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Fact File on Australia
Capital City: Canberra
Population: 24 million +
Official Language: English
Currency: Australian Dollar
Main Religion: Christianity
Where is Australia?
Australia is the world's largest island and the sixth-largest country, located between the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is known for its diverse landscapes, including deserts, tropical rainforests, and iconic landmarks such as the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru.
People of Australia
Australia is a multicultural nation with immigrants from around the world. Australia's indigenous people are called the Aboriginals and their culture dates back over 50,000 years!
Their unique traditions include dot painting, playing the didgeridoo and throwing the iconic hunting boomerang. A hunting tool that when thrown actually returns to the thrower!
Top 5 things to do in Australia
Great Barrier Reef
Firstly there's the Great Barrier Reef. The worlds largest coral reef where you can swim with over 1,500 species of fish.
Fancy a drier activity then head to Uluru in Australia's Red Centre. A huge rock in the middle of the desert, sacred to the Aboriginal people.
Australia has lots of amazing cities and none more iconic than Sydney with it's Harbour Bridge and beautiful Opera House.
Kakadu National Park
Head north where you can traverse the great Kakadu national park, viewing its humungous termite mounds!
Still looking for more then how about a walk through the eerie martian like landscape of the Bungle Bungles on Australia's west coast.
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