Australia

Australia

Cities

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Landmarks

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Currency

Australian Dollar

Capital

Sydney

Fun Foods

Vanilla Slice, Lamington, Pavlova

The first known inhabitants of the Australian continent most likely arrived by land bridges from Southeast Asia at least 65,000 years ago. They were the ancestors to the modern day Indigenous Australians. The first Europeans land on the continent were the Dutch in 1606. They named the island continent "New Holland" and the name remained until 19th century when Australia became popularized. In 1901, Australia became its own nation, separating it from British rule.

Source: Wikipedia

Popular Cities

Melbourne

Melbourne

Once Australia's capital, it was the first city to host the Olympics outside of North America and Europe.

Sydney

Sydney

Rich in Indigenous Australian history, this diverse city is a must see for those visiting the continent.

Popular Landmarks

Sydney Harbour Bridge

View from a distance or climb this iconic bridge for beautiful views of the city.

Sydney Opera House

Designed by Jørn Utzon in the 1950's, its innovative design is instantly recognized worldwide.