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.

Australia Facts:

Capital City: Canberra

Country Population: 25 Million

Language: English

Learn Useful Words and Phrases: Aussie Slang

Currency:  Australian Dollar (AUD) | Current Value

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6 Things To Do In Cairns, Australia On A Budget
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Bondi to Coogee Walk: Everything You Need To Know
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Melbourne Queen Victoria Market – Day, Night and Weekend Australia
5 Bars in Bondi Beach, Sydney: Brews with Views
Day Trip from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise: How To Get There
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Springbrook National Park Walks: 3 Easy Gold Coast Hikes
Mount Wellington Walks: A Hobart, Tasmania Hike
Perth Walking Tour: 15 Places to Visit in Perth, Australia

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.

Based on a book of the same name, Tracks is a film that follows the true story of a woman who spent 9 months crossing the Australian desert with camels. Buy the book here!

 

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.

 

Australian Cuisine

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.

Famous Australian food products – like Vegemite (remember, a little goes a long way!) and Tim Tams (one of the best cookies ever!) – can be purchased online.

 

Australian Drinks

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.

 

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