The Australian vacation could be your chance to breathe in some culture, eat some amazing food, and visit a few landmarks. With these tips and advice in mind, you can make the most of your Australia stay no matter how busy your schedule is!
Planning and Preparing for Your Trip
It might seem like a daunting task to plan and prepare for your holiday, but with a little preparation, you can make the most of your trip. Here are some tips on how to get started:
1. Research your destination. What is the climate like? What are the typical tourist attractions? Once you have an idea of what you want to see and do, start planning your trip accordingly.
2. Plan for the weather. Just as you would when planning any other trip, take into account the local weather conditions and adjust your itinerary as necessary. For example, if it’s expected to rain during your stay, consider avoiding popular tourist hotspots that are outdoors.
3. Bring essential supplies. Make sure to pack everything from sunscreen to water filters in case of unexpected rains or shortages in the area you’re traveling to. And don’t forget mosquito repellent!
4. Pack lightly and pack efficiently. Save all of those bulky suitcases by packing just what you need and packing it smartly. Don’t pack unnecessary items – they’ll only take up space and add to the hassle of packing and traveling.
What to do and where to go in Australia
If you’re planning on traveling to Australia, you’ll want to make sure that you have the best possible time. With so much to see and do, it can be hard to know what to do and where to go.
When planning your trip, the first thing you need to do is decide what type of holiday you’re looking for. There are three types of Australian holidays: cultural experiences like going out and experiencing Sydney’s nightlife or visiting ancient sites like Uluru; adventure holidays like camping near the Blue Mountains or white-water rafting on the Murray River; and relaxation holidays like Bondi Beach or surfing at Byron Bay.
Once you’ve decided which type of holiday you’d like, the next step is figuring out where you want to go. If you’re looking for a traditional cultural experience, consider touring cities like Melbourne or Sydney. For adventure holidays, consider exploring the Great Ocean Road or skiing in Mt Buller. For relaxation trips, head to beaches like Bondi or Byron Bay, or Glacier National Park in Australia’s Victorian Alps.
Once you’ve decided where you want to go and what you’d like to visit there, the next step is figuring out how much time you have. While it may seem obvious, time constraints are a crucial factor to take into consideration when deciding on a destination. Trying to cram every place you’ve even considered travel-wise into just one month’s travel is an undertaking that may not deliver the experience or quality of life you hope for. Try picking your destinations realistically. Less than two months of downtime can leave vacations feeling hollow, while too long overseas might require several days spent wishing you were back at home.
Some Basics to Keep in Mind
Choosing the right time to travel to an unfamiliar country can be a daunting task, but luckily for first-timers, Australia is a continent-sized country with vast and diverse landscapes that offer something for everyone. Depending on what you’re looking for in a holiday, here are some pointers to help make your experience in Australia the best it can be:
1. Choose The Right Destination
The best way to make the most of your Australian holiday is to choose a destination that interests you. From lush rain forests to glittering snow-capped mountains, there’s something for everyone in this huge country. Plus, with virtually unlimited options to explore, finding your optimal vacation spot will be easy.
2. Prepare Your Body And Mind For A Different Environment
Just because Australia is a huge country doesn’t mean that you won’t get lost or have trouble communicating with locals. To make the most out of your trip, always prepare yourself mentally and physically by packing your passport, water filter, and necessary travel insurance policies. And if traveling during peak season (January-March) keep in mind that temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit)!
3. Preparing For The Weather Is Essential
Australia can be incredibly hot and scorchingly sweltering when it comes to summers. Try to dress up in layers, invest in good quality long sleeve tops, and put together a solid bug-screening strategy. Of course, heat can also cause some pretty intense thunderstorms and other nasty weather events, so be prepared for anything … especially if camping or pitching your tent.
4. An Influx of Exotic Animals
One of the highlights and many seriously terrifying quirks about Australia is its unique wildlife diversity. The great snake-filled Outback serves as a lizardly abode not just to snakes but an abundance of venomous spiders, scorpions, and even critters ranging from semi-insulated tarantulas to wildly jumping cane toads. You might at some point come across some creepy critter suddenly scurrying off when seen, so be careful and don’t run.
Australian Food Culture
Australian food is famous for its diversity, with each region producing its own unique dishes.
In Australia, breakfast is typically eaten between 7 and 10 am and can consist of anything from cereal to bacon and eggs. For lunch, Australians usually head to a cafe or pub for a sandwich or salad. Dinner follows the same pattern; people prefer to eat out in pubs and cafes rather than cook at home. Australians also love their coffee, with Starbucks reigning as the biggest coffee chain in the country.
There’s nothing like starting the day with a hearty breakfast, and Australians have some of the best in town. You can enjoy traditional brekkie favorites like eggs benedict or bacon and eggs or try something new like an omelet stuffed with pulled pork, cheese, and salsa verde. Whether you’re craving American-style pancakes or a European-style frittata, there’s sure to be something to fit your appetite.
After breakfast, it’s time for lunch! Australians love their midday meal and there are plenty of options to choose from. Some of our favorites include curries served up in a variety of styles – from subtle marinades to fiery spice mixes – as well as burgers made from Australian beef and chicken. For those who want something heartier, there’s always steak and kidney pie or barbecued meat pies. And if you’re feeling thirsty instead of hungry, try one of Australia’s legendary coffee drinks – including lattes, flat iced tea and chocolate, hot chocolate, or even a dessert coffee. Australians are known to enjoy breakfast at any hour of the day. Sometimes an Aussie’s hungry in the morning, others want lunch in the middle of the day or at any time during their busy workday, but whatever time it is you crave a good hearty meal, there’s something for you in Melbourne!
Drinks in Australia mainly consist of beer, wine, and spirits; it doesn’t take long for the drink-driving limit to be reached. After dark, pubs like The Lane Cove Hotel in Lane Cove and Boundary Hotel in Clermont Plain also fill up. Competitions are common in Australia and while they are not as common as they are down under, there is still a national level competition each year called the “Australian Dancing Championships”.
Australia is the country for a luxurious vacation. With world-class beaches, wild and dramatic landscapes, charming small towns, and plenty of activities to keep you busy all season long, there’s really no excuse not to take your time exploring this amazing country. Whether it’s snorkeling in tropical waters or hiking through eucalyptus forests, Australia has something for everyone. And if luxury isn’t your thing, don’t worry – there are also plenty of ways to enjoy an Australian holiday at a fraction of the cost. In fact, we’ve put together the ultimate guide on how to make the most out of an Australian holiday without breaking the bank!