I’ve rounded up a few Aussie facts and photographs to show my American friends. Because I come from little old New Zealand, I still find these monster things amazing.
Australia is a vast country, and has larger-than-life things like giant road trains. These trucks travel around The Outback shrinking the distance. The bull bars are a protection against Kangaroos.
Australia is home to the largest fence in the world. It is 5,614 km long, and was originally built to keep the dingoes away from sheep and fertile land.
Anna Creek Station in South Australia is the world’s largest cattle station. It’s even larger than Belgium.
Kookaburras aren’t giants, but I love these iconic laughing birds anyway. They’re a reasonably common sight around Sydney. They become quite tame and will allow you to hand feed them scraps of meat. They always whack the strip of beef or chicken against something before eating it.