Australia is a country and continent surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans. Its major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide – are coastal. Its capital, Canberra, is inland. The country is known for its Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, a vast interior desert wilderness called the Outback, and unique animal species like kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses.

SA: Flinders Ranges & Heysen Trail

Stretching 420 kilometres northwards into the arid heart of Australia, the Flinders Ranges are famous for their rugged mountain scenery. They have the red and purple colours of the Australian outback and some of the oldest rocks on earth, about 1400 million years old. They are also a favourite area for photographers and artists. There are rocky bluffs, tree-lined gorges, shady pools, majestic river red gums, and diverse flora. They are home to kangaroos, euros, wallabies, emus, colourful parrots, kites and eagles. Click for more information


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