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Five places you should NEVER visit in Australia

Nardia Sheriff
Imagine packing up your life, selling all of your worldly possessions and leaving reality behind to travel. Well, I did it for real.
Having recently returned home from an epic 14-month trip around Australia, you could say perhaps I’m somewhat qualified to give advice about the best places to visit in Australia.
I could give you a list of hundreds of awesome places we discovered, but to keep it interesting, I’m going tell you about the top 5 places in Australia that you should NEVER visit, should you ever happen to find yourself in the land down under.
Here we go…

You should never visit…a pub or bar without being willing to shout a round.

Now Australia has a pretty hearty reputation for being laid back, friendly and happy to partake in an alcoholic beverage or two (or ten), so it really shouldn’t come as any surprise to find out that you should NEVER go to a pub or a bar without being willing to shout (pay for) a round of drinks for your mates. It’s how it’s done.

You should never visit… A BBQ (or any gathering for that matter) without bringing your sense of humour.

As a culture, we’re pretty hilarious…or so our reputation holds. Aussies enjoy a dry sense of humour, peppered with a healthy dose of self-deprecation. There’s also a fair bit of swearing, and a love of ‘taking the piss’ out of our guests…on purpose. So, with that in mind, you should NEVER go to a BBQ without a broad set of shoulders and the ability to laugh at yourself. It’s all in good fun.

You should never visit…the tourist traps and think you’ve seen the real Australia.
Now don’t get me wrong, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House are striking. Uluru is actually a profound experience, and Cairns truly is a lush and tropical paradise, but I can assure you that Australia is sooooo much more. Many people don’t realise that Australia is the same size as the USA.

So NEVER assume that all the tried and true tourist traps is all there is to Australia. If you want to see the real beauty of Australia, then here are pictures of my top 5.

Linger a little longer, spend time exploring some of the more remote and lesser-known places. I promise you, you won’t regret it.

You should never visit…Starbucks

Okay, this one is sure to fire people up, and I mean no offence, as I’m sure there are many fans, but Starbucks (from an Aussie perspective), isn’t coffee. It may be the closest thing the USA has to real coffee, but Australia has literally thousands of better options. Whether you’re in Victoria or metro New South Wales, even Queensland and more rarely South Australia, you will find awesome coffee. You should NEVER spend all your hard-earned travel money on coffee from Starbucks when the little café around the corner will deliver a much better brew.

You should never visit…a beach, waterhole or lake without taking a pair of bathers.

We have some of the most stunning waterways in the world. All right, I’ll concede that some of them are crocodile infested, and for six months of the year parts are filled with venomous jellyfish, but hey, we do put up signs to give you a heads up. Which means you should NEVER pass up the opportunity for a swim (when it’s safe, of course), and ALWAYS pack your bathers.

Now you are prepared for your trip to Australia.

Love Sabre Anthology

Genre Contemporary Anthology
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Posing as a pole dancer to find her sister, Kelsey finds herself drawn to one of the club’s security henchmen, Tank, and learns he can help her, if only she learns to trust him.

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Publisher Boroughs Publishing Group

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Nardia Sheriff writes rural romantic suspense and contemporary fiction, and enjoys creating stories featuring reversed gender roles. Her story in the upcoming Love Sabre anthology is set in Sydney’s underworld.
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