10 Tips For Travel In Australia
First time adventurers will certainly appreciate 10 tips for travel in Australia. Known across the globe for its eclectic mix of rugged outback and modern cosmopolitan cities, Australia has no shortage of enriching and fun experiences. Whether you’re going on your own or taking the whole family, you can use these 10 tips to fully enrich your travel to Australia and have the time of your life.
- If it’s going to be a family trip to Australia, plan your passport and visa requests well in advance. Passports, as international travelers will confirm, can take weeks and even months to get. Plan to apply for them well in advance to prevent your travel to Australia from being put on hold.
- Before your travel, know the real cost of the trip. While your plane tickets and room prices may be known already, be aware that there is a 10% flat sales tax on most products in Australia. Budget that tax in before you go to stop your Australian travel from becoming dangerously expensive.
- Most travelers to Australia try to hit several cities during their trip. If you’re one of them, be sure to pack for variable weather conditions. Since the cities are often hundreds of miles apart, climate conditions are quite variable.
- If you are looking for a “backpacking” style trip to Australia, consider an all inclusive tour. Companies such as Adventure Tours Australia offer all inclusive, full trip itineraries complete with guides. It may not be the most adventurous way to go, but you’re almost certain to get more in with professional help.
- If it’s the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef you’re trying to see, check out Cairns. Located in the Queensland province of Australia, Cairns is a moderately large urban area with a very close proximity to popular rainforest and reef destinations.
- From Brisbane or Bundaberg, you can travel straight west to see Australia’s gorgeous deserts. Many visitors make it a point to travel to Australia’s northern desert. All you need is a rental car, a full free day, and a map to see the desert and its most popular tourist attraction, Uluru (Ayer’s Rock).
- During the spring and summer, you can fit some traditional tourist fare on Australia’s East Coast. The best places to go for some great beach time in Australia are the city of Sydney, the Gold Coast, and Byron Bay. But as long as you’re near the southeast coast, you’re bound to be relatively close to a great beach spot. Just ask a friendly local.
- Lovers of the outdoors should incorporate a visit to Tasmania in their trip to Australia. Tasmania, located off the Australian coastal city of Melbourne, is a nature enthusiast’s paradise. Full of kangaroos, wallabies, and legendary Tasmanian Devils, the rugged landscape is certainly a sight and experience to behold.
- Set a few days aside for travel within Australia. There’s a reason the country of Australia is also a continent. It’s huge. If you want to see the desert, the Great Barrier Reef, and a few cities, you’ll need to have a detailed schedule that includes plenty of time for travel.
- If you want to get a dose of all of Australia’s interesting wildlife, stop by the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. One of the biggest draws for traveling to Australia is its varied and quite interesting array of unique wildlife. Unfortunately, you probably won’t see all these animals in the wild during your trip. The Taronga Zoo has all of them, though, and is a must-see destination for families, couples, and singles alike.