smallest continent, beautiful Australia is located in the southern
hemisphere, comprising the mainland, the major island of Tasmania and a
number of other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans.
inspired when it created Australia. There are animals you’ll
see nowhere else and plants that will amaze you. Australia is one of
the most diverse countries on the planet, home to more than one million
species of plants and animals, many of which are found nowhere else in
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Australia - Today, Australia is a developed country, with a
multicultural society and excellent results in many international
comparisons of national performance such as human development, quality
of life, health care, life expectancy, public education, economic
freedom and the protection of civil liberties and political rights.
Australian cities routinely rank among the world's highest in terms of
cultural offerings and quality of life.
- History - Australia Day commemorates the arrival of
European settlement in
Australia on 26 January 1788.
Great Ocean Road - From the air, it looks like a giant serpent,
spiralling through deep
green forests and snaking its way along huge seaside cliffs. The spirit
of the traditional owners of this land, the Gunditjmara people, defines
the essence of this landscape. To travel its length is an inspiring and
invigorating experience: at the end of the journey you’ll be in no
doubt why the Great Ocean Road is classified as one of Australia's
Great Ocean Road: The Twelve Apostles
- An unforgettable highlight of the
Australian Great Ocean Road is the rock formations known as the Twelve
The Great Australian Roadtrip -
However you slice and dice the great Aussie
road trip, taking a few
weeks to explore one stretch of coast, or embarking on the epic
round-Australia odyssey, you’ll find adventure around every corner.
It’s just a matter of time.
Up Close & Personal With Australian
Wildlife - Australia is one of the most diverse countries on
the planet, home
to more than one million species of plants and animals, many of which
are found nowhere else in the world.
Parks & Wildlife - Unsurpassed views, great wilderness valleys
and the excitement of
the pioneering spirit will keep you enthralled as you travel Australian
gorgeous landscapes and unique natural wonders of this beautiful
Mount Buffalo National Park
This is the place to be these summer holidays,
with activities aplenty to satisfy the tastes of all the family -
and in between. Escape the summer heat and head up to Mount Buffalo for
an adventure you won't forget. Paint
an alpine postcard, discover macro-invertebrates in Lake Catani, learn
about Buffalo's cultural and natural biodiversity, hear
a bush story and find out all about how you could become a friend of
the Wine Trail
- Australia has a huge diversity of wine
regions producing some of the best wines in the world. Australia's most
famous wine is Penfolds
Australian wineries are huge, and
produce wine in large
quantities, to be shipped all over the world. But there are more than
5,000 boutique wineries scattered around the nation, most of which
offer cellar door tastings. Many also house cafes and restaurants
serving gourmet food, often with an emphasis on local
DID YOU KNOW?
the sixth largest country in the world, and a
land of wide-open spaces. It is about the same size as the 48 mainland
states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the
lowest population density in the world – only two people per square
Most of the estimated 22 million Australians are
descended from 19th and 20th century European settlers, the majority
from the British Isles. The Indigenous
population — mainland Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders — was
410,003 (2.2% of the total population) in 2001. Indigenous Australians
have higher rates of imprisonment and unemployment, lower levels of
education and life expectancies for males and females that are 17 years
lower than those of other Australians.