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5 Tips for Making the Most
of Your Long Australian Vacation

There are many different reasons for visiting Australia

Australia is one of the most popular destinations for tourists in the whole world. Just in calendar 2015, there were more than 7.4 million tourist arrivals. What’s so great about Australia is that no matter what kind of vacation you are looking for, it is the right place to be. Backpacking, camping and cruising are just some of the things you can do at this beautiful South Pacific country. So if you ever find yourself in Australia, make sure you follow these 5 tips if you want to make the most of your vacation.

Modern Australian city
Being a young country, Australia features many vibrant, modern cities.

See Some Cultural Attractions for Free

There are many historical and cultural attractions in Australia that you can see for absolutely free. First of all, there’s Art Gallery of New South Wales which is something you simply have to see. The entrance to the Museum of Contemporary Art, Queensland Museum and National Gallery of Victoria is also completely free of charge. All of these offer you a range of world-class pieces of art you definitely shouldn’t miss out on seeing. The only time you have to pay an entrance fee to any of these is when there is some special exhibit taking place.

Australian outback
Your visit to Australia won't be complete without visiting the popular Australian outback

Find Some Cheap Flights

Australia is a huge country and if you want to see all of it, you will have to travel by air. There’s a large number of airlines operating in Australia, and some of them offer really cheap prices. That’s why it’s very important that you do thorough research online before you choose the airline you are going to travel with. There are many useful websites such as Skyscanner that can help you find the cheapest options available. If you plan to do a lot of flying, bear in mind that flights are cheaper on Tuesdays, Wednesdays as well as during the weekends.

Highrise apartments
Large Australian cities provide a variety of highrise accommodation apartments,
some of which are available as holiday apartments.

See All the Big Cities

When in Australia, you will surely have to see all the big cities this country has to offer. Of course, there’s Sydney, the most populous city in the country. World-famous Sydney Opera House, Darling Harbor and Taronga Zoo are just some of the places you should think about visiting in this beautiful city. Melbourne and Brisbane are also great destinations, especially for those who enjoy shopping and nightlife. Of course, there are some smaller cities, like Goolwa or Kalgoorlie, that you should think about visiting as well.

Christmas Australian way
If you get a chance to visit Australia at Christmas time, you will find a different way to
celebrate this holiday, which may include sandman instead of snowman.

Go Back to Nature

If you are visiting Australia, big cities aren’t the only things you are supposed to see. Australia also offers you a wide variety of flora and fauna. There are many tropical forests and red-sand deserts that are something you will hardly get to see anywhere else in the world. When it comes to wildlife, animals such as kangaroos and koalas are something you simply have to see. There are reservations you can visit if you want to see them spending time in their natural habitats. If you visit the right places, you might also get a chance to see crocodiles, turtles and dingoes.

Sydney habour
As the largest city, Sydney is the most visited and the most popular holiday destination.

Choose the Right Place to Stay at

No matter where you are traveling, you have to choose your accommodation very carefully. This is the case with Australia as well. If you want to see everything this country has to offer, you will have to stay there for some time. This means that if you don’t opt for the right accommodation, you will waste quite a lot of money. When staying for such a long time, renting an apartment is always a better option than staying in a hotel. Luckily, today no matter where you are from, you can pay your rental deposit online and make sure you will have a place to stay at once you get to Australia.

Port Campbell National Park
Going further south to Victoria, you can visit one of the most famous of Australian attractions,
the wave-sculpted rock formations of the Port Campbell National Park.

Australia is a great place to visit and by doing all of these things, you’ll make sure your holiday is one to remember. No matter how long you decide to stay, there will always be some new interesting things you can see.

All above images courtesy of Creative Commons and Pixabay

Diana Smith

Author bio:

Diana Smith is a full time mom of two beautiful girls and a passionate traveler. In her free time she enjoys exploring new and exciting destinations with her family.

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