So you’re in Australia and ready to have some fun. If you take a look at tour guides and websites, you are going to see the same things over and over again. The obvious recommendation for Australia is that you have to go to the beaches and have some fun in the sun. This is obvious because Australia is known all over the world for the surf, the beautiful beaches and the gorgeous reefs. However, while you definitely should go see the sea for a while, don’t waste your entire holiday on just that one activity. There is so much to see and do in the country, and there are so many other ways to have fun. You don’t even have to spend any money. The little things can help you make more memories than the others ever could.
Throw One Out and Watch It Return
If you haven’t guessed at what this is, it’s called a boomerang. The boomerang is a staple of Australian culture. It was perfected by the aboriginal people of the country to hunt and capture animals without losing their weapons. Throwing one out in the right way results in it doing a big loop and returning to you. If you run out of things to do in Melbourne, you should definitely go down to the shop and get one of these to play with. When you throw it and it returns successfully for the first time ever, you are going to be over the moon with elation. Where else can you throw a piece of wood away and have it return, like magic?
For this, you are going to need a boomerang (OBVIOUSLY), and an open space. Empty fields, grounds or rooftops are perfect. Make sure you don’t whack someone on the head with it, or you’re going to be the main feature at their next BBQ. You also need to bring a lot of patience with you. This isn’t something you learn in a couple of tries. A boomerang needs to be thrown in a way that makes physics force it to return to you. This takes a lot of practice, so be prepared to fail quite a bit. If you really want to be a movie star and catch the thing as it returns, you’re also going to need courage by the bucket load.
Musical Fun for Everyone
Are you a musical person? Even if you are as tone deaf as a water buffalo, this is an experience you really shouldn’t miss. Australia is home to one of the oldest musical instruments in the world – the Didgeridoo. Yep, that’s actually what it’s called. It takes years to master, and weeks to even play it properly. It is thought to be as old as 40,000 years, although the first recorded appearance is on rock paintings from 2000 years ago.
There are many more things that you can do when you’re in Australia. If you aren’t a beach person, you never have to venture anywhere near the sea, and you can still have so much fun you forget where you are and what you’re supposed to be doing Down Under!