Australia ranks among some of the world’s most urbanized and advanced nations. But, that is the main reason why most people visit Australia. Apart from its vibrant modern cities, Australia is also home to lush rainforests, pristine beaches, wildlife, and mountain ranges. and parks, historical artifacts, and art. If you are planning a trip to Australia, the following are useful travel tips to consider.
Australia is Larger than it Seems
Although Australia might seem like a small country to navigate, it offers more tourist attractions than meet the eyes. It has one of the lowest population densities in the world, which means the attractions are scattered across the country. Besides, most of the cities such as Sydney and Melbourne are hundreds of miles apart.
Although the majority of the population lives along the coast, the culture is more or less similar across the country. Instead of trying to explore everything in Australia, simply choose a few destinations with the sights and activities that you hope to experience.
Getting Around Might Take Some Time
While there are flights, trains, buses and cars in Australia, the towns and cities are quite further apart. For instance, flying from Brisbane to Perth takes about 5 hours. That could take almost two days by road. A road trip from Sydney to Brisbane could last up to 3 days. In case you hope to visit Australian cities, flights are the most convenient way to travel. Renting a car would be cheaper for group trips but, trains are also a great option for touring Australia.
Take Note of the Popular Sites and Activities
Regardless of the goals or duration of your trip, there are some things that you should not miss out on for the perfect Australian adventure. Some of the most popular destinations to include in your itinerary include Sydney, Melbourne, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Kangaroo Island, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and Brisbane. There are also many unique fun-activities that you can do in Australia including skydiving, diving, and snorkeling, white whale watching, kayaking with dolphins, and winery hopping. Be sure to also try out their local cuisines.
Generally, you can visit Australia whenever you want. But, October, November, April, or May is usually the best time when the weather is sunny and warm with less-rain. If you are flexible, spring and fall are the best times to visit Australia.