Australia stands out from the rest of the world with its unique culture, but that's not all. This country is also filled with so many interesting things that cannot be found anywhere in the world. Besides being the only country that doubles as a continent, here are some more unique and interesting things that can only be found in Australia.

10 The Most Dangerous Animals In The World

Australia is arguably the country with the most dangerous and venomous creatures. Besides having the most venomous snakes in the world, the country is also filled with other dangerous animals from box jellyfish to great white sharks, stone fish, blue-ringed octopus, Australian black widow, and dozens of others. Apparently, it’s a dangerous world in Australia where every living thing is out to get one.

9 The Largest Population Of Kangaroos

The population of Kangaroos in Australia outnumbers the population of humans. With the population getting close to 50 million, they greatly outnumber the population of Australians which is 26 million. While animals are important to the country in many ways, the rapid rise in their population has now become a thing to worry about. Australians have even been encouraged to eat more kangaroos to curb this growth.

8 The World’s Largest Rock

There are so many large rocks around the world but Mount Augustus - the largest rock in the world - can only be found in Australia. With the rock rising to a height of 1,106 m above sea level and covering an area of approximately 11,860 acres, this geological feature is a colossal one to behold. The unique flora and fauna as well as the hiking trails on the rock have made it a popular tourist attraction in Western Australia.

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7 The World’s Largest Memorial And One Of The Most Scenic Drives In The World

There are so many exciting highways around the world but the great ocean road is one of the most popular. A list of the best scenic drives around the world is not complete without the Great Ocean Road. The road was dedicated to the soldiers who lost their lives during World War I and it is also the world’s largest war memorial. The road is 149 miles (240 km) long and those riding the road will be presented with so many interesting attractions and so much scenery.

6 The Oldest Place On Earth

The Earth has been around for a long time and there have been years of research to get the exact age of the planet. This research has taken scientists to different parts of the world as they try to find places that date back the most. The oldest place on earth was eventually found in Western Australia in a place called Jack Hills. Here scientists found rocks dating to 4.4 billion years ago. Although the earth is 4.5 billion years old, this place in Australia is the oldest-known place on earth.

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5 The Place With The Oldest Life Forms On Earth

While the oldest continental crust was found in Jack Hills, In Australia’s Pilbara, scientists found the oldest forms of life dating to over 3.6 billion years ago. This region is located in Western Australia and it currently hosts one of the largest mineral deposits in Australia. The region also hosts a large population of Aboriginal people which is believed to date up to 40,000 years ago.

4 The Largest Population Of Camels

One would think camels are animals that can most commonly be found in Arabian countries but that’s not true. Although these creatures were first imported to Australia for transportation from some Arabian countries, they flourished in the Australian deserts and grew rapidly until they outnumbered those in Arabian countries where they were first brought from. Currently, the population of camels in Australia is around 3 million making it the largest that can be found anywhere else in the world. As with any animal with no natural predators and such a huge population, camels have become a cause of panic in Australia. Recently, they were declared pests by the country and thousands of them are now randomly shot dead to curb their increasing population.

3 Koalas

Koalas are some of the unique animals that can only be found in Australia. One of their unique qualities is their slow movement and long sleep hours which makes them similar to sloths that can be found in South and Central America. Koalas are also characterized by furry fur which makes them similar to bears, although they are much different from bears. Currently, these creatures are endangered as it is estimated that there are only less than 100,000 left and Kangaroo Island is one of the best places to see these creatures.

2 The World’s Largest Sand Island

The largest sand island is unarguably the largest sand island in the world and it is located in Australia. This island is located on the east coast of Australia and stretches for 75 miles (120 km) and covers an area of 454,673 acres. The island has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one can visit to enjoy the mesmerizing scenery and lots of exciting activities.

1 Many Pink Lakes

Australia has arguably the largest number of pink lakes in the world. While there are many gorgeous ones to visit around the country, Lake Hillier is the most popular and it is located in Western Australia. This lake is also the most popular pink lake in the world and although it is not home to so many activities; one can still explore the lake by helicopter and take epic shots of the unique sight.