Of the seven continents, Australia is the smallest by land mass and the second smallest by population. While Australia may be small compared to other continents, it is the sixth largest country in the world by land mass. The most populated city in Australia is Sydney, followed closely by Melbourne. Australia has a very diverse climate structure, including equatorial, tropical, desert and grassland climates. Much of the plant and animal life native to Australia cannot be found anywhere else. The highest point of Australia is Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains in Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales, which reaches 2,228 meters above sea level. The lowest point of Australia is Lake Eyre, one of the world’s largest natural inland drainage systems, which reaches 15 meters below sea level. English is the dominant language in Australia. The Protestant religion is most popular, followed by the Roman Catholic religion.
The Sydney Opera House is one of Australia’s most easily recognized landmarks. Another landmark characteristic of Australia is the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of Queensland. This reef is the world’s biggest coral reef. Kangaroo Island is also home to interesting wildlife. Kangaroo Island is the third largest island in Australia and hosts wildlife tours the native brush and beaches.
The following interactive Australia map will help you choose the countries you have visited. Then you know which ones are next. Don’t stop traveling!
Map coming soon. At this time, the website only has the European map online.