The Land Down Under has a reputation for being one of the hottest and driest continents in the world. It’s not a complete desert though. In fact, Australia is also known for its beautiful beaches, large lakes and groundwater systems. The country is an excellent cross between desert sports and beach sports, and also everything in between.
Fun Activities in Australia
Outdoor sports are one of the main draws for tourism. As mentioned above, tourists like to go to the beaches to soak up the sun, swim, surf, and play all sorts of beach games. Terrain sports are also popular. Hiking, mountain climbing, trekking and dirt biking are just a few. Tourists should definitely try these fun outdoor activities while in the country.
Beautiful Displays of Nature
Aside from the beaches, Australia is also known for its protected wildlife reserves. The world has seen plenty of footage on television showing the sanctuaries protected by the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), world heritage sites, marine protected areas and so many more. Whenever kangaroos and koalas are mentioned we think about Australia. The country has exerted effort in protecting nature and their wildlife, and it pays off because nature tours are one of the top draws for tourism.
Tourists are also drawn here because of the seemingly carefree lifestyle and attitude of Aussies. They like to have fun and socialize. The nightlife in Sydney and Melbourne draws crowds of young people and adults.
The culture is also a draw. The famed Sydney Opera House and countless other museums and historical heritage sites are top destinations for tourists who want to see Australia’s cultural roots.
Each year the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network conducts studies on the satisfaction and overall happiness of people around the world. They then rank countries based on how happy its citizens are in the World Happiness Report. In 2013, Australians ranked as the 10th happiest people in the world.
We can be poetic in explaining what makes Australians happy, but we cannot deny that there are concrete and practical reasons why people in this country are generally happy, contented, and satisfied with their lives.
1. A progressive and healthy economy.
Money may not be everything, but we cannot deny its importance. The progressive economy reflects in the generally progressive lives of the people in Australia. Not everyone may be wealthy, but the majority are living comfortably enough. That entails having a roof over their heads, enough money for food, utilities, pursuing an education or career ambition, luxuries like a car and regular vacations, and so forth. The absence of money woes can truly make a person content and happy.
2. Relaxed culture and innate nature of the people.
Australians are naturally laid-back people. They like to go out and have fun. They spend a lot of quality time with friends, family, and co-workers. They like to make fun of themselves and the things the rest of the world knows them for, from Tim-Tam slams to mad koalas and snakes in the backyard.
3. Very good health care.
Another thing people take for granted with regards to overall happiness is health care. Healthy people can accomplish their goals. They can do a lot of things and have the capacity to do what pleases them most. With very good health care in Australia, it’s no wonder that majority of its people are stress-free and happy.