What have you always wanted to see and do in Australia? What is your dream domestic travel destination? These are questions we’re asking more than we used to. Australia is a beautiful country with a multitude of unique activities you can try to have new, exciting experiences and start ticking items off your bucket list. If you are in need of some relaxation, the beaches across the country are beautiful and tranquil – some of the best in the world. Or maybe you fancy visiting a wine region to sample some of the country’s best produce.
Now is the perfect time to start thinking about that holiday you have wanted to go on for the past year. Planning your local getaway is a great way to explore just some of what our incredible country has to offer. However, before you head off on your next adventure, it’s important to put a plan in place. From checking your domestic travel insurance policy to deciding where you want to go, there is a lot to consider but with the right preparation, you will soon be packing your suitcase and hitting the road.
Let’s take a look at a few things you need to consider when planning your Australian holiday.
Choose The Right Time To Go
Planning the right time to go is all dependent on what you want to do and where you want to go. If you are looking for a domestic beach holiday, then you’ll get the best weather by travelling between October and March, when it is sunny and warm. The weather begins to cool down between May and August, so this could be a good time to explore the cities if you’re not too fussed about topping up your tan.
It is also important to plan for the weather. In some regions the weather can be volatile and unpredictable, so do some research to see what it will be like during your chosen travel time and what you should pack.
Set A Budget
Travelling in Australia can be expensive, so make sure you think about how much money you will need to enjoy your holiday to the fullest. Consider the activities you want to help you to start devising your budget. Think about the things you want to do and won’t budge on, and from there you can look to see where you can save in other areas.
Maybe you choose cheaper accommodation, or maybe you decide you will only have one meal out and the rest of the time you will cook for yourself. Being smart with the money you have means you can still get the experience you want and stay within budget.
Plan In Advance
When deciding where you want to go, it’s important to think about how much time you have, and how you plan on getting around. Driving is a great way to see the countryside and tailor your holiday to your specific interests but be aware that journey times can be long. If you do plan to drive, think about how you can break it up. Have destination goals, and make sure to take regular breaks for food and water. If you plan on going further afield, flying is the best option. This is a great way to city-hop and experience more of the country in less time.
Some areas of Australia you do not want to miss, so do your research in advance and plan how you can fit them into your trip. Australia is diverse, with rainforests, beaches, metropolitan areas and wine regions, you really are spoiled for choice. Take the time to think about what you want to do and plan your travel around this. Make sure to book in advance for any activities to avoid any potential disappointment.
Finally, it is important you consider the accommodation you want to stay in. If you are travelling by road, look at routes you will be taking and see what is available along the way. Planning and booking your accommodation in advance will allow you to relax and enjoy the journey, safe in the knowledge that you will arrive at your destination with a comfy bed and a shower to look forward to. There are lots of accommodation options for you to choose from, so take the time to research and find something that works with your budget.
Protect Your Holiday
Taking out insurance may seem like an unnecessary expense, but if we have learned anything recently it’s that things can change. Check out some different insurance policies to find one that will suit you and your needs. With the right insurance policy, you can have the best holiday possible and have the means to relieve any potential stresses that could pop up.
Get The Most Out Of Your Next Australian Holiday
Australia is a diverse country that offers many different experiences for you to enjoy. From beautiful sunsets to swimming in crystal clear water, you may get to the end of your holiday and realise you don’t want to go home. Planning your holiday doesn’t need to be stressful. Taking the time to put a plan in place from the very beginning will allow you to have an experience that will be memorable and enjoyable you and your travel companions.