Australia by:John Morrad
Welcome to this guide to Australia.
This travel Australia guide is written by a real person who came to this wonderful country over 30 years ago from England and has had the pleasure of travelling around it for pleasure and for business for all of that time.
As you read through the pages of this Australian travel guide I'm sure you'll find some information that you already know but I hope you'll also find a great deal about Australia that you didn't know and I also hope that it will spark in you a desire to travel to Australia and experience more of this magical country for yourself.
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The Tasmanian Devil, friendly little fellow....not!
When you travel to Australia you'll find a land full of beautiful scenery and a wonderful mix of ancient Australian Aboriginal culture and modern European and Oriental influence.
There is just so much to see and do here that when you come to travel Australia you'll never have enough time to see it all.
In places like Uluru, (Ayers Rock to all those who don't speak the language), which is a great big rock right in the middle of the outback, you can see ancient aboriginal rock art, painted by the local indigenous people hundreds (or perhaps even thousands) of years ago.
Maybe you might even purchase some of the local Aboriginal art to take with you as a reminder of your Australian travels and the best holiday of your life
Australian beaches, the best in the world....
As you travel around Australia you'll find that Australian beaches are probably the best beaches in the world (in my humble opinion).
Beautiful white sand, warm pacific waters, a glass of something cool...ah, bliss!
Or perhaps you might prefer to travel to the red centre and visit our stark Australian outback (otherwise known as "the bush").
Wonderful scenery, unlike anywhere else in the world, barren and empty to some but if you take the time and the trouble to look you'll find some very unique Australian animals and some even more unique Australian people....
The termites in Northern Australia are so big they're frightening.
The choice will always be yours...
Australia is geographically divided into 6 states and 2 territories, each is different and each is well worthy of your time.
Australian Capital Territory.
Welcome to the nation's capital.
It's full name is a bit of a mouthful so the state is known simply as the ACT.
You could easily miss it on the map as it's far smaller than the state of New South Wales that completely surrounds it.
New South Wales.
New South Wales, Australia's oldest state, is packed full of amazing attractions, places of spectacular natural beauty, unique history and a bunch of fun activities for all to enjoy.
For a small state, Victoria has some of the best sightseeing and most fascinating places in the country.
From the heady Gold Rush days to the dramatic scenery, there are surprises around every bend.
With regions such as the Gold Coast and Whitsundays, it's little wonder that Queensland brings to mind lazy days on sunny beaches.
It's true, the perfect climate and seaside towns show relaxed Australian culture at its best.
Wine connoisseurs won't be disappointed, with regions such as the Barossa, Clare Valley and The Limestone Coast, South Australia's large selection of acclaimed wineries will satisfy your every tastebud.
WA has a rugged and beautiful outback & a history tied to the ocean. From the vast open plains of the Nullarbor to the colourful marine wonderland of Ningaloo Reef, WA provides the best of both worlds.
Tucked away at the far south of the country and across the untamed waters of Bass Strait, lies Tasmania, a place rich with heritage and spectacular natural history.
The Northern Territory.
A land of contrasts, the Northern Territory is rich with striking scenery. From the lush rainforests of Kakadu and Katherine to the arid red plains of the Red Centre in Alice Springs and the great rock, Uluru, the land is full of surprises.
Of course, unless you have an unlimited amount of time at your disposal you'll never be able to see all of Australia in 1 (or perhaps even 2 or 3 or 4) visits so to help you decide where you'd really like to go on this visit I suggest you take your time here and look around the site before you book your flights, it'll help you decide where to go and what to see.
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As always, if you have any questions about Australia you'd like to ask please write to me, I won't be able to answer them all but I'll always do my best and most of all don't forget the prime directive..............enjoy,
About the author
Hi, my name is John morrad, I'm the author of The Discount Travel Guide.com and I have lived, worked and travelled the length and breadth of Australia since arriving from England as an immigrant in 1974.
My website, The Discount travel Guide is my contrbution to those who visit Australia on holiday or those who are just interested in the country and it's people.