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flag-of-australiaAustralia is the largest country in Oceania, and is comprised of the mainland, the island of Tasmania, and a number of other small islands. Unsurprisingly given it’s size, Australia's geography is extremely diverse, ranging from the snow-capped mountains of the Australian Alps and Tasmania to large deserts, tropical and temperate forests.
Capital city: Canberra
Highest Point: Mount Kosciuszko (7313ft / 2229m)
Lowest Point: Lake Eyre (-49ft / -15m)
Land Area: 2,966,153 sq. mi (7,682,300 sq. km)
Water Area: 22,749 sq. mi (58,920 sq. km)
Total Area: 2,988,901 sq. mi (7,741,220 sq. km)
Coastline: 16,006 miles (25,760 km)
Australia is situated between the Indian Ocean and South Pacific Ocean, and confusingly, is both a country and a continent, and part of the larger region of Oceania. It is the sixth largest country in the world, and is only slightly smaller than the United States of America. Australia has thousands of national parks and conservation areas, protecting a huge variety of environments from rainforests to deserts, and from woodlands to coral reefs. Some of the most famous parks include the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Kakadu National Park and Uluru (Kata Tjuta) National Park.

Great Barrier Reef

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Uluru (Ayers Rock)

Uluru, or as its often known, Ayers Rock, is a large, sacred, sandstone structure in Central Australia. At 1142ft (348m) high, and 5.8mi (9.4km)...

Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park is Australia’s largest national park, covering a landmass that is about half the size of Switzerland. The park, which is co-managed...

Wollomombi Falls

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Tasmania is an island situated 150 miles (241km) south of Australia, separated by the Bass Strait. The main island is approximately 225 miles (362km)...

Katoomba Falls

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