Because Australia is in the southern hemisphere many tourists come here seeking winter sun between December and February, which is their summer.
The country is experiencing a strong economic boom and is on the lookout for more skilled professionals from other countries to further supplement its economy. Tourism accounts for a large percentage of its gross national product and the services sector is also strong.
Australia has a strong sporting tradition with many premier events held. The Ashes cricket series between England and Australia is always fascinating while Melbourne hosts contests such as the Gold Cup horseracing and the Formula One race.
If you want to learn more about the indigenous peoples of Australia you can head up to Ayer’s Rock
(Uluru) a massive red rock in the middle of the desert which has spiritual significance to the aborigines. The wider national park is considered a UNESCO World Heritage site.