With a cosmopolitan population of slightly over 20,000,000, and a land areas of 7,686,850 sq km, Australia has one of the lowest population densities in the world.
Australia is famous for its beaches, sunshine, casual lifestyle and many of the world’s natural wonders, including the Great Barrier Reef.
Australia’s biggest attraction is its natural beauty. The landscape varies from endless sunbaked horizons to dense tropical rainforest to chilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its cities blend a European enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport and the outdoors.
If you are expecting to see an opera in Sydney one night and visit Uluru the next, you will have to re-think your grasp of geography in this huge country. It is this sheer vastness that gives Australia – and its diverse population – much of its character.
Australians are fairly fanatical about their sport, with cricket, rugby union, rugby league and soccer being extremely popular.