There's no denying that Australia's stunning coastlines, desert, islands, and cities are breathtakingly diverse. Fortunately, arranging a vacation to this continent isn't too complicated. It is possible to have a really unique experience in Australia with a little planning and a few insider tips. Let’s take a look at them!
1. Find a suitable accommodation
Australia provides a wide range of lodging options that might be suited to a wide range of budgets. However, for one night in Australia, you should expect to spend more than in most other countries.
Accommodation options in Australia are many, and your final choice will depend on your preferences, budget, and location.
A wide variety of lodging options are available while visiting Australia, including anything from bed & breakfasts to luxury hotels to budget backpackers. For example, you can find Great Ocean Road accommodation suitable for all the pockets.
When it comes to bed and breakfasts, there are an increasing number of family-run guesthouses springing up around the country. They may range from converted barns, bungalows, and townhouses to a wide range of architectural styles. While staying there, you'll get a taste of family life with home-cooked meals and helpful advice from the innkeepers.
When visiting Australia on a tight budget, the most common lodging option is a hostel. Although they are no longer exclusive to students and young people, they are nevertheless fun.
Finally, in Australia, hotels may cost a lot of money even if they aren't considered luxurious. Staying at a hotel is the best option if you're searching for the utmost comfort.
2. Get a Visa
Visas are necessary for all visitors to Australia, regardless of the length of their stay. Australian visas may be obtained for a variety of reasons, including work permits, student visas, tourist visas, and permanent residence. To go to Australia, you'll need a passport, of course.
Australia's most common visa is a tourist visa which may be applied for online. Even though electronic visas may be approved in a matter of days, it's best to allow yourself at least a week's worth of extra time just in case.
3. Stay protected from the sun
Being so near to the hole in the ozone layer, Australia gets a lot of UV radiation. It's best to limit your time in the sun since it's so strong over here. As a last precaution, use 50SPF sunscreen at least three times every day.
Aside from that, keep cool by dressing in layers and drinking enough fluids to prevent heat exhaustion. All in all, if you want to fully experience Australia, you must become friends with an excellent sunscreen.
4. Thoroughly plan your trip
Australia is a large country. However, with a little forethought, you can easily navigate your trip to Australia. With so many diverse things to see and do in the nation, it's a good idea to get some expert assistance.
With the guidance of a tourist guide, you can cross off things from your bucket list one by one. They can assist you with anything from the smallest details of arranging your trip to the most complex of designing your schedule. A travel expert can help you get the most out of your vacation, whether you're looking to see the big cities or go into the wilderness.
5. Think about the transport
To meet the transportation demands of tourists, each state has its own public transportation system.
You may utilize public transportation in Melbourne by acquiring a Myki card, which can be used on buses, trains, and trams. To get about Sydney, you may use your Opal card to go on buses, ferries, and trains. Brisbane, on the other hand, provides a go card for public transit. Before venturing out to new places, be sure you have a good understanding of their public transport system.
6. Packing is a chore
With an Australian trip on the horizon, no matter how much we hate packing, it has to be done. What's more, it all depends on what the weather will be like.
Don’t forget that Australia is in the Southern hemisphere, meaning that when it’s summer in the USA, it’s winter there. Of course, Australian winters are much milder than those in Illinois for example but don’t expect to have a nice swim in June or July.
Apart from clothes, shoes, and toiletries, a charger and a travel adaptor are two more essential items to have on hand. Remember to bring plenty of cash and credit/debit cards as well. You should also bring some essential medicine such as painkillers or probiotics.
Whether you're coming to Australia by yourself or with a group of loved ones, these tips will make your trip more enjoyable. With these suggestions in mind, you'll be far less likely to have a horrible day during your trip. You can now get ready to cross out the land of kangaroos from your travel bucket list!