Australia is one of the wealthiest in the world; it has world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback", and is well known for the attractions of its large cities such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.
Green and gold were confirmed as Australia's national colours. The colours have great significance, and their use has a prized place in the Australian spirit and mentality. Gold is a reflection of Australia’s beaches, mineral affluence, arid shrub/scrublands and desert areas of the island-continent nation. Green represents the flora of its forests, eucalyptus leaves and meadowlands of the Australian countryside. It is widely believed that the colours were chosen because they are the dominant colours of Australia's floral emblem, Acacia pycnantha (the golden wattle).
Popular Australian destinations include the coastal cities of Sydney and Melbourne, as well as other high profile destinations including regional Queensland, the Gold Coast and the Great Barrier Reef, the world's largest reef. Uluru and the Australian outback are other popular locations, as is Tasmanian wilderness. The unique Australian wildlife is also another significant point of interest in the country's tourism. A visit to Australia would not be complete without taking the chance to see some of these animals in their natural environment, such as kangaroo and koala.