Australia is the seventh of the world's major landmasses and is home to the world's third nation of English speakers besides Great Britain and the United States. Ranging from temperature or warm, moist subtropical conditions along the coast to the baking, dry heat of the Outback in the interior, this southern land is varied and offer plenty of different sights and activities to the curious tourist.
Some world famous landmarks appear on Australian souvenirs, such as the space age lines of the Sydney Opera House, with its series of curving roofs which resemble the complex white shell of some strange sea creature. There are relaxing beaches, spectacular cliffside views, and bustling modern cities for the visitor to enjoy, or for you to plan to see in the future. However, it is in its fauna, which includes such famous creatures as kangaroos, wallabies, and koalas that Australia's true individuality shows through.
The Weird, Adorable Animals of Australia and Souvenirs
Australia is home to the world's only populations of marsupials - mammals that raise their young in pouches - and even a few egg-laying mammals - the echidna and platypus.
Kangaroos are visible at many places along the Australian roads, and these large, leaping marsupials, with their comically lengthened feet and tall, expressive, rabbit-like ears, are the most iconic beast to be found "Down Under". Featured in zoos, art, and even on the silver bullion coins produced by the Australian Mint, these leaping animals are one of nature's marvels. A plate or t-shirt with these designs leaves no doubt about your love for Australian travel.
Koalas, with their big noses, roly-poly bodies, and fluffy grey fur, are another major Australia animal symbol that's perfectly adapted to use on keychains, fridge magnets, and t-shirts. Wombats, echidnas, platypuses, and a range of other strange, fascinating creatures round out the menagerie nature has seen fit to put on this island continent - and which can grace your shelves, your garments, or your refrigerator when you buy Australian souvenirs through our online catalog.