beyond the beaten path
Australia is world-famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, "the bush", and "the Outback". It is not completely hot and sun-kissed, as stereotypes would suggest. There are regions that can be quite cool and wet. However, a good portion of the country receives more than 3,000°hr of sunshine a year. Generally, the north is hot and tropical, while the south tends to be sub-tropical and temperate.