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    3 Unique Tourist Souvenirs From Australia

    Memories are all you have left after a beautiful vacation around Australia, a country covered in beautiful landscapes. Photos are a great way to look back on snaps of moments that transpired. Photos however only capture a glimpse of what occurred, souvenirs are a great way to reminisce and remember the story behind the photo. They are also a great way of supporting tourist destinations.  However in a country as well developed as Australia there is a lot of competition and souvenir stores. This means you have to look a bit harder to find quirky presents to share with friends.

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    The following article has completed the search for you, three must have souvenirs.

    Aboriginal Art

    This is a great way to learn about Australia’s history but also take a piece of artwork home to fill your white walls. The pieces feature geometric patterns and animals with accumulate dots, they tell a story. You can find Aboriginal art in their communities, tourist shops and galleries.  Purchasing from the community or gallery will insure that the artist will receive payment for their work and insure the piece is genuine. This will also give you the opportunity to find out the story of the artwork.  Tourist-class paintings consistently cost less than AUS$30.00, these are usually copied and therefore not one of a kind. Paintings bought from a gallery or directly from the artist will have varied prices; it will depend on how recognized the artist is. You get what you payed for.

    T-shirts

    They travel great in transit and take up little to no room in your suitcase. The humble t-shirt should never be ignored. They are available at most tourist destinations or tourist shops. You can go one step further and get a personalised t-shirt made. What a great way to eternalise your vacation memories and start conversations, sharing your great memories and stories. The only limit to the design is your imagination.

    Coogi Sweaters

    Coogi is a brand name for unique knitted sweaters made in Australia. These knitted sweaters will make anyone stand out in the crowd. The vibrant colours are used in asymmetrical woven patterns which are computer generated. They are available from airports and tourist shops. The price of a Coogi knitted sweater can range from AUS$50.00 to $200.00, it depends on the quality of wool used. You can check the tag for this.  You should also be on the lookout for knock offs, the tag should be squarish with the size on the bottom left, and the letters will be coloured in the following order: C is yellow, O is green, O is blue, G is orange, I is red. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

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