If Australia is on your radar for your next big trip, you’re certainly not alone. Drawn to its year-round climate, iconic buildings and stunning natural wonders, 6.4 million visitors landed down under last year, many for the first time. How many of them, though, knew their ‘bonzer barbies’ from their ‘fair dinkum dingos?’ If that furrowed your brow, you must read on and find out the biggest questions you should be asking for your trip to the biggest island in the world.
When two seats opened up at the small table to our left, I nearly shoved the previous occupants out of the way to duck under the umbrella canopy and slide sideways into the wicker chairs. It was shoulder-to-shoulder, elbow-to-elbow amidst the packed tables in the narrow laneway, and the competition was intense for some of Melbourne’s finest coffee, and by that measure, some of the finest in the whole southern hemisphere.
You just had a little shiver down your spine when you read that, didn’t you? Which means one of two things- either you’ve traveled in Australia, or you can see the future, and your body is scared.