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10 Quirky facts about Australia

Australia is a massive country with endless opportunities and things to explore. With a diverse range of landscapes and climates, nature and wildlife to discover. From the Tropical North to the Outback in the centre, vibrant cities, endless beaches and national parks. Australia really has something for everyone. While you dream away about your next holiday to this incredible place, we have put together a collection of quirky facts about Australia.

Did you know?

1. Tasmania has some of the cleanest air in the world.

With one-third of the state made up of national parks, or is World Heritage protected. It is a walker's paradise.

2. The world's largest working cattle station is located in South Australia.

With an area of 23,677 square kilometres, Anna Creek Station was originally established in 1863.

Discover the natural beauty of Tasmania
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Visit St Helens Wharf
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3. Australia is home to the world’s longest earthworm

The world's longest earthworm can be found in Gippsland, Victoria. The giant Gippsland earthworm can stretch out up to four metres!

4. The world’s longest piece of straight railway is found in Australia

The world's longest piece of straight railway line stretches 478 kilometres across the Nullarbor Plain in South Australia.

5. The Great Barrier Reef has its own post box!

The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living ecosystem in the world. It can even be seen from space!

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Be mesmerised by the Great Barrier Reef
Be enchanted by the colourful coral
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6. Australia's largest national park covers almost 20,000 square kilometres.

Located in the Northern Territory, Kakadu National Park is truly a special place to visit.

7. Australia's first police force was made up entirely of convicts.

Of course, they picked the best behaved!

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Immerse yourself in Kakadu's timeless landscapes
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8. Australia has one of the world's longest golf courses

Nullarbor Links. The 18 hole course is located along 1365 kilometres of the Eyre Highway.

9. Australia has the longest stretch of straight road in the world.

The Eyre Highway in Western Australia is 148 kilometres long.

Get off the grid and discover Australia's endless scenic drives
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Conquer the Nullarbor!
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10. Australia has an underground town.

Located between Alice Springs and Adelaide, Coober Pedy is a mining town, supplying 80% of Australia's opals. Restaurants, shops, museums, and even the local church are all located underground!

Take a drive and explore the underground treasures of Coober Pedy
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Visit the Big Winch Lookout
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