Australia seems to be remote from everwhere except New Zealand but then that is a 3.5 hour flight from its eastern coast. It is also very poular with British holidays makers with the modern nations shared links to Britain.
I visited Sydney, a modern city with one of the most distinguishable harbours and opera houses in the world. Australians like the coast and cities like Sydney attracts students, workers and immigrants from all over the world, the UK non-excepting.
Due to having to be in Johannesburg on an exact date it was a relatively short but enjoyable trip. Only the cramped Quantas flights too and from Australia were not so much fun.