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Strange Things About Australia

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Did you know that Australia is the sixth largest country in the world? The Kimberley region in Western Australia alone is three times the size of England and Australia’s largest property is the same size of Belgium. Yep that’s right… there is an Aussie farmer out there that owns a piece of land the same size as an entire country! Because the nation is SO BIG, Australia’s landscape is very diverse, allowing you to stroll upon the white sands of an untouched beach one day, and making your way through the eerily red sands of the desert the next. Yes that’s right – Australia is one of the strangest places on Earth!

Here is how the Great Barrier Reef compares to the size of Europe. Did you know that it is the size of 70 million football fields?

Uluru is the largest monolith in the world and is taller than the Eiffel Tower – one of the many reasons to explore Australia’s Outback!

Majestic Uluru. Photo thanks to: @svendsania #exploreuluru #uluru #seeaustralia #ntaustralia

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One word. Vegemite. Australia is well known for it strange (and sometimes inedible) Aussie Foods.


Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Islands has sand so pure that you can clean your teeth and jewellery with it! There are many different ways to experience the Whitsunday Islands from the town of Airlie Beach (the gateway to the islands), including party boats, easy sailing tours, catamaran sailing trips, luxury island stays, scenic flights over the area, adrenalin filled ocean rafting tours, scuba diving trips and even a Skydive!


Australians are the only people in the world that actually EAT their national emblem… although Kangaroo provides more protein than a piece of Steak.


It is home to the world’s largest sand island, Fraser Island, which is roaming with Dingos. The only way to explore the gigantic island is by a 4WD so organising a tour is usually the cheapest and easiest way to go. You can choose from 3 Day Tag-along tours, overnight tag-along tours or guided tours. Check out our Fraser Island 4WD trips.


And seriously… what other country on the planet would have the balls to refer to their national footwear as a pair of ‘Thongs?’


And what’s with the Aussie language? G’Day, Barbie, Bathers, No Worries, Maccas, Arvo, Heaps, Bottle O, Sickie…

Australians have a very strange obsession with BIG things. Yeah we know… it’s weird and you will find these BIG things everywhere.

#roadtrippin #loxtonbound #bigkoala #australia #horsham

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And did you know that Australia has quite a few Pink Lakes?

Pink Lake~Love Australia #pinklake #pinklakeaustralia #australia #粉红湖

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And Goon AKA ‘The Silver Pillow‘? But hey… we aren’t complaining!

Found a mate #frog #reptiles #green #boxofgoon #australia

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Even though most Aussies live by the coast, as there are over 11,000 Beaches in Australia you can always find one to enjoy for your very self. Australia… WE LOVE YOU!


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2 thoughts on “Strange Things About Australia

    1. Depends what you consider strange I suppose. For native Australians I’m sure pink lakes and vegemite flavoured chocolate are completely normal, but for many backpackers visiting Australia it’s the first time they’ve come across such things. 🙂

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