Australia Travel Tips

On this page are some handy Australia travel tips.

It’s fun to plan what places to visit and read interesting facts about Australia, but you will also have to plan how to get here and get around, what kind of accommodation to use and which kind of visa can you get.

On this page is some information on the different types of visas and how to get them, how to find very cheap plane tickets, rent cars and campervans, the different types of accommodation, as well as Australian celebrations and festivals, and what other fun things there are to do in Australia. And finally, what to do if you want to stay longer and maybe study or work in Australia.
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Australia Travel Tips - Visa Requirements

It is not easy to know what visa you need or if you need a visa at all. There are many different options, and what opportunities you have and what requirements there are depends on the purpose of your trip and what country you are from.

Read the information on the different visas available, how to pick which one suits you, and how to apply for it on the page of visa for Australia. Also read about what you are not  allowed to take into the country by Australian customs.

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Australia Travel Tips - Very Cheap Plane Tickets

The next thing is to find a cheap flight to Australia. Last minute specials that are so popular in Europe don't work with your fllight to Australia - the earlier you book the better.

Time of the year also matters - you find the cheapest flights to Australia when it is summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Read more about how to find a cheap flight and book it on the page about very cheap plane tickets to Australia.

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Australia Travel Tips - How to Get Around

Once you know what places you want to visit it's time to plan how to get around in Australia. If you are only planning to do the east coast which is the most popular, you can quite easily get around by trains and buses. But if you want to include more places like Darwin, Alice Springs, Uluru (Ayers Rock) and Perth, you may want to consider domestic flights due to Australia's long distances.

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Or, and particularly if you have more time, you may want to rent your own vehicle. It's best to rent a car if you are happy to stay in motels and other accommodation, and if you want to camp rent a campervan. Many travellers now also buy cars and campervans and sell them in the end of their trip. Read about all the different options on the page about Australlian trip route planner

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Australia Travel Tips - Accommodation

There are many different kinds of accommodation available in Australia. City hotels and holiday apartments are the most expensive but also the most luxury. Cities also have resorts, motels, and other kind of accommodation.

The cheapest places to stay in cities and towns are backpacker hostels, and if you have a campervan - caravan parks. If you are driving around in Australia, motels and old country hotels (pubs) are handy if you drive a car. If you have a campervan, again, caravan parks are a good option, and there are also many places to camp for free. Read about the different options on the page about places to stay in Australia.

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Australia Travel Tips - Activities

It is also fun to plan in some great activities whether or not you are travelling with family. There is a lot more to do in Australia than visiting museums and the most usual tourist attractions. There are some great bushwalks in Australian national parks. There are some great adventurous four wheel drives.

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There are other popular activities like camel and horse riding, skiing and snowboarding, and adventure sports such as mountain climbing, abseiling, paragliding, bungy jumping. There are a lot of water sports, diving and snorkelling, surfing, white water rafting, kayaking, canoeing and sailing. And finally, with lots of unique wildlife, Australia is a great place for bird and wildlife watching. You can also see Australian animals in zoo parks, and you can join tours that take you to watching whales and dolphins. Read more about all the different activities on the page about things to do in Australia.

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Australian Celebrations and Festivals

Australia's warm climate only makes it more fun to join events and festivals all year around. Some of the most popular ones that you may want to join are Australia Day in January, Sydney Mardi Gras in February-March, ANZAC Day in April, Alice Springs Camel Cup in July, Mount Isa Rodeo in August, Alice Springs’ Henley on Todd in September, Canberra Floriade in October, Melbourne Cup in November and Australian Christmas celebrations in December. Read more on the page about Australian celebrations.

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Study or Work in Australia

You may want to stay longer and work or study in Australia. Read more on the page about study or work in Australia.

Working in Australia is fun and generally well paid.

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