What Is A Walkabout?

Historically in Australian Aboriginal communities, Walkabout is a rite of passage during which males undergo a journey through adolescence.  Typically between the age of 10 and 16 years, the adolescent would live in the outback wilderness for as long as 6 months to make a spiritual and traditional transition into manhood.

The Walkabout is also known as short periods of wandering engaged in by Australian Aboriginals as an occasional interruption of regular work.  This tradition has evolved and in modern times when Aussies are tired and need to get away, they go "Walkabout".