Continent Australia is totally covered by Indian and Pacific Oceans and comes in country as well as continent. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
Water surrounds the structure on three sides and the Royal Botanic Gardens border it to the south.
Along with the Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of Australia’s most famous icons. Affectionately called “the Coathanger”, this impressive feat of construction is the largest steel arch bridge in the world.
Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, is a popular stop on many Australia itineraries. Galleries, theaters, restaurants, shops, and a distinctly European feel are the main draws of this sophisticated city on the Yarra River.
Bronzed bodies, blond sand, backpackers, and surf – throw it all together and you get one of the world’s most famous beaches. Only 15 minutes by car from the city center, Bondi Beach is home to one of the oldest surf life-saving clubs in the world.
World Heritage-listed Fraser Island, between Bundaberg and Brisbane off Australia’s east coast, is the largest sand island in the world and one of Australia’s most unique four-wheel-drive adventures.
A Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, Daintree National Park in Far North Queensland is among the most ancient ecosystems on earth.