The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps
While many people visit Australia for its sparkling beaches and year-round sunshine, the Australian Alps between New South Wales and Victoria are the mecca for skiers. Snow usually falls between June and September, which means Australia is the perfect place to ski in the Northern Hemisphere during the summer.
Thredbo and Perisher are two major ski resorts near Canberra, the latter being the largest ski resort in the southern hemisphere. Blue Cow Mountain is one of the most popular areas with a wide range of accommodation and slopes, as well as stunning views of the Alps.
90% of Australians live on the coast
The vast deserts of central Australia mean that the vast majority of the population lives on the shores of this vast country. The major cities of Perth, Sydney and Melbourne are places of worship with bustling centers and a variety of beaches, from Bondi Sands to Trigg Waves. Outside the main centers, there are hundreds of small seaside towns where you can admire Australia's beautiful coastline.
Explore Port Macquarie, New South Wales and enjoy your own dinner, or head to Queensland and experience the parties at Airlie Beach. Australia's island status means there are thousands of surf towns and beaches. So follow the crowds and head for the coast.
Tasmania looks the purest in the world
The island of Tasmania is the perfect place to experience nature: with air as pure as Antarctica, about a third of the state is a national park or a protected World Heritage site. It is a walker's paradise with trails and walkways winding all over the island. The coastal paths offer stunning views of Wineglass Bay and the Bay of Fires.
If you don't like walking, kayaking, mountain biking, and exploring the island's caves are great options. The fauna is an extension of Australia's unique animals, with oriental jellyfish, now considered extinct on the continent, often seen in the fertile fields of Tasmania.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest ecosystem in the world
The Great Barrier Reef is the pride and joy of Australia. It consists of almost 2,500 individual reefs and is visible from space. It has spread across the middle of the country's east coast, which means there are plenty of places to explore kaleidoscopic coral.
Cairns is the most famous city to start a reef trip, but Townsville, Port Douglas, and Airlie Beach have great beaches and a variety of trips to explore the reef. Snorkeling and snorkelling among the colorful fish and turtles that make the Great Barrier Reef their home will certainly be the highlight of any trip to Australia.
Australia has over 60 different wine regions
You can't go to Australia without trying some wine! With such a variety of wine regions, it's hard to choose between them. Most of the wine regions are found in New South Wales and Victoria. So if you fancy checking out a few, a road trip from Sydney to Melbourne is a great way to go.
Take time to explore the Southern Highlands, Tumbarumba and Alpine Valleys, one of Australia's most scenic wine regions, where wine is made from a variety of grapes, from Sauvignon Vert to Chardonnay . Western Australia also has several wineries accessible from Perth, a great trip out of the city to enjoy Australia's wine regions.
Fraser Island is the largest sand island in the world
The sandy shores of Fraser Island are the highlight of any Queensland trip. Hervey Bay is the starting point for exploring the island. So hop on a boat and experience the delights of this island paradise: the crystal-clear waters of Lake MacKenzie surrounded by white-sand shores and the tranquility of champagne pools where you can swim in shallow pools by the ocean. There are 150 dingoes on the island, so this is a great opportunity to see one of Australia's famous wild dogs. However, keep your distance as they are wild animals and can be aggressive when approached.