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Discover the beauty and culture of Australia

The land of dreams

Australia, sometimes also referred to as 'Oz' or 'The Land Down Under,' is the world's oldest continent. Because it is the oldest landmass on the globe, life has had more time to adapt more differently than everywhere else on the earth. Nowhere else on the planet do koalas, wombats, and kangaroos live freely in their natural environment, like in this country. We would never have discovered a hidden paradise, isolated from the outer world for millions of years, if Australia had not been discovered until now, but fortunately, it was discovered and today, Australia with all of its untouched beauty, is one of the top travel destinations of the world.

Millions of people from all over the globe travel to Australia every year to enjoy the national parks, the culture, the beautiful beaches and coral reefs, rainforests and world-class surfing. Understanding Australian culture as a foreign traveller also means respecting individuals who call this continent home. Culture had existed in New Holland for tens of thousands of years before the Dutch arrived in the late 17th century.

In the era of imperialism, the Dutch called Australia New Holland and claimed it as their own. For thousands of years, the original occupants, the Australian Aborigines, lived and prospered there. The Aborigines were largely hunter-gatherers who lived in intricate cultures along Australia's coastline. Australia's vast interior is a barren and dry desert known as The Australian Outback.

IMAGE: Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Northern Territory

Uluru (previously Ayers Rock) is one of Australia's most photographed natural wonders and is located deep in the country's Red Centre. The spectacular red monolith is the centrepiece of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site maintained jointly by Parks Australia and the Aangu people, the traditional landowners.

A trip to Ayers Rock is a cross-cultural adventure. Indigenous tour guides lead visitors around the rock formations to view the diverse biodiversity that clings to Uluru. Tourists get a first-hand glimpse at the local wildlife found exclusively at Ayers Rock by wandering through the unusual rock formations. Life survived and continues to thrive here because of Uluru's natural water holes, cave paintings, fountains, and aquifers.

IMAGE: One of the most mesmerizing natural wonders of the world has to be the Great Barrier Reef.

Great Barrier Reef, North-eastern Australia

The world's largest coral reef ecosystem is located off the coast of Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is made up of approximately 2,900 three separate reef colonies and hundreds of smaller atolls. It is so huge that the Great Barrier Reef can be viewed from space from the International Space Station, making it the largest natural structure on the planet. This rich biodiverse ecosystem, which receives XNUMX million visitors each year, is supported by millions of coral polyps.

This spectacular coral is a must-see for tourists, but it is also very important to the indigenous peoples, who have been using the reef and Torres Street for over 40,000 years. However, as the globe continues to warm as a result of human activity, the Great Barrier Reef is under attack by a disastrous phenomenon. Parts of the Great Barrier Reef have become infertile due to coral bleaching.

As time passes, more efforts are being made to safeguard this natural wonder of the world, which occupies a special position in the world for tourists as well as the Aborigines, who regard it as sacred, as do many other great locations in the country under.

What are you waiting for?

Now is the time to save up and embark on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to beautiful Australia. After being cut off from the rest of the world for so long, life in this country evolved like nowhere else on the planet. From the world's oldest rainforest to the world's longest Dreamtime culture, to the unique marsupials and other species found exclusively in Australia, this country is a fusion of the ancient past and the current day.

Other great places to visit in Australia include the Sydney Opera House (New South Wales), Sydney Harbour Bridge (New South Wales), Blue Mountains National Park (New South Wales), and Bondi Beach (New South Wales). You can immerse yourself in the beauty and culture of Australia, a country unlike any other, by seeing its natural wonders and learning how holy they are to the Aborigines.

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