Unusual ways to tour the Australian outback

In a country as big as Australia, it is advisable that you know exactly how to get around in the different areas. If you go about things the right way, you will have a much better chance of really enjoying your trip to the fullest.

On horseback

The Great Australian Outback Cattle Drive is the place to be if you have ever dreamed of being a cowboy. On this five-day trip, you will have the opportunity to help drive 500-head of cattle along the Oodnadatta Track. You stay in luxury tents; there are portable toilets, hot showers, cool drinks and gourmet feasts at the end of the day. The drive only happens every two to three years, so check online or at your local travel agent for details regarding this fantastic trip. The Sunsets, Saddles and Shiraz tour is a three night tour that combines all the romance and drama of cattle droving with fine wine, gourmet food, and the amazing backdrop of the Flinders Ranges

On a camel

You just cannot say that you have experienced the Outback until you have done it on a camel. Camels used to be used as the main form of transport for explorers and traders, and is now the absolutely best way to see Australia. Take a tour around Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park with the aboriginal owned Anangu Waai Uluru Camel Tours. There are different tours ranging from short rides around the farm to long peaceful sunrise and sunset treks though the sand. Sunset tours are the best option if you are looking for value, as you are greeted with a glass of sparkling wine or ice-cold beer and snacks at the end of the trail.

On the train

There is nothing quite like travelling through the Outback on a train. The majestic Indian Pacific, which is one of the world’s longest train rides, takes you from Sydney to Perth via Adelaide. You will travel for three days through rural New South Wales to Adelaide, before crossing the Nullarbor Plain. When it comes to style and glamour, The Ghan is the trip to choose. It takes you from Adelaide to Darwin, via Alice Springs. The Ghan and the Indian Pacific are both first-class. You will sleep in a luxury twin share cabin with private facilities and all meals are included. Booking a ReadyRail seat will allow you to see the same amazing view at a fraction of the cost.

By mail (so to speak)

Nothing could be better than driving through the Outback, but it can be very costly and time consuming. If you are limited with time and cash, then you need to go on an Outback drive for a day on the Outback Mail Run Tour. You will travel over 600km in an air-conditioned 4WD from Coober Pedy to Oodnadatta and William Creek. You will join the mailman as he delivers post to some of the smallest towns in the area. You will be helping to deliver a much-needed link to the outside world and have the opportunity of meeting some of the local characters along the way.

On foot

Seeing Australia on foot is a great way to save money and get fit while you get up close and personal with the natural wonders on offer. If you want to feel like a pioneer of old, get your boots on and get ready to take on The Larapinta Trail. This is one of Australia’s most spectacular trekking experiences. This 223km trail winds its way from Alice Springs Telegraph Station and then climbs over the West MacDonnell Ranges in the Northern Territory. You can take on the trail alone, but for better value, book with World Expeditions where everything is included.

 

Outdoor Attractions in Australia’s Northern Territory

If you think that Australia is just wide-open spaces, kangaroo’s and nothing else, then you are very sadly mistaken. Here are five of the most amazing outdoor attractions in Australia‘s Northern Territory for you to enjoy.

Uluru

Uluru (Ayers Rock) is a place that you just cannot compare to any other in the world. It does not matter how many times you have seen pictures of it, nothing can prepare you for the hulk on the horizon. Uluru is 3.6km long, 348m high and 867m above sea level. Many people believe that two-thirds of this gigantic rock lies beneath the surface of the sand. If the first time you see Uluru is during the afternoon, it seems to be an ochre-brown colour, scored and pitted by dark shadows, but the rock becomes a burnished orange when the sun sets. It becomes a series of deeper and darker reds before it fades into a dark charcoal colour.

Mindil Beach Sunset Market

As the sun sets, half of Darwin heads down to Mindil Beach Sunset Market with chairs, tables, rugs, grog (alcohol) and kids to sit under the coconut palms to watch the beautiful sunset. If you are hungry, then you need to decide which of the tantalising food-stalls to go for. Bobby’s brazier is the place where you can get a flaming satay stick, and then top it off with fresh fruit salad or luscious crêpe. Arts and crafts stalls are packed full of Indigenous artefacts, handmade jewellery, fabulous rainbow tie-died clothes, and a wide variety of wares from Thailand and Indonesia.

