How is Christmas Celebrated in Australia?

Christmas in Australia coincides with summer which means our traditions, although inspired by European customs, have been altered to suit the climate. Australia shares in traditional holiday practices such as decorating the Christmas tree, singing carols and exchanging gifts on December 25, but we also have a few unique traditions. Here’s our guide to Christmas […]

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Five Interesting Facts About Koalas You Should Know

Featuring fluffy ears, round heads, and spoon-shaped noses, koalas are mostly known for their adorable faces. Also called koala bears because of their teddy bear-like appearance, koalas are marsupials, which means that they are born immature and develop further in the safety of a pouch in their mother’s belly. Here are five amazing facts about […]

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Baby Koala Refuses To Let Go During Mom’s Surgery (PHOTOS)

While performing an emergency surgery on “Lizzy”, a koala that had been hit by a car near Brisbane, staff at the Australia Zoo Wildlife Hospital (AZWH) had an extra hurdle to work around: her adorable baby who refused to let go during the operation. Image: Ben Beaden/Australia Zoo Both mom and baby (nicknamed “Phantom”) survived […]

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You’re Only a Melbourne Expert If You’ve Done These 17 Things

Think you’re a maven of Melbourne? Before considering yourself a local of the World’s Most Liveable City, there are 17 things you need to do before calling yourself a Melbournian. Pronounced it Mel-born If you want to fit in and speak like a local, then learn to master the correct pronunciation of the word Melbourne. […]

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