Australian Cities & Natural Attractions

September 20, 2020

  • Australia is the driest of any continent on earth other than Antarctica
  • The Great Barrier Reef is regarded as the world's largest living organism, and is often listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World
  • Australia is the only continent covered by a single country
  • The highest mountain in Australia is Mt Kosciuszko, which stands 2228m high. Australia as a whole is a fairly flat country, with relatively few mountain ranges given its size.
  • The Daintree Rainforest, found in tropical north Queensland, is the country's largest and covers around 1,200 square kilometres
  • The Aussie state of Tasmania has the world's cleanest air
  • While mining is one of Australia's biggest industries, more land is covered by pubs than mines
  • Uluru (Ayers Rock) is known as the largest monolith in the world and is over 8km wide at its widest point
  • Australia is home to the world's largest cattle ranch – which is bigger than the entire country of Belgium
  • Australia is the 6th largest country in the world in terms of land area
  • Australia's dingo fence is longer than the Great Wall of China
  • The Nullarbor Plain is home to the longest straight road in the world, at 146km long
  • Australia is the only continent in the world without an active volcano
  • The termite mounds that can be found in Australia are the tallest animal-made structures on Earth
  • Melbourne has the largest public tram system in the world
  • The Gold Coast has the world's largest canal system, which is larger than those of both Venice and Amsterdam combined
  • Canberra was built specifically to be Australia's capital city as both Sydney and Melbourne had reasons for being denied