Australia is the largest island in the world and the third largest continent. Australia is located in the southern hemisphere, and we experience both tropical and temperate weather patterns, so weather conditions vary greatly on your location in Australia.
Australia was first settled in 1788 by the British Empire. The indigenous Australian population is known as the Aboriginals. Australia’s population mainly consists of immigrants, which makes Australia a multicultural society, with a population of approximately 21,618,330.
The northern regions of Australia such as the northern territory and Queensland and some areas of Western Australia and experience tropical weather and the seasons are divided into the wet season and the dry season. The temperature can get much hotter in the wet season. Natural disasters associated with tropical weather, such as cyclones, floods, and thunderstorms frequently occur in the wet season.
The temperate regions experience much cooler weather. The winter months are in the middle of the year from June to August, and the summer months around the end of the year, around December to February. Maximum temperatures vary from 40 degrees in summer to 15 degrees in winter. Minimum temperatures vary from 25 degrees in summer compared to 5 degrees during the winter months.
Many tourist locations can be found in our beautiful country. Each city has many activities and places to visit. Some of Australia’s top tourist attractions are:
➢ The Great Barrier Reef
➢ Hamilton Island
➢ Uluru (AKA Ayers Rock)
➢ Sydney Harbour Bridge
➢ Sydney Opera House
➢ Blue Mountains
➢ Many National Parks and reserves
Australia is known as a sporting country. Many sports such as Rugby League, Aussie Rules Football, Soccer, Cricket, and many other sporting clubs can be found in the suburban areas of your local city. The Australian Institute of Sport is a college in the ACT that educated and trains athletes for international sporting events, such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, and other major sporting events.
If you decide to make the decision to move to study in Australia, you will never be bored. There are many of activities, sports and clubs to join and participate in some fun activities and have a good time. Enjoy!