Just north of Sydney, the Australian Reptile Park has a milking program for its 200 venomous snakes.
It also hosts hands-on wildlife shows.
9. Coast-to-coast takes four days by rail
Everyone knows Australia is a big place, but its size truly hits home on a trip from one side to the other.
In 1912, work began on the Trans-Australian Railway to link Perth on the west coast with the eastern states.
The first section built across the treeless Nullarbor Plain includes the longest stretch (478 kilometers/297 miles) of straight track in the world.
Today, two iconic passenger trains use the line: the Indian Pacific trundles the 4,352 kilometers from Sydney and Perth in four days, while the Ghan takes three days to travel 2,979 kilometers from Darwin in the north to Adelaide in the south.
10. Burgers come with beets
In Australia, beets on a burger are a given.
There are fancy burgers with goat cheese or chorizo, but a proper Aussie "burger with the lot" includes a slice of tinned beets.
It also often comes with pineapple, fried egg, bacon, cheese and onions, but most Aussies will tell you the red veggies are what makes it taste so great.