Australia is a big and diverse country
Australia is the largest island, and the 6th largest country in the world. In spite of this large land mass; the population of Australia is only 24 million (and growing) with people mostly concentrating in the capital cities. Sydney and Melbourne are the largest cities in Australia with nearly 40% of the entire population. Other popular capital cities include the nations capital Canberra, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin.
Australia has a diverse landscape that ranges from tropical, suotropical and cool temperate rainforests to sandy white beaches and snow covered Alps. Australia has amazing beaches, surfing, fishing, cattle stations, city skyscrapers and an endless outback of desert that covers one- third of Australia’s entire land mass! With swimming, skiing and shopping- Australia has an environment to suit everyones personal taste.
Distinctive native animals
Australia has a plethora of distinctive and unique ancient animals, including the platypus, kangaroo, echidna and koala; as well as deadly snakes, spiders and other creepy crawlies! Australia has no less than 516 national parks to protect its native wilderness.
Rankings don’t lie
Melbourne #1 and Sydney #2 student cities
Melbourne and Sydney were respectively ranked 1st and 2nd in the QS best Student Cities Ranking 2018 (Student Mix Rank). Australia has ranked 8th in the best environment in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2017 Wordwide Education for the Future Index overall results.Australia is also ranked 9th in the world 2017 Legulum Prosperity Index.