Australia's biggest attraction is its natural beauty. The landscapevaries from endless sunbaked horizons to dense tropical rainforest tochilly southern beaches. Scattered along the coasts, its cities blend aEuropean enthusiasm for art and food with a laid-back love of sport andthe outdoors.
Visitors expecting to see an opera in Sydney one night and meetCrocodile Dundee the next will have to re-think their grasp ofgeography in this huge country. It is this sheer vastness that givesAustralia - and its diverse population - much of its character.