Australia is the only continent with natural wonders, amazingly unique landscapes and extraordinary travel experiences.
In preparation for your trip to Australia, here is a list of interesting facts about Australian animals, culture, people, and iconic landmarks that you may not know.
The coast is home to 90% of residents
Because of the large deserts in central Australia, the vast majority of the population lives on the country’s coasts. The large cities of Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are iconic places to visit, with bustling centres and a plethora of beaches ranging from the sands of Bondi to the surf of Trigg. Outside of the major cities, there are hundreds of smaller beach towns where you can enjoy Australia’s stunning coastline.
Visit Port Macquarie in New South Wales and grab some dinner or just go to Queensland and enjoy the parties at Airlie Beach. Because of Australia’s island status, there are thousands of surf towns and beaches to discover, so join the crowds and head to the coast.
Tasmania has the cleanest air on the globe
With air as clean as Antarctica and one-third of the state designated as a national park or World Heritage site, Tasmania is an ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a paradise for walkers and hikers with trails and walkways winding their way around the entire island, and the coastal paths offer spectacular views of Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires.
If walking isn’t your thing, try kayaking, mountain biking, or cave exploration on the island. The wildlife is an extension of Australia’s unique animals, such as the Eastern Quoll, which is now thought to be extinct on the mainland but is frequently sighted on Tasmania’s fertile farmland.
Over 60 different wine regions are there in Australia
You can’t visit Australia without tasting the wine! It’s difficult to choose between so many different wine regions. The majority of wine regions are located in New South Wales and Victoria, so if you want to visit a few of them, a road trip between Sydney and Melbourne would be ideal.
Make sure that you explore the Southern Highlands, Tumbarumba, and Alpine Valleys, which produce wine from varieties of grapes starting from Sauvignon Vert to Chardonnay. There are a number of vineyards in Western Australia that are all accessible from Perth.
The snowfall in the Australian Alps exceeds that of the Swiss Alps
While people visit Australia for its beautiful beaches & year-round sunshine, the Australian Alps, which span New South Wales and Victoria, are a skier’s paradise. The region receives snowfall between June to September, making Australia an ideal destination for those looking to get their skiing fix during the northern hemisphere summer.
Perisher & Thredbo are the two huge ski resorts close to Canberra, with the former being the largest in the southern hemisphere. Blue Cow Mountain is among the popular areas, with a wide variety of lodging and runs, as well as spectacular views of the Alps.
The Great Ocean Road, known as the world’s largest war memorial
The Great Ocean Road is among the most popular drivers in Australia, with breathtaking views and scenic vistas along the way. This famous road was made by the soldiers returning after World War One as a memorial to those who died fighting and was intended to connect the isolated communities that clung to Victoria’s rugged coastline.
The Twelve Apostles are the most well-known sight along the winding road, but the Split Point Lighthouse, the charming towns of Port Fairy, and the surf coast of Apollo Bay are also worth a visit. Southern Right Whales can be seen along the coast between June and September.
Between June and September, Southern Right Whales can be seen along the coast as they migrate south for the winter. The road that connects Allansford & Torquay is best for taking a road trip between Melbourne & Adelaide.
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