Katherine Gorge

The Spectacular Katherine Gorge forms the backbone of this park, which is 2920-sq-km in size and about 30km from Katherine. There are thirteen deep sandstone gorges here that have been carved out by the Katherine River on its way from Arnhem Land to the Timor Sea. It is a beautiful place that can get very crowded in peak season, which is why you should plan your visit from Katherine town. The tranquil river is the perfect place for a paddle, but the water gets rather rough in certain places. Plan to spend a full day here canoeing or cruising down the river and bush walking.

The jumping croc circus

Seeing a 5m-long saltwater crocodile launching itself out of the water to devour a hunk of meat is something that many people will not want to miss and will rarely get to see again. It may seem like a well-trained circus act, but jumping out of the water to get prey is actually a very natural behaviour for crocodiles. They will usually try to surprise birds or animals in the overhanging branches. It is still a totally amazing sight to see and we recommend that have your camera or phone ready to get a shot of these absolutely fantastic creatures in action.

Territory Wildlife Park

The state-of- the-art open-air zoo is where you will find the most spectacular species of animals and birds. You could actually spend years in the wild looking for all the species that are here, but never even see half of them. The Flight Deck, where birds of prey display their intelligence and dexterity is one of the highlights in the wildlife park. Then there is the nocturnal house, where you can nocturnal fauna such as bats and bilbies. Of all the attractions here, the most amazing place must be the aquarium, where a walk-through clear tunnel allows you to be among giant barramundi, stingray, sawfish, saratoga and a number of others. Then there is a separate tank is home to a 3.8m saltwater crocodile – a great photo opportunity!

As you can see, there is way more to Australia than just boring wide-open spaces and blistering hot weather. Take the time to visit these places and enjoy what millions of people have also enjoyed over the years

What you need to know about travelling to Australia

There are always a number of famous people visiting Australia every year and who knows who will be making an appearance this year. Guess you will have to keep up to date with the latest events that are making their way to Australia.

A visit to Melbourne is just not the same without the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix, which takes place in March. Other sporting events that you need to see are the cricket, Australia’s great cycle race, the Tour Down Under and the Australian Tour de France champ Cadel Evans.

Sydney livens up at the Australian Fashion Week, which normally takes place in May. The Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race in December is another event that you will not want to miss. Find a patch of grass near the water and watch the harbour come alive with sails. The Gold Coast hosts muscle-bound surf-lifesaving carnivals in November, while south Melbourne hosts the legendary Melbourne Cup horse race. Be sure to put down some cash on your favourite horse and sit back and relax in the shade while you watch in anticipation.

When to go

Most travellers arrive sometime between December and February, when Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane are warm and sunny. Beaches are packed full of holiday-makers, outside cafés tables are overflowing, the long evenings turn into party nights, but you will be facing peak-season accommodation prices when half the world is also here, public transport and queues at the main tourist attractions will be jam-packed. Visiting in October/November and March/April are definitely better times to visit if you want to avoid loads of crowds.

Summer here means that it is hot and humid up north and the ‘wet season’ is rather uncomfortable in Australia’s tropical Top End. Try to plan your visit here for winter from June to August, because the ‘dry season’ is bearable. Winter is also the best time to visit the central deserts.

Where to go

If you are the type of person who lives for good coffee, bookshops, live music, pubs and galleries, go straight to Melbourne. Sydney has some absolutely awesome surf beaches, funky shops, world-class restaurants, trendy clubs and viby bars. Brisbane is on the up and up; Perth is the world’s most isolated city of its size (1.69 million).

Nature lovers should hit Australia’s national parks. Kakadu is a tropical wonderland filled with crocodiles, raucous birdlife and ancient rock art. Darwin was voted one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 cities of 2012.Uluru-Kata Tjuta is situated in Central Australia and is hauntingly beautiful. It is also a wonderful place to experience Indigenous Australian culture. Snorkelling on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is mesmerising and Tasmania’s St Clair National Park hosts the Overland Track, one of the worlds most celebrated multi-day hikes.

South Australia is for you, if you are a lover of wines. The Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale known for its Shiraz, Clare Valley known for the wonderful Rieslings, Coonawarra (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Adelaide Hills (Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir) are all places that you should not miss.

