Contributed to Fair Dinkum Traveller
Australia is one of the most commonly visited countries in the world, and once you visit it’s not hard to see why. Even Australian residents will find that there is a huge amount on their doorstep which they haven’t yet seen, but for the visiting tourist it is even more exciting still.
Something that many people will struggle with however is knowing exactly the best way to enjoy this glorious country, which is what we are going to look into next. Here are the best activities to consider if you want to get a real taste of Australia on your next holiday.
The vast majority of Australia is mostly uninhabited, and this actually offers a great opportunity to the adventurous traveller to really make the most of the natural landscape. One particularly special way to explore the vastness of the land is to go off-roading, a truly exciting pursuit which is sure to leave you in awe.
If this appeals to the adventurer in you, then consider finding a good quality 4WD Bush Camper for hire and strap yourself in for an enthralling ride. All areas of the country lend themselves well to off-roading, but you do need to make sure you are doing it somewhere it is not frowned upon. If you look around you are sure to find locals engaged in the same activity – a sure sign that you can do the same.
If there is anything that conjures to mind an idea of the Australian ideal clearly, it is the act of surfing. If you have never surfed before, you might well be a little apprehensive about trying it out. That is perfectly fair enough, but it might be worth considering giving it a go anyway, especially as it is such a uniquely Australian pastime.
Other countries may surf, but Australia is the true spiritual home of the sport, and it has to be one of the best ways to really get a sense of what the country is all about. A good start is to go and find a surfing instructor who specialises with newcomers to the sport. They should be able to help you develop your confidence and get on your way to enjoying this amazing pastime.
There is nothing that quite says Australia like having a barbeque on the beach. Many Australian beaches have public barbeques, and if you really want to get into the Australian way of life, making use of these is going to be the way to do it. There is a great public communal joy in having barbeques together, and it is easily one of the best ways to spend the days in the sun regardless. Make sure your trip includes a few barbeques if you really want to feel like an Aussie.
The above is only a start to getting a good sense of Australian life, but it will be a good way to begin. If you are planning a trip around Australia, these three activities will form the basis of a strong journey, and will make it all the more enjoyable as well.