You’ve heard about our awesome beaches. Our laid-back lifestyle. Our kangaroos. Our vegemite sandwiches. But have you heard about the sheer size of it all? Australia is massive! It’s the sixth biggest country in the world and to put it into perspective it’s 15 times the size of the U.K and Ireland…combined! So how will you tackle Australia’s giant size? Here are our top 4 tips.
- Set A Time Frame
If you’re anything like us you’ll want to see everything but unless you’ve decided to live the life of a perpetual backpacker there’s just one thing that may get in your way – time. Before you dive in headfirst and book your tickets, take the time to establish a realistic timeframe for your trip. Start by creating a master chart of every destination you want to visit. Add in how long it will take to travel to each stop and how long you want to spend there. Of course if you are struggling to lock down exactly what you want to see and when, check out our awesome tours and packages on offer. Don’t forget to always give yourself some extra time to explore, live like a local and see what’s behind the tourist hotspots.
- Go On Ground
While planes are a great way of getting from one major city to the next, given the vast distances between it can be very expensive and you always run the risk of delays, cancelations and missed flights! Plus there’s a reason why Aussies love their road trips – Australia’s true character lives in the small towns between major cities, along the empty roads and endless coastlines. Coach busses like Greyhound let you see all this from comfy, air-conditioned seats with WiFi and USB chargers, so you can stay connected with your family and friends and upload your latest travel pics to Facebook!
- Tackle It In Tours
If you want to see as much of Down Under as possible, your best bet is to book a few big tours that cover major attractions along the way. They’ll take the stress out of trying to cover every must see-and-do destination, will often be save you a stack of cash and allow you to sit back and relax in between stops. Start by travelling up the east coast to knock off major Aussie brag spots like the Sydney Opera House and world-famous Bondi Beach before experiencing the magical Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef. Our Sydney to Cairns package includes all these stops, and more!
- Travel At Night
With so much to see, you don’t want travelling from A to B to take up too much of your day, so why not do it at night? Why not kill two birds with one stone and book night-time transits? That way you can catch up on sleep while traveling and save money on accommodation at the same time. Not only will you wake up well rested and ready for adventure the next morning, but you also will have tackled hours of travel time literally in your sleep.
How much of Australia will you tackle? Browse our packages to start planning your adventure down under.