Dubbed one of the most liveable countries in the world, thanks to beautiful cities like Melbourne and Sydney and countless laid back coastal towns, Australia is so easy to fall in love with.
Being one of the largest countries in size, it’s a diverse country indeed, offering golden sand beaches, crystal clear oceans, lush rainforests, rocky deserts, and bustling cityscapes with so much opportunity.
Speaking of cities, some great musicians hail from Melbourne - a vibrant city oozing with culture where you can find unique clothing, jam out every night to live music, and drive down to the Great Ocean Road when you need to escape.
Its bigger sister Sydney has gorgeous weather all year round and awesome beaches, like Bondi and Manly, right on its doorstep. There’s quite a healthy culture here if you’re also wanting to improve your fitness and wellbeing!
If you rather catch waves all day and enjoy laid back vibes with like-minded people, Byron Bay is the perfect place to be. The possibilities in Australia are endless so road trips are highly recommended as the roads are easy to follow and it will allow you to see this country’s many sides including its furry friends like kangaroos, koalas, and wombats that are found hanging around the campsites!
Highlights of this diverse country include the Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, and Uluru, home to Ayers Rock - the natural wonder of the outback.
With roughly 12,000 beaches, 500 national parks, and some of the most liveable cities in the world, Australia is the world down under that will stick with you forever!
Australia is delightfully multicultural and its modern society is very respectful of the backgrounds and cultures of the people who live and visit the country.
Australians are passionate about ‘mateship’ – an Aussie word encompassing equality, loyalty and friendship – as well as sport, and they are an extremely friendly and easy-going nation.
It is important to understand the prevalence and history of Indigenous culture in shaping the country, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Being in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia’s seasons are the opposite to those in Europe and North America. This means the best time to visit is during the iconic Australian summer (December - February).
This is the most popular time for tourists who are lured by warm weather and sunshine, perfect for beach days and swimming. The autumn months of March - May are a great time to experience the country’s festivals and visit its vineyards.
Winter (June - August) in Australia doesn’t get too cold, so it’s perfect for hiking and even skiing.