Australia is a land of wonders and probably one of the MUST visit attractions on travelers’ lists recently. However, for those of you who haven’t been to Australia but plan an Aussie travel, we have a few tips.
Although you think you know Australia from the photos you saw online or articles you read, you actually don’t. However, we’re here to help! It’s not like we’re trying to interrupt your Aussie travel but help you have a good time.
Wonder how? We will help you stay on budget with our tips. Furthermore, we’ll also reveal some things you need to know before you catch a flight to Australia.
Australia is the 6th largest country in the world, which means it’s huge and you’re not going to see everything you want on your holiday
Unless you plan to stay in Australia for six months or a year, you’re won’t see everything you want. Although it looks small on pictures, Australia is huge. This lovely country occupies a territory that’s more than the size of all countries in the European Union. Keep in mind that it will take you approximately 9 hours to get from Sydney to Melbourne by driving. This leads to the conclusion that your travel expenses will be huge. However, if you’re smart, you can avoid them by using cheap travel options like the bus, train or a free ride.
Australia will turn out to be an expensive travel experience if you don’t plan your budget before you catch a flight
According to tourists, you will spend at least $200 per day in Australia for food, accommodation, and transport. However, you can avoid the costs if you book a ticket in fall or spring. Fall or spring tickets are cheaper because tourists usually visit Aussie during the winter period. As for the food and drinks, we suggest you shop for your own groceries and drink before you go to the bar. Regarding accommodation, consider choosing a motel or camping if you want to save money because most of the hotels are extremely expensive in Australia.
Koalas and kangaroos will not welcome your stay as you hope so
We all want to travel to Aussie for the kangaroos, cool birds, lizards, snakes and koalas, however, unfortunately, the chances of seeing them is rare. You might notice them in the wild but you will probably have to go to a national park or reserve to find them. We suggest you visit the Kangaroo island that’s located south of Adelaide.
Think twice before you tip the bartender in a bar or a restaurant
According to statistics, Australians are one of the wealthiest people in the world. All workers earn at least $16.87 per hour and you should think twice before you tip the bartender. If you really like the service, of course, you can leave a tip. However, if you leave the usual few coins like you’re used to in your state, someone might tell you that you forgot your change!
The weather is surprisingly strange
In some parts of Australia, the summer period is characterized by hot weather, however, in other parts, it rains constantly. Don’t get surprised if you hear about a fire on the news somewhere in Aussie while you’re enjoying the afternoon rain.
The Internet in Australia is terrible and expensive
Although you might find wifi available in the hotels, bars or cafes, probably, the connection will be terrible. The internet in Australia is slow and expensive, so get used to being disconnected from social networks. Use your travel to reconnect with yourself more and enjoy the beauty of Australia.
You will probably want to stay in Australia forever
Those who once visited Australia, always come back and you won’t be an exception! You will probably want to stay in Aussie forever and be devastated on your way back home. Don’t worry, it happens to everyone!