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The meaning of an Australian adventure vacation is actually to take part in activities, to participate. This is in contrast to a traditional holiday where you lay back and take it easy. Using your body and mind doing adventure activities gets the blood flowing and the adrenalin rising. It is a thrill to test the body doing Adventure Sport. Know your limits but push them as well. Australia has everything you need to enjoy adventure tours and activities on your vacation. Travel gold --1
We celebrate the day Captain Cook 'Discovered' Australia - the Portuguese and Dutch were not interested in colonizing the continent. Aboriginals have been here for at least 40 thousand years. Chinese and Southeast Asian fishermen have regularly visited northern Australia in their fishing boats to get fresh drinking water and medicinal herbs. The Dingo wild canine of Australia actually came from Asia. The country has unique flora and fauna. . culture world teys australia --2
Australia is the land of sun, sands, surf - and prawns! Australians adore ocean food. Though a shrimp is just that to those in other countries, to us it is prawn. Furthermore, a lobster also has an identity problem. It is a crayfish to us. Waltzing Matilda in not taking a "sheila" to the local dance: it is a sack containing one's essentials which is tied to a stick. The staff is carried on the shoulder by a "swagman" as he travels across the country in centuries past. Animals --3 teys
Australia has all the comforts as well as interesting places to see, from major cities, restaurants, entertainment venues and casinos to the great outback where the Australian culture truly lies. Most Australians are living in coastal regions in cities, though we look to the bush for the our heritage: the horsemen of the Blue Mountains wrote about by Paterson in his poems, the Dog on the Tuckerbox on the road to Gundagai, diggers, stockmen, sheepshearers, railway builders, graziers. --4
There are excellent investment opportunities for buers. Prices are increasing in the market at the moment. It is a good idea to get in now. The same goes for those who intend to reside in this country. Though the period for new migrants to gain citizenship has been raised, it is worthwhile waiting to get residency. Note, it does not matter which RE agent yo--u go to, they all use the same national data base. Happy house hunting. travel --5
Things that are seen to be distinctly Australian. Billy Tea, for example, is made in a can over an open fire by cattle drovers. Before their tea-brew is removed from the hearth green gum leaves are added to the infusion for more flavor. Ozlands also love their beer. Brewers yeast a byproduct from the brewing process is made into a tasty spread called vegemite. Damper is made by mixing flour with baking powder, salt and H2O, placed in a pan and cooked over a campfire. Wild ---6
Australia Zoo was established by The Crocodile Hunter's father. It is an fascinating venue. Crocodiles and native animals are the main draw cards. Steve Irwin's family has introduced animalia from other parts of the world. Several elephants are now spending their "retirement" at the Zoo. The zoo also has camels on show. The original dromedaries were brought to Australia by Afghanis over a century ago. Terri and Bindi Irwin continue to put on entertainment. Activities victoria 7--
Give an Ocker a piece of wire and pair of pliers and, it is said, he will invent something. Though it is contentious that barbed wire was actually developed by Australia, it does indicate the spirit of a people who had to cope in a new location with materials at hand. Today, however, technological development is occurring worldwide. Most know what is going on across the globe. Australia is contributing with new ideas and device, leading in many areas. Zoo australians --8
Animals are in the wild, but some have been domesticated, others actually live with us. They all give us comfort and many laughs. They provide us with something to laugh about. You don't have to be an expert to snap them. Take pictures of creatures on a camera or even on your smart phone. Just watch and wait for the that moment when they seem to be like humans and do comical things. They of course are not aware of the humorous situation. Entertainment teys --9
Gold was believed to have been originally located on the apple isle at Nine Mile Springs ("The Den", later named Lefroy 1881) in north Tasmania in 1840 by a convict. Then it is said that John Gardner found aureate-bearing quartz in 1847 on Blythe Creek, near Beaconsfield. But the first substantiated discovery was made by Mr Riva in that area in 1849. The auric mineral was first found at Tullochgorum (Nook) near Fingal in north eastern Tasmania in 1851 by the "Old Major". Cities --10
The yellow product was first discovered in SA and the Commonwealth in 1846 at the Victoria mine near Castambul, Adelaide. The 12 ounce nugget was dug up by J. Richards. Little notice was taken of it at the time. Another find in the same year was at the Kitticoola Mine in the Kanmantoo Trough. Alluvial metal was located by John Phillips in 1847 on the River Torrens and Onkaparinga. More came to light at South Para waterway toward Gumeracha in the Barossa Valley in 1849. --11
Ozlanders are said to speak a variant of English which is corrupted by a "strine" accent. Many words initially thought to have been "invented' in England or the US actually originated in here. Strine is alive and well in modern Ozland. An example of this is "g'day" an abbreviation of "good day". Another Aus greeting is "how ya goin', mate?" It is rolled into one word: "owyagownmyt?" A quick thing is "flat out like a lizard drinking." culture --12
The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation is shortened to CSIRO. Its original name when it was founded in 1926 was the Advisory Council of Science and Industry (ACSI). This body has had a hand in important inventions. As well as centers at home, it has sites in Mexico and France. The objective of the company is to help the Federal Government and the people nationally. Research programs are ongoing. Bush outback --13
Many famous innovations originated in here. The Hills Hoist was sold across the world - a mini version in the UK. An Aussie cut the back off a Ford coupe to go to church on Sunday and take pigs to market on Monday. Aviation was made safer with the Black Box. Pregnant women benefit from ultrasound. Google Maps was created by Oz brothers. Where would we be without penicillin. The Cochlear Implant has changed the lives of many. --14
A resort is a holiday destination where just about everything needed for your vacation is on-site. Many are operated by a single establishment. Others are run by a group of businesses each offering related but different products and/or activities. Accommodation, food, drink. shows and shopping facilities are provided. Local towns usually become identified with nearby resorts. The name of the town is synonymous with the resort. --15
l am pleased that you are visiting our Adventurous nation. Drop-in again and enjoy the experience of my country. As well as the Sunshine Coast and the golden Coast in Queensland, there are many more things of interest. The apple-isle of Tassie awaits your visit. Taste wine made in the Barossa Valley, SA. See the Perth Mint and Swan River in WA. This is an exciting place to tour, whether formally via organized trips, by backpack, or by staying at the best hotels. --16
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