This is an amazingly interesting country with something for all different types of visitors. There is the great Outback, the spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the bustling cities, beautiful beaches, great surf and even tropical rainforests. Australia also boasts with 14 World Heritage-listed areas.
The country is situated mostly in central North America, where its forty-eight contiguous states and Washington, D.C., the capital district, lie between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, bordered by Canada to the north and Mexico to the south. The state of Alaska is in the northwest of the continent, with Canada to its east and Russia to the west across the Bering Strait. The state of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific. The country also possesses several territories, or insular areas, in the Caribbean and Pacific.