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Natural space and climate on the red continent
The Australian continent consists to a large extent of deserts and tablelands. Due to extreme temperatures and persistent drought, the center of the country is almost uninhabitable.
The further you get towards the coast, the more diverse the landscape becomes. Queensland, located in the north-east, has some Caribbean looking islands with white sandy beaches and coral reefs, in the north of Australia there are tropical rain forests and immense national parks. The south belongs to the temperate climate zone and hosts different fora and flora which are suited to the more moderate climate.
The geographical isolation of Australia has led to many native animal and plant species being preserved in their original form. A special mention goes to the marsupials: kangaroos, koalas and wombats. Australia is also home to one of the world’s most unique mammals, the egg-laying, web-footed platypus. Australia's insect and reptile population are also extremely diverse – and extremely poisonous.
Outdoor sports in Australia
From the breathtaking untouched beauty of Tasmania to the valleys of the Blue Mountains. It takes a diverse group of ...