7 Reasons To Visit Australia in 2018
It’s now nearing the end of 2017 and now is the perfect time to begin planning your next vacation because it’s off peak season. Booking something now rather than waiting until last minute next year will also allow you to save up the money required slowly rather than being expected to have it there immediately in bulk. Our planet has a vast array of beautiful destinations that you could visit, but today we are going to be talking about Australia. For those that have never been to Australia or ever taken the time to learn anything about the country, this article will give you everything you need to know to help you make your decision on whether you should visit this beautiful country.
Even if you haven’t been there before or taken any time to learn about Australia, a well known fact is that the weather is absolutely fantastic. You can expect long and hot days if you visit during their summer time (which is December to February), and at other times of the year you can still expect warmer climates than what you’d expect from many other countries in the world. Due to how large Australia is, there are many different climate zones, so depending on where you’re visiting you could land yourself in a more tropical area.
While the initial flight there might set you back more than a trip to Spain (depending on where your live), actually visiting and affording to stay in Australia will surprise you more than you think. The best way of going about cost is to buy holiday packages so that you’re not landed with a huge bill at the end of your stay. Don’t forget about checking the cost of travel insurance before booking up too. You can find more travel insurance information here.
Travelling to Australia doesn’t have to cost the earth if you limit your spending each day and refrain from eating out at the most expensive restaurants. It might help if you have friends over there that you could stay with or that could show you the ropes.
You can rest assured that the one thing that won’t let you down when you visit Australia is the beaches. There are a wide range of vastly huge beaches with white sands and crystal blue waters, to the more secluded beaches with hidden away caves and walkways that you can explore. Even the beaches that are situated in main cities are divine, so when you’re over there be sure to take at least one visit to the beach! Don’t forget to look out for the wildlife that makes it’s appearance every now and then to look out for!
The vast array of landmarks that you can visit in Australia is absolutely breathtaking too. To name a few:
- The Sydney Opera House – built many years ago back in 1964 and opened in 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II. If you get the chance to, be sure to attend an event there or at least take a tour of the building and take some souvenirs home.
- The Heart Reef – a heart shaped reef situated in Queensland that you can go snorkeling or scuba diving in. Definitely one for the bucket list!
- Kangaroo Island – visit this island to see a plethora of wildlife that you’d never even dreamed of seeing in your lifetime including koalas, penguins, sea lions and of course, kangaroos.
That’s only a few of the incredible sights to see in Australia. Check out our list to see what else you can do on your visit!
If you’re visiting Australia then one of the things that you must try is a good old ‘shrimp on the barbie’. While they have a plethora of foods for you to try, nothing will quite beat having a BBQ on the beach with a few cold drinks and some delicious food. Here’s a small list of a few things to try when you’re there:
- Emu – maybe not something you’d run to the stores to go and try, but definitely worth trying since you’re over there!
- Pavlova – a delicious meringue dessert that the country is famous for.
- Meat Pies – while you might have tried meat pie at home, you’ve not tried anything until you’ve tried one with Australian meat!
- Crocodile – if you’re feeling daring…why not?
- Crab sticks – one for the seafood lovers
Don’t forget to sample the amazing wines that they have on offer. The grapes for wines such as Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot are all sourced from Australia so you can guarantee that the wine will be of incredible quality!
Be sure to sample the Australian way of life while you’re over there. They tend to take to spending as much time as possible outdoors to make the most of the wonderful weather that they are blessed with. Many locals choose to participate in a large array of sports and activities, so why not join in while you’re there?
As briefly mentioned earlier, why not act like a normal Australian and grab the barbie, head to the beach and spend an evening trying out their foods and living their culture.
You can’t go to Australia without at least trying your hand at surfing. No one is expecting you to be the best at it, but nothing is better than managing to stand on the surfboard and letting the soft and gentle waves glide you across the water.
If surfing is something you’ve done before, head to the beach and find some locals to challenge and have some fun with!
So there we have it, 7 reasons to visit Australia in 2018. Remember to get any vaccines from your GP beforehand and be wary of areas that home poisonous animals! More importantly, have an incredible time in the wonderful country that is Australia!