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Australia is a place not to miss out on, since it offers a truly breathtaking experience. A vacation well-spent in Australia offers holiday memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Australia is a continent that attracts millions of people annually. It is the 6th largest nation on earth, about half the size of Europe. The climate in Australia is friendly, making it an ideal vacation spot to find loads of amazing activities. It’s quite surprising to know that summer in Australia officially starts in the month of December and winter in June. This is because the climatic conditions in Australia are influenced by ocean currents, as well as of course being the inverse of the northern hemisphere.

Traveling in Australia

Amazingly, Australia can be referred to as a country, an island and a continent. Australia is the world’s largest island and smallest continent. Australia is also the only country in the world that prides itself as a continent.

With a population of over 20 million, Australia is among the richest countries in the world. The majority of Australia’s population are heavily concentrated in the large coastal cities, such as Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. It's a strange fact fact that there are 20 sheep in Australia for every household, and this developed country is the world’s leading exporter of lamb meat and wool. It also has its own unique wild life including koala bear, kookaburra and emu. These animals can be seen in the wild only in Australia.

There are six states and two major mainland territories within the country. Although Australia does not have an official language, it has made English the nation’s lingua franca. There are several different fun filled places that attracts tourists in large numbers every year. Some of these are Cable Beach, the Great Barrier Reef and its islands, and several rugged mountain ranges, along with the unique Ayers Rock.

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Melbourne is a diverse city, with fine dining, lovely bars, magnificent attractions, nightlife, great shopping, and sporting events. Here, you’ll catch beautiful sights of the Melbourne Town hall, Parliament house, Royal Botanical Garden and much more. You can also spend a nice time at Philip Island.

Sydney is one of the most popular cities in the world and offers many fun-filled activities. It's is filled with world-class restaurants, beautifully designed museums, astounding boutiques, funky shops, pristine beaches, exotic bars and wonderful architecture. Some of the places worth visiting include the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

Canberra is the capital of Australia, home to some impressive attractions. Here you will find great museums including the National Gallery of Australia, shops, luxury hotels and restaurants.

Brisbane is the state capital of Queensland, and the third largest city in Australia - a vibrant city with loads of fascinating districts, incredible nightlife, beautiful street café scenes, and an amazing riverside park. Among the top places to visit include the City Botanic Gardens where you’ll find palm trees, a mangrove walk, colorful plants and rain-forest glades.

So are you planning on visiting Australia? The only way to explore a country as big as Australia is with a good old road trip. Australia is home to hundreds of must-see locations, so here are the best road trips you can do: Australian Road Trips.

Australia is a place not to miss out on, since it offers a truly breathtaking experience. A vacation well-spent in Australia offers holiday memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

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