Australias Greatest Landmarks and Locations
Can you name the highest peak in mainland Australia? Do you know which Australian capital city had to be rebuilt twice? What natural feature of Australia is the only living thing on Earth that can be seen from outer space? In Australia's Greatest Landmarks and Locations, you will discover the answers to these questions and learn many more stories about the remarkable Australian landscape. With jaw-dropping natural attractions and magnificent man-made structures, Australia has an abundance of truly great places. From north to south and east to west, this book showcases the nation's best known and most loved places, and reveals their fascinating stories. Few other countries can boast the geographic diversity of Australia, with its deserts, tropical and temperate forests, wetlands and snow-capped mountains. And with this diversity comes some incredible natural features - the Great Barrier Reef, Fraser Island and Purnululu National Park, to name just a few. Some places have enormous cultural significance, reflecting our Indigenous heritage or our short history as a nation. And some places, of course, have both natural and cultural importance. After finding out about the greatest landmarks and locations of Australia, you won't be able to resist experiencing them for yourself. Be inspired!
Virginia has worked as an editor, producing books for children and adults, for more than ten years. She has written copy for numerous publications, including a chapter in an anthology, Talking Up: Young Women's Take on Feminism. She lives in one of Australia's great places, Sydney, and enjoys spending time with her growing family, including her husband David, daughter Saskia and dog Abbey, and travelling.