Everything you must know about Australian Culture

Australia is a developed country and also one of the wealthiest independent Western democracies with the population of over 20 million. When one mentions- Australia- various things come to mind such as Kangaroos, Koala, Cricket, Sydney Opera House, the Great barrier reef and so. But Australia is so much more than all of that, Australia is surely known for many amusing facts, wonderful and breathtaking wonders, so there are many things to learn and facts to know but among them all, here are the top 5 facts about Australia:

  1. The Marree Man- It is one of the mysteries of Australia that was discovered over a decade ago. The Marree Man is a gigantic portrayal of an original man that is carved in the desert. The layout is 4 kilometres long, and it has been one of the tourism spots since it was noticed. It is still a mystery as to who drew this man or why so much effort was put into it so it is likely that the origin of the Marree Man would remain in controversy over the years that is to come. Also, this land has been under dispute between two indigenous groups who have opposing viewpoints of how the Marree Man land should be used.
  2. World’s longest Fence- The longest fence which is also known as The Dingo Fence/Dog Fence/Wild Dog Fence/Border Fence. It is a fence built to prevent the wild dogs which are high in number from trying to make a meal out of their sheep, so the Australians kept building fences to keep the vermin away. The fence is said to be 5614 kilometres long which start from Jimbour in Queensland continuing till the Great Australian in South Australia.
  3. Kangaroo meat- Australia has a high population of the native macropod. Not everyone eats Kangaroo’s meat but it is available in the markets, and you can also find it in restaurant menu as an haute cuisine. The meat is known to be a low-fat red meat with rich flavour which is considered to healthier to beef and lamb meat. Australia is the only country in the world that eats it National emblem.
  4. Aboriginals- The first inhabitants in Australia were the aboriginals Australians. They are the people whose ancestors were indigenous to the continent before the British colonisation of the continent started in 1788. In 2011, the country had a total of 3% Indigenous Australians which included the Aboriginal Australians and the Torres Strait Islanders. According to the Aboriginal language map of Australia, it had shown a different view of the country which was broken into some regions that are based on the language was spoken or the tribal groups.
  5. Language- Australia is a diverse country. There are over two hundred different languages and dialects that are being in Australia which includes forty-five indigenous languages. Among the languages, the most popular ones that are spoken are Engling, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Top 5 facts about Australia

Australia is a developed country and also one of the wealthiest independent Western democracies with the population of over 20 million. When one mentions- Australia- various things come to mind such as Kangaroos, Koala, Cricket, Sydney Opera House, the Great barrier reef and so. But Australia is so much more than all of that, Australia is surely known for many amusing facts, wonderful and breathtaking wonders, so there are many things to learn and facts to know but among them all, here are the top 5 facts about Australia:

  1. The Marree Man- It is one of the mysteries of Australia that was discovered over a decade ago. The Marree Man is a gigantic portrayal of an original man that is carved in the desert. The layout is 4 kilometres long, and it has been one of the tourism spots since it was noticed. It is still a mystery as to who drew this man or why so much effort was put into it so it is likely that the origin of the Marree Man would remain in controversy over the years that is to come. Also, this land has been under a dispute between two indigenous groups who have opposing viewpoints of how the Marree Man land should be used.
  2. World’s longest Fence- The longest fence which is also known as The Dingo Fence/Dog Fence/Wild Dog Fence/Border Fence. It is a fence built to prevent the wild dogs which are high in number from trying to make a meal out of their sheep, so the Australians kept building fences to keep the vermin away. The fence is said to be 5614 kilometres long which start from Jimbour in Queensland continuing till the Great Australian in South Australia.
  3. Kangaroo meat- Australia has a high population of the native macropod. Not everyone eats Kangaroo’s meat but it is available in the markets, and you can also find it in restaurant menu as an haute cuisine. The meat is known to be a low-fat red meat with rich flavour which is considered to healthier to beef and lamb meat. Australia is the only country in the world that eats it National emblem.
  4. Aboriginals- The first inhabitants in Australia were the aboriginals Australians. They are the people whose ancestors were indigenous to the continent before the British colonisation of the continent started in 1788. In 2011, the country had a total of 3% Indigenous Australians which included the Aboriginal Australians and the Torres Strait Islanders. According to the Aboriginal language map of Australia, it had shown a different view of the country which was broken into a number of regions that is based on the language was spoken or the tribal groups.
  5. Language- Australia is a diverse country. There are over two hundred different languages and dialects that are being in Australia which includes forty-five indigenous languages. Among the languages, the most popular ones that are spoken are Engling, Italian, Greek, Cantonese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Mandarin.

