Discover why Australia is much more than kangaroos and the iconic Opera House. Australia’s indigenous population has a profound impact on culture and visual art. The interior of the country is very dry and arid so most people live in the narrow, fertile coastal plains and on the southeastern coast. Outdoor life rules: swimming at stunning beaches, playing cricket or having a barbecues in the park.

Australian teen life also includes sports, hiking, camping, and yes, going to the beach. Many young people also work part time after school and on weekends to earn spending money. Youth clubs are popular: Scouts, religious groups, athletic teams, and volunteer activities.