|Subject: Re:going to OZ|
Great to hear that you are coming to Aust. Sydney and Melbourne both have large markets that are located close to the city. Most of the main sights are those that would be listed in the usual tourist brochures. In Sydney, I would particular recommend the ferry trip to Manly (and a look around that area) and the walk over the arch of the Harbour Bridge (you may need to book this).
I am afraid that I don't know much about Cairns (except that I would like to go there). There is a spectacular train from Cairns to Burunda where there are markets.
You will be a very long way from Kangaroo Island (it is near Adelaide in South Australia). I have heard that it is very nice, but it is a long way to go!
If you want more info, email me.