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17 Outdoor Activities That Instantly Mean It's Summer In Australia

Sun, sand, surf and slip 'n' slides!

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1. Backyard slip 'n' slides...

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The more dish washing detergent, the better!

2. Getting stained for the sake of stuffing your face with mulberries...

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Don't wear white!

3. ...and then collecting the mulberry leaves for the silkworms for school.

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Do kids even do this anymore???

4. Endless water balloon fights with your mates...

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The coloured rubber rings around the tap = iconic.

5. ...or soaking in a shell pool.

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You were literally the ~coolest~ kid in town.

6. Dancing around the backyard sprinkler.

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No water restrictions = best day eva.

7. Putting up a tent out the back and having friends stay over.

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Staycation!

8. Collecting cicada shells.

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It was also a sign that very soon you'd be woken at 7am by their intense singing.

9. Playing a game of beach cricket...

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Nothing more Australian than this, tbh.

10. ...before feasting on an early dinner of fish and chips.

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Sun, sand and salty fish 'n' chips. Heaven.

11. Eating a big slice of watermelon...

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Followed by a game of "Who can spit the pips the furthest".

12. ...or getting messy with a mango.

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Sticky hands and mango stuck in your teeth for hours. Worth it.

14. Finding the closest body of water to skim rocks across...

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You were an ace if you could get into double digits.

15. ...and then if you were game enough, throwing yourself into the water!

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Safety first!

16. Eating a chocolate paddle pop before it completely melts...

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Watch out for those icecream headaches.

17. ...or chasing down a Mr Whippy van for a chocloate dipped icecream.

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Remember being able to hear Greensleaves from three suburbs away?

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