Fun Facts About Australia

"Fun Facts About Australia - Things I bet you didn't know!"

Here are a few querky and fun facts to share with your friends. There are lots of other facts pages to explore too including the more serious as well as the more unusual.

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  • There are over 150 "Big Things" to discover along the key tourist routes in Australia - from the Big Banana to the Big Shrimp. Now there's one of those fun facts about Australia that could lead to a road trip in itself! See map at the bottom of this page to see all the big thing locations in Australia.
  • There is 50,000km of coastline in Australia and 10,000 beaches which means there's a beach about every 5km.
  • The Aborigines were thought to have over 250 different language groups across Australia at about the time the British landed - that's about the same number of languages that are spoken in Europe when you include languages such as "Irish"!
  • There are said to be over 40 million kangaroos in Australia which is about the same as the population of Argentina
  • The Chilli Factory based here in Australia have featured in the Guiness Book of Records for having the hottest chillis in the world. Their special chilli rated 1,463,700 scoville heat units (SHU)
  • The University of New South Wales has made the fastest solar powered car in the world recording 88.74km per hour
  • The Great Barrier Reef has its own mail box which means you can go out to the reef and post your postcard and get it stamped with "the Great Barrier Reef"
  • The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. It is so big that it can actually be seen from space
  • "Ute Musters" are held in rural Australia throughout the year. Here Ute (short for utility vehicles and is a very Australian van type car) enthusiasts get together and may even attempt to break records or have competitions. The one held in Deliliquin in rural NSW is the largest ute muster of its kind, and still holds the record in the Guiness Book of Records for he largest parade of legally registered utes in the world. Every year they beat the record and it stands at over 10,000 utes today.
  • Still Hungry for some more facts. Want to know how many km's you would cover if you lined up the population of Australia? Or how many dingoes or utes it would take lined up along our longest fence that keeps our sheep safe?? Go to

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