Top 6 tourist spots of Australia

Australia is the world’s largest island and the smallest continent. It surrounded by the Indian and the Pacific oceans. The continent is known for quite a number of places, and it serves as a wonderful tourist spot from breathtaking landscaped to beautiful cities and alluring beaches. Among them all, the spots in Australia which are undeniably a must see are:

  1. The Great Barrier Reef is one of the largest living structures on the planet, and the site is also visible from the outer space. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is one of the seven wonders of the natural world which stretches for over 2300 km along the state of Queensland. There is an amazing collection of marine life which includes both soft and hard corals; there are more than 1600 species of tropical fish, sharks, dolphins, dugongs, turtles, giant clams and rays. People who want can go for diving or snorkelling and for those who would prefer to stay dry; there is the option of underwater viewing stations and glass bottom boats.
  2. The Sydney Opera is a famous tourist spot being shaped like a giant shell; it is a magnificent building that is listed as a World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Water surrounds the magnificent architectural structure from three sides and the Royal Botanic Garden as a border in the south. Visitors can enjoy a meal or a drink at the Opera Bar or at one of the restaurants and take a tour of the building which has theatres, a concert hall, studios, a cinema and exhibition rooms.
  3. Whitsunday Islands is a collection of 74 islands in the middle of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. One of the most beautiful of the islands is the Whitehaven Beach. These islands are perfect for those who are looking for a peaceful and blissful time in the water or even out of it and enjoying the view.
  4. The Uluru which was known as Ayers Rock is located deep in the heart of Australia’s Red Centre. It is one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world. It is a massive sandstone rock formation in the Northern territory which forms the centre piece of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Also, you will find some red dome-shaped rocks in the park called the Kata Tjuta. As the sun goes down, visitors gather to watch Uluru and Kata Tjuta transform in the shifting light. It is absolutely a spectacular view.
  5. Cable Beach, Broome is a stunning place filled with white sand and spectacular turquoise sea. Visitors can ride the camels into the beautiful sunset. One can even visit the Broome Historical Museum, the Broome Crocodile Park and the Staircase to Moon which occurs between March and October.
  6. Daintree National Park is one of the World Heritage Area located far in North Queensland. It is one of the oldest ecosystems on earth consisting of an amazing collection of species-There are more than 18,000 plant species, and animals’ species include the crocodile, Cassowary, giant blue Ulysses Butterfly and Bennett’s Tree Kangaroo.

Top 5 favorite foods of the people of Australia

Australia is a diverse country with a diverse range of foods. The people are from various backgrounds, so it is hard to say that there is one specific dish for the country. However, there are dishes that are considered to be Australian food, and there are all sorts of food that you will find in Australia which is eaten by almost everyone. Here is the list of foods that are some of the favourites of the people in Australia and a must-try when you get to Australia-

  1. Pavlova- One of the favourites of the Australians. According to the story, it is said that this dish is inspired by the Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova during her tours of Australia in the year 1926 and 1929, created b Western Australian Chef Herbert Sachse. It has wispy meringue base with a layer of freshly whipped cream which is then topped with fresh food and a tangy passion fruit pulp. It is a light weight perfect summer desert. Seemingly, New Zealand claims ownership of the Pavlova too.
  2. Vegemite- The story of the Vegemite goes way back in the year 1922 when a business man named Fred Walker had asked a young chemist-Cyril Callister to make a spread from the brewer’s yeast which would have been dumped. It is a natural source of vitamin B, and the name was drawn from a hat in the National naming competition. So this is how Vegemite came to be
  3. Meat Pie- One of the Australian cultural icons is the meat which is definitely loved by all. The first record of this Aussie meat pie is formed the early colonial days, and they were sold by vendors in street carts. Now the meat pie is everywhere; you can find it t sports club canteen to service stations to a gourmet bakeries. It is a meat and gravy filled pastry that earned its place in the culture and also the ‘official Great Aussie Pie Competition’ has been a national event from the year 1990.
  4. Chiko roll- Australia and Chiko roll has a history since 1951. The Chiko roll made its debut at the Wagga Wagga Agricultural show. It is a snack stuffed with cabbage, onion, carrot and beef. The snack was created by Frank McEnroe to be a takeaway snack at football matches so that the people would be able to hold the snack with one hand but now it can be eaten not only during matches but anywhere.
  5. Lamingtons- There are many versions of the origin story of the Lamington, whether it is Australian or it is New Zealand. Another legend goes to say that Lord Lamington of Queensland was served this delicacy by his chef and requested it to be named after him. Lamingtons are sponge cakes dipped in chocolate icing and then rolled in dry coconut which can be found everywhere and is absolutely loved my many. It is called as a cultural icon according to the National Trust of Queensland.