Australia: If you're looking for a destination that has it all, Australia is your number one destination choice. The Land Downunder boasts some of the most magnificent beaches in the world, from Cable Beach in Broome to the Whitsundays in North Queensland, all the way down to sexy Bondi Beach in Sydney. Australia is a country as big as your imagination and every city has an exclusive personality just waiting to flatter you. Delve into culture-rich Melbourne with its labyrinthine laneways and trendy artistic types or take on the rush of ultra-cool Sydney and its mix of surf, sun, money and style.

If it's the ultimate outback experience you're after the prehistoric gorges of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory are not to be missed. Turn south to Tasmania and visit the hundred year old giants that loom large in the forest or be amazed by the red desert sunsets over Uluru.

Whether you're after a ultra-stylish chic escape or an adventurous wilderness experience, Australia is sure to charm you.

Population: 22 million

Currency: Australian Dollars (AUD)

Climate: Australia features a hot, humid tropic climate in the north, arid desert climate in the middle and temperate climate in the south with mild winters and hot dry summers.

Capital: Canberra

Largest City: Sydney

International Airports: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney.

Attractions: Uluru, Kakadu National Park, Great Ocean Road, Great Barrier Reef, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Gold Coast, Fraser Island, Barossa Valley, Kimberley, Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach.

National Holidays: New Years Day [1st of January], Australia Day [26th of January], Good Friday, Easter Monday, ANZAC Day [25th of April], Labour Day, Queens Birthday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day.

Events: Australia Day Celebrations [26th January-nationwide], Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras [February-March Sydney], State of Origin, Riverfire [Brisbane], AFL Grand Final, Melbourne Cup, Gold Coast Indy [October], Schoolies [Gold Coast November-December], Boxing Day Test [Melbourne], Bathurst 1000 Bathurst.

Electricity: The electrical current is 240 volts AC, 50Hz. Three pin plugs are used but are different to those in most other countries.

Dialing Code: +61