The southern continent is rich in many things, and art is a significant part of its wealth. There is more to the Australians than just koalas and barbeques, and it is home to two of the most prestigious art galleries in the world. In Brisbane, you can find The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA).
This magnificent place has hosted exclusive and exciting exhibitions, including one by Andy Warhol. The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is located in Tasmania and is known for its unique and controversial style. It was carved into a cliff and therefore provides the most spectacular location too.
The native Australian's name for the Steel Arch Bridge is The Coathanger and after looking at it for a few seconds, it is easy to see why. The distinctive shape of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of the country's most common symbols and together with the astonishing opera house, it is one of the most iconic symbols of the world.
It is the world's tallest steel bridge and if you ever thought of climbing it (to be honest, we've never), then you would have to walk up a little over 1330 steps. The panoramic view is worth it, and besides, you only get to travel to Australia once in a lifetime, so you better make the most out of it.
The Underground Town...
If you live in a cold country or suffer severely during the winter months, then Australia might be the best place for you. It is hot almost all year round. Now some people love the warm and sunny days, and some literally burrow into the ground to avoid this kind of weather.
Coober Pedy is established in the southern part of the continent, where the temperatures in this part of the land can reach up to 40C, so therefore it was built almost entirely, underground. This underground oasis has a church and even an art gallery. Many people there have built their homes down under (!!!) and it even has a hotel for visitors and tourists. The most important thing this place has is low temperatures.
Every year during the month of August everything in Australia comes to a still. The traditional Henly on Todd Regatta (also known as Todd River Race) is held. This event is basically a boat race, however, it is held not on blue waters, but on golden sand.
It first began as playing a joke on the former British colonizers and over the years became a practice that is never missed. Many locals and tourists attend the event which includes food and drinks, the area is adorned with "No fishing" signs (if they are going to have a laugh, might as well take it all way), and the whole event lasts for the entire day.
Grey-headed Flying Fox
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a dude in a costume...no it's a megabat, as terrifying as it sounds. It is named the "Pteropus," however, the local Australians name it the flying fox. This bat has a fox-like face, and a reddish fox-like fur with a small addition of... wings. And yes, it uses those wings for air travel.
The Pteropus is known to be the biggest bat in the world and different species of it can also be found in many countries around southeast Asia, though the grey-headed kind is native to the land down under. Now it doesn't end her. Apparently, there are around 60 extended species of this creature so beware...