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Australia

Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Information & Facts

Attraction Overview

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.

Climate

Due to the huge size of the country,  Australia has serveral different climate zones. The northern section of Australia has a more tropical influenced climate, hot and humid in the summer, and quite warm and dry in the winter, while the southern parts are cooler with mild summers and cool, sometimes rainy winters.

Language

Collectively, Australians have more than 200 spoken languages. English is the most used language. Mandarin is the biggest non-English dialect spoken in Australia

Money

Australian dollars are the most used currency in Australia.

Passport Visa

Visas are needed for some nationailities.  Please check with your countries foreign trave advice.

Time

Australia is 11 hours ahead of GMT

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