Reasons why you need to visit the land down under, like, right now.
It didn’t get the “most beautiful road in the world” title for nothing.
You even get to stay in nice tents with proper beds and bathrooms!
That’s not Photoshop. That’s just Hillier Lake.
From meat pies to Thai green curry pies, Australia loves its pies.
Australia doesn’t kid around when it comes to sustainability
Number of people in Australia: 22.8 million
Number of kangaroos in Australia: 34.3 million
The Australia Zoo in Beerwah, Queensland
Vegemite on toast for breakfast is about as Australian as it gets. Sure, it is an acquired taste, but once you get it, you’re never going back to bland old butter on toast.
The Ayers Rock – or ‘Uluru’ in the local language – has fascinated people for thousands of years. A huge chunk of rock sitting in the middle of a vast flatland has the capability to do that.
This crunchy cake made to honor Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova is something of a national icon.
New South Wales alone has over a hundred “ocean baths” where waves break over the sides.
The train runs right through the heart of the Australian outback, which makes it one of our 23 most scenic train rides in the world. But let’s be honest: the real reason to ride it is to tell everyone that you rode a train called The Ghan.
Kakadu National Park has some 5,000 Aboriginal art sites many dating back 10,000 years or more.
At the Surfing Wave Rock
It’s a duck! It’s a fish! It’s a furry little mammal! Nah, it’s just the platypus, found all over Eastern Australia and Tasmania.
Numbering over 100 million at a time, the march of the red crabs is a sight to behold.
Craggy cliffs, rugged ridges and beautiful coastlines, Kimberley is Australia’s most scenic destination
And no, Foster’s doesn’t count.
Locals call the BridgeClimb the “Coathanger”. No one really knows why.
Start kayaking in the ocean off Gold Coast in the village of Currumbin. Head towards the Currumbin Creek which runs 15 miles into the jungle towards Mount Coungal.
The Little Blue Penguin is the smallest penguin in the world. You can find them aplenty on Phillip Island.
7 hours a day, for 5 days straight. That’s how long a normal cricket test match runs. Great if you have tons of time to sit in the sun, drink a beer, and cheer the odd wicket or run.
“Bogans” is the Australian equivalent of “redneck”, though without the same prejudice. Bogans love their beer and there is no better way to do a pub crawl than to tag along with a bunch of Aussie bogans.
This meat pie drenched in thick pea soup is the perfect hangover food. Only something a nation that loves its pies almost as much as it loves its beer could’ve invented.
Round off your Australia tour with a tipple at Australia’s oldest pub in Sydney, named after the even more famous ‘Fortune of War Public House’ in London (which was mentioned in both Vanity Fair and A Tale of Two Cities).
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