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What is Tourism in Australia?

Australian Beach creatures

Beach creatures
Along with abundant birds and fish, dolphins appear regularly at beaches around Australia, and whales are frequent sights in winter. Phillip Island, off the south-east coast, is a breeding ground for fairy penguins, while sea lions and fur seals shelter a bit further west. The world's largest sea turtles turn up on beaches in the north.
Not all native beach dwellers are cute, though. A unique set of stinging creatures lurks in rocky pools and crevices. Bubble-like stinging fish called bluebottles, although relatively harmless, wreak havoc with their long, stinging tails. Box jellyfish and stonefish are more dangerous, but less common.

Tourism

Tourism in Australia grew rapidly in the late 20th century, and it now represents one of the most dynamic sectors in the Australian economy, accounting almost 500,000 jobs. Australia had 5.2 million visitors in 2006, and they spent $23 billion. The strong growth in tourism has boosted the development of attractions in each state and territory—amusement and theme parks, zoos, art galleries and museums, certain mines and factories, national parks, historic sites, and wineries. Some of the most popular attractions are Queensland´s spectacular Great Barrier Reef, the theme parks on Queensland's Gold Coast, the Northern Territory´s Kakadu National Park, and the famous beach resorts in the Brisbane, Cairns, and Sydney regions.

About Tasmania

Tasmania: Physical
Separated from mainland Australia by the 240 km stretch of Bass Strait, Tasmania is a land apart – a place of wild and beautiful landscapes; friendly, welcoming people; a pleasant, temperate climate; wonderful wine and food; a rich history and a relaxed island lifestyle. According to experienced travellers who've criss-crossed the globe in search of excellence, Tasmania has one of the world's ten best beaches.

Drinking

Drinking:
Most Australians enjoy a beer, the varieties are endless, and depending on the state you in, the size glasses are called by different names, schooners and middies in one state and pots and pints in the next. We also drink a lot of wine, preferring the Australian brands. The wines are reasonably priced, and decent wines can be bought by the cask. Spirits are more pricey, especially in restaurants.

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