Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is located on the North-East Coast. It is approx. 25 million years old! It is the world’s largest coral reef, stretching 2000 km. There are over 1800 species of life on these coral reefs including fish, plant life, turtles and many other marine life-forms.
Great Barrier Reef From Space The Great Barrier Reef is so large that it can be seen from space!
Uluru or Ayer’s Rock as it is also known, is the largest monolith in the world. It is located in the Northern Territory. Lots of people climb it but the native Australians; the Aborigine people prefer that it is not climbed as it is sacred to them. It is also dangerous and some people have fallen off.
Sydney Sydney is the most populated city in Australia. It is home to two of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. These are: Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Opera House
Australia – Some Quick Facts Area:7,741,220 km sq. Population:21 million approx. Capital City:Canberra Currency:Australian Dollar Government: Parliamentary Democracy Constitutional Monarchy
Australian Wildlife Australia is famous for its unique wildlife: Wallaby:Funnel-Web Spider: A small kangarooIts bite can be fatal if not which carries its youngtreated quickly! in a pouch.
Tasmanian Devil:Wombat: The size of a terrier dog.A marsupial that So-called because they likes to burrow can scream really loudly and lives and look fierce.underground.
Duck-Billed Platypus: Lives in a burrow beside a River. They are great swimmers and are one of only two mammals in the world which lay eggs!
Koala: The name koala comes from an Aborigine word meaning “no drink”. Koalas get all their water from eating Eucalyptus leaves.