Your Australia - Show and Tell!

What's the story with "your Australia"? Here's your chance to tell the world. AuPairWorld goes Australia in the AuPairWorld Blog! 

Surfers on the beach at sunset
, in Travel tips

There are some things we all know...

  • Australia is both a continent and an island - "down under"
  • Australia has a bunch of cool, one-of-a-kind animals - koala bears, kangaroos, the platapus...
  • People in Australia all have "mates" - as in "G'day mate!"

Australia: The inside story, your story!

But what about the nitty gritty, the details that really make things interesting? We are looking for expert input from you - people who know Australia from personal experience. 

Whether you're a native or a visitor, share "your Australia" with us and our readers!

We want to publish your input all about Australia and make the continent come alive here in the AuPairWorld Blog.

  • Tell us your own personal list of "must sees" and "must dos" (of course with photos, too). 
  • Share an Outback picture or story.
  • What about surfing and diving?
  • Have you been to a cool hostel?
  • What's your favourite bar and why?
  • What is it that the tourists mostly miss?

So, don't be bashful. Take a minute and share your own bit of Australia with all the visitors to AuPairWorld.

And here, to get things started, are two "My Australia" contributions - from Eva and Denise on our own AuPairWorld team!


Eva's Australia
Visit: 2006-2007, 12 months as an au pair and 4 months travelling

Young woman at Australian coast

Some special places I got to know

Byron Bay. I learned to surf here in a one-week course. It was really cool, and I'm still surfing when the waves are there.

People relaxing on a beach at Byron Bay

Blue Mountains. I lived in Sydney as an au pair and could be in the Blue Mountains in 45 minutes. We would hike in to a waterfall, have a picnic, go for a swim and later on barbecue at the campfire.

Waterfall in Australia's Blue Mountains

Some special people that I met

I'm still in touch with some of the other au pairs I met in Australia (two of my friends from then and now are shown in this picture). And I also have regular contact with my Australian host family :-).

Friends at the bus station

An important lesson learned

For me as a German, it was great to meet people who worked hard, but when the working day was done were ready to relax and have a good time. They taught me something important about looking for the right work-life balance.

People in the garden making barbecue

Denise's Australia
Visit: 2010-2011, 12 months studying in a Master's program

Young woman in an Australian city

One Australia regret (but not so bad)

In my time there, I never managed to see a kangaroo in the wild. (Maybe next time.)


One Australia nightmare

No wild kangaroos, but I did come face to face with a wild Huntsman spider as big as my hand right in the house where I was living in Wollongong. That was a shock I won't forget!

Big spider

Some special Australian things that I got to know

The fruit markets in Australia are amazing. Huge with every kind of fruit and vegetable that you can imagine.

Australian fruit market

The ethnic neighbourhoods in major cities. Australia is a country of immigrants and in the big cities you can find "Little Italy"s or "Little Greece"s or "Chinatown"s that have a really special feeling.

China Town Australia

This phrase can be used for just about any purpose, and it always sounds good...

Graffiti on a wall Good on ya mate

Now it's your turn: Tell us about your Australia!