Getting around

Australia does not have many big inland towns like the USA, so driving around here means that there are huge distances between your destinations. Flying is a much better for a quick city-hopping visit. Australia’s domestic airlines are reliable and affordable. The Great Australian Road Trip awaits you if you are not in a big rush! Explore the beaches along the east coast or take a detour to the scenic island state of Tasmania.

Whether you decide to drive, fly or hire a motorbike to get around, the entire Australia is a magical place that is just waiting for you and your family to explore.

 

Discovering Wildlife in Australia

The land down under is an exotic destination for travelers from around the world. From its red deserts to coral reefs, Australia offers some incredible places to discover. And in these inspiring locations live some equally amazing animals.

Most tourists have seen the continent’s indigenous wildlife such as koalas and kangaroos on travel television shows. For tourists and explorers trekking across Australia, here are some fantastic ways to see the country and its animal inhabitants.

Snorkeling

An island continent, Australia offers some fantastic water sports from fishing to surfing to sailing and diving. With breathtaking peaks and a pristine coastline, Lord Howe Island off the coast of New South Wales is a beautiful place to enjoy marine life. Striking schools of fish, sea turtles and dolphins are just some of the incredible marine creatures to swim with right off the shores of Australia’s last great paradise.

More sea life teams around the country with many top snorkeling spots around coral reefs and above floating sea grass. Hot spots like Ningaloo Reef or JervisBay are home to almost 500 different species of fish and over 200 types of corals.

In addition to finding tropical fish and unique sea creatures, snorkeling is also great because it is fun and requires little equipment. With just a snorkeling mask and pair of fins, you can jump in the water and swim for hours checking out new spots and discovering beautiful species.

Safari

Safaris are not just for Africa. Australia offers some amazing landscapes to tour, from the outback to the Top End. For animal lovers, Tasmania is a must see destination. The east and west coasts of Tasmania are home to many kinds of wildlife such as:

•Echidna
•Wombat
•Kangaroo
•Wallaby
•Possum
•Penguin
•Seal
•Whale
•Dolphin

But as Way Out Back writes, “The animals won’t be the only things to leave you speechless—the breathtaking landscapes of the Bay of Fires, Strahan and the CradleMountain and FreycinetNational Parks will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.”

Hunting

If you want to get up close and on the ground with wild animals, then there plenty of adventures for big and small game hunters. With its unique animal population, Australia offers some unique game. A sport you won’t find on most other continents, crocodile harvesting is a licensed activity that involves hunting saltwater crocs and harvesting their skins, skulls and other resources. Other hunting trips involve buffalo, wild boar, goat, Banteng and water fowl. With the right calibers for the right size target, game hunting can be an incredible adventure up close with wildlife.

Photography

A different kind of shooting happens on photography safari tours. These specially guided trips take you up close and personal with wild creatures to take some amazing shots. From colorful birds to furry mammals, there are hundreds of one of a kind species. The diversity of terrain ranges from lush rainforests in Queensland with birds and rare marsupials to arid deserts with kangaroos and dry trees.

With so many incredible places to visit in Australia, there are fascinating creatures to discover both on land and in the sea.

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Top Eight Australian Summer Attractions

Known as the land down under, Australia is full of adventure ranging from surfing the gorgeous beaches to horseback riding to hitting the local street scene. Because of the size of the country, even locals can get lost when traveling, thus be sure to have your trip planned out ahead of time, starting with these eight activities:

1. Hunting

From hunting water buffalo to wild boar to even crocodile harvesting, Australia offers some of the most diverse hunting explorations. Australia is known for its wildlife reserves and safaris such as Carmor Plains and Kingham Safaris where hunters can travel by foot or by airboat in order to have the most success when hunting. Be sure to bring your MaxArmory.com gun and camo, for you don’t want to miss hunting in this location.

2. Hunter Valley

World renowned for its award-winning Semillon grapes, Hunter Valley is a popular destination for wine enthusiasts. However, in recent years, Hunter Valley has also earned a reputation as a destination for big-name international musical acts like Dolly Parton, Elton John, and Rod Stewart. Be sure to check out the summer schedule for a complete list of concerts.

3. Sydney Opera House

Located in Sydney, New South Wales, the Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center that expands over 185 meters. More than 7 million people visit this site each year, making it one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world. But with its famous acts each year from musical to theater to ballet, etc., this is one attraction not to overlook.

