You may have lived in Australia all your life, but have you really enjoyed the country? You may wonder what it’s like to see Australia from a tourist’s point of view. You may like certain things you see too well. Here are some tips to travel in your home country like a complete foreigner:
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Do What they Tell You in Travel Guides
The easiest thing to do is to buy a tour guide and follow a ready-made travel itinerary. Some of the places listed in tour guides you may already be very familiar with. However, you may also discover amazing aspects of the place you call home. For example, if you are a Melbournian, try things to do in Melbourne often recommended to tourists. You will learn things about your city that you never even knew was possible.
Visit the Art Scene
Unless you are an artist, you probably don’t go to art galleries. That’s a mistake. There’s a lot to learn at the vibrant art centres of cities like Melbourne and Sydney. So, spend a weekend just like a tourist by venturing to the unknown: your local art gallery. It’s fun and won’t cost much.
Try Tipping a Waiter
As an Aussie, you probably don’t have a habit of tipping the waiters and busboys everywhere you go. But some tourists do. So, why don’t you have some fun and try tipping a waiter? You will probably be mistaken for a foreigner. The reactions can be fun to enjoy. Also, you will understand how perplexing some tourists see Australia as.
Tour Popular Tourist Hotspots
Instead of hanging out at your favourite local hotspot, visit a tourist hotspot instead. You may be able to meet new people from other countries. You could also end up at local areas you thought you knew, but once you are there, you don’t’ know at all. If you want to see Australia from an outsider’s perspective, go see what the outsider’s see. It’s can be fun and educational at the same time.
Eat Out of Your Comfort Zone
Obviously, you will have your favourite local eateries (preferably with lots of seafood items on the menu). Go out of your comfort eating zone and try something entirely new. In cities like Melbourne, there are plenty of places serving cuisine from parts of the world you have probably not even heard of. So one of these dishes. Once you have, you’d know how tourists feel trying new and exotic local Aussie cuisine. It can be unfamiliar, but very tasty.
Go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride
If you live in a city like Melbourne, you may think you have seen all there is to see in the city. But have you seen the city from above? You can truly get a unique view of Australia from a hot air balloon ride. If you haven’t already, this is one activity all Aussies must try at least once in their lifetimes.
Also, you can always fly to the other side of the continent to see what fellow Aussies are up to over there. You will make new memories and enjoy great experiences.