01 December

Things You Learn When You Travel To Australia

Australia is a weird and wonderful place - and that is exactly why we love it! After travelling around for a while you start to notice that some stuff is really weird down under...from abbreviated slang to wine that comes in boxes, here are our top 15 things we love about the place (even if they are a little out of the ordinary)...


Before I begin, this post is just for a bit of fun!

Aussie is full of incredible scenery, epic tours and some of the best beaches in the world, but it is also home to a load of quirks.

To Australians, this is all a normal part of life down under and we love them for it!

So lets go, here are our fave Aussie quirks…


Vegemite is actually super amazing (unpopular opinion)

Skydiving is amazing (you gotta try it!)

Public transport is so good and cheap.

Coconuts kill more people than sharks.

‘Shrimp on the barbie’- they actually call them prawns.

Wine comes in boxes (they call it goon over there).

Tim Tams are life (these delish biscuits are to die for!)

Kangaroos aren’t hopping around everywhere (sad face).

There are creepy crawlies but not that many.

The Aussies really do love BBQ’s – there are public use BBQ’s on the beaches and in parks.

Pedestrian crossings make a “bok bok” noise.

Fast food giants go by different names (Burger King is Hungry Jacks and McDonald’s is Maccas.

Literally everything is abbreviated – afternoon turns into arvo.

Flip flops are called thongs.

You can buy kangaroo meat in the supermarkets! (weird).

You can’t buy booze from the supermarket, you have to go to the bottle shop.

Flats are called Units.


I hope this post gave you a bit of insight in to what life is really like down under...We'll be back to the normal, more travel related posts next week! Yewwwwwwwwwwwwww Holly (RPT Blog Writer) - Stay Tuned for my next piece…

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