4. Twelve Apostles

Formed out of erosion, these 12 limestone rock stacks rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on the coastline of Victoria. After taking a coastal drive by them, check out nearby attractions such as the London Bridge, Bay of Islands, or Gibsons Steps.

5. Qualia

A world-class resort on Hamilton Island, the Qualia is situated on the secluded northern tip of the island. Surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, this resort is breath taking, relaxing, and the perfect romantic getaway.

6. Sydney Harbor Bridge

This bridge is 440 ft high and 160 ft wide, making it one of the world’s largest and tallest steel bridges. Opening in 1932, this bridge has been an Australian icon that carries rail, vehicle, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic. Tourists can climb to the top of the bridge, which is about a 3 to 4 hour hike.

7. Great Barrier Reef

One of Australia’s most remarkable natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef. The reef contains an abundance of marine life and coral cays, and has some of the world’s most-beautiful, picturesque beaches.

8. Blue Mountains

Refreshing in the summer, the Blue Mountains is densely populated by Eucalyptus trees.  Located in New South Wales, this area is filled with droplets of eucalyptus oil, which, in combination with dust particles and the water vapor in the air, cause rays of light that are blue in color.

Be sure to include these attractions when taking a trip to Oz.

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Experience Perfect Perth on a Budget

Perth is nothing short of amazing. So if you are planning a jaunt to Perth, there will be a wealth of things for you to do and see. If you are travelling on a budget and want to know where the best places are, without having to break the bank, then look no further than the great outdoors, this guide to outdoor activities in Perth is worth checking out. You will be amazed at what you can enjoy in Perth without having to break the bank:

Free Walking Tours

If you want to see another side to Perth and soak up the gorgeous Australian heat, then a walking tour is an absolute must. Volunteer guides offer themed walks during the week. You depart from the information kiosk in the Murray Street Mall and your adventure goes from there. You can do the garden trail, the art trail or simply just take in the scenery at your own pace. The great thing is that you are highly likely to meet some interesting people to share your experience with, as well as burning off calories. Tours typically take two hours. What a perfect way to see Perth.

Biking

If you haven’t experienced enough of Perth, you can use a free bike from Mantle and explore the city that way. Whether you are a keen cyclist or a novice, the beauty is that you can take in the city at your own pace and see exactly what you want to see.

Cottesloe Beach

There is a plethora (19 to be exact) of luscious white sandy beaches within a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. If you want to unwind, then head down to Cottesloe Beach. You can surf, snorkel or simply lap up the atmosphere. There is a wide array of bars and restaurants for you to indulge in, so you don’t have to travel far for lunch. What is more, it is so utterly perfect; it will be like a little slice of heaven while you travel.

Swan Valley

The oldest wine region in Perth is perfect for those who want to get away from city life, as well as enjoying a tipple or two. A mere 25 minute drive away from the city centre, there is so much to do and see at the Swan Valley you will be spoiled for choice. Not only does it offer a plethora of wine, but you can also enjoy cheese, chocolate and craft beers. An absolute must for anyone with a refined palette. If you do end up spilling more wine than what you drink, you can always seek out the services of laundryexpressperth.com.au. There is nothing more infuriating than a red wine spillage!

Didgeridoo Madness

If you have always dreamed of playing the didgeridoo, then you need to head to Fremantle. Fremantle home to the largest didgeridoo store in the world and has a large range of specialist didgeridoo, should you want to invest in one. You can get a free 15 minute session in order to hone your skills and impress your friends back home.

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Top 5 Australian Flight Destinations

Some of the world’s most amazing and inspiring scenery is found in Australia.  Not only that, but many of the most exciting, culturally vibrant and diverse cities are also found down under.  In the following article we will look at 5 of the best places to visit in Australia.  In our humble opinion, these are the places you should choose to go to if you have a limited time there.

Sydney

Whereas would you go in Australia, than the city that is often mistaken as the capital.  This is possibly due to the fact that Sydney is home to the extremely famous and glamorous Opera House, the luxurious and beautiful Bondi Beach and the vibrant Darling Harbour.  There is plenty to do in this world-class, whether you prefer life in the fast lane or on the slow path.

The Great Barrier Reef

Simple put – no trip round the world to Australia would be complete without spending sometime at the Great Barrier Reef.  It is definitely up there with Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon in terms of being one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world.  If you have ever read about it, saw programmes on television or photographs capturing the diversity of life and size; the feelings you had then are nothing compared to taking in its beauty up close and personal.  Although a single trip to the Reef will not enable you to explore every inch of it, it will give you a greater understanding and appreciation of just how marvellous it is.

