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20 Australian Land And Nature Facts You Might Not Know Already

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.

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