In 19 months we have done more than 72’000 km on Australian roads during our two road trips. We have been on the road for many hours but it was never boring. Even on long stretches in the outback there is always something to see and to laugh about. In this post we like to show you some of the funny and bizarre sightings we came across on our long journey.
The Australians are very resourceful when it comes to creating some tourist features and attractions, especially if there are no natural landmarks around. What we have come across in many places are really big things. They call them “giant” attractions. For example, we have seen the giant banana, the giant guitar, the giant crocodile and the giant merino sheep. There are many more of these but we don’t want to bore you to death, so we have compiled some of the funniest, wackiest and most bizarre sightings along the road. Come along for a good laugh.
Have you ever seen bicycle, shoe or thong trees?
We really like the outback. For us that’s real Australia. Wide open spaces, crystal clear skies, long roads, no other cars for hours, definitely no traffic jams and a lot of nothing. But there is always something to see out there, in the outback.
You can find these different tree species throughout Australia. It’s like a sport to create new species and grow them ever bigger.
Outback communication and bush toilet
Our Toyota Landcruiser was fully equipped and we had everything we needed for the outback. Except a toilet. But with a little luck you can even find a toilet in the outback.
„Pimp your ride“ is part of the Australian lifestyle
Australians love their cars and everything that has a big engine and makes some noise. They love to tune their cars, restore vintage cars and just spend time working on their rides.
On weekends, the guys work on cars in their men’s shed. Do it yourself is extremely popular and there are many shops with spare parts and accessories. If you like to get cheap spare parts, just head to the next wrecker and with a bit of luck you can find what you are looking for. We have been to car wreckers a couple of times and have found cheap spare parts to fix our Camper.
In the Outback it is important to have a sturdy, reliable vehicle.
Back in the city the Australians are more design conscious.
It’s all about being informed: Typically Australian
All over Australia, as in many other countries too, there are tons of warning signs and information boards. We could fill a book with funny, bizarre or odd signs.
What’s wrong here?
How far do we have to go for the perfect picture?
We hope you liked the pictures and maybe you even had a good laugh. Perhaps we even convinced you that the outback is never boring and worth the effort to drive for hours and hours to get to the next place. Australia is a huge country and in the outback the towns are far apart from each other. Drivers are getting bored on these roads and so they start to get inventive.