Melbourne

Melbourne is often referred to as the ‘events capital’ of Australia, and with very good reasons.  It is definitely a city that puts on a show of sorts for its visitors.  As well as the exciting display of tennis at the annual Australian Open, you should definitely visit the Phillip Island and Melbourne Zoo penguins.  Whether or not you were a fan of Happy Feet or March of the Penguins; the site of the funny and quirky, flightless birds waddling along will definitely warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.

Brisbane

Although it is not nearly as popular in terms of attracting tourist, Brisbane is the best city to visit if you want to get a taste of true Australian culture.  It is a very humble city, with a very humble skyline, but has quaint and friendly neighbourhoods and people.  The things that really attract people to Brisbane however, are the museums and the thriving music scene.

Kakadu National Park

There are more reasons why you should visit Kakadu National Park other than just because it is Australia’s biggest park.  For instance, there is a wide variety of different inhabitants and habitats; including woodlands and wetlands.  All of which is located within a 4.2 million acre area of preserved land.  Although you will not find the same quantity and diversity of animals that you would find on say an African Safari trip, you will definitely enjoy the beauty of the park’s desolation.

5 Reasons Why You Need To Book A Holiday Down Under This Year

It is during the transition from spring into summer, that most people start looking forward to their annual vacation and making plans for the best way to spend it. There are three camps of people; those who prefer to holiday domestically, those who travel to Europe, and those who head off to the far reaches of the globe in search of sun or adventure. Only you know which camp you fall into; it is down to personal choice.

If you are a global traveller, have you ever considered visiting our antipodean cousins down under? There is a lot to see and do there. Here are the top five reasons to visit Australia this year.

Travel Costs

Visiting Australia was once prohibitive for most people because of the costs involved. Airlines are continually striving to bring costs down with new, modern jets, that hold more passengers and offer greater fuel economy. The flight times are still long, but they are more luxurious than ever before with in flight entertainment, so the time spent in the air is now a little more bearable too.

Adventure

If you are heading off on a backpacking adventure, for example, why not make the adventure complete be being almost as far away from home as you can be? Australia offers much to see and touring is a fantastic way to get around. Hire a car, campervan or go on buses to see as many of the sights as possible. Backpacking doesn’t necessarily mean thumbing your way around the continent.

Surfing

Do you enjoy skimming over towering waves, risking life and limb in an attempt to ride the perfect tube? Awesome dude! Australia’s Gold Coast offers guaranteed sunshine and some of the best surfing in the world. Insects can be a problem when you are sitting enjoying a glass of amber nectar in the evening, but retractable screens gold coast, solve this problem efficiently. Enjoy nighttime beach parties too as the surfing community gather and swap gnarly tales of worldly adventures.

Tourism

If you wish to explore some of Australia’s cities from a top quality hotel, you won’t be disappointed. Sydney is a modern, happening city where good food and, art, and a thrilling nightlife draw you in.  There are designer fashion houses and the world famous opera house; all awaiting your arrival. The people of Sydney always seem pleased to see you and offer assistance wherever they can.

Canberra is the capital of Australia and is a beautiful city that blends in with nature, as the architects have included plant life as part of the design. There are bars, cafes, and museums all eagerly awaiting your arrival and the locals are very accommodating.

Cruise

Sailing to Australia takes about a week and during that time you can enjoy a life of luxury on board one of the great floating cities. Local cruises are enjoyable but can’t compare to an ocean going trip to the other side of the world. The ships have entertainment, great food and drink, and thanks to the latest high tech stability controls, seasickness is less of a problem these days.

The reasons for visiting Australia this year are compelling. A trip down under is often a once in a lifetime experience that people should try for themselves. The cost may be high, but the quality of holiday is second to none. Book your trip today.

 

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The Seven Worst Travel Mistakes That Everyone Makes

There’s no such thing as an infallible traveler. Whether you’re leaving the country for the first time or have to managed to set foot on every continent, nearly everyone with a passport and a sense of adventure has made a silly mistake or two. Here are a few of the most common mishap. 

