Complete Country Guide to Australia

By Dana Perkiss

Arguably on everyone’s bucket list, Australia is beloved for its spectacular natural wonders, incredibly open spaces, and fascinating culture. You’ll find the iconic Outback and Great Barrier Reef here, along with must-visit cities like Sydney and Melbourne.

Before you travel to Australia, check out this handy resource guide covering the best things to do in Australia, useful tips for language and pronunciation, and more!

Things to do in Australia

From swimming with whale sharks to tidal wave rock formations, all the way to dazzling wineries and renowned art centers, Australia truly has something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're an adventurer, wine connoisseur, or art-appreciator, you'll love what Australia has to offer.

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Epic Australian Bucket List

The Top 10 Things to Do in Sydney

Top Attractions in Adelaide, Australia

Language and Pronunciation

Though English isn't the official language of Australia, it's almost universally spoken throughout the country – however, people in Straya sure do have a slang of their own. It's best to brush up on your Australian slang and pronunciation before you head down under!

Pronunciation Station: A Guide to Australian Place Names

A Quick Guide to Australian Slang

Food and Drink

Food in Australia is far more unique and delicious than you can imagine – not to mention that the country has a thriving wine and coffee culture! No matter where your appetite leads, Australia can surely satisfy.

A Quick Guide to Australian Wine Regions

An Ode to Australian Coffee Culture

Must-Try Food in Australia

Nature and Wildlife

It's no secret that Australia is renowned for its inspiring natural wonders and diverse wildlife, like cute kangaroo and (not-so-cute) insects. Then, of course, there's Australia's Great Barrier Reef, which is by far one of the most breathtaking sights in the world.

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Cutest Aussie Animals (& Where to Find Them!)

10 Things You Didn't Know About The Great Barrier Reef

Arts & Culture

Did you know that Australia has thriving art scenes? Or that Australia is home to one of the oldest surviving cultures on Earth? With such a deep history and appreciation for art, Australia is brimming with culture at every corner.

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6 Myths from Australia's Aborigine

Places to go in Australia

Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide... There are tons of cities and small-towns worth visiting in Australia, each with their own unique culture and exciting things to do. Plus, if you stay in a main city like Sydney, there are numerous day trips easily made!

Best Day Trips From Sydney

Best Day Trip Destinations From Adelaide

Melbourne's Coolest Neighborhoods

13 Instagram-Worthy Australian Destinations

Fun Facts about Australia

Bet ya' didn't know that the term “selfie” originated in Australia, or that Melbourne has been voted among the "World’s Most Liveable City" for the last ten years!

10 Things You Didn't Know About Australia

Melbourne Fun Facts


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