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Australian Capital Hotels

Canberra   Dickson   Forrest

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New South Wales Hotels

Bondi Beach  Newcastle  Sydney

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Northern Territory Hotels

Alice Springs  Darwin  Jabiru

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Queensland Hotels

Brisbane   Cairns  Gold Coast

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South Australia Hotels

Adelaide  Mt Gambier  Port Augusta

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Tasmania Hotels

Hobart  Queenstown  Sandy Bay

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Victoria Hotels

Lakes Entrance  Melbourne

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Western Australia Hotels

Bunbury Esperance  Perth

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Gold Coast Australia Hotel

Brisbane   Noosa Heads 
Surfers Paradise   Twin Waters

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Norfolk Island Hotels


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Cook Islands Hotels

Cook Islands  Rarotonga

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Figi Island Hotels

Lautoka  Nadi   Savusavu  Suva

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French Polynesia Hotels

Bora Bora  Papeete  Tahiti  Vaitape

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French Southern Territories

La Grande Motte

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Guam Hotels

 Guam   Tamuning   Tumon

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Indonesia Hotels

 Bali   Jakarta

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Micronesia Hotels


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New Caledonia Hotels

Ile Des Pins  Noumea

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New Zealand Hotels

Auckland   Christchurch   Wellington

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Northern Mariana Islands

Saipan   Mariana Islands

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Palau Hotels

Koror   Palau Pacific Resort

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Papua New Guinea Hotels

Goroka  Mount Hagen  Port Moresby

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Makati City  Manila

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Vanuatu Hotels

Port Vila   Port Villa

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Hayman Island
In Australia's Whitsunday Islands
one of the world's most spectacular settings, lies Hayman. The resort, awarded as Australia's best, fronts two stunning white coral beaches.
The superb location is the ultimate
is island living, where luxurious faci

Magnetic International Resort
is part of the Great Barrier Reef.
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Australian Capital Coral Sea Island Gold Coast Jervis Bay Territory
New South Wales New Zealand Northern Territory Queensland
South Australia Tasmania Victoria Western Australia

Australia is massive, and very sparsely peopled: in size it rivals the USA, yet its population is just over eighteen million - little more than that of the Netherlands. This is an ancient land, and often looks it: in places, it's the most eroded, denuded and driest of continents, with much of central and western Australia - the bulk of the country - overwhelmingly arid and flat. In contrast, its cities - most of which were founded as recently as the mid-nineteenth century - express a youthful energy.

The most memorable scenery is in the Outback, the vast desert in the interior of the country west of the Great Dividing Range. Here, vivid blue skies, cinnamon-red earth, deserted gorges and other striking geological features as well as bizarre wildlife comprise a unique ecology - one that has played host to the oldest surviving human culture for at least fifty thousand years.

The harshness of the interior has forced modern Australia to become a coastal country. Most of the population lives within 20km of the ocean, occupying a suburban, southeastern arc extending from southern Queensland to Adelaide. These urban Australians celebrate the typical New World values of material self-improvement through hard work and hard play, with an easy-going vitality that visitors, especially Europeans, often find refreshingly hedonistic. A sunny climate also contributes to this exuberance, with an outdoor life in which a thriving beach culture and the congenial backyard "barbie" are central.

While visitors might eventually find this Home and Away lifestyle rather prosaic, there are opportunities - particularly in the Northern Territory - to gain some experience of Australia's indigenous peoples and their culture, through visiting ancient art sites, taking tours and, less easily, making personal contact. Many Aboriginal people - especially in central Australia - have managed to maintain their traditional way of life (albeit with some modern accoutrements), speaking their own languages and living according to their law (the tjukurpa). Conversely, most Aboriginal people you'll come across in country towns and cities are victims of what is scathingly referred to as "welfare colonialism" - a disempowering system in which, supported by dole cheques and other subsidies, they often fall prey to a destructive cycle of poverty, ill-health and alcoholism. There's still a long way to go before black and white people in Australia can exist on genuinely equal terms.   Cairns  Canberra  Melbourne Sydney

Australia became a commonwealth of the British Empire in 1901. It was able to take advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop its agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. Long-term concerns include pollution, particularly depletion of the ozone layer, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef. A referendum to change Australia's status, from a commonwealth headed by the British monarch to a republic, was defeated in 1999.

Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean
generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north
mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast
Elevation extremes:
lowest point: Lake Eyre -15 m
highest point: Mount Kosciuszko 2,229 m
Geography - note:

world's smallest continent but sixth-largest country; population concentrated along the eastern and southeastern coasts; regular, tropical, invigorating, sea breeze known as "the Doctor" occurs along the west coast in the summer

noun: Australian(s)
adjective: Australian
Ethnic groups:

Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

Anglican 26.1%, Roman Catholic 26%, other Christian 24.3%, non-Christian 11%, other 12.6%

English, native languages

Australian dollar (AUD)
Currency code:

Exchange rates:

Australian dollars per US dollar - 1.9354 (January 2002), 1.9320 (2001), 1.7173 (2000), 1.5497 (1999), 1.5888 (1998), 1.3439 (1997)


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