1. Not checking your cell phone’s roaming policy

We’ve all been there: You let your cell phone roam when you leave the country and come home to hundreds of dollars in unexpected charges. One hard lesson is usually enough to ensure that you’ll never repeat the mistake, but take a cue from travelers who’ve gone before: Chat with your carrier before you head out, and keep that phone off if they can’t cut you a deal.

2. Not confirming the distance between your hotel and the major sights

Some hotels brag about being just a stone’s throw from the city center, but make sure to map the actual mileage before you click confirm. Too often, travelers find themselves in a tough-to-reach suburb and wind up spending valuable time and money on transportation.

3. Waiting until the last minute to renew your passport

Repeat after us: If you have fewer than six months left before your passport expires, renew it as soon as humanly possible. Getting the new documents takes time, and the fees to expedite almost always cost a pretty penny. Put your passport at the top of your priority list in every situation.

4. Not buying enough travel insurance

Everyone wants to save as much money as possible on a vacation, but certain things are absolute musts. American Express travel insurance is one of those essentials. You never know when an illness or unexpected event will throw off your travel plans, and you don’t want to be stuck paying the full cost for a trip you weren’t able to take.

5. Experiencing the destination from behind your camera

Though snapping a few unforgettable pics is a no brainer, there’s fine a line between capturing the moment and failing to experience it. Don’t get so caught up in recording mountains of memories that you forget to take advantage of the getaway itself. If you’re not a photographer on assignment, put the camera away for at least a few hours a day. Trust us: You’ll be happier for it.

6. Jamming your itinerary with guidebook-recommended sights

Guidebooks are indispensable when it comes to new destinations, but too much of a good thing is still too much. Use your favorite books as baselines for your journeys, and take everything you read with a grain of salt. Sometimes the most unbelievable experiences fall so far off the beaten path that you’ll only find them if you allow yourself to explore and get lost.

7. Not weighing your cash-exchange options

Talk to five people, and you’ll likely get five different opinions on how to handle money matters. Should you convert your cash at the airport? Wait until you get into town? Is it best to grab the foreign currency before you hit the road? Only you can make this call based on the destination, fees and conversion rates, but don’t put off the decision until you’re forced into a potentially expensive corner.

Why Have So Many People Booked A Holiday In Australia This Year?

Australia is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. This has been the case since the early 1960s when air travel first became a possibility for the general public. Even today, we’re seeing that thousands of people and their families from western countries have decided to take a break here, and so today we’re going to look at some of the main reasons why this occurs. There are obviously many other countries in the world that are just as special, so why have so many people booked a vacation in Australia? That’s exactly what I hope we’ll find out over the next couple of minutes.

You see; I’ve been here myself quite a few times over the last two decades, and so I probably do know the reasons. Even so, I thought it was a good idea to research this post properly, which is why I’ve spend a week or two speaking with holidaymakers and asking them for their opinions. The reasons listed below are some of the most popular ones given, and so you can guarantee they’re pretty accurate.

The Unbelievable Weather

Whether you realise it or not, Australia has an amazing climate, and even the winter time is usually very warm. This means people can save a lot of money by traveling here outside of the main holiday season without risking having to stay in their hotel for a fortnight watching the storms. It’s still worth checking before you go away though, as this country does have bad weather very occasionally, but the meteorologists are usually very good at predicting it.

The Luxurious Hotels

If you’re looking for an upmarket hotel with all mod cons like air conditioning in Perth, Melbourne or even Sydney, you won’t have to travel too far before you come across something suitable. In fact, most hotels and apartments are pretty good in all major Australian cities, so no matter how many people are in your party, or how much money you have to spend, you’re guaranteed to find suitable luxurious accommodation all over the country.

The Welcoming People

Contrary to popular belief, Australian life isn’t quite as laid back as some people might imagine from the impression we get in the international press (well, not for the locals anyway). Even so, they are some of the happiest and most welcoming people in the world, and so you never have to worry about getting a bad response when looking for attractions or asking for directions. In my own personal experience, Australian people are more than happy to see you visiting their country.

So guys, now you’ve spend a few moments reading about some of the main reasons why so many people have booked a holiday is Australia this year, perhaps your view might have changed, and now you’ll consider following suit? Obviously, this decision is completely up to you, as the flights are usually very expensive, but I do wholeheartedly recommend you take heed, as this nation is like no other on earth.

Have a great time!

Why Have So Many People Booked A Holiday In Australia This Year

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