Your suitcase to Australia will need a little space so you will have room for gifts for your favourite folks back home. To make sure that your gifts really hit the mark, remember to focus on the iconography of Australia, such as the animal life, natural beauty, and architecture.
The coastal cities of Australia offer visitors the chance to enjoy remarkable skies and gorgeous temperatures. While traveling, consider stopping and sending postcards from the western shore, featuring photos of Perth beaches. When you get back home, have friends over for a glass of Swan Valley Wine while you show off your photos. Also check out boat harbours like Hillarys Boat harbour that offer a range of activities and experiences unique to the region.
During your stop in Sydney, you’ll need plenty of photos and postcards of the Opera House. For gifts for friends and family back home, stop by Haigh’s Chocolates and load up on treats for your favourite folks. The Australian Wine Centre will have great ideas both for making the best selection and to get your products home safely.
For easily portability, be sure to check out one of the many jewellery stores featuring opals. The opal is the national gemstone of Australia and the variety of colours available is astonishing. From small stones in pendants too large, faceted pieces with custom cuts, you’ll be thrilled with what you can find in the many jewellery stores in the coastal cities. Another great choice if you’re looking for jewellery is pearls. Not only can you find Australian pearls all over the country, but you can harvest your own in Perth at the Peal Harvest.
Once you get those in the mail, treat yourself to an Akubra hat. You’ll also want to stop and enjoy Sydney rock oysters, some tiger prawns, and a glass of wine from the Megalong Valley.
The history of Aboriginal art in Australia stretches back approximately 80,000 years. Over the generations, there are many shapes that have come to symbolise people in unity, such as the lines of upside down “u” shapes. Each “u” represents a person.
Other artistic techniques include long lines of dots in overlapping parallel lines, as well as circles surrounded by the upside down “u”. The colours of Aboriginal Australian art are as varied as the remarkable landscape. The modern Aboriginal art of Australia is produced and designed to be shared with the world in the Aboriginal gifts created by artists from all across Australia and the Torres Straits. From mugs to journals, you can share your Australian experience with those you love.
Historically, Aboriginal art also included string art and a great deal of handmade jewelry. Both men and women have adorned themselves over time with feather, shells, bones and small stones. Finally, look for woven pieces of Aboriginal art to take back home to share. The materials have advanced, but the ancient skills are still creating items of great beauty.
Each region of Australia has its own flavour and offers many options for souvenir choice to share with friends and family back home. From food to hats to jewellery to Aboriginal art, you can find items that will suit all your folks back home.