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Travel to Australia

Browse Home Exchange, Vacation RentalsB&B , Homestay (furnished apartments, villas, cottages, condos, farmhouses and other types of accommodations) by regions of Australia:

Vacation Rentals Home Exchange Bed & Breakfast Homestay
Capital Territory Capital Territory Capital Territory Capital Territory
New South Wales New South Wales New South Wales NSW
Northern Territory Northern Territory Northern Territory N. Territory
Queensland Queensland Queensland Queensland
South Australia South Australia South Australia South Australia
Tasmania Tasmania Tasmania Tasmania
Victoria Victoria Victoria Victoria
Western Australia Western Australia Western Australia W. Australia

Last Minute Tips Before you Travel to Australia

  • Time ZoneGMT/UTC +10 (Eastern Standard Time), GMT/UTC +9.5 (Central Time), GMT/UTC +8 (Western Time)
  • Electricity: 220V-240V, 50 Hz (bring an adapter/transformer for your hair drier, laptop, cellullar phone etc.)
  • Weights & measures: Metric

Must See - Properties on UNESCO World Heritage List

  • Kakadu National Park (Northern Territory)
  • Great Barrier Reef (Queensland mainland)
  • Willandra Lakes Region (New South Wales)
  • Tasmanian Wilderness (Tasmania)
  • Lord Howe Island Group (New South Wales)
  • Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves (New South Wales/Queensland)
  • Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Northern territory)
  • Wet Tropics of Queensland (Queensland)
  • Shark Bay, Western Australia (Western Australia)
  • Fraser Island (Queensland)
  • Australian Fossil Mammal Sites (Queensland/South Australia)
  • Heard and McDonald Islands
  • Macquarie Island (Tasmania)
  • Greater Blue Mountains Area
  • Purnululu National Park (Western Australia)
  • Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens (Victoria)

Australia

Location
Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

Regions
Australia consists of 6 states and 2 territories*;

6 states and 2 territories*; Australian Capital Territory*, New South Wales, Northern Territory*, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

Dependent areas:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Coral Sea Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, Macquarie Island, Norfolk Island

Capital
Canberra

Population
21,262,641 (July 2009 est.)

Climate
generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north

Ethnic groups
white 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

Religions
Catholic 25.8%, Anglican 18.7%, Uniting Church 5.7%, Presbyterian and Reformed 3%, Eastern Orthodox 2.7%, other Christian 7.9%, Buddhist 2.1%, Muslim 1.7%, other 2.4%, unspecified 11.3%, none 18.7% (2006 Census)

Languages
English 78.5%, Chinese 2.5%, Italian 1.6%, Greek 1.3%, Arabic 1.2%, Vietnamese 1%, other 8.2%, unspecified 5.7% (2006 Census)

Government type
federal parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

Background
Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include climate-change issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer and more frequent droughts, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.

Australia Travel and Accommodation Your Tips for Travelers

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Sydney, Australia  by Mark Moxon
Hanging Out in Melbourne  by Mark Moxon



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