Planning a Trip to Australia? What You Need To Know

For a lot of people, planning a trip to Australia is a once in a lifetime trip. Let’s be honest, as amazing as it is; it is quite far out from everywhere else. It isn’t the kind of location that you would visit while you were in the area. It is a specific destination so if you are heading over to my homeland, there are a few things that you will want to know.

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First of all, you will want to think about the time of year that you are visiting. Our summer months are December, January and February. These are popular times to visit because of Christmas, New Year and of course, because of the weather! Beaches can get pretty packed full during these months. If the sun is what you are after, it is the best time to visit, though. Springtime is another great time to visit if you want to visit when it is a little less full of tourists. Those months are September, October and November. You will pay less for things during the less ‘touristy’ months and will avoid long lines at popular attractions. March and April are good months to visit too before it starts to cool off for our winter.

The next thing to plan is where to visit. Australia is a huge country and there are a lot of attractions, cities and sites, that it can be hard to know where to go. If you like coffee shops, museums and galleries, then Melbourne is the best option for you. If you prefer beaches, good clubs and restaurants, then Sydney would be a good call. Brisbane and Perth are great cities too, both with different things to offer. If you want to travel a bit more, Perth won’t be the best option as it is quite an isolated city. Brisbane is a great place to surf, so heading there is a must if you want to learn.

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If you like to be at one with nature, then it would be a good idea to hire a car and drive to one of the country’s national parks. You could see crocodiles in the north, along with ancient aboriginal ruins and art. You could snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef and or visit Ayers Rock near the centre of the country.

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Hiring a car is a good idea, due to the vast size of the country. There are quite a few places for car rentals so you will be able to get a competitive price. You could even plan a road trip route if you plan to visit for a while. A good route is to start along the east coast and visit the beaches there. Then travel along to Melbourne. You could even take a little detour to the Tasmania to discover the beauty of the island.

Whatever you decide to do, you will love your visit. Australia has a lot to offer and it’s no surprise that it is on a lot of people’s bucket list.