Australia is known to be a friendly and beautiful 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.
When you should go
Most tourists travel to Australia in the summer time which is December to February. The most popular cities at that time of year are Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The sunny warm beaches attract people from all walks of life. 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 at peak time has its downfalls. Accommodation prices will be higher, public transport will be busier, and the queues at the big attractions will be 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, live music, shops, pubs, bars, galleries, museums, multicultural food – everything is in Melbourne! If you are a lover of wine, head an hour east from the city to the famous Yarra Valley. Known for its beautiful Yarra Valley vineyards, it is an incredible place to visit. If wine isn’t your thing, you can go hot air ballooning, visit Healesville Sanctuary, or visit cute surrounding country towns.
Sydney and Brisbane have beautiful coastal beaches and a young vibe with clubs, shops, and restaurants to suit everyone. Perth may be considered an isolated city, but it’s based on the west coast; an extremely beautiful and popular state for travellers. The Northern Territory boasts rich history and outback desert landscapes. It’s home to a giant rock, more famously known as Uluru.
South Australia loves its wine, and is home to Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, Adelaide Hills and more. Adelaide as a city is compact, with a central location that can be used as a base to travel.
One of the main things that unite Australians is their love and passion for sport. Cricket, tennis, AFL, rugby, Formula One, horse racing and more. International events are hosted by Australian cities all year round.
Australia doesn’t have big inland towns like Europe and America do. So if you’re planning a driving holiday, then prepare yourselves – and the kids – for long distances. The most recommended way to get from city to city is to fly. Domestic flights are reliable and affordable.
However, if you’re not in a hurry, then consider a road trip. 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.