21 Fact About Australia

Facts about the Australia you did not know.

Australia is a land full of surprises, and here are 21 weird facts that you might not have heard of:

  1. The world’s longest golf courseis in Australia! Stretching over 850 miles, the Nullarbor Links course winds its way across the Nullarbor Plain, with holes spread out across various towns and roadhouses .
  2. Australia is home to 21 of the world’s 25 most venomous snakes. If that wasn’t reason enough to be cautious around long grass, keep in mind that the funnel-web spider also calls Australia home.
  3. Perth is the only city in the world where aircraft can land in the CBD (Central Business District). Perth Airport is located just a few kilometers from the city center.
  4. Australia invented the boxed wine, also known as the “goon”, in the 1960s, which is now a popular choice for many.pen_spark
  5. Bigger than you think! Australia is almost the same size as mainland USA.
  6. The world’s largest cattle station is also in Australia – Anna Creek Station in South Australia is bigger than Israel.
  7. Australia is home to some of the world’s most unique and bizarre wildlife, but did you know there’s a species of jellyfish that can kill a human in minutes? The box jellyfish found in northern Australian waters is a real shocker.
  8. Speaking of unique wildlife, the platypus and echidna are monotremes, the only egg-laying mammals in the world.
  9. Swimming in the sunshine? Not so fast! Believe it or not taking dip at Australian public beaches was agains the law for over 60 years! Thankfully, those days are a thing of the past.
  10. Australia has more sheep than people – with a ratio of about 3:1.
  11. Australia imports camels – there are more camels in Australia than there are in Arabia!
  12. Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is the world’s largest single monolith. This giant sandstone formation is a sacred site for Australia’s Indigenous people.
  13. Existing nowhere else on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef, a Massive network of living organisms, holds the tittle of the worlds largest structure. Astonishingly, it’s even visible from outer space.
  14. The Australian Alps get more snow annually than the Swiss Alps, despite being much closer to the equator.
  15. Tasmania, an island south of mainland Australia, boasts some of the world’s cleanest air. 
  16. Canberra, the capital of Australia, is not the largest city in Australia. That title goes to Sydney.
  17. Australia has a universal healthcare system similar to many European countries.
  18. Australia is a sports-loving nation. Cricket is the national sport, but Australians are also passionate about rugby,Australian Rules Football (AFL), and swimming.
  19. Australia has a very multicultural population. Nearly a third of Australians were born overseas.
  20. Despite its sunny image, Australia is one of the most urbanized countries in the world. Over 90% of Australians live on the coast.
  21. Vegemite, a dark brown paste made from leftover brewer’s yeast, is a beloved (or perhaps hated) breakfast spread in Australia.

You may also like...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *