One of the best things about Australia, is the fact that every time I see the face of someone visiting for the first time, they always look so happy and joyful. I may be biased, but I absolutely adore Australia. I love this country for so many reasons, it’s almost impossible to choose just one. Being born and raised here, while growing I didn’t appreciate Australia anywhere near as much as I should have. Now, I can say with absolute honesty: I love calling Australia my home.
I constantly wonder what first-time visitors to Australia, think of their time here. What are their favourite cities? What’s something that blew them away, and changed their life? What was their absolutely favourite memory, from visiting this beautiful country? So, with this question in mind, I took to Facebook! I’ve asked some fellow Travel Bloggers, what their favourite things about Australia are.
I received some fantastic responses, so keep reading to learn some not-so-average things that visitors loved about Australia!
Table of Contents
- 1 Best Things About Australia: 5 Travel Bloggers Share Their Experiences
- 2 Australia’s Murals – Backpacker’s Wanderlust
- 3 Check out Tasha’s blog, and follow her on Instagram!
- 4 Bike Rides Along the Swan River (Perth) – Travel Hacker Girl
- 5 Check out Eni’s blog and follow her on Instagram.
- 6 Bustling Vibrant City & Tons to See and Do – Glorious Sunrise
- 7 Check out Priya’s blog and follow her on Facebook.
- 8 The Yarra Valley (Victoria) – Road Unraveled
- 9 Check out Stephanie & Adam’s blog and follow them on Twitter.
- 10 Pioneer & Nomad Spirit of Australia – Jungle Exploring
- 11 Check out Sabrina’s blog, and follow her on Instagram!
- 12 What I Love About Living in Australia
- 13 Did you like this post? Pin it for later or share with your friends!
Australia’s Murals – Backpacker’s Wanderlust
“I am a Kiwi born and raised, so I do head over across the ditch every now and then. Whether that’s to visit family, a weekend holiday or to soak up some sunshine, I manage to find myself in Australia at least once a year. What this country has that I am absolutely in love with, is all of the amazing murals on their buildings. Some are humorous and others artistic, but in my opinion, they really bring life and colour into something that would otherwise be boring concrete. As well as this, they also make for some amazing Instagram worthy locations, ensuring you will leave Australia with some amazing pics!”
Tasha from Backpacker’s Wanderlust
Tasha is from New Zealand, and last visited Australia back in 2016. Being so close to Australia, she tends to be a frequent visitor, which is awesome!
Bike Rides Along the Swan River (Perth) – Travel Hacker Girl
“I have fond memories of Australia from the time that I spent there as an au pair. I lived in Perth, close to the Swan River. My favourite thing was going on bike rides along the river. Quite often I would see dolphins jumping out of the water next to me, and spotting parrots, kookaburras and black swans was common as well. I would often cycle up to Kings Park and enjoy the lovely view or take the little girl I looked after, to the playground on the bike. The whole 6 months that I spent in Australia, was like a holiday.”
Eni from Travel Hacker Girl
Eniko is originally from Hungary, but currently living in London. She visited Australia to work as an au pair back in 2014 and absolutely loved it!
Bustling Vibrant City & Tons to See and Do – Glorious Sunrise
“What I liked most about my stay in Sydney, was that it had everything to keep me happy. That is, it’s a bustling and vibrant city, to keep me occupied all week and on the weekends, there were so many things to do to take me out of the busy life and get me fully refreshed and ready for the week.
I lived in Sydney for about 2 months, and every single weekend I went on a solo trip to a place I had not been before. I never felt lonely during commute for everyday work, and on the weekend there were so many spots to explore, to feed my travel-lusting soul. Royal National Park was especially beautiful! The natural beauty within the city itself is amazing. So many green spaces and awesome commute options, made this my most favourite city in Australia. My second favourite place is Melbourne, though I was here for less than a week. I loved my stay in Australia so much, that I’m planning my second trip to this gorgeous country again.”
