Lifestyle in Australia
Australia has it all! Great climate, high quality of life, a strong economy, as well as superb education and health systems. It is an independent traveller’s paradise.
I probably sound like a traitor, as I am originally from New Zealand (and no; Australia and New Zealand are not the same country!).
But I am here to be honest, and that is exactly what I intend to do. I love it here for so many reasons.
So much to do and see
Australia is so diverse, from the outback to beautiful beaches. It might seem crazy, but there are even ski fields. It is a nature lovers paradise.
There are rainforests, reefs, deserts, and beautiful cities to explore. Only problem is; you just can’t do it all!
Some of my Favourite State by State highlights
- NSW – Sydney, Byron, Newcastle, Blue mountains
- Victoria – Melbourne, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island
- ACT – Canberra
- Northern Territory – Darwin, Ayers Rock
- Tasmania – Hobart, Cradle Mountain, MONA Museum
- Queensland – Cairns, Airlie Beach, Magnetic Island
- Western Australia – Perth, Broome, Margaret River
- South Australia – Adelaide, Wine tours!
Sun, sun, sun! Well, most of the time, especially if you follow the seasons. The Northern States are most warm most of the year, and can be too warm in the hot, wet season!
The Southern States tend to have a cooler winter with beautiful summers. Australia is one of the driest continents of Earth.
You can expect a lot of barbecues and outdoor activities with other backpackers and locals.
High Quality of Life
Australians work hard and play hard; so join in the fun. Because of the great weather, a lot of social time is spent in the outdoors, and more often then not by the beach. 85% of Australians live within 50km of the coastline, and I expect you will too.
Things can be expensive, but because wages are so high, if you are earning here you won’t notice this too much, and if you are clever you can certainly save some money while you enjoy life here.