Remarkable Rocks, Kangaroo Island, SA (c) Georges Antoni/Tourism Australia

9 Aussie Philausophies and how to experience them

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Bruny Island, TAS  © Georges Antoni / Tourism Australia

Seafood Seduction, Bruny Island, Tasmania

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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