Australia is a fascinating and very unique country. It’s wildlife and drastic contrasts between states make it an appealing travel destination for a lot of us. Here are our 5 things you should know about Australia!
1 – Australia is Massive!
You may already know this, but the sheer size is hard to appreciate till you come here and start your travels. Especially if road tripping is your plan!
Australia is as wide as the distance between London and Moscow. The largest property is bigger than Belgium and to drive from Sydney to Perth (east to west) it would take 42 hours of continuous driving, 4000kms!
All this space yet Australia is very sparsely populated. The UK has 248.25 persons per square kilometre, while Australia has only 2.66 persons per square kilometre, with 80% of Australians living within 50kms of the coast.
2 – Australian Exports
Rich in natural resources, Australia is a major exporter of agricultural products, particularly wheat and wool, minerals such as iron ore and gold, and energy in the forms of liquified natural gas and coal.
Pretty standard exports for an agricultural and mining heavy country right?
What about camels?
Australia exports thousands of camels to the Middle East, mainly Saudi Arabia, The UAE and Malaysia. Who’d have thought it!
There were over one million feral camels in outback Australia, until the government launched the $19m Feral Camel Management Program, which aims to keep the pest problem under control.
Exporting is one way to fix a problem. Good onya mates!
3 – Naughty Koalas
If you love Koalas and think they’re super cute stop reading now…
The Australian koala population is really struggling.
They have chlamydia.
Koalas spend their life drugged to the eyeballs, struggling to digest ridiculous levels of toxins from their diet of poisonous eucalyptus leaves. They sleep for 20 hours a day, but those 4 hours are where it all happens.
To put it bluntly they spend four hours a day fucking and fighting.
Their tiny drug addled minds make them incapable of getting along with the each other. The males are mad, and the females are very promiscuous, a recipe for disaster. Take note Human race!
Chlamydia is transmitted sexually and in open wounds. Since males are routinely involved in random violence, and females are routinely involved in random sex, infections spread like wildfire.
Pull yourselves together guys, it would be a real shame to lose you to this disease.
4 – Australians Don’t Drink Fosters!
It’s just not a thing, I don’t know why I’ve been led to believe its a thing, It really really isn’t.
To be honest I’m glad they don’t really drink it, it is pretty nasty anyway.
Save yourself the embarrassment, forget about Fosters. Forget about the cheesy tv commercials back home (at-least in the UK anyway) and forget about that classic Simpsons episode. Actually don’t disregard the Simpsons, they got everything else right!
Disparaging the boot IS a bootable offence!
5 – Beach Life
It’s well-known that Australia has some of the best, if not THE best beaches in the world.
If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all!
The coastline of the Australian mainland stretches more than 30,000 km. With the addition of all the coastal islands this amounts to more than 47,000 km.
A lot of that 47,000 is beach.
There are no privately owned beaches in Australia, beaches are public places for all to enjoy. They’re more than just sand and sea for most Australians, from fishing to surfing, barbecues to markets and sailing to snorkelling.
They have some of the best beaches, and they sure make the most of them.
if you want to be a beach bum, Australia is the place!
Don’t be too scared of sharks and other marine nasties, they’re few and far between!