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We’ve been exposed to bits of pieces of Australian culture our whole lives, from the kangaroos, to the beaches, the accent, and the outback (not the restaurant). Sure, the Land Down Under isn’t easy to get to, but that’s quite alright, mate! Once you get here, you’ll never want to leave. I arrived with no return ticket and ended up staying for 15 months!

 

Australia is home to some of the best sights in the world, from the Sydney Opera House to the Great Ocean Road, and a surfer vibe that will make you fall in love. Just watch out for the sharks. And the snakes. And the spiders.

5 Hiking Trails in Tasmania You Don’t Want to Miss

5 Hiking Trails in Tasmania You Don't Want to Miss

One of the most rugged, least explored and least visited states in Australia, Tasmania is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Located ten hours by ferry from Melbourne, this is Australia’s only island state. As one of the most “natural” states Down Under, it’s home to vast expanses of wilderness and remote nature reserves. No less […]

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14 Things You Should Know Before Backpacking in Australia

An east coast stop-off with friends

Planning a backpacking trip to Australia can be a big endeavor. Despite reading a guidebook from cover to cover, there are some things you just won’t find out until you’re actually on the ground. These are the 14 things I wish I knew before traveling to Australia.   When I first touched down in Australia, I […]

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9 Upcoming Music Festivals in Australia You Don’t Want To Miss

9 Upcoming Music Festivals in Australia You Don’t Want To Miss

Australia is one of my favorite places in the world. It’s the first country I visited on the backpacking trip that would forever change my life. You better believe part of that life changing year included some parties, and some of the best parties took place at music festivals around the country. I still remember Stereosonic 2010 […]

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17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

17 of the Most Picturesque Places in Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, yet so much mystery remains to the rest of the world. The Land Down Under has no shortage of opulent beaches, sweeping deserts, dense forests, and endless valleys, but for travelers, these areas are just waiting to be uncovered. Australia gets more of a reputation for […]

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How to Spend a Few Days Visiting Kangaroo Island

How to Spend a Few Days Visiting Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island, just off the southern coast of Adelaide, is a nature-lover’s paradise. With pristine beaches, vast sand dunes, opulent coastline, and a diverse population of wildlife, Roo Island is an oft-missed piece of paradise that simply should not be excluded from an Australian itinerary. There are some magnificent bits of Australia here; it’s a […]

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The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

The 10 Best Backpacker Cities in Australia

With trendy coffee shops, pristine ocean, outback desert, unique wildlife, delicious beer, and a plethora of adventure activities, there’s almost no place better to go backpacking than Australia. It was the first country I traveled solo, and I spent 15 months backpacking and working my way through the cities, beaches, small towns, and outback of what […]

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9 Reasons You Should Spend This Winter in Australia

9 Reasons You Should Spend This Winter in Australia

Because let’s be honest: it’s just too damn cold in the Northern Hemisphere. 1. It’s Summer! When this is happening in America… This is happening in Australia. Winter in the northern hemisphere means it’s summer in the southern hemisphere. Every city and beach in Australia becomes a buzzing and vibrant hotspot for both travelers and locals, making it […]

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8 Adventures in Australia You Don’t Want to Miss

8 Adventures in Australia You Don't Want to Miss

There is no shortage of adventurous things to do in Australia. From skydiving to sailing, hot air ballooning to sandboarding, here’s a list of eight you don’t want to miss. It was Australia that instilled the love of travel into me. More than four years ago, I bought a one-way ticket from New York to […]

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An Expert’s City Guide to Brisbane, Australia

Things to Do in Brisbane, Australia: An Expert's City Guide

Brisbane is a lively and eccentric city. Street performers, ferris wheels, Asian gardens, breweries and man-made lagoons surround the Brisbane river, reticulated only by landmark bridges and lesser-known freeways; there is much to do here! Brisbane is also the gateway to some of Queensland’s greatest attractions. It’s only an hour away from the hedonistic Gold […]

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10 Hostels in Australia with the Most Incredible Views

10 Hostels in Australia With the Most Incredible Views

Australia is host to some of the world’s most magnificent views. Whether they’re overlooking a famous harbour or are under the canopy of a world heritage rainforest, waking up to one of Australia’s spectacular vistas is one hell of a way to start the day. These 10 hostels in Australia have some seriously incredible views. 1) Bondi […]

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