Here’s some fun and creative apps you can use to prepare for your Australian trip. You can learn about the Welcome to Country, hear Dreamtime stories, start speaking in an indigenous language, study some culture, check out indigenous weather lore and loads more!
https://www.creativespirits.info/resources/apps 30 apps to explore all around Australia
When you’re visiting the Gold Coast, for example, head for the Jelligal Cultural Centre at Tallebudgera where you can practice your understanding of Yugambeh, the local language. Borobi, the surfing koala from the Commonwealth Games, is also a local mascot.
If you’re worried about floods, fires, weird things like cyclones (hurricanes) or willy-willies (mini-tornadoes, often localised) then this page is handy. It starts with flood info, then lists each State’s Emergency Service site towards the end.
Going to Western Australia?
If you’re thinking of exploring a little, Kambalda sounds fun:
A loooong drive, and a very quiet, but I’m sure it’s quirky in a fun way
Probably one's only chance to meet a possible future Nobel Laureate, as he doesn't fly.*
Is the Next Nobel Laureate in Literature Tending Bar in a Dusty Australian Town?
* Appears he lives in the southeast, but one of his novels, The Plains, is set way out in western Australia.
Tourist maps are a good starting point. However, they tend to reflect the opinion of the person who created the map.
Take it from me, there's a lot more to see than is shown on a tourist map, like the one at the start of this thread!
Tell us your likes, and we'll see what we can come up with.