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We are a proud Australian business that is eager to share the natural beauty and diversity of our country with the world. In the past, our lands were shrouded in mystery and was referred to by the ancients as Terra Australis Incognita or the ‘unknown land of the south’. This gave Australia a romantic mystique until it was finally discovered by the early European explorers of the seventeenth century.
Our wealth is closely intertwined with the diverse geography of the country. The aboriginal peoples have a deep reverence for the natural environment and this is featured heavily in their Dreamtime mythology as well as their body, rock and cave art. Aboriginal reverence of the land is unsurprising as the country is home to some of the world’s richest natural environments.
Australia is one of only seventeen megadiverse countries in the world. This is due to our rich collection of animal and plant life species. Australian landscapes range from the dry and arid outback of the central region to the subtropical rainforest of the North and the mountain ranges of the South East. The land has given us intricate and ancient Aboriginal crafts and artworks such as the didgeridoo, boomerang and bullroarer. In modern times, Australia has become famous for its exports of fine wines, sheepskin, wool, leather and tea tree products.
Moreover, we are a sporting nation and feature heavily in many global sporting events. Australians are especially proud of our achievements in rugby and we are all unflinching supporters of our national rugby team, the Wallabies.
At Shop Australia we strive to unlock everything that this stunning country has to offer by showcasing her products and rich culture to the world.
We hope that you enjoy your stay at Shop Australia,
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Australia is vast country and the sixth largest country in the world by total area. It is made up of six states (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia) and two mainland territories (Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory).
New South Wales (NSW)
New South Wales is the most populous state in Australia and its capital, Sydney, is the most populous city in Australia. The north of New South Wales is generally warmer with subtropical areas, while the south is cooler with temperate areas. The eastern regions of the state such as Hunter Valley and Riverina are famous for producing fine wines. New South Wales is also home to Aboriginal tribes such as the Wodi Wodi and Bunjalung people.
Some of the best beaches in Australia are also located in New South Wales. Beaches such as Byron Bay, a cluster of beaches around Cape Byron, and the Cronulla Beaches have made New South Wales famous for surfing. In fact, it is home to seven of Australia’s National Surfing Reserves and attracts surfers from around the world. New South Wales also has many amazing natural attractions. Confined within New South Wales are close to 900 national parks, reserves and forests, making New South Wales a haven for adventure and eco-tourists. For the a more laid back, visitors can take a drive along The Grand Pacific Drive, which is a 140km coastal drive from the south of Sydney to Wollongong. The drive brings you past amazing scenery such as the many pristine beaches dotted along the coast and the Sea Cliff Bridge.
With so many attractions, it is no wonder that so many Australians choose to live in New South Wales!
Queensland was settled by indigenous Aboriginal tribes more than 60,000 years ago and is the third most populous state in Australia. Queensland is famous for the Great Barrier Reef, which stretches for 2,000 kilometres off its coast. This is the world’s largest coral reef and a recognised World Heritage Site. Queensland is often called the ‘Sunshine State’ and is home to tropical islands, sandy beaches and the vast Great Dividing Range. The Queensland climate has made the region one of the sporting and recreational capitals of Australia. There are a huge selection of championship golf courses and surfing beaches for you to explore. You can also take a dive in the many pristine dive locations, hang out with the local wildlife or try your hand at sailing.
Queensland has a thriving arts and culture scene, with many talented artists and internationally acclaimed galleries, making it a magnet for the contemporary arts. It also possesses many natural rock art galleries highlighting aboriginal culture from the past. Alternatively, you can visit one of the many Australian convict settlements in Queensland to see the harsh realities of early Australian life.
It is also a gourmet food lover’s paradise with a whole selection of award winning wines, organic produce and deliciously fresh seafood. You can follow the food trail to discover quaint markets, vineyards and upmarket restaurants.
Queensland is the ideal destination, whether you seek thrills or a relaxing holiday!
South Australia (SA)
South Australia is famous for its export of wines and wool. The southern part of the state has a Mediterranean climate and it is here that the state capital, Adelaide, is located. Aboriginal presence in South Australia has been traced as far back as 20,000 years ago. Signs of this early aboriginal life can be viewed at the Koonalda Cave, an important archaeological site with elaborate aboriginal rock art that dates back 19,000 years, making them older than any known prehistoric art in Europe.
