Australia is known to be such a young and fun country, and it certainly lives up to that expectation. Before you go to the land down under, you will need to know how to get the most out of your trip. Australia has cold southern shores, deserts, and a tropical north. It’s best to do your research before you go.
When you should go..
Most tourists travel to Australia in the summer time which is December – February. The most popular cities at that time of year are Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The sunny warm beaches are one of the main attractions of the country. During the summer time the vibe is at its peak. So many people are flooding the cafes and are still out and about well into the evenings because of the warm weather. However, coming when it’s peak has it downfalls. Accommodation prices will be higher, public transport will be busier, and the queues at the big attractions will be a lot longer.
Where you should go..
If you like the urban feel and you love a quirky vibe, Melbourne is the place for you. Coffee shops everywhere, live music, shops, pubs, bars, galleries, museums, everything is in Melbourne! If you are a lover of wine, then it’s great to be in Melbourne because about an hours drive to the east form the city is the famous Yarra Valley. Known for its beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards, it is the most beautiful valley and an incredible place to visit. Even if wine isn’t your thing, there are so many options. You can do various activities such as hot air ballooning, visiting Healesville Sanctuary, and even just visiting the cute country towns that are around. I recommend doing a wine tour of the Yarra Valley though, it’s so much fun!
Sydney and Brisbane have some beautiful coastal beaches, and have a young vibe with heaps of clubs, shops, and restaurants to suit everyone. Perth is an isolated city but is great if you are wanting to relax. The Northern Territory is an exciting place full of desert, crocodiles, various wildlife, and even a giant rock, more famously known as Uluru.
One of the main things that unite Australian’s is their love and passion for sport. They host the Formula 1 Grand Prix every year in March down in Melbourne, they have the cricket where they host numerous international games against teams like England and India, the Australian Open (tennis) is in January down in Melbourne, they have the Melbourne Cup during the spring carnival and they have the AFL season go throughout most of the year with the Grand Final to be held at the MCG in September. There are so many more sporting things that are on in Australia but I could go on for hours if I continued. The sporting events are all around the country so wherever you go, you can enjoy sport.
South Australia is a massive lover for wine and they have a beautiful wine region full of wineries just like the wineries in the Yarra Valley I mentioned earlier. Home to Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and Adelaide Hills (and a few others), South Australia is a beautiful and peaceful place where it’s easy to relax.
Getting around the place..
Australia doesn’t have any big inland towns like Europe and America do. So if you’re planning on doing a driving holiday, then just prepare for long distances between each pit stop. The most recommended way to get from city to city is to fly. Their domestic flights are reliable and affordable.
However, if you’re not in a hurry, take the time to go on a road trip around the beautiful country. That way, you can see everything that the beautiful country has to offer and can do it in as much time as you have to spare.
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