Mr.Gary Cowen, the Representative of Australian Office in Taipei said the number of Taiwanese tourists to Australia has increased over the last few years. More than 300 thousand Taiwanese travel to Australia every year and Taiwanese are able to use SmartGate access in Australia increasing the level of convenience when entering Australia. Many Taiwanese also travel to Queensland and Cairns. Cairns is the number one base for Far North Queensland and the Great Barrier and Wet Tropics, world heritage site that consists of around 8940 square km wet tropical forests including some of the oldest rainforests in the world. According to Mr.Gary Cowen, some species are extremely old, more than a hundred million years old. Working Holiday Maker or WHM program makes Australia the number one destination for Taiwanese who are interested in holiday-work scheme. Many young Taiwanese aged between 18 and 30 have obtained new life experience and skills working in Australia including in Cairns in the areas of tourism, agriculture and hospitality.