There are many choices for visitors when it comes to exploring South Australia. You can take a trip to the Adelaide Hills to visit Hahndorf, a famous Australian town with a strong German cultural heritage. Or, if you love beaches and the surf, you can take the tram from Adelaide to Glenelg to soak up the sun and feast on the gorgeous selection of fresh seafoods available at hand.
The scenic options are not limited to the areas around Adelaide, you can explore Kangaroo Island, visit the countless beaches and sand dunes or relax while the rich variety of wild life passes you by.
With so many things to see and do, it’s no wonder that visitors keep coming back to South Australia.
Tasmania is an island state off the south-eastern coast of the Australian mainland. Tasmania is home to many reserves, national parks and World Heritage Sites owing to its relatively unspoiled natural environment. Tasmania is also famous for its food exports ranging from seafood to wine and saffron.
Nature and food lovers will enjoy Tasmania as it is home to huge variety of nature reserves and gastronomy parlours. There are the countless elegant gardens, trekking trails, roaming wildlife and, of course, World Heritage Sites. For more adventurous nature lovers, Tasmania has many kayaking, surfing, biking and off-road activities for you to experience.
Perhaps if you stay long enough you will experience everything that Tasmania has to offer!
Victoria is Australia’s most densely populated state and home to its second largest city, Melbourne, which also serves as the state capital. Before the arrival of Europeans, Victoria was inhabited by a group of Aboriginal peoples who were collectively called the Koori.
There are many things that one can explore in the state of Victoria. You can go whale watching in the waters surrounding Victoria that is a hive of activity for Australia’s marine wildlife. Be amazed by the natural grace of the orca, killer, minke and humpback whales.
Taste the flavours of Victoria by experiencing the huge variety of local cuisine available. There is always a gourmet attraction around the corner in Victoria. Victoria's West Coast cuisine is notable for their use of the fresh local ingredients that reflect the wild natural environment of the region. Victoria’s fertile lands and abundant marine life gives way to delicious sea foods and gourmet cuisines. Then explore the many wines and craft beers available in Victoria to wet the palate.
No matter where you are in Victoria you’ll never be bored!
Western Australia (WA)
Western Australia is the largest of the six Australian states and is known for its pearls, wool, sheep, and bovine products. The south-western portion of the state is home to a number of prominent wine making regions such as Margaret River, Swan Valley and The Great Southern. Although Western Australia produces less than 5% of all Australian wines, in terms of quality, Western Australia makes some of the finest wines in the country.
Whether on land or sea, Western Australia has much to offer to visitors. It possesses over 12,000 kilometres of stunning coastline filled with untouched coral reefs and marine life. Take a dive or swim in this natural environment for an unforgettable experience. Or visit the Australian outback on camelback for a timeless piece of Australian scenery. The raw and harsh environment makes for some spectacular sights.
A short distance from Perth you will find ancient forests teeming with animal and plant life. There are over 12,000 species for you to discover and experience. Then you can sit down to a glass of world beating Western Australian wines and delectable fresh sea foods. Enjoy the many local eateries or settle down in one of the numerous posh restaurants.
When it comes to excitement and adventure, Western Australia can’t be beaten!
Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
The Australian Capital Territory is home to the Australian Federal Government and the Australian Capital, Canberra. Besides being the seat of the Federal Government, the Australian Capital Territory is located within the state of New South Wales and the large Namadgi National Park falls within its jurisdiction. There are also the Naas and Murrumbidgee river and fertile lands that produce wines, sheep and dairy products.
Northern Territory (NT)
The Northern Territory is the third largest state in Australia and the least populated. Aboriginal Australians first settled in the region 40,000 years ago. Today, the Northern Territory is a hotbed for tourist activity concentrated in the Kakadu National Park in Top End and the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (Ayers Rock) in the central region. Tourism plays an important part in the economy of the Northern Territory as it possesses a spectacular array of landscapes, wildlife and aboriginal culture. The Territory is often promoted with the slogan ‘You’ll Never Never Know if You Never Never Go’.