australia travel

5 tips for planning a trip to Australia

Australia is the truly the trip of a lifetime, and many people dream of experiencing it for themselves. With flights and travel becoming more accessible, and the world becoming more connected than ever before, there is no better time to make this dream a reality. Australia has so much to offer, from stunning beaches to exciting wildlife, trendy cities and some of the best food scenes in the world. So, what’s stopping you?

Planning a trip to Australia can feel like a rather mammoth task. As with any trip, there is a lot to consider: flights, visas, expenses, accommodation, packing and finding things to do, to name just a few! But don’t feel overwhelmed. To help you on your way, we have put together a list of our top 5 tips to help you plan the most unforgettable trip to Australia.               

 

1. Think ahead                                                                      

travel tips travel plans

This one might seem obvious, but it’s always important to plan ahead. Don’t leave things until the last minute, as prices can rise and you might be disappointed when the flights that you hoped to take or the hotel you wanted to stay in is now sold out. This is an especially important tip to bear in mind if you plan to travel during peak seasons like summer and Christmas, where you’ll be competing with a lot of other holidaymakers to bag the best deals.

 

2. Start thinking about your itinerary…

planning holiday travel itinerary

The first steps to planning a holiday are of course to select your dates, decide how you are going to get there and where you are going to stay. After that, you can start thinking about all the things you would like to see and do during your trip. Even if you are the type of person who likes to take things easy and see where the day takes you rather than coordinate everything to military precision, it is always wise to have at least a general idea of what kind of things you would like to do and explore. There are hundreds of Australia travel guides available to buy online, and you can also browse numerous blogs, tourism websites and TripAdvisor pages to find all of the must-see highlights as well as some of the more hidden gems.

 

3. … or find a travel provider to do it for you!

 coral bay australiarottnest australia

Does all of this planning and organising just seem like too much? We understand that many people have busy lives, and that you may not have much time to plan the holiday that you deserve. You’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of travel providers who can do it all for you! There are lots of travel providers in Australia who can plan almost all the details of your trip to take the weight off your shoulders.

Our personal favourite is Travel Forever, who are based in Perth, Western Australia. Travel Forever are the specialists in everything you need when travelling to Australia. They can arrange everything from car or motorhome travel, boat tours, camping and guided walking tours. They offer several holiday tour packages for lots of exciting destinations throughout Australia, especially the outback states of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

 

4. Try something new

surfing in australia koala australia

Travelling to Australia is the perfect opportunity to try something new, as amongst the thousands of things to see and do, there is a unique experience waiting around almost every corner. For example, have you always wanted to learn how to surf, or try your hand at paddle boarding? Then you are in the right place, as Australia has some of the best waves and most beautiful beaches in the world. Or are you a wildlife enthusiast? Here you can marvel at koalas and kangaroos in their native habitats.

 

5. Record the memories

holiday memories camera scrapbook journal

Your trip to Australia will no doubt be one that you’ll want to remember for years to come. It’s a nice idea to invest in a good quality camera or video recorder to capture the memories. You could also buy a nice photo album or scrapbook to keep all of your photographs in. You can also keep other souvenirs and memories in there, such as postcards or tickets for any attractions or events that you visited.

 

Hopefully you now have all the tips you need to plan an unforgettable trip to Australia. So, what are you waiting for?

 

Related Articles

Related Article Experience Australia's Wildlife

 

Experience Australia's Wildlife

What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Probably koalas hugging trees, kangaroos hopping around with their babies in their pouch, or the legendary Steve Irwin feeding crocodiles. Right? Australia is famous for its exciting wildlife species, and no trip to Australia is complete without seeing them for yourself. 

Read More >>

 

Related Article Best Surf Spots in Australia

 

Best Surf Spots in Australia

Australia is world-famous as a surfer’s paradise. With thousands of beaches along 60,000 km of coastline, there’s a surf spot for everybody, whether you’re a beginner or a pro. With so many surfing places to choose from in Australia, we understand that deciding where to go might be a difficult task. 

Read More >>  

 

 

Things to Do in Sydney

 

Unmissable Things to Do in Sydney

The gorgeous beaches, awesome excursions, and exciting cultural events have made Sydney one of those must-visit cities in the world. Whether you are searching for relaxation or exhilaration, Sydney has it all. Take a journey to the land down under to discover the amazing culture, history, and beauty of this unforgettable city.

Read More >>  

Back to overview
About

Hi there! 

We are Jacob and Taylor. Travel is our passion and we love sharing our experiences here at The Travelling Souk. Our hope is that you would be inspired by this little blog to try something new, embrace an adventure, and live life to the fullest. 

Latest articles How to plan a trip to Australia
Australia is the truly the trip of a lifetime, and many people dream of experiencing it for [...]
The best surf spots in Australia
What do you think of when you think of Australia’s beaches? Probably soft white sa[...]
5 tips for a New Zealand road trip
New Zealand is home to friendly locals, super cool cities, and some of the most stunning nat[...]
How to travel New Zealand on a shoestring
[...]
5 ways to experience Maori culture in New Zealand
  Maori culture is a crucial part of New Zealand’s identity. The Maoris are an[...]
Best Cities to Visit in The Netherlands
You are here: Home | Europe | The Netherlands | Best Cities to Visit in The Netherlands [...]
How to Apply for an Indian Travel Visa
There are different requirements when applying for a visa to travel in India depending on your natio[...]
Do you need vaccinations for travel in South America?
South America is a big continent with very varied landscapes, so if you are planning a tour of the r[...]
How to Pack for your South East Asia Trip
If you are planning to backpack around South East Asia, you can only carry so much. Read on and disc[...]
Experience Australia's wildlife
What comes to mind when you think of Australia? Probably koalas hugging trees, kangaroos hop[...]
What to Do in Orlando (Besides the Theme Parks!)
You are here: Home | North America | USA | What to Do in Orlando (Besides the Theme Parks!)  [...]
Local's Guide to New York City
You are here: Home | North America | USA | The Local's Guide to NYC [...]
Best National Parks in the USA
Looking to head into the great outdoors for your next vacation? The USA has some of the top [...]
Outdoor Activity Ideas for your Staycation
Staycations are growing in popularity with more and more people recognising the value of[...]
Best Things to Do in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is a major world city with fabulous cultural and historical significance. As you w[...]