Enormous areas of Australia are desert or semi-arid, with most of the rainfall and fertile land to be found along the eastern and south-eastern coast. Australia is famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback", but it is actually one of the world's most highly urbanised countries
The indigenous inhabitants of Australia have some of the oldest languages and cultures in the world, but Australia is also a country of immigrants who come from everywhere. Both Europe and Asia have left their mark. There is nowhere else quite like it.