Top Destinations in Australia
Australia is the world’s smallest continent, largest island and the only continent made up of a single country. People sometimes call Australia the “Land Down Under” because it lies entirely in the Southern Hemisphere, down under the equator. The Tropic of Capricorn runs through the northern part of the country. Australia is located between the Indian and the Pacific Oceans. Its nearest neighbors are the countries of Indonesia, Timor Leste (East Timor) and Papua New Guinea. Australia is known for many things — extraordinary landscapes, laid-back cities, beautiful beaches.
Australia is the sixth largest country in the world – more or less the same size as mainland USA. This vast land however also has the lowest population density in the world, with only two people per square kilometer.
Seasons,Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere so its seasons are the reverse of those in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is from December to February, and autumn is from March to May. Winter is from June to August, and spring is from September to November. Australian seasons begin on the first day of the month (for example, summer begins on December 1). Australians do not call the autumn “fall” as most of its trees are evergreen eucalypts that shed leaves throughout the year as they age and die.