Interesting facts about Australia

Traveling to Australia and its places can be safe and comfortable. Australia has everything to offer. The first response you will get if you ask what Australia is known for to Aussies and get answers like kangaroos, koalas and Kylie, Sydney Harbor Bridge, and so many more. Australia is so much more than this. This information will help you plan your trip, including getting to and around Australia.

Australia isn’t a destination; it’s a journey.

Let’s explore and find out a few interesting facts about Australia:

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  1. The 6th largest country in the world.

Great Australia.

Australia is the 6Th largest country by size, a massive 2 9 million square miles. While it’s enormous, the population is only 22.6 million. The closest American state in population is New York, which has 19.6 million people, yet Australia is more than 53 times its size.  The Great Victoria Desert, just one of Australia’s barren areas, is larger than the United Kingdom.

2. AC/DC frontman Bon Scott personified hard rock.

Lt. Bon Scott seen with the band.

It is hard to imagine a time when AC/DC didn’t exist. Most of the album’s ten tracks are so deeply embedded in the collective cultural DNA of Aussies. Ronald Belford “Bon Scott” was an Australian singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist is best known for being the second lead vocalist of the Australian hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 until he died in 1980. A statue of Bon Scott overlooks the harbor of Fremantle, WA.

3. Unique Fauna.

Kangaroos in Australia.

Due to its excellent isolation over the millennia, Australia enjoys somewhat unique fauna. From furry kangaroos to the cute quokka, they are a big draw for many tourists. Australia is home to 10 of the most poisonous snakes as well as disproportionate numbers of venomous spiders. It also has sharks and massive saltwater crocodiles. 

Avoid dangerous animals like the blue ring octopus, the stonefish, funnel-web spider, and cassowary, one of the world’s largest bird that provoked attacks with their sharp claws.

4. Australian’s favorite ice cream and cuisine. 

Treat yourself some yummy icecream.

Toffee and vanilla ice cream dipped in chocolate wrapped in honeycomb crumbs. Chicken Parmigiana, the classic Aussie chicken dish, is famous in every pub menu in the country. Originally eggplant-based, it has evolved into a chicken schnitzel topped with tomato sauce, melted cheese, and if your feeling fancy, prosciutto ham.

5. Savoring Pavlova dessert

Pavlova dessert 

Both Australia and New Zealand lay claim to inventing this famous dessert, created in honor of the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova’s visit to Australia in the 1920s. As a genuinely Australian after-dinner sweet, the pavlova’s crispy meringue crust, light fruit filling, and whipped cream topping ensure it’s a family hit. 

6. Ned Kelly’s “Last Stand”

Ned kellys statue.

Ned Kelly is an Australian legend. To many Australians, Ned Kelly, the son of poor Irish Catholics, was a heroic anti-established figure who fought corrupt British colonists in the 19th century. A 44kg suit of armor, a 25-year old Ned Kelly was shot down at Glenrowan, Victoria, in 1880. Ned was wearing the green and gold silk sash given to him as a boy – a gift from a father of a schoolmate Ned rescued from drowning.

7. Incredible Beaches to visit in Australia.

Beach in Australia 

If you visited one beach in Australia every day, it would take you more than 29 years. Australia has 10,685 registered beaches. The most beautiful beaches in Australia as voted by Australians is Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays. Iconic images of white sands and crystal-clear waters immediately come to mind when visitors think about the Whitsundays, and although it seems too good to be true.

8. The Australian Alps

The Australian Alps in the New South Wales and Victoria gets more snow than the Swiss Alps. The Australia Alps are filled with outdoor quests, character-filled country pubs, and snow-covered gum trees. In winter, from June to August, hits the slopes at one of the many ski resorts dotted across the peaks or have fun trying out some snow activities. In summer, from December to February, climb to the top of Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko, ride a mountain bike along contour hanging trails. 

 9. The majestic Sydney harbor. 

The city is famous for its stunning harbor, sun-drenched beaches, and rugged Pacific coastline. Port Jackson is one of the world’s largest natural harbor and home to several fantastic kayaking companies. The opera house – the city’s most iconic landmark is one of the most photographed buildings globally, known for its unique use of a series of gleaming white sail-shaped shells as its roof structure.

10. The three sisters 

Before the Kardashians, there was Meehni, Wimlah, and Gunnedoo. ‘The Three Sisters’ statue stands 3000 feet above the sea level in the Blue Mountains, Jamison valley. Dreamtime legends say the sisters fell in love with three brothers but were forbidden to marry outside their tribe. A witchdoctor turned them to stones. 

11. Field of lights

The art installation at the base of Uluru is ‘Field of Light,’ created by Bruce Munro in 2016 and featuring 50,000 solar lights. It will be on display until December 2020. The field of light was initially conceived in 1992 when Munro took a farewell road trip through central Australia with his fiancée, before their return to England, camping at Uluru. The red desert had an incredible feeling of energy; ideas seemed to radiate from it along with the heat, the artist said. The field of light installation was one idea that landed in the artist’s sketchbook and refused to dislodge from his mind until finally realized for the first time in 2004.

12. The largest waterfall in Australia 

The Wallaman falls in Queensland is the largest waterfall in Australia. Surrounded by World Heritage rainforest in Girringun National Park, the stony creek plunges 268 meters through a rainbow-fringed cloud of mist.

 It is impossible not to love Australia after knowing all these amazing facts. It is a strange country, no questions, but is more endearing because of and not despite these peculiarities. If you want to have a real Aussie experience and discover more, take on a journey to Australia. If you are a student, it will be more fun to explore all these unique places and facts about the country. 

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