G’day, we’re back from Australia!

Though it’s the smallest continent on Earth, Australia is one of the largest countries. With over 8,000 small islands within it’s borders, it’s the world’s largest island nation. From island beaches to massive deserts to snow-covered mountains, Australia has it all!

We haven’t even mentioned one of the most amazing things to see in Australia yet—the Great Barrier Reef. The reef is off the northeastern coast and is the largest coral reef system in the world! Scroll down to see our photos of this amazing reef and other fun stuff we’ve gathered for you.

Sam and Sofia


Quick Pick

Which part of Australia should you visit?


Australian Playground - album-art

Learn Australian Phrases!

Noughts & CrossesTic-tac-toe
Rug upDress warmly
TaThank you
Ankle BiterYoung child
HoorooSee you later
Tuck ShopSchool cafeteria
Break-up dayLast day of school

Fun Facts

Koalas sleep for about 18 hours every day.

Highway 1 in Australia measures 9,010 miles (14,500 km) which makes it the world’s longest national highway.

Rabbits did not live in Australia until they were introduced to the continent until the early 1800s.

Print and Play

Didgeridoo Kazoo

Click the print steps to make your own version of a didgeridoo.

Animal Art

Click to print an Indigenous Australian art activity.

Flag Garland

Print to color the flag of Australia and make a garland.

Pen Pals

Our friend Lucy, who lives in Canberra, Australia, answered our letter!

Fairy Bread: white bread with sprinkles

Fairy Bread

What foods do you eat?

For breakfast, my mum likes porridge, my dad likes omelettes, and I usually have vegemite on toast. That's a salty spread we have here. It's hard to describe, but should definitely try it. It's good.

Speaking of toast, for my birthday last month, I helped mum make Fairy Bread. We cut slices of bread into triangles and spread butter on them. Then we dipped them into multi-coloured hundreds and thousands (sprinkles). Every year I ask for Fairy Bread instead of cake!

What is your favorite place to visit in Canberra?

Not far from my home in Canberra is Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve. Last weekend we drove there and saw so many animals!

There were lots of koalas, but my favorite animal that we saw was the swamp wallaby! The wallaby is related to the kangaroo. While the kangaroo is faster in open fields, the wallaby's smaller size makes it able to move more quickly in the dense forest.