Are you planning a trip to Australia? If yes, you are in for an adventurous and once-in-a-lifetime trip. Without a doubt, Australia is one of the most remote, captivating, and highly developed countries in the world. It is known for its beautiful landscape, surf beaches, shrimps on the barbie, unique wildlife, unlimited sunshine, festivals, amazing nightlife, and events. If you are a traveler, Australia is a must-visit place. However, there are a few things you need to check out before travelling in Australia and getting out to explore the country. I have listed down some things that will help you travel with ease.
Know Quarantine Laws are Strict
Australia is a beautiful island free from most pests and diseases. To maintain that and to keep Covid-19 at bay, the Australian Government has developed very strict quarantine laws, which they take very seriously. When you travel to Australia from other countries, you must declare everything you are bringing with you. In addition to this, you will have to stay in quarantine for 14 days before you are allowed to go out. It is important to know that each Australian state and territory has defined laws for quarantine. Everyone to travel to or across the country is expected to abide by these rules and regulations.
Get a Secure Internet Connection
Though the whole point of traveling is to stay away from the internet and social media, you still need to have an internet connection to stay connected with the outside world. However, with several options to get an internet connection, which one should you go for? You might want to connect to the free wifi, but it is not the safest option. Sure, it is free, and all the major towns offer it, but you do not want to be hacked. In this regard, I recommend you go for mobile data and hot-spotting and have a plan with large amounts of data. Moreover, be sure to use VPN and connect to VPN servers located in Australia to make sure you have a secure online identity, a new virtual location, and no speed limits.
Learn the Aussie Slang
Yes, they also speak English, but Aussie slang is something you need to learn before going to the country. A few Aussie slang words you can start with include Thongs (flip flops), Brekkie (breakfast), Lollies (sweets), Macca’s (McDonald’s), and Chook (chicken). Also, they love to make an abbreviation of every word like ‘avo’ for avocado and ‘arvo’ for the afternoon. So, be prepared when you are speaking with locals.
Australia can be Expensive
Traveling across the country will cost you as much as AU $9,000, excluding the cost of getting to the country. Based on how strong the Australian dollar is against your local currency, Australia can seem a little costly. When planning your trip, keep in mind that Australia can be expensive. Therefore, plan your budget accordingly.
Know the Weather Conditions
Every country in the world has its own weather conditions that change with the season. However, the weather in Australia can be one of the most unforeseen and changes several times in a day. Melbourne can show you 4 seasons in a day, while Darwin can have a summer that almost lasts the whole year. Moreover, the summer season is one of the most intense with temperatures rising above 40 degrees Celsius in various regions. Hence it’s not bad to always be equipped with good sunblock, adequate clothing to cover from sunburns, and a hydration plan to survive even the most humid places that happen to be in Australia.
Cover the Best Spots
Australia is a great country for travelling. The whole nation consists of states and several cities, each having something in store for your sightseeing adventures. However, the country is too large for you to travel completely in a week or two. For this reason, you must choose some outstanding exploration sites and activities-filled cities from the rest to ensure that you cover beautiful Australia and not miss a thing. Validate to check out the Opera House in Sydney, Adelaide for a ferry ride in Kangaroo Island, Great Ocean Road in Melbourne, surf on the Gold Coast, Brisbane for its rainforest, and the Great Barrier Reef.
Plan Your Trip to Australia Wisely
While all the above-mentioned extraordinary sites and activities native to Australia are not to be missed, it’s important that you understand it will not be easy to cover them all. As Australia is large and travelling to different cities can mean moving to different states which can include lengthy flights and rushed roaming. This extensive travelling can exhaust you on the trip and may not help with the fun and relaxing part, that’s why it’s important to pinpoint a location with nearby destinations to sightsee and have fun while getting to know the Australian culture. Find your interest and activities you plan to conduct and plan for the site accordingly. Most of the time the big and developed cities will have in store for you everything that you might need to do and acquire a fulfilling trip to Australia.
Beware of Wildlife, But Not Too Much
It’s a common fact among non-Aussies that the country homes some of the deadliest animals on the planet and that they can be seen roaming around public areas freely. While the former may be correct, the developed cities of Australia never have animals in public areas and even if there are, they will be harmless. Koalas and kangaroos don’t just appear in front of you if you’re in the suburbs and developed side. However, the inlands can have in store several species of reptiles as well that can be harmful. Make sure to move in an animal-frequent place like national parks and rural inlands cautiously with a guide. Other than that, you won’t have to worry about a beautiful and unique animal species pouncing in front of you and being deadly.
Author: Gabriela Kurtz: I am an experienced writer who is passionate about digital marketing and traveling! – I always try to give my most honest advice or talk about topics I consider relevant in today’s society.