Australia facts: The Australian Snowy Mountains receive more snowfall in a year than the Swiss Alps.
Weather: The northern part of Australia has a tropical climate. The southwest corner of the country has a Mediterranean climate. The largest part of Australia is mainly desert. Much of the southeast (including Tasmania) is temperate.
Culture : Majority of the people of Australia are primarily of British and/or Irish origin. The ancestry of Australia is made up as follows: 36% English, 35% Australian 10% Irish, 8% Scottish 5% Italian, 5% German and 4% Chinese. The Indigenous population—mainland Aborigines make up 2.5% of the total population. Food; The food of the native Indigenous Australians was mainly hunted game and fish. From the English Settlers dishes such as Sunday roast consisting of a roasted meat, potatoes and vegetables.
Popular sports in Australia include cricket, field hockey, netball and rugby
Languages: English is spoken by majority of the population in Australia.
Religion There is no state religion in Australia. 61% of the population are Christian, 22% of the population have no religion, 2.5% Buddhism and 2% Islam.
The economy of Australia is very wealthy. Australia was the only advanced economy not to experience a recession due to the global financial downturn in 2008–2009. It is the world’s 4th largest exporter of wine. Other exports from Australia include wheat and wool, minerals such as iron-ore and gold
Australia is known for its amazing wildlife. Be aware of your surroundings. The Box Jellyfish is considered the world’s most venomous marine creature and have killed more people in Australia than stonefish, sharks and crocodiles combined.
Visit Kangaroo Island
From Adelaide take a flight or cruise to Kangaroo Island – a place of unspoiled wilderness See hundreds of sea lions on the beach and look for koalas in their natural habitat before enjoying lunch in the beautiful natural surrounds.
Skiing in Australia
You may not believe it but yes there is snow in Australia. Take a full-day, wintery Mt Buller Ski Tour from Melbourne to experience the crisp, white snow at Melbourne‘s most accessible ski resort. It is best to visit between June and October.