Australia – the diverse land down under, home to so many fascinating natural landmarks and a country that is thought of in so many different ways. Australia is a multi-cultural country that welcomes all nations, backgrounds and religions.
Australia officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. With spectacular landscapes and a rich ancient culture, Australia is a land like no other. It is the earth’s sixth-largest country in land area and is the only nation to govern an entire continent.
Australia boasts some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef system, the Heritage Listed Ayers Rock (Uluru), the Bungle Bungles in Western Australia, the Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road. Man-made icons include the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
What is important to know about Australia
Australia Currency: AUD
Australia Telephone area code: +61
Australia Electricity (plug): Electricity in Australia is 220-240 volts, plug type I. Check out the type of plug. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/typeI.htm
Australia Annual events: Australia Day, Darwin Festival (Aug), AFL Grand Final (Sep), Melbourne Cup (Nov), Sydney To Hobart Yacht Race, New Years Eve Fireworks (Dec) and more http://www.australia.com/en/events.html
Australia Public holidays: Check out on Government website. https://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/special-dates-and-events/public-holidays
Australia weather average
New South Wales: 8ºC – 27ºC
Northern Territory: 21ºC – 36ºC
Queensland: 9ºC – 17ºC
South Australia: 10ºC – 30ºC
Tasmania: 4ºC – 21ºC
WA: 13ºC – 33ºC