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Planning a trip to Australia? Read our travel guide before you depart.
An agglomerate of Pacific island’s white sands and crystal clear water showcasing the Great Barrier Reef, Australia is almost dreamlike.. The country lies in the Oceania region of the southern hemisphere, surrounded by water on all sides. Its sheer size means it has a vast array of climates & habitats from arid deserts to rain forests and some of the most stunning beaches in the world. It is estimated that if you were to visit one beach in Australia every day, it would take over 25 years to visit them all.
Get acquainted with the geography of Australia
Often referred as “The land of the Long White Cloud”, Australia is so big, that it will take a lifetime to explore this country. This place is an amalgamation of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world comprising of six states – New South Wales (Sydney and Canberra); Queensland (Brisbane); South Australia (Adelaide); Tasmania (Hobart); Victoria (Melbourne) & Western Australia (Perth)
The cities of Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney are scenic and thriving melting pots. The most-populous states are Victoria and New South Wales, but by far the largest in land area is Western Australia.
Understand the climatic phenomenon of southern hemisphere
The seasons in Australia are exactly opposite from North America and Europe due to its positioning in southern hemisphere. Spring lasts from September to November whereas summer spans from December to February. The summer season comprises of longer daylight hours and warm to hot conditions depending on the part of the country you are in.
List of best cities in Australia
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory (Canberra): The most populous state of Australia with beach side communities, mountain ranges of the Blue Mountains and Snowy Mountains. The city modifies itself by turning into sweeping plains to agricultural land to desert, the further inland you venture.
Northern territory: This city is strikingly beautiful and ranges from red deserts neighboring Uluru and Alice Springs up to the tropics of Darwin and Kakadu National Park.
Queensland: celebrated for its bright weather, this city trots out the ambiance of the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef. It also contains tropical rainforests of the Daintree National Park, and the island resorts of the Whitsundays.
South Australia: this city offers you Flinders Ranges, fine wine of the Barossa Valley, wildlife of Kangaroo Island and many more
Tasmania: occupied with rugged beauty of Cradle Mountain along with beaches and historic sites, Tasmania offers a complete package of travelling goals
Victoria: Dramatic surf beaches, green rolling farmland and photogenic national parks are the highlights of this city while Australia and Victoria’s sporting, shopping, fashion and food capital is Melbourne.
Western Australia: Mostly surrounded by wildflower, wine growing and scenic destinations of Margaret River and Albany. The city is huge, therefore national parks, roadhouses and small townships are dispersed in long distance.
The most favorable destinations of Australia