Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities â€“ Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide â€“ are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.
Over one-fifth of Australians born to immigrant parents, making Australia a culture of melting pot. Australia is a pretty laid back country overall and people in Australia are very open-minded, fun loving and are generally accepting of different cultures visiting their country. However, as you travel to Australia, you must stick to the laws of the land and respect the local customs. Aware of what you can and cannot do while in Australia will make your trip a memorable one, and not a disaster!