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Introduction: I chose for Australia because my parents know a friend there. He emigrated servile years ago. He visits us every year, and tells a lot of stories about Australia. He also told us about the Australian football. But I didn’t knew there where so many attraction parks. Also I find out that the weather is very differently. So on the internet I find a lot of information. Australia: Facts: Full country name: Commonwealth of Australia
Area: 7,682,300 sq km
Population: 19.5 million
Capital city: Canberra (pop: 313,000) People: 94% European descent, 4% Asian, 1.5% Aboriginal
Languages: English, Aboriginal languages (plus numerous other European, Arabic and Asian languages) Religion: 75% Christian, 1% Muslim, 1% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish
Government: Independent member of the British Commonwealth
Prime Minister: John Howard
Governor-General: Dr Peter Hollingworth Population: Australia is as big as the USA, but there only live 19 million people. That means that there are only two people per square kilometres. 85 percent of the population lives in cities. 80 percent of the population lives in areas near to the sea, and those areas are only 3 percent of the total country size. Like you can see in ‘facts’ most people in Australia are of European origin (95 percent). 4 percent is of Asian origin. The aborigines make up 1 percent of the population. Sport is a very important thing in Australia. They are very successful in international sport events. The main religion in Australia is Christian church, but there are also other religions.

Weather: The Australian climate varies from region to region. In the North the climate is tropical with a hot wet summer and a warm dry winter. In the middle of the continent is too less rainfall, there is a great dessert. Around the dessert we find the savannah grasslands. The South, Southeast and East regions near to the sea have a warm temperate climate. That means in the hottest month the temperature lies between 18° and 21°C and in the coldest months about 10°C. Australia's seasons are the opposite of the northern hemisphere - summer officially starts in December and winter in June. Australia's climate and the fact that it is the driest continent on earth makes it a great holiday destination all year round. In the Australian winter you can ski in the southern states one day and be diving the next. Australia has the most number of skin cancer cases. Every year 150.000 new cases of skin caser established, of witch die each year 1000 people. Especially on the Southern-hemisphere became the ozone layer last years much thinner, which causes the ultraviolet radiation many damage. The authorities warns the population with campaigns for these dangers. There are so-called burn times. Advised becomes between 11.00 and 15.00 hours the sun to avoid. How is Australia today? Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It's about the same size as the 48 mainland states of the USA and 50 per cent larger than Europe, but has the lowest population density in the world. Australia is divided into six states and two territories. (you can see them on the map next page) The six states: ( capital) • Western Australia (Perth) • Northern Territory (Darwin) • Queens land (Brisbane) • South Australia (Adelaide) • New South Wales (Sydney) • Victoria (Melbourne)

The difference in time: There are three difference time zones (Eastern Standard Time; Central Time and Western Time) + summer- and wintertime. What makes it difficult to find out what time it is in Australia. But we can say it’s about 7 to 10 hours later than in Holland.

How can you get there: Actually the only way to get there is by plane. by boat is only possible when you are on a cruise. From Holland to Australia is about 23 hours flying. That can be less or more, depending where you take a stop and where you land. Flights to Australia are often full, so it can be smart to book your flight a half year before going. You need a visa and a passport.

What’s the best way to travel around? The best way to travel around Australia is to become a backpacker. There are organisations who makes it possible for young people to work and travel in Australia. They supply work and keep in contact with you and your relations back home. The best way to travel is to buy a car and sell it when you leave the country, or to travel by greyhound bus. You sleep in a tent or in a youth-hostels. Work is possible all year around, in picking fruit, working on farms or working in restaurants.

When to go? Any time is a good time to be in Australia. Summer (December to February) can get uncomfortably hot just about anywhere, even sometimes in Tasmania. If you're in the southern states during these months it's great beach weather and great melanoma weather. Up north, this is the wet season, when it's very, very humid and when the sea is swarming with box jellyfish. On the upside, the Top End is beautifully green and free of tourists at this time. From June until August things have cooled down a little and dried up a lot up north. This is a good time to visit Queens land or the outback. If you're here for the skiing, now's the time to head for the snowfields of NSW and Victoria. Overall, spring and autumn are probably the safest bets - the weather is reasonably mild wherever you are, and spring brings out the wildflowers in the outback, while autumn is particularly beautiful around Canberra and in the Victorian Alps. If you want to avoid holiday road chaos, don't arrive in Australia at Easter or just before Christmas.

