Updated: August 11, 2018

Why Australia? Watch as Mullin highlights some of the gorgeous beaches, unique creatures and tasty exotic dishes in the ‘Land Down Under’.

In this video, Michael Mullin of Tourism Australia points out some of the country’s fascinating attractions. He explains why the destination is so appealing to North Americans.

Mullin applauds Crocodile Dundee – the blockbuster movie that put the nation on the map in the mid-80s to 90s. He went on to feature Sydney – one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Talking about Sydney, he mentions some of the iconic beaches in the vicinity and beyond. He also describes delicious food and wine experiences highlighting signature dishes and exotic gastronomy.

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Moving on, he also suggest places to see crocodiles in the wild and enjoy dining in the company of birds. Alternatively, embark on an outback and aboriginal cultural experience in Uluru (Ayers Rock).

He credits the late Steve Irwin, the Aussie crocodile hunter who contributed significantly in boosting travel to Australia.

In conclusion, Mullin recommends places to visit and activities to do for first time trippers and the estimated budget for an Australian trip.