Australia, and all that it's #HomeTo

Ryan Power

27 Jun 2023

Australia is home to a population of 26 million people and is famous for iconic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House. It is also home to one of the natural wonders of the world in The Great Barrier Reef as well as unique wildlife including Kangaroos, Koalas, and other native species. 

Australia is famous worldwide for so many reasons including the Outback, stunning beaches, indigenous culture and their successful sports teams. Keep reading to learn interesting facts about Australia which makes it so loved to the rest of the world. 

#HomeTo – The Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House opened in 1973 and is a magnificent example of 20th-century architecture. In fact, it is such a masterpiece that it is often seen as the emblem of Australia. This iconic building is located at a peninsula at Sydney Harbour and has had a lasting impact on architecture across the world. The building itself includes two performance rooms and a cafe inside but it is the outside of the building and the surrounding area which attracts most visitors when exploring Sydney.

#HomeTo – The Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2,300km across Australia's eastern coastline. It provides a wealth of coastal experiences greater than anywhere else in the world. The reef is home to 30 species of whales, 6 species of turtle, 17 species of sea snake and more than 1,500 species of fish as well as beautiful dolphins.  

The Great Barrier Reef is known to inhabit 10% of the world’s fish species. Another amazing fact about the Great Barrier Reef is that the living corals that make up the Great Barrier Reef now sit on old, dead structures but these past corals are likely to be up to 20 million years old. 

#HomeTo – The Outback

The Outback refers to massive areas of Australia that have a low population and are mainly dry almost-deserted areas. Although, the Outback is often referred to as the heart of Australia. It occupies almost three-quarters of the country but still only 800,000 people live there which is less than 5% of the total population. The Outback is home to the famous Ayers Rock which is located in Uluru. This rock formed about 600 million years ago and was once on the ocean floor. Currently, it lies at an altitude of about 348 meters above the ground which stands taller than the Eiffel Tower. 

The Outback is home to around 150 different indigenous languages, but unfortunately, the languages continue to decrease in usage and there are only around 45 that are spoken fluently today. A fact you may not have known is 91% of Australia’s land is covered in vegetation. Along with this, the Outback can reach an extremely high temperature of 50 degrees Celsius in the peak of Summer making it a dangerous environment for visitors at certain times of the year.

#HomeTo – Fascinating Wildlife

Australia is home to a variety of beautiful and iconic species. Kangaroos and Koalas are among the most famous around the world. In fact, in Australia, there are around 50 million kangaroos living there, which means there are more kangaroos living in Australia than people.

Koala bears are one of the most famous animals in Australia. Compared to Kangaroos there are a lot fewer Koalas in Australia as they are rapidly becoming endangered. It is estimated that there are fewer than 100,000 koalas left in the wild. 

#HomeTo – Beautiful Beaches

Australia is known to have stunning beaches and a vast coastline so it is no wonder it is a top location in the world for water sports such as surfing. It has the world’s sixth largest coastline, stretching over 35,000 kilometres and spans across three oceans which are the Southern Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. 

In fact, Australia is home to over 10,000 beaches, some of which are famous beaches such as Bondi Beach, Whitehaven Beach, and Manly Beach in Sydney. Australia has a vibrant beach culture, with beach activities being a favored pastime among locals. It is common to see locals and visitors spending their time engaging in activities such as volleyball, picnics, and surfing. 

#HomeTo – Exciting Sports & World Famous Sports Teams

Australia is well known for its native sport Aussie Rules while they are also famous around the world for being successful in sports such as Cricket and Rugby.

Australia Rules football also known as Aussie Rules is a hugely popular sport in Australia. It offers a mix of styles of Soccer, Rugby and Gaelic Football. Aussie Rules has its own professional league, the Australian Football League, which showcases impressive athleticism and skill. 

Cricket holds a special place in the heart of Australians as the sport is often referred to as the nation’s summer sport. Australia’s national cricket team is one of the most successful in the world having achieved winning the Ashes and the ICC Cricket World Cup in the past. Rugby is also prominent in Australian sports while the Wallabies, which is Australia’s Union team, have had decent success in international tournaments such as the Rugby World Cup in the past. With passionate fans and exciting sports teams and stars, Australia is loved worldwide for its offering in sports and will even host the FIFA Women's World Cup in 2023.

Australia is famous around the world for so many reasons but it is also home to so many different nationalities and cultures making it a really diverse country. Many people who have moved to Australia to start a new chapter or for travel or education still find it important to stay connected to loved ones at home. So it is no wonder that many people located in Australia send mobile top-up and gift cards back home to loved ones with Ding.

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