23 Reasons Australia Is The Perfect Place To Stay

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This week we have found a very amazing blog post via the Huffington Post that why Australia been the most miraculous place to travel.

1. In Australia, it’s incredibly normal to take a gap year which is taking 12 months off between school and going to university.

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2. Australians have swimming pools in their oceans.

Bronte beach-Sydney

 

3. People in Australia really know coffee. Starbucks tried to invade the scene a few years ago, but Aussies didn’t break from their mom-and-pop roasteries. Starbucks was forced to close 61 of its 87 Australian stores.

Barista making coffee in Melbourne cafe
Barista making coffee in Melbourne cafe

4. Two words: Gold. Coast.

Sunrise over the ocean
Sunrise over the ocean

5. Precious, just-born, infant turtles crawl into the Australian sea from January until March. And there are turtle guides who will help you find and say hi to them.

Green Sea Turtle Hatchling, Great Barrier Reef, heads for sea immediatelt after hatching at dusk
Green Sea Turtle Hatchling, Great Barrier Reef, heads for sea immediatelt after hatching at dusk

6. Everybody in Australia can swim very fast.

SHANGHAI, CHINA - JULY 24: (L-R) Matthew Targett, James Magnussen and Matthew Abood of Australia celebrate winning the gold medal in the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay during Day Nine of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 24, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
SHANGHAI, CHINA – JULY 24: (L-R) Matthew Targett, James Magnussen and Matthew Abood of Australia celebrate winning the gold medal in the Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay during Day Nine of the 14th FINA World Championships at the Oriental Sports Center on July 24, 2011 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

7. The minimum wage in Australia is $16.88. SIXTEEN DOLLARS AND EIGHTY-EIGHT CENTS! In America, minimum wage ranges by state from $5.15 (Georgia) to $9.19 (Washington).

AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: A cashier rings through a shopper's purchase at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. Australia's economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, driving the nation's currency higher on expectations the central bank will raise borrowing costs from a half-century low. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 01: A cashier rings through a shopper’s purchase at a Coles Group Ltd. supermarket in Sydney, Australia, on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009. Australia’s economic growth unexpectedly accelerated in the second quarter, driving the nation’s currency higher on expectations the central bank will raise borrowing costs from a half-century low. (Photo by Ian Waldie/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

8. Australia’s capital city threw itself a birthday party. And gave everybody the day off work. And put on free concerts. And set up the world’s longest champagne bar with hundreds of bottles of champagne. WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!

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9. A bunch of lakes in Australia are pink, thanks to algae and prawns.

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10. Handheld meat pies are, like, Australians’ national dish. They eat them while watching football that has its own special Australian rules, such as “you may tackle people without any helmets on.”

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 21: David Mundy of the Dockers runs with the ball during the AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
PERTH, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 21: David Mundy of the Dockers runs with the ball during the AFL Second Preliminary Final match between the Fremantle Dockers and the Sydney Swans at Patersons Stadium on September 21, 2013 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

11. You can apply for a travel visa to Australia online. No consulates, no lines, no heartache.

2 Sep 2000: Chris Rawlinson of Team GB at passport control with his Marks & Spencer luggage before boarding his flight to Sydney for the Olympic Games, at Heathrow Airport, London. Mandatory Credit: John Gichigi/ALLSPORT
2 Sep 2000: Chris Rawlinson of Team GB at passport control with his Marks & Spencer luggage before boarding his flight to Sydney for the Olympic Games, at Heathrow Airport, London. Mandatory Credit: John Gichigi/ALLSPORT

12. Australians don’t sacrifice sustainability for tourism. Lord Howe Island, the most beautiful island of coral reefs, is only allowed to host 400 tourists at any given time, no matter how many want to come.

Lord Howe Island

13. Caramel slice is in Australia.

Caramel slice

14. There are more

Beyond Cute
Beyond Cute

than humans in Australia, which makes life more adorable. To deal with all those marsupials, experts have concocted kangaroo birth control and a national Kangaroo Management Plan. Another population control — sniffle, tear, sniffle — is the kangaroo burger.

15. Australians dominate at rugby league, while the only rugby that Americans know is played primarily by grunting fraternity brothers.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 30: Cameron Smith the captain of Australia lifts the winners trophy after his sides 34-2 victory during the Rugby League World Cup Final between Australia and New Zealand at Old Trafford on November 30, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 30: Cameron Smith the captain of Australia lifts the winners trophy after his sides 34-2 victory during the Rugby League World Cup Final between Australia and New Zealand at Old Trafford on November 30, 2013 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

16. Australians make a vacation out of helping the planet– on a conservation holiday

AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND, DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK, WOMAN IN RAINFOREST
AUSTRALIA, QUEENSLAND, DAINTREE NATIONAL PARK, WOMAN IN RAINFOREST

, you can measure plants in the rainforest or monitor owl species at the base of the Australian Alps.

17. Everybody in Australia has accents.

18. When life gets rough (from eating too much Vegemite or winning too much rugby), Australians can always escape to the perfect blue heaven known as Lake McKenzie.

Australia, Queensland, Fraser Island. A group dive in to the clear waters of Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island. Ringed by a white sand beach, the lake is one of the many naturally formed lakes on the island.
Australia, Queensland, Fraser Island. A group dive in to the clear waters of Lake McKenzie on Fraser Island. Ringed by a white sand beach, the lake is one of the many naturally formed lakes on the island.

19. In Australia, there are creatures called fairy penguins. After they get home from long days at sea, you can visit their colonies by night.

This group of Little Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins or sometimes Blue Penguins) are being taken care of at a rescue center on Penguin Island. The island is home to 2,000+ wild penguins and 10 in the rescue center.
This group of Little Penguins (also known as Fairy Penguins or sometimes Blue Penguins) are being taken care of at a rescue center on Penguin Island. The island is home to 2,000+ wild penguins and 10 in the rescue center.

20. The Great Ocean Road, the Aussies’ seaside version of Route 66, takes you past some pretty stellar rock formations.

Rock Formation
Rock Formation

21. Australians have the widest steel arch bridge in the world. You may have heard of it.

Sydney harbour bridge at twilight, New South Wales, Australia
Sydney harbour bridge at twilight, New South Wales, Australia

22. Liam Hemsworth was born in Australia.

 

 

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 21: Liam Hemsworth visits "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 21: Liam Hemsworth visits “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on November 21, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

23. Chris Hemsworth was born in Australia.

Australian actor and star of the upcoming film "Thor: The Dark World," Chris Hemsworth poses for a portrait, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)
Australian actor and star of the upcoming film “Thor: The Dark World,” Chris Hemsworth poses for a portrait, on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

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