Karri trees SW Australia
South of the town of Margaret River and north of Augusta, near where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean, there is a grove of Karri trees which grow up to 80 metres.
South of the town of Margaret River, near where the Indian Ocean meets the Southern Ocean, the Karri ...
Boranup Forest is located within the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park, some 20kms south of the town ...
Conto's Spring is a clean, cold freshwater spring that flows through the high limestone ridge and out...
The Berry Farm, located south of Margaret River, has been producing jams, preserves, fruit wines and...
A nice place to stop for lunch when riding around the bush. A small river crossing on Great West Road...
There are no kangaroos in Austria.
We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!
Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.
The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.
This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!
Text by Steve Smith.