The 54 Best Quotes about Australia that will inspire you to travel Down Under

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Australia is a beautiful country. It’s home to some of the most incredible natural landmarks in the world including the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru. Although most of these places will leave you speechless, some famous authors and celebrities did manage to put words on the beauty of Australia.

In this article, you will discover amazing travel quotes about Australia, the people and the landscapes.

Whether you just need a dose of inspiration or are looking for great Australia Instagram captions, you will find everything here!

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Best Quotes about Australia

Australia Travel Quotes

Travelling around Australia is a magical experience. Whether you are a backpacker on a Working Holiday Visa or an Australian who likes to discover your own country, this Australia travel quotes will make you want to see more!

“Australia is about as far away as you can get. I like that.” – Andre Benjamin

“I think Melbourne is by far and away the most interesting place in Australia, and I thought if I ever wrote a novel or crime novel of any kind, I had to set it here.” – Peter Temple

“Once people come to Australia, they join the team.” – Tony Abbott

“Australia is just so full of surprises.” – Bill Bryson

“Being lost in Australia gives you a lovely sense of security.” – Bruce Chatwin, The Songlines

“People who say, ‘There’s nothing to fear from spiders’ have clearly never been to Australia.” – Cate Blanchett

“Australia’s a place I’ve always wanted to visit because of the beautiful beaches. I am surprised by how cosmopolitan the cities are; it wasn’t what I expected.” – Sara Sampaio

“As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.” – Catherine Helen Spence

“No one knows, incidentally, why Australia’s spiders are so extravagantly toxic; capturing small insects and injecting them with enough poison to drop a horse would appear to be the most literal case of overkill. Still, it does mean that everyone gives them lots of space.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“Australia is mostly empty and a long way away. Its population is small and its role in the world consequently peripheral. It doesn’t have coups, recklessly overfish, arm disagreeable despots, grow coca in provocative quantities, or throw its weight around in a brash and unseemly manner. It is stable and peaceful and good. It doesn’t need watching, and so we don’t. But I will tell you this: the loss is entirely ours.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under


Funny quotes about Australia

Now is time for a little bit of fun! If you want a good laugh, you will love these funny quotes about Australia!

“Don’t worry about the world ending today; its already tomorrow in Australia.” – Charles M. Schulz

“Australia is an outdoor country. People only go inside to use the toilet. And that’s only a recent development.” – Barry Humphries

“A suggested name for the nation’s capital Canberra was “Sydmeladperbrisho” (using the first syllables of the state capitals)” – Bill Bryson

Quotes about the Australian culture

Australia is a very cosmopolitan country. You will find all nationalities there and that diversity has created a very interesting culture. These quotes will give you a glimpse of what it is like.

“Australia is a nation of compassion. Courage and compassion. And the third of these great values: resilience.” – Kevin Rudd

“I love food, all types of food. I love Korean food, Japanese, Italian, French. In Australia, we don’t have a distinctive Australian food, so we have food from everywhere all around the world. We’re very multicultural, so we grew up with lots of different types of food.” – Hugh Jackman

“Australians are very provincial in many ways. If they feel that you’ve used them as a stepping stone to bigger things, they resent it.” – Graham Russell

“Australia’s treatment of her Aboriginal people will be the thing on which the world will judge Australia and Australians – Not just now, but in the greater perspective of history.” – Gough Whitlam

“In Australia, we cling on to whatever culture we have. We’re such a multicultural country.” – Brenton Thwaites

“We believe in the Australian promise; that if you work hard, you won’t be left behind.” – Wayne Swan”

Quotes about Australians

Australians are amazing people. They are kind, laid-back, helpful… they really are great. If you ever go to Australia, that’s one of the first things you will notice. Meanwhile, here are some quotes about Australians.

“Australians are a passionate lot. We are also a very practical lot.” – Kevin Rudd

“The Australian public are very fair and they are always prepared to give a leader of a major political party a fair go.” – Tony Abbott

“There is nothing more Australian than spending time in somebody else’s country.” – Anonymous

“The Australian people expect the Government to govern, they don’t expect it to make excuses.” – Tony Abbot

“The Australian fans are really friendly and personable; the sense of humour is a lot less dry than the English.” – Tom Hopper

“The only time an Australian ever walks is when his car runs out of petrol.” – Barry Richards

“The Australians, it seems to me, thrive on their remoteness from the world and see it as a way of keeping up a code of “No worries, mate,” while peddling their oddities to visitors: nonconformity is at once a fact of life for many, and a selling point.” – Pico Iyer, Falling Off the Map

“Australians are very unfair in this way. They spend half of any conversation insisting that the country’s dangers are vastly overrated and that there’s nothing to worry about, and the other half telling you how six months ago their Uncle Bob was driving to Mudgee when a tiger snake slid out from under the dashboard and bit him on the groin, but that it’s okay now because he’s off the life support machine and they’ve discovered he can communicate with eye blinks.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“The people are immensely likable— cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water. They have a society that is prosperous, well ordered, and instinctively egalitarian. The food is excellent. The beer is cold. The sun nearly always shines. There is coffee on every corner. Life doesn’t get much better than this.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“Australians have a free spirit and an ability to think outside the box, and that is why I like Australia so much.” – Brian Schmidt

“It’s always a pleasure on a personal note for me to come back to Australia.” – Nick Cave

“Being an Australian that’s been No. 1 in the world back home playing in Australia, that’s a pretty cool moment to have.” – Jason Day

Quotes about Australian landscapes

Australia is known for its incredible landscapes. Because the country is so big, you can find all sorts of climates in Australia. This also means that you will find very different sorts of landscapes. Tropical rainforest, dry desert, continental vineyards… it has it all!

