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Life in Australia

Australia is a natural wonderland of beautiful beaches, crystal blue waters, amazing ancient rock formations and pristine rainforests. It is the sixth largest country in the world and has the lowest population density per square kilometre. Australia has 16 world heritage listed properties with its historic townships, bustling cities, vivid landscapes and exotic flora and fauna all adding to its unique appeal.

Australian culture is as broad and varied as the country's landscape. Australia is multicultural and multiracial and this is reflected in the country's food, lifestyle and cultural practices.

Australia has an important heritage from its indigenous people, which plays a defining role in the cultural landscape.

Brisbane is a cultural city. Here you’ll find the Queensland Cultural Centre on South Bank, and a plethora of galleries, museums and theatres.
You can explore the Brisbane River winding through the Brisbane city centre.

Kayak past Brisbane’s glittering sky-line at night or take in the breathtaking panorama of the city and its surrounds from the top of the Story Bridge
Climb or abseil the cliffs at Kangaroo Point or walk, bike ride or rollerblade over the floating walkways of Brisbane Riverwalk. Take a stroll in the City Botanic Gardens or riverside parks of South Bank.

Multi-cultural Melbourne has its own month-long food-and-wine festival in March. It is an artistic, sophisticated and eclectic city. Compact in size, the city is split into distinct pockets, each with its own individual vibe and character. Behind the main city streets lies a hidden web of tiny alleys where you will find fashion boutiques, cafes, and hip bars and restaurants. Discover cafes, bars and boutiques in city laneways sprawling secretly off ordered streets, the riverside atmosphere from Southbank you can visit Federation Square. Cruise down the Yarra and wander the lawns and lakes of the Royal Botanic Gardens. Take a day trip to the beaches, wineries, galleries and golf courses of the Mornington Peninsula.

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Sport plays an important part in Australian life.
Cricket, Australian Rules football and rugby feature strongly

Melbourne has been named the Top Sports Events City in the world and the Ultimate Sports City in the world

Why not follow one the local sides?
MCC Hockey
Melbourne Heart
Melbourne Cricket Club

If you fancy seeing the latest blockbuster most large towns have a cinema, if you use you student ID most offer discounted prices
Event Cinemas
Odeon 5