Thursday, June 11, 2009

Facts about Australia

These are some really interesting facts about Australia. I found these quite different from the normal ones available on the internet...

The UK fits into Australia thirty-three and a third times.

The platypus is only found in Australia.

The World’s longest mail run in a single day is the flying postman’s route. From Cairns to Cape York the postie covers 1450km over nine hours with ten stops.

Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world and its rainwater is so pure 5.5 tonnes of it was shipped to Seoul to quench the thirsts of Australia’s Olympic athletes.

Hyams Beach in Jervis Bay, NSW, has the whitest sand on Earth according to the Guinness Book of Records.

Sydney has the deepest natural harbour in the world with 504,00 mega litres of water.

Australians drive on the left-hand side of the road like us.

Australians celebrate the Queens birthday with a public holiday. Alright for some!

Perth has more cafes per capita than any other city in the world.

South Australia is the driest state on the World’s driest continent.

Half of Australia’s total wine production comes from South Australia.

Western Australia is Australia’s largest State. At 2,525,500 sq km, Western Australia is about the same size as Western Europe, and possesses cattle stations (ranches) the size of England.

Approximately 200,000 camels roam Australia’s deserts representing the largest herd of wild camels on earth.

There are over 60 national parks and reserves in the Northern Territory including Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park, Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock), West MacDonnell National Park, Nitmiluk National Park (Katherine Gorge), and Davenport Ranges National Park (Tennant Creek).

Melbourne has been twice voted the most liveable city in the world by the London based Economist Intelligence Unit.

Australia’s longest running soap, Neighbours, celebrated its 20th anniversary last year (2005) having broadcast 4,635 episodes. Visitors to Melbourne can take an official Neighbours tour to Ramsay street (real name Pin Oak Court) in Vermont South, you can also see an authentic Neighbours set in the Melbourne Museum. Look closely and you will see that cast members of the soap have signed the back of the set. Check out the Neighbours Trivia Night, held every Monday evening at the Elephant and Wheelbarrow pub in trendy St Kilda, where you can mingle with the stars and get your photos taken with the likes of Dr. Karl Kennedy and Toadie.

The Australian Surf Life Savers set up beach life guarding in the UK with the RNLI in 1953.

Fraser Island in Queensland is the largest sand island in the World.

Australia is the only continent on Earth occupied by only one nation.

Australia has a tradition of building giant, quirky structures that can often be spotted by the road side. New South Wales is home to the Big Banana, Queensland has the Big Apple, the Big Tasmanian Devil can be found in Tasmania, you can find the Big Scotsman in South Australia, the Big Koala in Victoria, the Big Crocodile in Western Australia and the Big Stubby in The Northern Territory.

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