The peculiarity of the largest countries in the world is that they are located in several climatic zones. This includes Australia, which is both a state and a continent at the same time. Because of this, different parts of Australia have different weather conditions and landscapes. Here you can both bask on the beach of the Indian Ocean, and visit the hot, dry desert.
Because Australia is in the Southern Hemisphere, summer lasts from November to March. This is the time when nature lives its full life. The middle part of the continent is practically unpopulated. The far distance from water sources does not allow people to live here. On the other hand, the coast of Australia is built up with many cities. During the dry months, Australian creeks dry up and forests catch fire after fire.
The flora and fauna of Australia are not particularly diverse. But the animals on the mainland are endemics, meaning they are not found on any other mainland. They are the kangaroo, the platypus, the echidna, and the emu. Of the insects, flies are a huge part, with about six thousand species! Spiders, too, a large number, about a thousand and a half species.
The nature of Australia, of course, has always attracted tourists. Unusually beautiful scenery, desert, beaches – just a small part of the attractions. But few people know that vacationing on the mainland is not safe. The fact is that the animals of Australia are so few that they are protected by the state. Hunting them is forbidden, so they have no fear of man and are free to roam wherever they want.
Tourists are happy to feed the animals, but they can cause serious injury to anyone who gets close to them. No matter how plush a platypus or a wombat may seem, they can do a lot of damage to your health. Their claws are not toy claws at all! The platypus also has a spike with a poisonous substance for protection against predators. Where’s the guarantee that he won’t defend himself with it against a man who comes close and frightens him?
So it is better to admire the fauna of Australia from afar, but it is really worth it!