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A: Sandy Beach on Normanby Island

door Paul Mears, 220 hier vandaan

Sandy Beach on Normanby Island

B: Giant Fig Tree in Misty Mountains

door Albert Jindra, 19.7 hier vandaan

Giant Fig Tree in Misty Mountains (Bellenden Ker near Cairns) Queensland’s North is a stunning destin...

Giant Fig Tree in Misty Mountains

C: Cairns Lagoon at sunset

door Albert Jindra, 44.9 hier vandaan

Salt water lagoon pool on the Cairns Esplanade is a magnet for visitors and locals alike. The 4800 sq...

Cairns Lagoon at sunset

D: Cairns Lagoon

door Albert Jindra, 44.9 hier vandaan

The large swimming area is patrolled daily by Life Guards who ensure the safety of the 1000 or so swi...

Cairns Lagoon

E: Flying Foxes in Cairns Main Street

door Paul Mears, 45.0 hier vandaan

Each night the local flying fox population leaves for their evening fruit feast.

Flying Foxes in Cairns Main Street

F: Barron Falls Station

door Paul Mears, 56.2 hier vandaan

Barron Falls Station

G: Newell Beach, Pre-eclipse 2012

door Neil Creek, 111.8 hier vandaan

Early in the morning of November 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse occurred over far north Queensland i...

Newell Beach, Pre-eclipse 2012

H: Newell Beach, Mid-eclipse 2012

door Neil Creek, 111.8 hier vandaan

Early in the morning of November 14, 2012, a total solar eclipse occurred over far north Queensland i...

Newell Beach, Mid-eclipse 2012

I: Mossman Gorge

door Dean Elliott, 113.6 hier vandaan

Mossman Gorge is a natural swimming hole surrounded by rainforest. A shuttle bus takes you there from...

Mossman Gorge

J: Swimmers in Mossman Gorge

door Neil Creek, 113.7 hier vandaan

Bathers swim in the beautiful waters of Mossman River, the famous Far North Queensland attraction Mos...

Swimmers in Mossman Gorge

Dit panorama is genomen in Australia

Dit is een overzicht van Australia

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.

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