Australia

Occupying most of the world's second most desolate continent, Australia is a vast land, home to a number of deserts, a host of the world's most dangerous creatures, endless beaches, and the world famous outback. It is also wealthy, multicultural and home to several huge and vibrant cities.

Uluru (Ayers Rock) in the centre of the country draws huge numbers of tourists, along with the Gold Coast in the northeast, with access to the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and tropical rainforests. The Great Ocean Road runs south of Melbourne and is 150 miles (243 kilometres) long. Australia's iconic wildlife, such as kangaroos and koala bears, can be seen in many different pars of the country.

Country

Australia flag

Why you should go:

You wish to be humbled by the landscape.

Why you shouldn't:

Australians.

Map of Australia