9 Things About Australia That We Bet You Didn’t Know

Kangaroo traffic sign

Australia, mostly known for its pristine beaches, iconic landmarks and famous wildlife...But, that is not all we have to offer. We want you to really get to know what life in Australia is really like, so, if you are in need of more travel inspiration, or simply want to learn about some of the, not so mainstream facts about Aus, keep reading!

Panoramic view of an Australian Beach

#1 If you visited one new beach in Australia every day, it would take over 27 years to see them all.

Ok, you may have read this in every other Australian travel blog, but you won’t truly understand the impact of this fact until you see each and every beach for yourself. Are you up for the challenge?

Australian no swimming sign

#2 Before 1902, it was illegal to swim at the beach during the day.

Sounds absurd right?! But this was very true. Could you imagine travelling to Australia now and not being able to swim during the day?

#3 The largest Greek population outside of Athens is said to be in Melbourne.

And you know what this means? Amazing Greek cuisine! (Well let’s be honest, Melbourne knows how to master most cuisines).

Curious Kangaroos, Australia

#4 You can eat Kangaroo

Not only is the Kangaroo on the Coat of Arms and one of the most iconic Australian animals, you can pick it up at the local supermarket. Would you give it a try? It is a great source of lean protein after all.

#5 Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902 (New Zealand was the first).

They also legalized gay marriage in 2018. GO AUSTRALIA!

Koalas along the Great Ocean Road

#6 80% of all plants and animals in Australia are unique to Australia

… and are not found anywhere else in the world!

The Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia

#7 The Great Barrier Reef is the planet's largest living structure.

And it even has its own post-box!

#8 Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke, set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds.

Hawke later suggested that this was the reason for his great political success. What do you recon?

Barossa Valley Vineyard at Sunset, South Australia

#9 Further to number eight, the average Aussie drinks 96 litres of beer per year.

Did you also know that there are sixty designated wine regions in Australia and the goon sack is an Australian invention?! Like to drink? Then Australia is the place to go!

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