Priya at Glorious Sunrise
The Yarra Valley (Victoria) – Road Unraveled
“My husband and I visited Australia for our honeymoon, and out of all the wonderful days we enjoyed, one of the most perfect experences was in the Yarra Valley. The Yarra Valley combines some of the things I have come to love the most when traveling: incredible scenery, wonderful food and great wine. We spent a full day exploring and found it to be a truly relaxing experince. It felt like time slowed down for us,making it so easy to decompress and enjoy the moment. It’s also a wine lover’s paradise. We sampled some of the best Pinot Noir’s, Chardonnay’s and Sparkling Wines we have ever had, and desperately wished we had more room in our suitcases to bring a few bottles back with us. To this day, it remains one of our favourite memories and best travel experiences.”
Stephanie & Adam from Road Unraveled
Stephanie and Adam are married, part-time travelers who have been to an incredible 58 countries! They visited Australia back in 2011 for their honeymoon.
Pioneer & Nomad Spirit of Australia – Jungle Exploring
“One of the things that I loved the most about Australia is the pioneer and nomad spirit that seems to be part of the DNA of the country. I spent one year there, working casual jobs and traveling with a 4WD. Life on the road allowed me to meet many Australians that choose a life on the move. I cooked for Queensland cowboys that worked around the country, from one cattle station to the other. I lived with the nomads of Coral Bay, who sold everything in exchange for a motorhome and a seasonal job by the ocean, I talked to truck drivers that worked as agricultural pilots in Tanzania and I met city people that considered moving interstate kind of the norm. Not to mention the Grey Nomads, a tribe of retired folks that sold everything to travel non-stop! For me, Australia is the final adventure country!”
Sabrina from Jungle Exploring
Sabrina is a former nomad, as well as nomad-to-be. She spent one year in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa, and loved traveling around the country, meeting locals.
What I Love About Living in Australia
Now that you’ve heard from 5 fellow travel bloggers, sharing their favourite things about visiting Australia, I’m going to share what I think are the best things about Australia!
I’ve mentioned this before, but both Russell and I have lived in Australia all of our lives. Growing up, I personally didn’t appreciate Australia for just how amazing it really is. Now that I’m older, I specifically love how laid back and relaxed people are. Sometimes I forget that this is the case, given the fact that I work in customer service. But whenever we’re out and about, the true Aussie spirits shines bright, and I’m reminded of just how lucky I am to call Australia home.
Other than our friendly locals, I also love the beautiful scenery and beaches that we have. Australia is its own continent, and we’re entirely surrounded by ocean. This means that unless you live in the centre of Australia (we did for 8 months!), there is an endless amount of incredible coastline to enjoy.
So if you love relaxing on the beach, waking up at five in the morning to go surfing, hiking impressive mountains, exploring the vast desert, shopping, enjoying a delicious cup of coffee or just about anything else – Australia is the perfect country for you to visit. I’ve lived here for all 25 years of my life, and it never ceases to amaze me. Us Aussies are weird and wonderful human beings, with unique quirks and a truly terrible slang language. However, I wouldn’t change the fact that I am a born and bred Australian, for anything!
No matter where I travel, as sad as it is when a trip ends, I’m always excited to come home to Australia. This may be largely due to the fact that I’ve lived here all my life and it’s an extremely comfortably place to be for me. But it’s also because I genuinely believe Australia is the most incredible country in the world – in my very unbiased opinion!
Have you visited Australia before? What did you think were the best things about Australia? Do you love the coast and beachside towns? Do you love the outback and road-tripping through the centre of Australia? Have you had a completely random experience that has changed your life? I’d love to hear about it! Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.
Please Note: Both of the photos/images used in the left Pinterest graphic above, belong to the credited owners (Top – Road Unraveled & Bottom – Backpackers Wanderlust). The images in the Pinterest graphic on the right, belong to myself!