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January 26 is Australia Day – a day when Australian’s take to the streets all around the globe to celebrate their national pride. And with more than 6.8 million Australians traveling internationally every year, January 26 really is a day which is celebrated all around the globe.

Regardless of where you travel, I guarantee you’re bound to bump into an Australian somewhere along the way.  There’s no escape – we’ve infiltrated every tourist trail, every secluded beach, and you can’t even escape us off the beaten path.

Though while 6.8 million of us may leave every year to explore foreign shores, we’ll always call Australia home.

In celebration of Australia Day, here are 50 of our favorite photos from the most amazing country in the world. Don’t bother fighting me on this – Australia really is the most amazing country in the world!

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Meg Jerrard is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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  1. Such an amazing, diverse country. Strange to think that even 20 years ago you could go a whole year and not read about it in the newspapers. Not anymore. I just hope it maintains its sense of wonder and appeal.

    Favourite city: Melbourne
    Favourite coast: south of Fremantle, WA
    Favourite ‘big thing’: the big sheep on the way to Canberra (can’t remember where exactly!)

    • Love that sheep! Pretty sure you’re thinking of the one in Goulburn :D Gotta love Australia for our quirky roadside attractions!

      Favorite city: Also Melbourne (though Canberra is a close second)
      Fav Coast: Southwest
      Fav Big Thing: Have to go for the big banana in Coffs!

  2. Happy Australia Day! I got to experience a bit of it with fireworks at Darling Harbour!

    • I’m so glad! We were there one year and the fireworks display was amazing – Sydney really goes all out!

      Happy Australia Day – hope you had a brilliant day with a lot of wonderful celebrations!

  3. Lovely! I’ll be honest, the sunshine is what I’m really lovely from these pictures ;) But oh…that sky, the water and wildlife are so enticing too! Can’t wait to make my way there someday soon!

    • So glad you enjoyed the photos! I hope you do find the chance to get to Australia soon – it won’t disappoint!

  4. Your pictures make me want to jump on a plane right now and go explore Australia!

    • Do it! Give into peer pressure and book that ticket now :D

  5. I so want to be in Australia one day to celebrate Australia Day :) it looks like SO MUCH FUN!!

    • You should definitely plan on it – it’s a nation wide party like you’ve never experienced anywhere else!

  6. Happy Australian Day! Canada Day isn’t until July 1st :) :) These photos are fantastic, I love that Kookaburra photo, looks straight from a national geographic spread!

    • Thanks Alli! So glad you like the photos – wildlife and bird photography is what we love to do, so to say that it looks Nat Geo worthy is a huge compliment which I’m so appreciative of!

  7. Glad you made it to the South Coast- my home town :)

    • Love the South Coast! What a fantastic location to call home :)

  8. You should definitely plan on it – it’s a nation wide party like you’ve never experienced anywhere else!

    • My favorite holiday of the year :)

  9. Wow, great pictures! I especially love the yawning koala… I wish I could adopt one, but of course it’s not possible. And it would be a bad idea! Keep up the good work:)

    • Thanks Alex! Yawning Koala is my favorite – I don’t know what it is, but I think animals looks so adorable with their mouths open lol!!

      You may not be able to adopt one, but you can definitely visit wildlife sanctuaries and interact and hug them … we recently returned from a trip to Kangaroo Island off South Australia, and had the most amazing wildlife experiences, including koalas. Highly recommend as a great wildlife spot in Aus :)

  10. Your pictures are so great that I might add one or two on my Pinterest:)

    • Thanks Elodie! We would love that :)

  11. Lovely snaps of Australia – particularly the wildlife.The birds can be amazing colours

    • Thanks Aodhan! If you’re not a bird nerd before you visit Australia, you definitely will be afterwards :D!

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