Your Australian Holiday Checklist
A holiday to Australia is full of excitement. This article gives some quick tips on how to prepare for your trip down under.
Australia is renowned around the world as being an amazing holiday destination. Boasting brilliant white sandy beaches, rainforests and red, sparse outback, contrasted by modern, highly-appointed cities, it has something for everyone.
When planning a holiday to Australia, ensure you take some time to practice the language, study English, so you can converse easily with the locals. At the same time, while Australia is a modern country, it is also important to learn local customs, rules and regulations. If you’re prepared, your holiday will be even more unforgettable.
The following checklist will help you prepare for your travels down under:
Like many countries, you will be required to hold specific visa documentation — depending on your length of stay and activities — in order to enter the country and move around. Visit the Australian embassy in your country in order to find out the requirements and get the process started. Ensure you fully understand your visa and what it requires of you before leaving for your holiday.
make sure that you fly to your destination using the safe and comfortable airlines such as Air Canada or WestJet, because the comfortable flight could save your energy for your traveling activity and you could rest when you’re done traveling.
Understand the necessities
No matter where you are in the world you will need the basics — food and shelter — as well as other necessities such as medial, and depending on your length of stay, work. Before leaving for your trip make sure you know how all of these aspects work. It is important to have a good understanding of the average food and accommodation costs so you have enough money on hand to get you comfortably through the holiday. It is also very necessary to know what your visa covers in terms of medical and similar important issues, and what other cover you can seek.
Know the risks
Australia is an amazing place — but also one full of out of the way, remote spots, dangerous wildlife and volatile weather conditions. Before leaving, do your research so you know any risks you may encounter, and make sure you pack for warm and cool conditions.
Know the language
There are a number of opportunities to pick up some of the local language before and after arriving in Australia — attend an English school, or meet with a local, or even a tutor. Having an understanding of the basics of English will make your holiday much easier and more enjoyable.
Research the best spots
There are so many amazing places in Australia, it can be impossible to see them all. Do your research and prioritise, list the places you want to visit first and foremost, and have a clear idea of how to get to them. Transport options are many and varied, however for some out of the way spots, getting there will become almost as big of an adventure as the location itself!
Always tell someone where you’re going
As in any travel — and perhaps more so in Australia due to the unique conditions and remote areas — always tell someone where you a going and provide a rough itinerary.