Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the mainland of the smallest continent of the world, the major island of Tasmania and a number of other islands in the Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans. The neighbouring countries are Indonesia, East Timor and Papua New Guinea northward, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia to the north-east, and New Zealand to the south-east. The Australian mainland has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years. The eastern half of Australia was claimed by the British in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation as part of the colony of New South Wales on 26 January 1788. Australia is a rich country with its culture and traditions, with its unique nature and climate. Tourists come here to see the wild life of animals and to admire its natural zones. The whole mainland forms a country that has picturesque coastlines and beaches what implies that there are a lot of hotels ready to lodge you and provide your comfort. If you are searching for a site to book an apartment, to compare hotel prices and to find all hotels available in Australia this site is for you.