Where will you money be spend on? If you're coming from Europe or the USA, Australia is going to look pretty cheap. Food, in particular, is great value. Accommodation is also reasonably priced, and if you're staying in hostels or on-site caravans or camping, and mostly making your own meals you will save a lot of money! Travel will be your biggest expense, because the distances are long. You'll have no problems changing foreign currencies or cash at almost any bank or exchange bureau. Travellers cheques generally get a better rate than cash, though banks take out a commission. Credit cards (particularly Visa and MasterCard) are widely accepted. National Parks Unusual for a national capital, more than 40 per cent of the Australian Capital Territory is covered by national park. The park includes high plateaus, mountain streams, thick forest and grasslands.

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Undisturbed nature

Namadgi is the Aboriginal name for the mountains that provide a spectacular backdrop to the city of Canberra. The mountains are home to Aboriginal rock art sites and to the stories of early settlers.

Bush on the doorstep

Canberra is often called the Bush Capital. One of the favourite reserves is Canberra Nature Park - 27 areas ranging from bush land hills to lowland native grassland. Enjoy the wildflowers and views.

Birdwatching paradise

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Right in the middle of Canberra, on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin, is the wildlife refuge of Jerrabomberra Wetlands. Migrating water birds can be seen at dawn or dusk at dedicated paths and hides.

Walk among wildlife

Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, nestled in the mountains, just 40 minutes from Canberra. Here you can walk among kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, birds, emus and other wildlife in their natural habitat.

Sports. Australians are among the most enthusiastic of participants and spectators in sport. Whether it's a casual game of beach volleyball, the emotion of an Aussie Rules football match or the excitement of the racecourse on Melbourne Cup Day, there is always an opportunity to join in the fun. Cricket, Aussie Rules football, Rugby League, Rugby Union, netball, tennis, basketball, golf and baseball are some of sports enjoyed by Australians as participants or spectators. First class facilities in all major centres have ensured Australia ranks among the world's leading sporting nations.

If you haven't been to an Australian Rules Football League (AFL) game in Melbourne, you haven't really been to Melbourne! During the season from March to September, fans at club games on a Saturday or Sunday commonly number 40,000! Aussie Rules teams fight it out to make the top eight and make it into the final series. Held over eight weeks, the final series attracts more than half-a-million followers. Try to be there in September to witness the titanic contest between the two top teams, and feel the passion and electricity throughout Melbourne when the hooter goes announcing the season's victors! There's nothing like the excitement when close to 100,000 fans packed into the Melbourne Cricket Ground go wild!

Rugby LeagueYou may have a busy tour schedule, but it's worth finding the time to see a National Rugby League match. A tough contact sport that evolved from Rugby Union, Rugby League football has its home in Sydney, though teams from Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Queens land participate. The game is also established in England and New Zealand. Brush up on some of the rules before you go to a match: scrums replace union's line-outs, field goals are worth one point and penalty goals are worth two. And make sure you can tell the Dragons from the Knights, the Eagles from the Roosters, the Storms from the Bears… A visit to a local game will give you a good feel for the culture surrounding the sport. The finals attract about 100,000 spectators who pack the world-class
Sydney Stadium. If you can, visit the suburbs that are home to the teams in the finals, for the bright spectacle of banners, ribbons and signs decorating the streets. Sydney Stadium is part of the Sydney Olympic Park, so it's worth taking time to join one of the many tours of the complex while you're in town. Feel the atmosphere of the crowd as the game progresses. Dressed in scarves and beanies (knitted caps) and face paint of their team colours, avid supporters provide plenty of photo opportunities! At half time, renew your energy with a traditional Aussie meat pie. Tee off to green yonder Australia boasts more than 1,400 golf courses, from splendidly kept greens to odd 'paddock' courses in remote, sports-minded outback areas. Nearly all are open to visitors. You don't have to be Greg Norman! Indoor Soccer tournament

