There’s no place like home, right? A country of ancient cultures, vast open spaces, refreshing rainforests and some of the best beaches in the world. Check out these fun facts about why we’re loving Australia – the Great Southern Land.
Where else in the world is abbreviating everything a national sport? Strayans love 2 syllables – think barbies, mozzies, Macca’s, arvos, footy, biccies, tradies, firies, ambos and cuppas.
Laid back nation
Anything and everything can be fixed with a quick “she’ll be right”. Can’t find the car keys, had your arm taken off by a shark? She’ll be right.
There are 10,685 beaches in Australia, and it would take around 29 years to visit a new one daily.
But no matter how far or how wide I roam, I still call Australia home- Peter Allen
The rotund Wombat, poops cubes. Square meals perhaps?
Taking the piss
We love our Aussie heroes here, so much so that Warracknabeal, a small Victorian rural town is currently crowd-funding to build a bronze statue of shirtless Nick Cave riding a horse and carrying a flame.
A friendly “How’s it going?” might seem perfectly logical to a Strayan, but will be met with confused faces overseas, and a long explanation of someone’s footsteps eg “Well, I’m going to walk down to the shop and get some groceries, actually”. Um, we didn’t ask!
Country of comedians
An Australian man once tried to sell New Zealand on eBay, with a starting price of AUD $0.01.
the only nation where “Yeah, nah” and “Nah, yeah” makes complete sense.
TripADeal travels to Australia here.