Australia is a sovereign country that comprises the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. Australia is the largest country by area in Oceania and the world’s sixth-largest country.
As a megadiverse country, it has a wide variety of landscapes and climates, with deserts in the centre, tropical rainforests in the northeast, and mountain ranges in the southeast.
Politically, Australia comprises six states and ten territories with about 26 million highly urbanised population majority of which live very close to the ocean around the country. The nation’s capital is Canberra, while the largest cities are Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
Australia is home to a diversity of cultures as a result of its history of immigration. The cultural divergence and evolution brought about by European migration, as well as more recent migrations from other parts of the world, have given the country its distinctive culture.
Australia is a leading exporter and consumer of wine. The vineyards and wineries are concentrated mainly in the southern and cooler parts of the country. Also, Australia ranks highly in beer consumption, and each state and territory has numerous breweries. It is also famous for its cafe and coffee culture in its major cities.
A highly urbanised and wealthy country, Australia is a very beautiful place to live or visit. Tourism in Australia is an important part of the Australian economy and comprises domestic and international visitors.
All visitors to Australia, apart from New Zealanders, require an Australian visa to enter the country. For most countries, a full visa is required. Passport holders of all European Union countries, as well as all Schengen Area countries, can apply online for an eVisitor authorisation.
Major Australian icons for tourists visiting include Great Barrier Reef, Red Centre, Barossa Valley, K Kakadu, The Kimberley, Kangaroo Island, Byron Bay, Tasmanian Wilderness, Australian Alps, Ningaloo, Fraser Island, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Uluru, Sydney Opera House, Phillip Island and many more.
This blog offers information about tourism in Australia, accommodation and amenities, natural parks and nature, festivals, events and activities, as well as articles on how to, where and when to visit Australia.