Australia is the sixth largest country in the world – more or less the same size as mainland USA. This vast land however also has the lowest population density in the world, with only two people per square kilometre. There is the drama of the remote ‘Outback’, the colourful spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef and its coral islands, the excitement of the cosmopolitan cities, the sun and surf at some of the best beaches in the world, and the tropical rainforests of Western Australia. The list is endless in this diverse land of adventure, which boasts 2,000 national parks and 14 World Heritage-listed areas, along with more than 7,000 beaches.
Australia is all about the great outdoors, with exciting and unique wildlife to boot and visitors should get out and explore the sights on foot. Travelling along the east coast of the country is best done by bus or car, while those wanting to cross the treacherous great expanse of the country are advised to catch a plane, unless they are interested in an outback safari.
- Wet ‘n Wild Water World
- Tjapukai Aboriginal Cultural Park
- Kangaroo Island
- Sydney Aquarium
- Australian National Botanic Gardens
- National Gallery of Australia
- Cockington Green
- Federation Square
- Old Melbourne Gaol
- Monkey Mia Resort
- The Esplanade
- Eureka Tower
- Sydney Wildlife World
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Fraser Island
Time Australia is divided into three time zones. Eastern is GMT +10, Central is GMT +9.5, and Western is GMT +8. Other than the Northern Territory and Queensland, all states observe daylight saving time in summer.
Communication: The international access code for Australia is +61
Currency: The official currency is the Australian Dollar (AUD) is divided into 100 cents.