What would a world tour be without Australia? Indeed most of the globe trotters visit Australia during their trip… ’cause while on the other side of the world why not enjoying this beautiful country ? Find here 10 reasons to not miss the unmissable, the country of kangaroos, Crocodile Dundee or even the Tasmanian devil.
#1 Have a taste of a road trip in a van
When including Australia in your trip around the world, you give yourself the chance to experience a road trip in the mythical Australian van with your surf board on the roof. Vans are really common in Australia, it is easy to buy or sell one without losing a lot of money and one of the best ways to discover this huge country.
#2 Discover the fauna
Australia is the land of many species inexistent in other countries. Dingo, wombat, koala, platypus, the famous kangaroo and many others. Take some time to explore the fauna, you won’t be disappointed!
#3 No season problems
Travelling in Australia is possible at any time of the year. Seasons North/South are the opposite way, you will be able to enjoy the sun in Tasmania in January and in Cairns in July. Remember to check the season and weather before going. Winter can be chilly in the south.
#4 Cheap and accessible from Asia
When preparing a trip around the world it is always difficult to choose which countries to visit. However, most of the time, the aim of travellers is to put a foot on each continent. Australia is often the next step coming after Asia. You will find interesting prices with a few low cost companies. You can book from many cities, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong etc and land in Australia’s big cities (Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, etc).
#5 An adventurous destination
You are dreaming of adventuring in the desert, of wild crocodiles, to shake of fear when hearing the sound of the Tasmanian devil, to swim with great white sharks or even to go skydiving on the Great Barrier Reef? Don’t hesitate; Australia is going to fulfil your need of adventure.
#6 Landscapes for all tastes
Because it is so big, Australia is full of landscapes all nicer than the others. From outstanding beaches such as the Whitsundays to the Great Barrier Reef or even all the deserts of the country, it offers a diversity of choices which will make everyone happy.
#7 Save money volunteering
Travelling around the world has a cost and chasing savings is a common thing among travellers. Volunteering is easy to find in Australia and will allow you big savings. Indeed programs such as HelpX, Wwoofing or WorkAway are a good opportunity to receive food and accommodation in exchange for a few hours of work.
#8 A welcoming population
Australians are amazing with foreigners and particularly travellers. Australia is a huge country and it is extremely common for people to travel from a city to another, from North to South or East to West. You will meet numerous Australians on the road, at the camp sites or even around the BBQ areas. Don’t hesitate to ask them for information or help. They will never leave you on the side of the road. Australians know how dangerous it can be and will always offer to help you out.
#9 An interesting and diversified culture
Going through Australia is an opportunity to discover one of the oldest cultures in the world, the Aborigines. 40000 years old, the aboriginal culture is really strong up North. You can discover their art and their music.
In big cities there is an interesting mix of cultures from all around the world. Asians, Europeans, Indians have all brought something to Australia creating the modern Australian culture. Here again, food, music, art or even architecture are interesting to look at. Enjoy the diversity of the young country Australia is.
#10 Feeling free
Australia is one of the biggest countries in the world but it also has one of the smallest population. Majority of the people live along the coastal borders and as soon as you start going in land, you are alone! You can drive for hours without seeing a human being, sometimes a cow, a camel or a kangaroo crossing the road but that’s it. A unique opportunity to feel so free and to discover untouched parts of the world.
Updated on 24/09/2019 – Initially published on 27/12/16