Throw in a generous helping of the familiar – charming Melbourne, vibrant Sydney, pretty Perth, theme parks on the Gold Coast, the aqua-wonder world that is the Great Barrier Reef, cuddly koalas, hopping kangaroos… and garnish it with the unusual – outback homesteads, wine tasting tours through picturesque wine country, swimming with giant manta rays and whale sharks at Coral Bay… Yes, Australia is a land of endless possibilities.
History is a matter of perception here. The aborigines have peopled the land long before the first European settlers arrived, some 200 years ago. But even in this relatively short span of time, modern Australia has developed a distinctive personality of its own. And its robust and friendly residents make it a very tourist-friendly destination.