27 things you didn’t know about Australia; AOL UK Travel

Australia – Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Australia is one of the most spectacular holiday destinations in the world.

You know that it’s home to unique and picturesque landscapes, glittering coastlines, incredible wildlife experiences and white-sand beaches. But did you also know that you can see the Great Barrier Reef from space? Or that Tasmania has the cleanest air on earth?

Discover our 27 fun facts you probably didn’t know about Australia below.

1. The Australian coat of arms features two endemic animals, an emu and a kangaroo. Both of these animals can only move forward, so it’s widely seen as a symbol of progress and a country that is forward-thinking.

2. More than 80 per cent of the plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs found in Australia are unique to the country and are not found elsewhere in the world, including the koala, kangaroo, dingo, echidna, platypus, wallaby and wombat.

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