9 AUSSIE PHILAUSOPHIES AND HOW TO EXPERIENCE THEM

Australia enjoys a unique way of life that we call our Philausophy. Learn about our nine core Philausophies, and how you can experience them for yourself.

GET OFF THE BEATEN TRACK

Australians are seekers of adventure – and with epic coastline, rugged outback and vibrant cities, there’s no shortage of space to discover. Feed your adventurous side by exploring unexpected places. Take a walk on the wild side on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island. Get up close to kangaroos, stroll among seals and discover places you might not expect.

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, SA © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, South Australia

A STRANGER IS A MATE YOU HAVEN’T MET YET

Openness and friendship are an important part of life Down Under. Don’t be afraid to say “g’day.” You just might end up with a new mate (human or animal!).

Rottnest Island, off the coast of Perth, is home to some mates you might not expect. Get to know the locals – especially the cheeky quokkas.

Girl with quokka, Rottnest Island, WA © Tourism Western Australia

Girl with quokka, Rottnest Island, Western Australia

SHOES OPTIONAL

Australians love being part of nature, and Australia’s beautiful landscapes lend themselves to an outdoor lifestyle. Take time to connect with the world around you and the land beneath you. The seaside city of Port Stephens is home to the vast Stockton Sand Dunes. Feel the sand move beneath your feet on an exhilarating dune-surfing adventure.

Stockton Dunes, Port Stephens, NSW © Georges Antoni

Stockton Dunes, Port Stephens, New South Wales

IF YOU’VE GOT IT GOOD, SHARE IT

From the outback to the ocean, Australia is one beautiful backyard. The locals love it and want you to feel the same. So embrace this spirit of sharing what you have. After all, life gets bigger the more you share it.

Tasmania’s Bruny Island is abundant in seafood ready to be shared. Dig into a fresh and sustainability sourced feast of abalone, sea urchin and oysters on a Seafood Seduction tour with local Rob Pennicott.

Bruny Island, TAS © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

Seafood Seduction, Bruny Island, Tasmania

LIVE LIKE YOU MEAN IT

Australians face life with optimism and energy. Follow suit by trying something new and exciting. Climb into the secure enclosure at Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin, where you’ll be lowered into the water for an up-close encounter with a crocodile.

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin, NT © Tourism Australia / Shaana McNaught

Crocosaurus Cove, Darwin, Northern Territory

NO WORRIES

‘No worries’ isn’t just a saying – it’s an approach to life. It’s the key to Australia’s carefree demeanor and the reason you’ll never find an Aussie taking themselves too seriously. Adopt the Aussie easy-going attitude and don’t let worries get in the way of life.

As the sky goes dark, retreat to one of Melbourne’s rooftop bars. Dance to the music, take in the city lights and enjoy a moment of uncomplicated fun.

Transit Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, VIC © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

Transit Rooftop Bar, Melbourne, Victoria

HAVE A STORY TO TELL

From Aboriginal Dreamtime stories to the tale told over a beer at the pub, Aussies love a good ‘yarn’. And the bigger the story the better. If you don’t have a great story to tell, go out and get one.
The Dreamtime stories of Aboriginal culture have been told for thousands of years, making them the oldest in the world. Listen to the rich stories told by Aboriginal guides at Rainforestation Nature Park – and walk away with a story of your own.

Rainforestation Nature Park, Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience, Kuranda, QLD © Tourism Australia

Rainforestation Nature Park, Kuranda, Queensland

LIFE-LIFE BALANCE

Australians value hard work, but also believe that life is as much about having fun as it is about getting stuff done. Find a balance between doing and relaxing – and don’t forget to have fun with both.

Take a break from life’s hustle and bustle within the flower beds of Canberra’s Floriade festival. You’ll find markets, music and quirky costumes along the way.

Floriade, Canberra, ACT © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

Floriade, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory

SAVOUR THE AUSTRALIAN FLAVOUR

Australia’s dining scene isn’t bound by tradition or convention. Instead, it’s all about the quality ingredients, the people who produce them and the incredible landscapes in which they’re shared. Australia has some epic foodie experiences. Take a seat at Rick Shores restaurant in the Gold Coast for views as good as the food.

Rick Shore Restaurant, Burleigh Heads, QLD © Georges Antoni

Rick Shore Restaurant, Burleigh Heads, Queensland

Ready to plan your epic trip to the Land Down Under?  Contact Donna Salerno Travel today; we can help orchestrate your best trip ever!  Info@DonnaSalernoTravel.com OR 888.777.7820

Source;  Australia Tourist Board