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6 Comfortable Shoes for Your Australia Vacation

Apr 11, 2024

Australia is a vacationer’s paradise filled with picturesque landscapes and quirky wildlife. Spend an amazing vacation in this country known for breathtaking scenery like the Great Ocean Road that snakes all along the southwest coast of Victoria and cultural must-sees like the Sydney Opera House. As you prepare to explore the vast diversity that awaits you in the Land Down Under, you might be wondering what shoes you should pack. From rugged bush trails to bustling city streets, here’s our list of six comfortable shoes you’ll want for your Aussie vacation.


1. The Cecilia — When you’re exploring Fraser Island one day, the largest sand island on Earth with crystal-clear Oceania waters, and walking through the New South Wales Art Gallery the next, you’ll want a versatile shoe like our Cecilia. It’s a fresh take on a classic with simple, clean lines that complete any warm-weather ensemble. Pair this 1-inch covered wedge heel with wide-leg trousers or boho dresses for a look that’s as comfortable as it is chic.


2. The IOP — Live your best mermaid life when you slip into cute flats at the Great Barrier Reef. The IOP in turquoise metallic is sure to make you feel like ocean royalty when you slip into this perfect flip-flop. Pair it with distressed denim shorts or a breezy midi skirt. Go for a leisurely sunset stroll on Cockatoo Island and make memories in these travel-ready sandals.

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3. The Janie — Take a load off in your cute sandals when you visit one of the most beautiful places on Earth: Rottnest Island, a tiny island just an hour off Perth. The Janie now comes in a gorgeous peony pink to make your outfit pop when you’re hopping from island to island or just want something pretty to wear in the Western Australia vineyards. Pair the Janie with matching pastel dresses or a simple blouse and white skinny jeans.


4. The Peachtree — Welcome warm weather and sunny days by getting a glimpse of Sydney’s high society at the Vaucluse House in your Peachtree sandals. As you travel through Australia, you’ll find that you’re walking through a leading contemporary art museum one moment and walking through the tropical gardens or going for a coastal stroll the next. Having stylish yet practical summer sandals promises an easy, breezy Australia vacation.


5. The Rita Difford’s Guide shares that one of Australia’s most popular cocktails is Tommy’s Margarita, made with tequila, lime juice, bitters, and agave syrup. Pair your Tommy’s Margarita with a lime wedge and our Rita wedges. Designed with criss-cross straps and a faux-espadrille wedge, you’ll be sitting pretty as you raise your glass and give your fellow pub enthusiasts a happy “Cheers, mate!”


6. The Tuffy — Wearing cute athletic shoes like the Tuffy can get you cruising through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in no time. They’re fashionable laceless sneakers specially designed for ultra comfort and laid-back street style. It’s an athleisure sneaker you’ll want to wear every day of your Aussie vacation. Wear the Tuffy in black while you’re exploring historic sites like the Port Arthur Historic Site or Sovereign Hill, Australia’s largest outdoor museum.

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First Light Travel, Australian and South Pacific travel specialists, share that Australia is typically an informal place, so it’s best to pack plenty of comfortable clothes. Most restaurants and bars have smart-casual dress codes. In general, men aren’t expected to wear suits and ties, and women aren’t expected to dress up except in the most formal bars and restaurants in major cities. With that in mind, wear shoes that are comfortable and effortlessly chic, like wedge sandals or any fabulous shoes on our list. May your footsteps lead you to unforgettable adventures in the great Down Under!