October 22nd, 2019
Travelling can surely add a lot of spark and joy to your life — just ask anyone who’s an experienced traveller. But, there’s a difference between travelling to a country near your own and jetting off to the other side of the world. Australia is for many people the farthest place they’ll ever visit, so here are some tips that will help you prepare in case you ever decide to go Down Under:
1. Set the date
Since Australian’s seasons are different from those we have in the Southern Hemisphere, the first thing that you should take care of the timing and duration of your trip. A lot of people prefer to spend Christmas and New Year holidays in Australia, as that means no cold weather, plus, there is something uniquely romantic about celebrating New Year on the beach. Therefore, before you start booking accommodation and packing your stuff, first make sure that you’ve chosen the right date.
2. Pack all the necessary things
Packing your luggage is a must, but in order to have a smooth trip and an unforgettable experience, you need to make sure that you’ve got everything you need. Aside from clothes and your favourite cosmetic products, you need to pack all the relevant documents, medications, chargers, a power bank, and your laptop. In case you’re worried that you might forget something, it’s best to make a to-pack list so you’ll know what you’ve packed and what else you need to get for your trip. And if you happen to forget anything, you’ll be able to buy it in Australia, as this country has numerous shopping centres and online stores.
3. Sleep like royalty
Unless you’re a hippie backpacker who doesn’t put much emphasis on comfort and luxury, it’s still crucial to check all the relevant accommodation options. If it’s your first trip to Australia, then you deserve to experience the country in all its glory, so instead of renting an apartment, you could actually check some excellent boutique hotels in Sydney, as they’re well-known to provide their guests with the ultimate comfort and luxury. Even if you can’t afford to stay there throughout your whole trip, treating yourself to just one night with breakfast can make your trip significantly better and more memorable.
4. Treat yourself with the best experience
Australia is quite a big country and there are a lot of things to visit. Therefore, planning your itinerary can save you a lot of time. Some best-known places to see are Sydney Opera House, Uluru Ayers Rock, Great Barrier Reef, Kangaroo Island and Lake Gairdner. Besides all of these, bigger cities offer a great selection of wonderful restaurants, bars, music venues, pubs, bakeries and coffee shops so you surely won’t be bored while in Australia. Your itinerary should depend on the duration of your stay, but make sure not to miss the most iconic places, and in case you plan to visit museums and galleries, make sure to purchase tickets in advance, so you won’t have to worry about that.
Spending your holiday in Australia can be so much fun, especially if you’ve never visited this wonderful country before. Australians are outgoing and nice, but it’s worth pointing out that this place has many immigrants from diverse countries and cultures, so be prepared to see different faces, hear multiple languages and eat at excellent ethnic and international restaurants. Embrace the diversity that comes with Australia and don’t forget to (try to) enjoy Vegemite, at least for one meal. Finally, don’t forget to let go of your worries and enjoy your time there to the fullest.
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