Photo: Denisbin, Echuca (Some rights reserved)
Australia is an island continent and country. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and Aotearoa New Zealand to the south-east.
Australia’s capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney.
The natural world extends from the coral reefs and lush rainforests of the north to the arid deserts of the south. Marine gems include the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands.
Wild Oz wildlife include the iconic kangaroo and the elusive platypus.
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