Coffee fans can get their fix in Melbourne, a mecca for java and shopping. Meander the laneways, starting at Flinders Street, for opal jewellery and kangaroo leather. With an overnight, explore the Dandenong Ranges on Puffing Billy, the country's oldest steam railway. Penguins surf the beaches of Dunedin, a New Zealand town big on Scottish heritage.