Australia Vacations

Australia, The Land Down Under. This island lies between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean in the southern hemisphere. The name Australia comes from the Latin name for areas in the southern hemisphere, Terra Australis, and was formally named in 1824. Australia is the only country to take up its own separate continent, and is the sixth largest country in the world. Its total area is almost 3 million square miles with a population of more than 24 million that call it home. The country is divided up into six states, so there is loads to do and see in this beautiful country. The Australian Outback is a singularly unique area to see at least once in your life, with a dry and flat landscape. Besides that, Australia possesses one of the longest coastlines in the world. Since the country is almost as large as the United States, it has many varied regions, from large green fields to rainforests to beaches, as well as big cities such as Sydney. Australia is also one of the best places to get seafood, with good fisheries and an extra large fishing zone. It also produces a large amount of wine in every style. Lastly, the people are singularly unique with their own personal take on the English language. At first, their slang might be hard to grasp, but that just adds to the country’s charm.

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Australia Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Australia

Catch glimpse or enjoy an opera at the famous Sydney Opera House.

Stroll through the Melbourne Royal Botanical Gardens and numerous old markets.

Explore the most famous beach in Australia, Bondi Beach in Sydney, and watch Bondi Surf Club that has patrolled the beaches for over 100 years.

Take a camel ride out to dramatic red Ayers Rock and enjoy the austere scenery.

Go wine tasting in Margaret River Wine Region and surround yourself with restaurants and art galleries.

Drive along the Great Ocean Road near Victoria for some amazing scenery and snap a photo of "The Twelve Apostles" where the limestone cliffs and ocean have etched out a dramatic scenery.

Take a boat and go diving in the Great Barrier Reef