Quick Vacation Tips for Planning a Trip to Enchanting Australia


Australia –The world's sixth largest country is a paradise for tourists, nature lovers, adventure / sports enthusiasts, peace-seekers, families and honeymoons. It's a dream destination and tops the list of travel buckets for everyone. As the holiday season begins, plan your next trip to this beautiful and exotic country, a complete package of beautiful rain forests, red-earthed national parks, exotic and world - famous beaches, natural coral reefs and livable cities. Let's look at the quick tips for a trip to beautiful Australia.
Sydney and Melbourne are generally the first places to stop during a holiday in Australia, but there are many other beautiful places and cities. I lived in Sydney and Melbourne for about 1 year and traveled in and around these areas. For the next Christmas break I plan to visit The Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast and the famous rock formation of Uluru monolith.

Attractions List – Quick Tips for Planning a trip to Enchanting Australia

THE NATURAL WONDERS TOUR 


The natural wonders tour includes the following destinations:
Great Barrier Reef
The 12 Apostles on Scenic Great Ocean Road
Magnificent Fraser Island
The beautiful Blue Mountains
Sacred rock formations of Uluru
Kakadu National Park
Phillip Island
An aboriginal region with cliffs – Three Sisters
Green Island
Cradle Mountain

EXOTIC BEACHES

Australia has many of the most amazing beaches in the world. It has a long coastline of 37.000 km, with about 11.011 beaches.
Some of the famous beaches include Cabble Beach, Hyames Beach, famous for its white sand, Kirra Beach, fashionable Four Mile Beach or Whitehaven Beach near The Great Barrier Reef. There are also town beaches such as Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach.
Mile Beach, Fraser Island, Burleigh Heads, Apollo Bay and many more are other beaches.

STUNNING & LIVEABLE CITIES

With a low population density and a larger land area than most countries, most urban areas in Australia are spread across mountains, oceans, coasts, reserves of wildlife, rivers and beautiful landscapes.
For high - energy vibrant culture, choose Sydney. The city is renowned for its opera house, world famous zoos, aquariums and lifestyle of the metropolitan area. It's blessed with sunny weather and clear skies and never too cool.
Melbourne has a European flair and is famous among coffee lovers and selected as one of the most livable cities of the world many times.
Adelaide has many famous and beautiful wineries, colonial buildings and stunning wildlife at Kangaroo Island. 
Darwin is famous for lush green national parks and natural surroundings. If you love the outdoorsy lifestyle and spectacular wilderness, then don’t miss Darwin. 
Enjoy the laid-back city of Perth with sunny and warm weather throughout the year and pristine beaches across the Indian Ocean.
Go to Brisbane which has beautiful sunshine weather with local Australian vibes, youthful zeal and diverse destination.  At an hour’s drive, you can go to Gold Coast which is must visit destination of Australia.  Read about Gold Coast Attractions. 
Go for a natural wonders tour in Cairns the gateway to The Great Barrier Reef.
But don’t miss Canberra which is the cool capital of the country. It is a place where you will find cool architectures, museums, and galleries. Architecture lovers would love this capital city.

What you need to know before booking your Holiday to Australia

Ø All non-Australians require a visa to enter Australia
Ø The country is huge and diverse so use local budget local airlines to book flights
Ø Within the cities, there is a wide and very good network of public buses, trains, ferries, and trams. Public transport is cost effective and very efficient. In Sydney check the OPAL card for affordable public transport
Ø Budget-friendly accommodation deals near the city center are difficult to find but I managed to find some cost-efficient options on KAYAK.
Ø As this country is huge, don’t expect to cover all places on the same trip
Ø Check the weather before packing as Australia has opposite season to that of countries from Northern Hemisphere and the climate varies a lot from region to region.
Ø Visit world-class stadiums and sports arenas as local love sports and have earned many accolades and medals in International sports.
Ø Gardens like The Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney or the Botanical Gardens of Melbourne are free 
Ø Some Museums and Art Galleries also have free entry
Ø Melbourne is a foodie paradise and a great place for coffee lovers. Check the Food Market at Victoria’s Market Square. 
Ø Driving is on the left-hand side of the road and their steering wheel is on the right-hand side just like UK, India and some other places.
Ø Carry good sunscreen and apply whenever your skin is exposed to the sun as here there is higher ultraviolet radiation in Australia.
Ø Don’t carry nuts, flowers, seeds, or any other food items into the country as Australia has a strict policy about bringing food items.
And I would suggest this Two weeks Itinerary to Australia for those who are going on Holidays for the first time –
Sydney – 3/4 days – Sydney City tour(you can do by Public transport or by Big Bus tours) which comprises of Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Ferry tour around opera house and under the bridge, Royal Botanic Gardens, Bondi or Coogee Beach, Taronga Zoo and day tour to the Blue Mountains. Catch a flight to Melbourne.
Melbourne – 5 days – 5 days in Melbourne includes 2 days exclusive for Great Ocean Road. Melbourne tour comprises of Melbourne city tour(can be done by Public transport), Yarra river ferry ride, Brighton beach, Aquarium, Iconic Tram rides, day tours to Puffing Billy, Philip Island, visit world class Cricket stadium of Melbourne.  Take a flight to Uluru.
Uluru – 2 days – Getting to and from Uluru involves air traveling(catching internal flights) as it is far from Sydney or Melbourne. Uluru in central Australia, is definitely one of Australia’s most famous sights and worth to go, despite it is slightly away from main cities. Visit during Sunrise or sunset is recommended as it is a beautiful sight with beautiful rays of sun over this natural wonder. Go for Cairns.
Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef – 3 days – Travel to the north of Cairns to explore the rainforest and take a day trip out to the famous Coral reef which is a natural wonder too.
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