the only country occupying an entire continent, it's fair to say that Australia
is completely unique in its mix of thriving cosmopolitan cities, dense rainforests,
deserts, famous coral reefs, beaches galore and of course, the great Outback.
The country that first started as a British penal colony has now grown to one
of the world's top (and favorite) tourist destinations.
Australia's most famous city is Sydney, the host of the 2000 Summer Olympic Games
and the country's largest (and oldest) city. The glorious Sydney Harbour, with
its shell-shaped opera house perched above the water, is a photographer's delight.
And the food in Sydney is an eclectic mix of nearby Asian influences, traditional
Australian fare, and a wide variety of other tastes. Factor in the 28,500 hotel
rooms in the Sydney tourism region, and there's no wonder why this city is a booming
business destination as well!
lovers will never want to leave Australia. The Great Barrier Reef along the coast
off Queensland is the longest and most complex living coral system in the world
and provides a habitat for a wide range of marine animals. And Australia has more
than 2,000 national parks and nature reserves in which it's possible to spot a
koala resting in a gum tree or a kangaroo hopping nearby!