Australia

Photo:  Channon Market

Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east.

Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.

Much of the continent has lain flat for hundreds of millions of years with no volcanoes or earth movements to bring nutrients to the surface, so soils tend to be poor. It is also the driest of all non-polar continents and has the least predictable rainfall, so fauna and flora have had a few challenging conditions to adapt.

States and Territories

New South Wales

Northern Territory

Queensland

South Australia

Tasmania

Victoria

Western Australia

Cities

Adelaide

Canberra

Brisbane

Perth

Sydney

Townsville

Aboriginal/Indigenous Australia

Aboriginal and Indigenous Australia

Australia Aboriginal Links

#IndigenousX

NAIDOC

Planeta.com

Local Travel in the Murray-Darling Basin

Australian Baseball League

ABC Radio National (Australia)

Wildlife Tourism Australia 2017

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