By Holly Smith
The writer, a local Australian, covers every thing you need to find out about Australia - assured! The locations to stick, from price range to luxurious, leases to B&Bs, the eating places, from speedy foodstuff to the best quality, the beachwalks and bushwalks, the flora and fauna and the way to work out it, exploring the rustic through air, on water, by means of motorbike, and each wrong way. This advisor zeroes in on Adelaide and the Southern a part of Australia, yet a close creation covers all facets of trip to and round the continent in addition, plus the background, tradition and sightseeing.
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Today Australia sprawls nearly 3,030,300 sq miles/7,770,000 sq km between the Pacific Ocean to the east and south, the Arufura Sea to the north, and the Indian Ocean to the west. It’s composed of three main geographical regions, starting with the Eastern Highlands, or the Great Dividing Range mountains, which extend from the northern tip of Queensland and down Australia’s east coast through New South Wales, and Victoria. East of the mountains, the coast is a long, slender strip of fertile, mostly tropical land, backed by a chain of high plateaus that are actually the weather-worn tops of an ancient mountain range.
The now-extinct Thylacine, or Tasmanian tiger, was actually a rust-colored, wolfish canine named for the black, tiger-like stripes across its back. The animals once roamed the entire Australian continent but were regularly slaughtered by farmers until they were relegated to Tasmania alone. Unfortunately, thylacines had a taste for sheep and were hunted as vermin there as well through the early 20th century. The last of the species died in captivity in the Hobart Zoo in 1936. Australia’s largest wild carnivore is the dingo, which resembles a sand-colored coyote.
Cook’s landing points were quickly named, and most still stick today, including Botany Bay near Sydney, the Indian Head bluffs on Fraser Island, Magnetic Island off Townsville, and Cape Tribulation. Cook also bestowed the entire continent with the new name “New South Wales,” after his homeland. Little more needed to be done to complete his major coup of convincing the world that the Australian continent belonged to the British, and the British alone. And Cook’s adventures didn’t end yet, as he continued to explore the east coast of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
Adelaide & South Australia Travel Adventures by Holly Smith