Beginning with its first Aboriginal settlers during the last Ice Age some 50,000 years ago, Australia has sustained a rich array of history. From then to the point of European discovery, there were over 300 Aboriginal clans, which spoke 250 different languages, with 700 different dialects. As was recorded, the various groups of Aboriginal people scattered over Australia culminated into over one million people. Its history describes that although they traveled to trade and to find water and produce, each clan was “spiritually” bound to its sector of the Australian country.
Australia has richly evolved from its early settlers, to British claim in 1770, the squatter’s push of 1820, the Gold Rush of 1851, and becoming a nation in 1901. It survived the First World War in 1914, the Great Depression of 1929, and the political scandal of 1975. Now, to date, what remains is the laid back ambiance of a cutting-edge culture laced with cosmopolitan lifestyles and a wealth of stylish entertainment.
As were their historical founders, Australians are bound by their rich culture and the magnificent splendor of their countryside. Present day Australia premiers white sandy beaches, expansive parklands, glorious skyscrapers, and wondrous natural attractions.
Charismatic cities such as Sydney, offer a relaxed and refreshing beach lifestyle complete with an exuberant nightlife, arts and cultural events, and dining with superb cuisine. Bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the east and the Blue Mountains to the west, Sydney overflows with tranquil spaces such as Hyde Park, and the world-famous beaches of Manly and Bondi.
Warm tropical days and subtle tropical nights are perfect for wandering through the gardens at South Bank Parklands in Brisbane. Every year, tourists find their escape along the shores of the Brisbane River and swim in the unique sandy lagoon in the city center. And if that escape isn’t enough, just travel east of the city where you will find the world’s largest sand islands and golden beaches.
Discover what it means to be Australian as you explore one of the few capitals in the word that mesh both bush and parkland. Even if it’s not intentional, Canberra’s history, politics, art, and culture creeps into your subconscious like water drawn into a sponge. One cannot help but to be effected by its beautiful native plants, extraordinary wildlife, well planned structure, and vibrant entertainment.
With its abundance of natural beauty, Australia is a tourist’s reverie. This dream world not only presents overwhelming waterfalls and plateaus, but also a surfeit of animal and bird species that are not common anywhere else in the world. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Bungle bungles of Purnululu National Park the Australian countryside is a breath-taking panorama made for anyone’s bucket-list.