I’ve been an expat American living in Australia for over seven years and a lot of my American friends still living in the US ask me why I choose Australia as my home. Well, since I’ve been traveling around Australia for a while, it’s pretty easy to say why I prefer life here rather than on the other side of the world…. Australia is just incredible. And, to celebrate my seven years in Oz, here’s my top seven reasons to live in this great country!
7. Aussie Animals are downright cute! Marsupials are unique and incredibly cuddly – there’s so many wildlife parks around Australia where you can go up and feed Wallabys and Kangaroos. Being from the US, I find this incredibly cool to get up close with them… not to mention that Australia is pretty much the only place in the world where you can eat the Australian coat of arms for dinner.
Which brings me to number….
6. True – Blue Aussie attitude. They’re funny – laid back and not to be taken too seriously. Which can be seen in this sign we found en route to Coober Pedy.
5. There’s so many incredibly unique places to go. Our favourite unique location from our last adventure would have to be Coober Pedy. Currently it’s a hot bed for real-estate because all the underground opal they’ve been finding over the years not to mention the rumour of crude oil underground.
Harry was a true blue Aussie character, originally from Europe, lived on his own little bit of real-estate in the tropics of Australia. After he decided that he was done wrestling crocs for a living, he retired to South Australia in search of opal. He was an eccentric man and an artist in his own right who truly lived and loved every bit of life.
to the incredible trees of Denmark, WA – where cars can nearly drive though them!
1. The Beaches – They are top notch! And free! I’m an avid SCUBA diver – so I’m pretty spoiled for choice. Australia is super safe and the beaches are patrolled in the summer by volunteer surf lifesavers all over the coasts. They’re also pretty cluey about waves and natural marine life, so just ask them. You’ll see them in red and yellow uniforms.
But, there is so much to do – from exploring the rock pools to riding the waves on your surf board for the first time, walking the coast line to just sitting next to the beach at a little cafe. The beaches are beautiful and safe and I’m so glad that I live so close to them!
It’s not that hard to find a house or an apartment by the beach. You can search properties across Australia on websites like Domain to find your dream home and make the jump.
A girl gone walkabout in the great big world!