Australia is a dream, a fantastic myriad of colors that blend together to create a patchwork of landscapes, people, images and moments. This book takes the reader on a splendid adventure, a sensory experience of feelings and emotions. Along a path that winds deftly and seamlessly from earth to water and back, Australia’s natural environment unfolds in an interplay of hues and forms, little by little revealing its endless variation. The country is depicted in all its bold reddish tints: the unbounded stretches of the Outback; the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and its evocative monoliths rising dramatically in the middle of nowhere; the striking shades of the rock; and the sands of boundless deserts all remain in memory. The colors guiding this Australian journey are also reflected in the people who live here: from the Aborigines, the island’s native inhabitants, who still believe in magic, dreams and legends, to the various ethnic groups that immigrated here in different periods, establishing highly diverse lifestyles that range from the heroism of the Flying Doctors to the beach culture of the surf-following crowd. The book ends with a look at Tasmania, beautiful Australia’s magnificent southernmost part. This wild and magical island world is an extraordinary microcosm of water, stone and lush plant life.