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.
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!).
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.
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 sustainably sourced feast of abalone, sea urchin and oysters on a Seafood Seduction tour with local Rob Pennicott.
Live like you mean it
Australians face life with optimism and energy. Follow suit by trying something new and exciting.
'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.
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.
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.
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.