One problem with travelling around Australia? You can’t see it all in one go. We’re talking about a country the size of a continent here, so you’re going to have to pick and choose a little. Whether you are a home traveller, or you’re coming down under from the other side of the planet, you’ll need to plan your trip out. But how can you decide on where to go, how to make the most of it, when there is just so much to see and do? As it turns out, there are some simple things you can do to get much more out of your Australia travels.
Do More Than Plan
One common and likely response to the sheer amount of options is to spend part of your holiday planning it out. Although a little planning beforehand is recommended, when you are actually on the road you want to make the most of the time you have. For that reason, one of the most important things you can do is to spend more time actually seeing and doing things compared to the amount of time you spend thinking about it. It might sound simple, but you’d be surprised at how often people waste their travels thinking about the next thing and the next thing – instead of just doing it.
Arrange The Transport First
If there is one thing that you should definitely arrange first however, it is the transport. You don’t have to worry about every little thing, but at least having the major transport links sorted will help you to spend more time on seeing what you want to see, and doing whatever you feel like doing. Similarly, you might find it is highly beneficial and a huge time-saver to plan any excursions you might want to do. From a boat tour of the Gold Coast to a city-stop in Sydney, make sure you have the basics plotted, sorted and – hopefully – paid for. That way you can spend less time arranging the basics, and more actually enjoying yourself.
Know Your Next Stop
When you are travelling over such a large area, it really makes a huge difference if you have the luxury of knowing where your next stop is. Australia is riddled with many different kinds of accommodation, from five-star hotels right through to youth hostels. You will probably be spoiled for choice, but there might sometimes be a stretch of desert or a mile or two of the bush in between destinations. Having the next one fixed firmly in your mind will ensure that you won’t have to worry about it. That means you can see more of Australia than you might have imagined, and with a great deal less stress.
Australia is vast, but with the right mindset and a positive approach, you can see a surprising amount of it in one trip. And if you feel as though you have been a little short-changed, you could always come back next year!