The continent nation of Australia
Earlier in Australia local art was not considered to be good enough, but lately the tables have turned and Australian art is ruling the roost. It does not matter which city in this country you go to, you will never be short of a rocking live band, an offbeat theatre production, opening of a lofty art gallery, the launch of a movie or music festival. The contemporary art scene of Australia is inspired by aboriginal arts particularly painting and dance and these original art forms remain immune to the influence of modernization and maintain their captivating quality. The art scene of Australia has played some role in the enhancement of tourism in Australia.
The modern Australian cuisine on the other hand has a strong influence of European techniques and fresh Pacific rim ingredients. Seafood is especially popular in this country and you can find a wide variety from succulent Moreton Bay bugs to delicate King George whiting. Of course there are the Aussie barbeques with beef, lamb and chicken which you can enjoy with beer. If you are not much of a beer drinker, there are the unique Australian wines like the punchy Barossa Valley Shiraz, Hunter Valley Semillon and cool climate Tasmanian sauvignon blanc.
Australia is mostly an urban culture with 89% of the population living in cities and most of the hippest cities are on the coast and this should be kept in mind while considering Australia tourism. The cities of this country are full of fun. For instance, Sydney is a glamorous collusion of beaches, bars and boutiques. In Melbourne you will find a lively art scene, lots of alleyways and Aussie Rules football. Brisbane on the other hand is a subtropical town and Adelaide has a festive grace and the poise of pubs. The other cities like Perth, Canberra, Darwin and the chilly sandstone city of Hobart are all different from each other and have their own charm and specialties.