Australia is a large country with a highly educated and wealthy
population of around 17.5 million people. The majority of
people live in large coastal cities, which are relatively crime
Australia is an all-year-round destination, but during the
summer, December to February, it is hot in Western Australia,
Northern Territory and Queensland.
At the Great Barrier Reef, most rain falls in January
and February. In northern Queensland and parts of the Northern
Territory, roads may flood during the 'green' season, January
The ski season takes place during June to October in New
South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
Australia's seasons are the opposite of those of the Northern
The national capital of Australia is Canberra.
Australian States and Territories
There are six (6) states;
Queensland (QLD), New South Wales (NSW), Victoria (VIC), Tasmania
(TAS), South Australia (SA), Western Australia (WA) and The Australian
Capital Territory (ACT)
Sydney, Australia's largest city, has a population
of around 4 million.
Virtually all visitors to Australia arrive by air. There
are plenty of connections to Asia, Europe and the USA, but Australia's
remoteness makes flights relatively expensive and long. Australia's
current international popularity also means that many flights are
heavily booked. Departure tax on international flights.