Australia lies on the Indo Australian Plate surrounded by a vast stretch of the Indian and the Pacific Ocean. The world’s smallest continent, and the world’s largest island, Australia, lies between latitudes 9° and 44°S, and longitudes 112° and 154°E. The Great Barrier Reef which is considered to be as the largest coral reef across the globe extends upto 2000 kms. Mount Kosciuszko is the highest mountain of Australia. Australia has a multiple variety of landscape to boast of with tropical rainforests to deserts. It is considered to be as the flattest continent with the least feritle soils. The average rainfall here is less than 500mm. Australia’s climate is majorly influenced by the ocean currents which plays a major role in its climate.
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