Planning an Australian holiday – 5 things to be aware of

What kind of visa do I need?

When planning a holiday in Australia there are a few things to be aware of.

  • Having the right type of visa – it’s essential to have the right kind of visa before travelling.
  • Baggage allowance – remember you’re only allowed 20kgs of luggage.
  • Time difference – depending on where you visit in Australia the time difference between the UK is generally nine hours ahead.
  • Take your driving licence if you intend hiring a car.
  • The heat – take plenty of sun cream and drink lots of water.

Transport to and from the airport (both ways)

travel australiaThere’s no problem with airport transport either in Australia or the UK. Probably the best way to travel to and from the airport is by coach or minibus hire. All you have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy the journey to your hotel. Of course airport shuttle buses are also available which are more than adequate to take care of you and your luggage.

Don’t plan too much in the first few days – be aware of jet lag

Depending on your type of flight, for instance direct or non-direct, the time it takes to travel from the UK to Australia can vary. As a rule, twenty one hours is the benchmark to set for passengers flying from the UK to Australia so do be aware of jet lag during the first few days of your arrival. It’s better to chill out and catch up on your sleep before exploring what this fascinating country has to offer its visitors.

Tourist attractions that shouldn’t be missed

Once you have rested then it’s time to plan ahead to find out what Australia is all about. It’s an exciting country to visit with so much to see and do for people of all ages. Check out Australia’s diverse cities, states and territories which each have their unique places of interest. Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge are a must-see while Melbourne has a fantastic zoo, shopping malls and a beautiful waterfront. Don’t miss Ayres Rock in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory to see the fabulous sunrise and sunset.