Peace & Quiet
* National Parks and World Heritage Sites
* Fauna and Flora
* Did you know ?
Some of Australia's wildlife is not quite as appealing as the much loved koala. Crocodiles inhabit the far north, sharks frequent the continent's seas, and there are many species of venomous snakes. Insect pests include mosquitoes and ants, while certain spiders - particularly the redback and the funnel-web - are to be avoided at all costs. There is no need to panic, however, as visitors are most unlikely to run into any of these `nasties'.
It is easy to get away from it all in Australia, a vast country which - other than around the coast - is populated very sparsely. Even the large but relatively uncrowded cities offer many spots where you can find peace and quiet, with plenty of parks and gardens within their precincts. All the major cities are close to either beaches or waterways, and there is a national park virtually on the fringe of every state capital.