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About Australia

    Where is Australia?

    Flag of Australia Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

    Capital: Canberra Coordinates: 35° 15" South, 149° 7" East
    Map of Australia

    What is the Australia weather like?

    Generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north

    Traveling to Australia

    Traveling by air

    There are 480 airports in Australia, 349 of which are paved.

    There are 1 heliports in Australia.


    Traveling by car

    There are 823,217 Km of highways in Australia.


    Traveling by water

    There are 2,000 Km of waterways in Australia.

    The most important ports and harbours are in major seaport(s): Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Fremantle, Geelong, Gladstone, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Port Adelaide, Port Kembla, Sydney

    dry bulk cargo port(s): Dampier (iron ore), Dalrymple Bay (coal), Hay Point (coal), Port Hedland (iron ore), Port Walcott (iron ore)

    container port(s) (TEUs): Brisbane (1,004,983), Melbourne (2,467,967), Sydney (2,028,074)(2011)

    LNG terminal(s) (export): Darwin, Karratha.


    Traveling by train

    There are 38,445 Km of railways in Australia.