Indoor Soccer played on a basketball court enjoys strong support as evidenced by the 400 teams who contested the 2002 Futsal National Championships in Canberra. Kanga Youth Soccer

International youth soccer tournament for 2,000 players. Categories for boys and girls range from under 10s to under 24s. It is held in Canberra with the finals at the Bruce Outdoor Stadium. Gold coast
When Dream world opened in 1981, the park was dedicated by its founder "to the happiness of all people". It succeeded immediately and continues to make over one million visitors happy each year! The minute you enter the park, it is like entering another world where something new and exciting happens at every minute and at every turn.

Whether you want to cuddle a koala, wink at a wombat, smile at a crocodile or roam with the 'roos, you won't want to miss Dream world’s new and improved Australian Wildlife Experience (AWE) - deep in the heart of the theme park. The new look Wildlife Sanctuary is home to the second largest colony of koalas in the world, more than 100 native animal species and some rarely exhibited native animals including Saltwater Crocodiles and Tasmanian Devils… all displayed in their natural habitats.

A Wild AttractionTiger Island is a unique animal attraction and one of only 4 interactive tiger exhibits in the world to feature Bengal tigers and their handlers at play. Construction on the enclosure began in February 1995 and was completed in June 1995 at a cost of around three million dollars.

Wet’n wild water world. Visit Wet'n'Wild Water World, Australia's premier water theme park on the Gold Coast. Enjoy all the fun and excitement of the world's latest slides, pools and attractions at the largest Australian water theme park. Experience a day of splashtacular Gold Coast theme park fun for the whole family. Dive-in Movies are the coolest way to enjoy the hottest flicks and they’re only at Wet’n’Wild Water World. Drift around the Giant Wave Pool in a tube or relax in a deck chair – it’s up to you. Either way there’s no other movie experience quite like it.

Wet’n wild water world. Visit Wet'n'Wild Water World, Australia's premier water theme park on the Gold Coast. Enjoy all the fun and excitement of the world's latest slides, pools and attractions at the largest Australian water theme park. Experience a day of splashtacular Gold Coast theme park fun for the whole family. Dive-in Movies are the coolest way to enjoy the hottest flicks and they’re only at Wet’n’Wild Water World. Drift around the Giant Wave Pool in a tube or relax in a deck chair – it’s up to you. Either way there’s no other movie experience quite like it.

Sea World
Visit Sea World on Australia's Gold Coast! Make contact with marine life wonders and experience a whole world of amazing rides, shows and attractions at a Gold Coast theme park favourite! More than just a theme park, Sea World is committed to educating guests about the marine environment, and playing an active role in Australian marine research and rescue. THERE’S SO MUCH TO SEE AT SEA WORLD Audiences are being captivated by Sea World’s new ‘Planet SOS’, an inspiring animated adventure that takes you on a journey to discover our fragile planet and its changing environment The 4D presentation features a selection of endearing and stunningly realistic animal heroes as they cope with the changing conditions of their habitats: changes resulting from mankind's overuse of our planet's finite resources. Children love the enchanting animal stars and the awesome interactive 4D effects specially designed to educate through entertainment. And guess what the stork has delivered…8 baby sandbar sharks at Sea World’s soon to open Shark Bay. Guests will be able to view the babies in the Shark Bay lagoon from the Polar Bear Shores top viewing platform, as well as the adult sharks from the Park’s monorail - truly an awesome sight! Movie World
Visit Warner Bros. Movie World on Australia’s Gold Coast - where movie magic happens every day! As the only Australian movie related theme park, you will experience a fun-filled, Gold Coast theme park family adventure with all the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. Meet your favourite stars and enjoy all the behind-the-scenes action, comedy stunts and exhilarating rides, shows and attractions! Epilogue and Acknowledgement: There was a lot of information to find on the internet. It was hard to choose a principal theme. I choose for subjects that seem interesting to me.
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