5 Weird Things to Experience in Australia for Travellers
1. Empire of Atlantium
The Empire of Atlantium calls itself the world’s “foremost aspirant extraterritorial, transnational, intercultural, panarchist state.” The guide on micronations, describes Atlantium as “an extremely sophisticated nation-state experiment, as well as an entirely serious claimant to legitimate statehood.”
2. Deni Ute Muster
The Deni Ute Muster is one of the most unique events in the world and takes place in Deniliquin, New South Wales. Essentially a gathering of the beloved utility vehicles also known as a coupe, this event create various kinds of world records every year and breaks them the next year. Of late it has become a celebration of the Australian culture and about 25,000 attendees with their registered vehicles attend it.
3. Mortuary Station
The Mortuary station in Sydney is one of a kind as it transported the city’s deseaced to their final resting place – the Rockwood cemetary. Currently dysfunctional, the place is a constant reminder of the inevitability of death and the journey that follows.
4. Sydney Bus Museum
The Sydney Bus Museum is a history/culture buff’s dream come true. It is basically 90 years of buses that ran through Sydney, along with some tuk-tuks; One of the rare pieces of history that you can cherish right in front of your eyes and feel time passing by.
5. Lord Howe Island’s Time
This tiny island off the Australian coast is known for many bizzare occurrences. As opposed to the usual 60 minutes; the DST here is set forward and backward by only 30 minutes in accordance with the New South Wales’ time. Apart from this; the place is also known for a weird 100 years war against rats; and the Balls pyramid which has the rarest insect on the planet.