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Australia Fun Facts: Top Things You Need to Know Before You Travel

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Australia Fun Facts, The Australian outback
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Here are Australia fun facts about The Australian Outback. The majority of the Australian population situated in cities along the coastline. But, the inland regions known as the Australian Outback is largely isolated and deserted. Thus, this place is eerie and wild and utterly beautiful.

Australia Fun Facts, Uluru
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Uluru. Another iconic Australian landmark, Uluru is the largest monolith on the planet. This gigantic rock formation formerly known as Ayers Rock sits in the middle of the Australian Red Centre. However, Uluru is sacred to Australia’s Aboriginal people.

Australia Fun Facts, Great Barrier Reef
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The Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef, located just off the coast of Queensland. It is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the world. In addition, The Reef is home to thousands of marine species. However, some are considered vulnerable or endangered. It is also visible in space.

Australia Fun Facts, Marsupials
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Marsupials. Around 70% of the world’s marsupials are endemic to Australia. But, the most well-known of Australia’s marsupials are kangaroos, koalas, platypus, wallabies, wombats and Tasmanian devils.

Australian Koala Foundation estimates that there are possibly 43000 Koalas left in the world. (credit: luxiezona)

Transportation in Australia

Australia Fun Facts, Perth Underground Station
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Major cities are connected via public bus networks and interstate trains. Also, major cities have their own state-operated bus networks and subway trains. Sydney additionally has a ferry system and a light rail train, while Melbourne and Adelaide have trams.

Weather, Time Zone, And Currency

Australia Fun Facts, Blue Boat House
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Australian weather: Australia generally enjoys a temperate climate with four seasons. But, the weather depends on where exactly in Australia you are. For example, Melbourne is notorious for its four-seasons-in-a-day weather. So it can be sunny one moment and rainy the next. In contrast, the weather in Perth is mild throughout the year. Sydney is sunny 340 days of the year, while subtropical Brisbane can experience thunderstorms and flooding half the year. However, the seasons in Australia are in reverse of the seasons in the northern hemisphere. Meaning it’s summer in Australia when it’s winter in the US and vice versa. In addition, the temperatures range from 25C in summer and 15C in winter.

Australian time zone: Australia has three different time zones. Which are Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), and Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST). AWST is equivalent to UTC+8 and covers Western Australia. Meanwhile, the Southern and Northern Territory are using ACST UTC+9:30. However, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory use AEST, equivalent to UTC+10. But, for Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory, Australian states observe daylight saving time from the first Sunday of October to the first Sunday of April.

Australian Currency
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Currency: Australia uses the Australian dollar for its currency. Australian dollars are one of the most traded currencies in the world. Denominations are available in 5, 10, 20 and 50-cent and one and two-dollar coins, as well as 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100-dollar notes.

Airports

Brisbane Airport
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Australian airports: Australia has numerous airports serving each state. It has eight international airports, namely: Adelaide Airport, Brisbane Airport, Cairns Airport, Darwin Airport, Melbourne Airport, Perth Airport, and Sydney Airport.

Australia Emergency Contacts

Australian Police
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If you want to access Australia’s emergency services, you only need to dial 000. Doing so will connect you a Telstra call centre. Later, you’ll be asked whether you need an ambulance or police assistance or you’re reporting a fire.

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