Australia is the largest island in the world. It is also the only country that is a continent. Most Australians live in, or near, cities along the coasts. The vast dry interior is called the Outback. The Outback has mineral reserves and lots of sheep. Here are some of the most popular destinations:
1: Sidney is Australia's largest city. Its most famous landmarks are the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Visitors can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
2:The Great Barrier Reef runs along the coast of Queensland for 2,000 kilometers. It is the largest natural structure in the world and it is home to lots of different fish and sea life.
3:Uluru, Ayers Rock, is in the center of Australia in the Northern Territory. The area is desert. Uluru is sacred to aboriginal people. The rock is famous for its color changes. It is dark red at sunrise and sunset, and black after rain.
4:Kakadu National Park is near Darwin in the Northern Territory. It has beautiful scenery and galleries of Aboriginal rock art. The Aboriginal peoples lived in Australia for 24,000 years before the first Europeans arrived.
5:Barossa, McLaren Vale and Clare Valley are important wine-growing areas near Adelaide, in South Australia. Australia is an important wine-producing country and many tourists visit this area
6:Australia is home to many unusual animals, including the koala bear and the kangaroo. Koala bears live in the mountains of New South Wales and red kangaroos live in the deserts of Western Australia.