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Learn all about Australia! Get interesting information about Australia and read up on our history, culture, movies, books and music.

Learn about Australian history, from the Aboriginal Dreamtime to British settlement, our convict history and the birth of a modern, multicultural nation. 

Gain an insight into Australian culture, which is founded on notions of a ‘fair go’, love of the great outdoors and a dry sense of humor.  Learn more about Australians - our Aboriginal culture, our legendary folk heroes, modern day heroes and the diverse nationalities that make up modern Australian society.

Check out our quirky and interesting information about Australia, with facts across a range of areas, from our record-breakers to Australian flora and fauna. 

Want to know more about Kylie Minogue or Nicole Kidman or find out which Australian authors have won the Man Booker Prize? Get an overview of our film credits, award-winning authors and talented musicians.

Romantic Journeys

From deserted islands to vast deserts, Australia’s landscapes are the perfect backdrop for romance.  See moonlit nights and spectacular sunsets on a sailing trip through the palm-fringed Whitsundays. Wander the Barossa Valley’s vineyards, stone churches and galleries on the South Australian Loop. Visit orchards, vineyards, gracious gardens and historic towns on the Poachers Trail or Capital and Country route from Canberra. Watch Australia dance by your window on the classic Indian-Pacific train journey. Meander through world-class wineries fringed by tall forests and crashing surf in Western Australia’s Margaret River. Turn a road trip into romance on the Great Ocean Road. Dine out in acclaimed restaurants and explore lantern-lit laneways in three great days in Melbourne.

Australia's History

Aboriginal people dream on a timeless continent
Australia’s Aboriginal people were thought to have arrived here by boat from South East Asia during the last Ice Age, at least 50,000 years ago. At the time of European discovery and settlement, up to one million Aboriginal people lived across the continent as hunters and gatherers. They were scattered in 300 clans and spoke 250 languages and 700 dialects. Each clan had a spiritual connection with a specific piece of land. However, they also travelled widely to trade, find water and seasonal produce and for ritual and totemic gatherings.

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Australia's Culture

Australian culture is founded on stories of battlers, bushrangers and brave soldiers. Of sporting heroes, working heroes and plucky migrants. It’s all about a fair go, the great outdoors and a healthy helping of irony. Today Australia also defines itself by its Aboriginal heritage, vibrant mix of cultures, innovative ideas and a thriving arts scene.

Things to do

Aboriginal Australia

Find out how you can connect with the world’s oldest living culture.
Discover it the same way Aboriginal Australians have passed it down for at least 50,000 years - through art, dance, myths, music and the land itself. See Aboriginal art and contemporary dance in the cities. Or head to the outback and listen to Dreamtime myths of creation by the campfire. Bushwalk and snorkel, share bush-tucker or learn to craft spears and catch fish in the traditional way. Let Aboriginal Australians help you understand this ancient land and its spirituality and wonder.

By Richard Giles (originally posted to Flickr as Weezie's Pie) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Food and Wine

Learn more about the culinary experiences on offer in Australia - the fun section of foodie heaven
Our chefs and winemakers have learnt from the best, then bent the rules for a food and wine style all of their own. They’ve turned Australia’s sun-kissed produce into a melting pot of cuisine and award-winning wines. Whether you want a fresh seafood platter, a racy Riesling, a modern Asian-fused meal or a crocodile sausage, Australia is the place to be. As warm and welcoming hosts who really know our stuff, we guarantee you won’t forget your mouthfuls with us.

Outback

Find out more about the Australian outback - a place where plains stretch to eternity and people can yarn forever. It’s called a sunburnt country, but even in the scorched desert you’ll find purple vegetation and lush green waterholes. You’ll also find red hills and fiery sunsets, dinosaur footprints and Aboriginal carvings, colorful characters and rustic pubs. Here in the wide, open spaces, a new adventure awaits you at every turn.

By 	  Edwin Lee (originally posted to Flickr ) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Coastal

Find out more about Australia’s 50,000 kilometers of spellbinding coastline.
Wherever you find them, our white, sandy beaches are just as you imagine - uncrowded, unspoilt and utterly enticing. You can marvel at World Heritage-listed wonders, chill out at a beach retreat or just enjoy fish and chips on the shore. However you experience our coastline, the crashing waves and gentle sea breeze are all part of a lifestyle that you won’t want to leave behind.

Cities

Experience Australia’s vibrant cities, which are rich in natural beauty, cultural attractions, outdoor adventure and Aboriginal history.
There’s so much to experience in Australia’s dynamic and diverse cities, which teem with both cultural attractions and natural beauty. Hike around Sydney’s stunning harbor or get lost in Melbourne’s laneways. Swim with dolphins in Adelaide, sate your culture cravings along Brisbane’s South Bank or delve into the ancient Aboriginal history of Alice Springs. Each of our cities is unique, but each offers a relaxed outdoor lifestyle, melting pot of cultures and a whirlwind of theatre, restaurants, nightlife and events. What’s more the skyscrapers and shopping strips are just a short drive from mountains, ocean, river and bush. Following are just some of the unforgettable city experiences Australia offers.

By Ratabago from Adelaide, Australia (Grevillea lavendulacea  Uploaded by berichard) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Nature

Find out where you can get up close and personal to nature’s spectacle in Australia.
It’s not hard in a country that holds 550 national parks and 15 World Heritage-listed wonders. You’ll see snow-capped mountains and salt-encrusted lakes, rolling countryside and turquoise sea. Find strange creatures, colorful birds and vibrant fish. This is a country where boundaries blur - ancient rainforests skirt modern cities and waterways surge from craggy red earth. In Australia you can get up close to our native plants and animals and experience spectacular beauty on land, air and sea.

Travelling Australia

Your options for travelling Australia are as diverse as the country itself.  Choose the journeys which best suit your holiday, whether you’ve got two weeks to see the sights or six months to cover the country in a campervan. Drive, fly, sail, take a train or tackle an epic walk.

Tailor your journey to the Australian experience you’re seeking. Use our Australian holiday ideas to design your ideal itinerary. Shape your plans from our ‘three great days’ itineraries in each major Australian city.  Take a rugged 4WD adventure through Australia’s outback, soaking up the space, silence and timeless vistas.  Or discover long white beaches and lush national parks on one of our spectacular coastal journeys. 

Set your love story in Australia, with sailing trips to tropical islands or drives through picturesque countryside. Journey to places rich in Aboriginal culture or World Heritage-listed nature. Trek Australia on one of our epic walking trails.

Source: www.australia.com

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