You know, this is actually a pretty awesome country to travel in. Or it would be if it wasn’t so damn expensive. And good luck if you are on public transport.
The food is great, from Vietnamese noodles to Ethiopian or mezze, you can eat anything here. The country in the south east is great for camping and with a smattering of history, great for weekenders. Australia has some really incredible national parks, such as Kakadu, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Wilson’s Prom, and hundreds more. The Great Ocean Road is just one of many road trips the country offers. The Northern Territory is one of my favourite places in the world.
While we don’t have tigers or elephants, our marsupials are pretty out there, and bird nerds are pretty well catered for. While our mountains might be molehills, after an Australian beach, Europe’s best starts to look sad.
Regrettably, European Australians have been slow to appreciate the depth of Aboriginal culture, but slowly that is changing, unearthing another aspect of travel here.
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: A state the size of western Europe.
TASMANIA: The little island that could.
NORTHERN TERRITORY: You’ll never, never know.
VICTORIA: It’s where I’m from.
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Beyond the Barossa.
QUEENSLAND: The Deep North.
AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY: It’s where we keep our pollies.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Sydney! The Blue Mountains! Byron Bay!