4 awesome moments you can only hear in Australia
Tourism Australia recently released a list the most awesome moments that can only be experienced in Australia, which makes us immediately want to go Down Under.
Featured on the list are beautiful locations and animals, but it got us thinking… how would these moments change if we couldn’t experience the sounds that go along with them?
We break down some of these awesome moments you can only have in Australia and the sounds that make them so amazing.
1. Sight-seeing with a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
A @sydneyoperahouse selfie has always been on the top of Glenda’s bucket list 📷 This cheeky sulphur-crested cockatoo visited @theregoesrobyn at her @sydney_festival office recently – giving the team a bit of a surprise by randomly popping up at the window. These feathered critters have a tendency to want to be in the limelight; they’re rather inquisitive and are renowned for being big show-offs, too! #ilovesydney #sydneyoperahouse #newsouthwales #australia #cockataoo
Sulphur-crested cockatoos are one of Australia’s most popular and iconic birds. The large, white cockatoos are known for their distinctive and raucous call, which end with a slight upward inflection.
Visiting the Sydney Opera House along the way to see one of the 1,500 annual performances is also an experience best enjoyed with all senses. The Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra all regularly preform at the venue. Those with hearing loss can benefit from one of the many accessibility services available at the Opera house, including captioning screens, AUSLAN Interpreted Performances, Surtitles, induction loops and assisted listening devices.
2. Surfing with kangaroos
Sand between your toes, the sound of waves crashing on the beach…. and the soft boings on kangaroos jumping across the shoreline. It doesn’t get much more “Aussie” than that.
Just your standard morning traffic at #EmeraldBeach in @coffscoastnsw…. The surfers here regularly share the beach with the local eastern grey kangaroos, and apparently the morning this photo was taken a mob of roos had hopped down to the shoreline “to wet their paws” just as this lucky surfer walked past. It seems it’s not just the humans who love the beaches in this beautiful part of @visitnsw – and with excellent waves, clean sand and friendly locals, can you blame them?! Photo: @stimages
3. Riding the waves with dolphins
Just your standard morning, surfing the crystal clear waters of #Esperance alongside a pod of dolphins 🐬 This kind of scene is fairly typical in this beautiful part of @westernaustralia, which is a hotspot for wild dolphins and other marine life. You can get to Esperance by road tripping from @experienceperth – it’s a solid drive, but there’s plenty to see along the way. If you’re short on time, you can fly and hire a car when you get there. Photo: @jcantelo #JustAnotherDayInWA
It’s not uncommon for dolphins to join surfers on the waves, according to Tourism Australia. Dolphins each have a unique whistle, according to EverythingDolphin.com. “Utilizing their blowholes, air sacks and valves, dolphins can emit a very wide variety of sounds,” according to the website. “In fact, the frequency levels range 10 times beyond what humans can hear!”
4. Marry on the beach… with special guests
“Well, this is awkward…” – The moment you realise you’ve turned up to the wrong wedding! 😳 This couple was mid-embrace when this furry wedding crasher hopped into their wedding snap – it doesn’t get much more Aussie than that! @jamesdayweddings captured this impeccably timed shot at #LuckyBay in @westernaustralia, which provides a beautiful backdrop for romantic photos. Don’t expect to have the beach to yourself, though; the local western grey #kangaroos are rather friendly and have a reputation for their excellent photobombing skills. #kangaroo #weddingphotography #wedding #love #australia
Having a kangaroo crash a wedding party is about as Aussie as it gets, according to Tourism Australia. But being able to hear special guests and loved ones over the crashing of waves at a beach wedding is even more special.
What are your favorite sounds in Australia? Let us know in the comments!