The Great Southern Land, Straya, Oz, Down Under…Australia. The country is massive – and we’ve been fortunate to have seen quite a bit of it!. Our travels have taken us to the major cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Cairns, Hobart and Perth – as well as to the Gold Coast and the resort town of Coollangata.
Get Inspired for your Trip to Australia
Australia – the Land Down Under – is a vast country with a dynamic coastline and a barren interior. Known for its natural beauty and wildlife, we think the vibrant cities – like Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane – are equally impressive. Get inspired to take your trip to Australia with movies, books, food and drink!
Movies About Australia
The 2008 movie, Australia - featuring Nicole Kidman, takes place in Northern Australia at the beginning of World War II. The story is about a woman who drives cattle across the land only to arrive in Darwin during the Japanese bombing of the city.
Books About Traveling in Australia
One of the best travelogues about Australia is the book, Down Under (published as In a Sunburned Country in North America) by Bill Bryson. In the book, he details his adventure through the country, the people he meets and the things he learns. However, one of our favorite Australian adventure stories is One For The Road by Tony Horwitz, where he shares his experience of hitchhiking across the country in the 1980s.
We love the savory food in Australia! Some fare that you can re-crate at home are their iconic meat pies, pumpkin soup or juicy lamb burgers topped with blue cheese, beetroot and a fried egg – trust us on this one, it’s amazing! For something a little easier, make Avocado Toast – which is said to have been ‘invented’ in Australia.
The Australian craft beer scene is one of the best in the world – but there are very few microbrewers selling outside of Australia. On the other hand (or rather, in the other hand), Australian wine is widely sold around the world. Recognizable labels include Yellow Tail, Penfold’s and Wynn’s.
For a non-alcoholic Australian drink, we recommend trying Bundaberg Ginger Beer. It’s fantastic on its own, but it can also be used to make a Moscow Mule…but now we are intermingling countries.