To help celebrate everything that is great about Australia, I asked a few fellow travellers to tell us what the best part of travelling Australia is. As the replies started to come in I quickly saw there was a common theme with one word standing out – DIVERSITY.
That is definitely a great word to use when talking about this beautiful country of ours. From the beach to the bush, to the outback and the ranges we are certainly a country full of diversity.
My Rig Adventures
To narrow down the one best thing about travelling Australia is no easy task. But I think just exploring and getting in touch with our land is right up there for us. We get so stuck in city/ coastal life that most Australians (us included before we hit the road) really don’t know what lies outside of the main populated areas of our country.
I reckon every Aussie should venture into the Outback at least once in their life, even if just for a week. You’ll really begin to understand the vastness of the landscape that covers the majority of this large country.
Our Wayfaring Life
The best thing about travelling Australia is the diversity of the landscape and how it often holds surprises. Even today in the age of the internet and the constant sharing of photos and travel stories. It never ceases to amaze me that we can be caught in a dust storm in Broken Hill one day and be walking across the salt crusted pink lakes of western Victoria a day or so later.
It is wondrous to discover that Tasmania has some of the most spectacular beaches in the world and that there is a beauty to the rocky, barren landscape of the Gemfields in Queensland. There is never a dull landscape in Australia.
Budget Travel Talk
What I love about travelling in Australia is the sheer diversity of what is on offer. On a recent trip to Hobart, we visited convict ruins at nearby Richmond and Port Arthur. On the way to Richmond an Echidna was seen waddling beside the road and on arrival we ate a curried sea scallop pie from the local bakery.
The small convict built jail and bridge stands totally intact. En-route to Port Arthur we diverted along a scenic coastal road to find a Coffee Van perched high on a cliff top. Tables and chairs, blankets and a telescope were set up to enjoy the spectacular coastline. But best of all was the drive from Hobart to Bruny Island. The Bruny Island barge takes passengers, cars and caravans across to the island which is an advertisement for diversity in itself.
The South Island, joined to the north by a narrow strip of land called The Neck, is a mix of rugged landscapes, pristine beaches, low-key settlements, strangely white wallabies, penguins, seals, national park walks and a growing range of gourmet food and brewing establishments. As if that is not enough diversity, North Bruny adds to the mix with a gentle collage of forest, farmland and peaceful bays. You can read more of this post HERE.
Australia is incredibly diverse and this is what makes travelling throughout this country so magical. The people we’ve met along the way is the best thing about travelling Oz.
There are so many amazing things about travelling our magnificent country. The places you see just blow your mind, the fun tours you do and the lessons learnt along the way. The interactions with our wildlife and so many Australian animals.
The friends you make are so special. But the best thing about travelling Australia is the closeness it brings you with your family. Living together in such a confined space for a long period of time, spending time together without the stresses and pressure of “normal” life, creates incredible memories you will share forever.
Young Adventures Australia
Australia has so much to offer! You couldn’t see it all if you lived 100 life times.
Happy Campers Australia
After traveling Australia for the last 15 months we are still amazed that every new day brings something exciting! We will never run out of things to see in this beautiful country of ours. We truly are “living the dream”!
Love Family Life Travel
Australia is an incredible country. It is hard to decide what the best thing about travelling around Australia is.
It could be spending so much quality time with my family. Or it could be the sparkling blue water and the beautiful beaches that are all along the coastline. It could be the friendly people and the campground culture that means you have a community of people around you at all times.
If I had to pick one thing that was the best though, I would say that it is the incredible natural beauty that is found here in all its variety. From the beaches to the outback, the desert to the rain forest. From the wildflowers to the wildlife. There are just so many different kinds of incredibleness! We just love it!
Garlicks Go Galavanting
Before travelling we were working 40 hours plus whilst the kids were doing 50 hours plus of school and out of school hours care. We were stressed, stretched for time together and sick of the mundane, everyday life. Whilst travelling we have been able to enjoy our time with our three children and bring us together as a family. Looking at travelling pictures and blogs is great, but until you truly experience the beautiful places for yourself, you’ll always be left wondering.
All Around Oz
For us the best part of travelling Australia is learning more about our history. We have been so surprised to discover important parts of our history virtually hidden away in parts of inland Australia. Secret air bases from World War II or long forgotten cemeteries from Gold Rush days. Or buildings and bridges that were engineering feats of their time are just a few things we have discovered travelling Australia.
We would like to thank everyone who contributed to this post. It certainly makes for some inspiring reading.