“Australia lives with a strange contradiction – our national image of ourselves is one of the Outback, and yet nearly all us live in big cities. Move outside the coastal fringe, and Australia can feel like a foreign country.” – Kate Grenville

“In particular, Australia, because of its ancient geography, soil profile and distinctive weather patterns, is more adversely affected by climate variability than some other continents.” – Peter Garrett

“[Australia] is the home of the largest living thing on earth, the Great Barrier Reef, and of the largest monolith, Ayers Rock (or Uluru to use its now-official, more respectful Aboriginal name).” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“It has more things that will kill you than anywhere else. Of the world’s ten most poisonous snakes, all are Australian. Five of its creatures – the funnel web spider, box jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, paralysis tick, and stonefish – are the most lethal of their type in the world. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. … If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistible currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. It’s a tough place.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“I love a sunburnt country, A land of sweeping plains, Of ragged mountain ranges, Of droughts and flooding rains.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“You are totally at the mercy of nature in this country, mate. It’s just a fact of life. But I tell you one thing.” “What’s that?” “It sure makes you appreciate something like this when you know it could all go up in a puff of smoke.” – Bill Bryson, Down Under

“The beauty of the air, from the air… You haven’t seen Australia unless you see it from the air. The coastline, the colours of the inland. The claypans, the forests. It’s just all so beautiful. You’d never see that from the road. People climb mountains to see these things. You see that every time you take off.” – Nancy Bird Walton (Australian Aviator)

“I stress the uniqueness of the Australian landscape and its metaphysical and mythic content.” – Arthur Boyd

“I am lucky to live in an incredible place of deserts and ancient culture. Rugged country, at times harsh and unforgiving, but this facade crumbles every now and again to reveal the true delicacy of life in Desert Country…” – Peter Carroll

“The hot wind, born amid the burning sand of the interior of the vast Australian continent, sweeps over the scorched and cracking plains, to lick up their streams and wither herbage in its path, until it meets the waters of the great south bay; but in its passage across the straits it is reft of its fire, and sinks, exhausted with its journey, at the feet of the terraced slopes of Launceston.” – Marcus Clarke

“It’s the colours, the light, the space. It’s really very deep in my soul… In the Australian bush and inland deserts, there is a sense of being the first person in a place.” – Suzanne Cory

“It is not in our cities or townships, it is not in our agricultural or mining areas, that the Australian attains full consciousness of his own nationality; it is in places like this, and as clearly here as at the centre of the continent. To me the monotonous variety of this interminable scrub has a charm of its own; so grave, subdued, self-centred; so alien to the genial appeal of more winsome landscape, or the assertive grandeur of mountain and gorge.” – Joseph Furphy, Tom Collins, Such is Life

Quotes about the Australian accent

Ah the Australian accent! This is one of the first things we think of when it comes to Oz. They do speak English but they have quite an accent and they love shortening words. It’s super fun!

“The Australian language is easier to learn than boat talk. It has a vocabulary of about six words.” – P. J. O’Rourke

“It’s rare that there’s a role that requires an Australian accent.” – Heath Ledger

“The Australian accent is sort of like going down a step in smartness, you could say, because you guys pronounce things as they’re spelled. We add and abbreviate stuff.” – Callan Mcauliffe

Original Australia Quotes

This section is a very personal one. Australia is my favourite country in the world. I spent a lot of time exploring it and this is why I came up with these original quotes that you can use as an Australia Instagram caption.

“Australia steals your heart and fills it with a passion for adventure!” – BeeLoved City

“Nothing beats the sense of freedom you get when you discover Australia” – BeeLoved City

“If you visit Melbourne or Sydney, you won’t see much of a difference compared to Europe or North America. The day you go on a road trip in the Outback and have to pack 40L of water because there aren’t any shops for the next 1,000km, you understand that Australia is a world of its own” – BeeLoved City

“When you get to Hill Inlet Lookout and discover Whitehaven Beach, that’s when you understand what the word “breath-taking” really means” – BeeLoved City

“Australia is filled with incredible landscapes. It’s the biggest open-air museum in the world” – BeeLoved City

“We always talk about the Italian dolce vita. Go to Australia. That’s where you will understand what the dolce vita really is like. Only thing is, they call that “laid-back” “ – BeeLoved City

“Go to Uluru. You need to see it from your own eyes. If you look at photos, you may think it’s just a big red rock. Once you drove 2,000 km through the desert and finally catch a glimpse of Uluru. That’s when the magic happens.” – BeeLoved City

“There is nothing like Australia” – BeeLoved City

“You may not think of Australia as a historical country but yet, it’s home to the oldest civilisation in the world. Knowing that, Australia may just be the most cultural and historical country of all.” – BeeLoved City


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