Two thirds of the country are covered by dry desert: this is what is called the Outback. By definition, this is the land of adventurers and lovers of open spaces, the kingdom of the 4x4.
With almost 16,150 miles of coast and 4,350 miles of beaches, the Australian coast is one of the most attractive in the world. The Great Barrier Reef is, of course, the star of the country, but beautiful deserted beaches lovers will not be left out. Surfing, diving, yachting, there is no lack of activity.
Although it is strongly influenced by American culture, Australia has managed to forge its own identity, helped in no small part by its environment and Aboriginal culture.
You will notice at the airport that the Australian customs are very strict about the import of food and products that could introduce species that could be detrimental to the local fauna and flora. It must be admitted that Australia still has a considerable number of endemic species: kangaroo and other marsupials, flowers, birds... and is a real paradise for ecotourism, without mentioning the aquatic species. Today, Australia shelters around 40 million kangaroos, and almost 25,000 different flowers have been classified there (as opposed to 17,500 in Europe).
With a surface area 31 times the size of the UK, Australia is big enough to contain many parks and nature reserves. Here is a small selection:
You will soon realise that a week is simply not enough time to take in all the beautiful landscapes and diverse, varied vegetation.
Known for its magnificent landscapes and excellent quality of life, Australia is a country brimming with activities for travellers. While sports lovers can spend their time surfing the waves, those who prefer to relax can bask in the sun on one of Australia's many beaches. One thing's for certain, you'll never run out of things to do here!