is the sixth largest country in the world but the one with the lowest
population density with just two people per square kilometre. Australia
is approximately the same size as the 48 mainland states of the
USA and has a population of 21 million people.
Australia boasts not only beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters
and native rainforest but is also home to numerous cities each with
their own unique and vibrant atmosphere. Popular cities to visit
in Australia include Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and the nation's
is known for being a culturally diverse country and more than 20
per cent of the population is foreign born. The country is home
to over 200 languages with some of the most popular including Italian,
Greek and Arabic. This rich diversity is reflected in all areas
of Australian culture from art, architecture entertainment and food.
The food of Australia embraces all elements of the culture and heritage
of the country fusing elements of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle
East whilst of course maintaining the traditional Barbeque as a
has something to offer everyone from sandy beaches, stunning bush
lands, iconic architecture and varied art scene. Australia boasts
more than 10,000 beaches, which are ideal for enjoying the sun and
the numerous water sports such as surfing, diving and parasailing,
all of which are popular past times with locals and visitors alike.
Some of Australia's most famous beaches include Bondi and Manly
in Sydney, St Kilda in Melbourne and Surfers Paradise on Queensland's
became well known for it's varied art scene and this is reflected
within the numerous museums, galleries and theatres, most notably
the world famous Sydney Opera House. Various music and art festivals
are held throughout the year, such as the WOMADelaide international
music festival, which offers attendees the chance to soak up ballet,
theatre, opera and even painting.
activities and sights not to be missed include Sydney's spectacular
harbour, boasting endless shops, restaurants and stunning architecture
in the form of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House there is something
to keep everybody occupied.
The Great Barrier Reef is a 2,600 kilometre explosion of colour
which is so vast it can be seen in space, if you have never tried
snorkelling or diving before this is certainly the place to start
with hundreds of thousands of different species of marine life to
is famed for its stunning scenery, not just found within their beautiful
beaches but also their rainforest and mountain ranges. Just 90 minutes
from Sydney are The Blue Mountains, a stunning collection of dramatic
cliffs, canyons and rural bush lands. Kangaroo Island is also worth
a visit, located just a short distance from the Southern coast,
this reserve is seven times the size of Singapore and is home to
seals, koalas, wallabies and penguins to name but a few.