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Exotic Australia is curious and seduces adventure seekers. This is a distant and mysterious world where everything is different. No, they don’t go upside down here, but the New Year is celebrated in the summer on the beach, it’s not people who are fighting in the street, but kangaroos, lizards grow to the size of an adult man, and in the morning you are awakened not by a rooster, but by the laughter of a little kookabur bird.

1. See the dawn and sunset over the sacred mountain of Uluru

Uluru or Ayers Rock is a monolithic chameleon rock. During sunrise and sunset, its color changes from red and orange to purple and dark brown. The rock stands in the middle of the Australian desert, as flat as a table, which only adds to its mystery: it is hard to imagine how such a giant could appear in the middle of nothing. Someone said that it was a huge meteorite that fell on the plain thousands of years ago, and someone - that this was the work of the ancient giants. The mystical version of the origin of Ulur is believed by the local Anang tribes, who consider the rock sacred. They treat her like a nurse, because for many years the local caves served as their refuge - this is evidenced by the petroglyphs depicted at the foot of the mountain.

2. Pet kangaroos and koalas, as well as meet the echidna, platypus, wombat, dingo, kwokku, emu, cockatoo and Tasmanian devil

80% of animals in Australia are endemic, they are found only in this country. The most famous are sleeping koalas and pugnacious kangaroos sleeping in an embrace with eucalyptus. To see the first, you need to go to a koala park or reserve, for example, in Lone Pine Koala, where at the same time you can walk among other "Australians" - echidnas, emu and wombats. It is not difficult to get acquainted with the kangaroo: in Australia, these animals are twice as many as people. You can meet them even with a neighbor in the garden! But if you want to play it safe - for new friends to you on the island of Kangaroo.

3. Drive a car along the Great Ocean Road

Imagine a road along the ocean, embracing rocks from all sides and passing through rainforests. Built by soldiers who returned after World War I in memory of their fallen comrades, the Great Ocean Road is the best way to get to know the nature of the south-west of the country. Breathtaking views, wild beaches, surfing at sunset, walking through the bush to hidden waterfalls and cycling along the ocean - such a road trip can only be in Australia!

4. Swim with the inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system, which, unfortunately, may disappear by the end of this century. This is a mandatory item in the program of all followers of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and diving and snorkeling are just some of the ways to get acquainted with this natural miracle. Fishing, boat trips and cruises are suitable for those who are not interested in diving (but at least snorkel!), And diving safaris with sharks - for thrill-seekers.

5. Try the wine that Dom Perignon himself envies

Wine appeared in Australia immediately after the arrival of the First Fleet with immigrants in 1788. Since then, Australians planted more than 100 types of grapes in 65 wine regions and earned an honorable place in the top ten recognized producers in the wine market. Gourmets and simply wine lovers must visit the valleys of Barossa, Hunter and Yarra, where they enjoy the best varieties of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Merlot, Semillon and Pinot Noir.

6. Get into the "eternal" summer

On the east coast of Australia from Melbourne to Cairns, from 340 to 360 sunny days a year!