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
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 capital, Canberra.
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 national
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 Gold Coast.
has 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
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 enjoy.
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.
to Sydney from £630 return (including taxes).