Explainer: The Alpine crossing is a beautiful hike located 3 hours drive from Melbourne, in the Victorian Alps. This trail connects Falls Creek to Hotham, which ate two small ski towns. Best hiked in warmer months (October-June) as the trail… Read More »Hiking Australia’s Alpine crossing (Victoria)
The Ashmore and Cartier islands are four uninhabited islands that Australia lays territorial claim over. The Ashmore Reef contains the West, Middle and East islands. While Cartier island is another independent island 70km away from Ashmore Reef and comprises solely… Read More »The Islands Australia and Indonesia share
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica and is stepping up its funding in the area for increased scientific research Write-up: Australia’s new Antarctic ice-breaker research and supply vessel; The RSV Nuyina. The Government of Australia has recently received in… Read More »Australia now owns the most advanced Ice-Breaker research vessel in the world. The RSV Nuyina
Australia although the 6th biggest country by landmass size on earth, actually has the 3rd biggest Exclusive Economic Zone in the world (EEZ). Behind France, and the USA. Image Source: Wikipedia Exclusive Economic Zones: The Pacific What is an Exclusive… Read More »What is Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone?
Australians love to work hard and play hard. They have been gifted with some of the longest lifespans and highest wages in the entire world. Economically Australia has survived better than most other developed nations during depression periods, it has… Read More »Is charity in our nature? A look at the rate of volunteering in Australia
Antarctica is a huge landmass which encircles the Southern Pole. It is not technically ‘owned’ by any country. Antarctica is the landmass located on the southern most pole of the earth. It is considered a continent. Countries from all over… Read More »Who owns Antarctica? The answer may surprise you
Worlds 10 biggest countries in order of landmass: Countries Area in kilometres squared Ares in miles squared Russia 17,098,242 6,601,668 Canada 9,984,670 3,855,102 United States 9,833,517 3,796,742 China 9,959,960 3,845,562 Brazil 8,515,770 2,287,957 Australia 7,741,220 2,988,901 India 3,287,263 1,269,219 Argentina… Read More »What are the worlds 10 biggest countries?
Australia plays a leading role in Antarctica. Since this blog was written, this decision was over-turned Why is Australia in Antarctica? Australia claims territorial rights to a large portion of Antarctica, which under the Antarctic Treaty can be used for… Read More »Australia’s plans to build an airstrip in Antarctica has debate heating up
Sugar cane farms on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef can lead to damaging pesticide run-off Sugar Cane in Australia and the Great Barrier Reef Australia during its early days was a series of small settlements that started out… Read More »Sugar Cane and the Great Barrier Reef.
Reef restoration takes place in many locations across Australia, and usually involves coral grafting or replanting coral. What is the Great Barrier Reef? The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) is the world’s largest coral reef system and is found in Australia’s… Read More »Reef Restoration on the Great Barrier Reef