Officially known as the Commonwealth of Australia, this down-under country comprises the mainland Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and other small surrounding islands. Walking in Australia is a delight as it is famed for its outdoors and is an ideal walking and hiking holiday destination. The Great Barrier Reef – the world’s largest coral reef – can be explored just a short distance from the north-east coast and is one of Australia’s better-known attractions for novice explorers.
Surfing also remains a prominent water sport within the country, thanks to its clear waters and brilliant waves, whilst the Outback (a.k.a the Bush) remains a challenging yet beautiful area to explore for the intrepid adventurer. Meanwhile, on land, art is a prominent feature within Australian culture. From early aboriginal cave paintings to the Contemporary Indigenous Art movement and the country’s top performing arts of ballet and opera, all artistic minds are catered for within this Oceanic country.Classic Australian landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House, Kangaroo Island, and the Royal Botanic Gardens must also be mentioned as these realise the classic Australian scenes that are typically used as establishing shots within visual media. So whether you’re a sporty mind, a culture interested creative or a snap-happy tourist, give Australia a try – there’s something for everyone
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