18 Photos That Prove Australia Is Full of Wonders

The first thing you think of when you hear the word “Australia” is “kangaroo,” of course. But on this faraway continent, life goes its own way, and many things that are normal for Australians can seem crazy to residents of other countries — and it’s not just about flora and fauna.

Some trams in Australia have spots for surfboards.

Pamela Lyndon Travers, the author of Mary Poppins, was born in Maryborough, and they have Mary Poppins crossing lights there.

A library in the outback of Australia

The city of Brisbane has public bike repair stations.

Smart bins in Australia use solar power to compact waste. They include a foot handle.

“I left my shoes outside in Australia.”

When you turn 50 in Australia, the government sends you a bowel cancer test kit.

This street has an optical illusion painted on a bunch of buildings, Fremantle, Australia.

“It’s a hot day in Australia. I left my wallet in the car and my train pass started melting.”

Hospitals in Victoria, Australia give free baby bags to new parents.

“I had the window open and he just flew in, Bena, Victoria.”

“My home city of Adelaide, South Australia has automatic external defibrillators in some city streets.”

Australia sells canned beans in sizes for 1, 2, or 4 people.

“For all the naysayers who think the rest of us are paranoid”

Sanitary pads in Australia have curious facts on the backs of them.

All the colors within this gum tree leaf in Australia

The support for this tree at the Australia Zoo was painted to look like the tree.

“This possum is chilling in the workshop at my work.”

Would you ever want to visit Australia? What do you think is the most interesting thing about this country? Tell us in the comments below.