If you already didn’t know, Australia is a pretty amazing place. It might be the world’s smallest continent, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on awesomeness. Australia’s varied terrain is marked by deserts, rain forests, and swamps, not to mention it’s home to a slew of fascinating animals that you can only find in Australia.
Lucky for you, we’ve brought you the best of Australia, so you don’t have to leave your zip code to venture outback.
Australia is the world's smallest continent, but it's a giant by country land-mass standards: It spans three time zones and nearly 3 million square miles -- that's only slightly smaller than the contiguous U.S.
Every Australian citizen (18 years or older) is required by law to vote or -- without a good reason -- face penalty.
Australia has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world. If you visit, be sure to slather on the sunscreen and wear a hat.
The Great Barrier Reef has a mailbox. You can ferry out there and send a postcard, stamped with the only Great Barrier Reef stamp.
Most of the 140 species of marsupials in Australia, including the koala, kangaroo and wombat, are found nowhere else in the world (in the wild, that is).