There’s nothing more rejuvenating and exhilarating than getting out there and enjoying nature. The more you fall in love with a country, the more you want to know about it. This is why we’ve put this list together of Australian nature and land facts that you might not know already.
- Aussie termite mounds are the highest animal-made structures on earth.
- Australia is drier than any other continent except Antarctica.
- Our alps get more annual snowfall than their Swiss counterparts – now that’s unexpected!
- Our Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World and is the world’s largest living organisms.
- Australia is the only continent covered by a single country.
- Our highest mountain is the 2228m tall Mt. Kosciuszko.
- Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
- Located in tropical north Queensland, the Daintree Rainforest is the largest in Australia, covering about 1,200 square kilometres.
- Although mining is a huge industry here, more land is taken up by pubs than mines! Perhaps that’s because mining is thirsty work!
- Our dingo fence is longer than the Great Wall of China.
- We are the 6th largest country in the world in terms of land area.
- At 2,995 km, the Murray River is the longest river in Australia
- Uluru (Ayers Rock) spans over 8km at its widest point and is the largest monolith in the world.
- In addition to all these amazing nature facts, did you know that the straightest, longest road in the world is the Nullarbor Plain and it’s 146km long!
- And finally, Australia is the only continent without an active volcano. Phew!
Our rugged, beautiful landscapes are a joy to explore as well as to learn about. Each and every day is different when you explore Australia!
At Eagle Wools we are all about having a bit of harmless fun. This information has been sourced online and we can’t verify the accuracy of any of it so don’t go referencing us on your school essays.