How to Get The Most Out of a Trip To Australia
Australia has rightly earned its reputation as being one of the world’s best destinations for travelers. And, it’s especially well suited for your next girlfriends getaway.
This is a destination that has stunning cities, culture, history, and the great outdoors in abundance; in short, it offers a little something for everyone. But if you’re going to make the most of your girls getaway to Australia, then you’ll need to do a little research and plan it well. There are some destinations, like New York, where you can just turn up and fall into the rhythm of the city. Australia, huge and diverse, is not like that.
Below, we’ve put together some useful tips that’ll ensure your girls getaway is a success.
A Girls Guide To Exploring Australia
As we just said, Australia is vast — in fact, that word probably doesn’t do it justice. This is one of the largest countries in the world, and if you’re going to do all that you want to do, then you’ll need to think about how you’re going to get around. The four most common ways to cover ground are by plane, train, bus and automobile.
Flying is the fastest way to get across this giant country. Some of the most popular airlines in Australia include Quantas, Virgin Australia, and Jeststar. They serve almost all the state capital cities and many of the regional cities. If you want to keep your girls getaway more affordable bus transportation is a good option. Greyhound has passes for well traveled routes that allows travelers to get on and off as needed. You can also take the bus for short trip and don’t forget to check on their flexible passes.
Keep your trip relaxing and scenic with a train ride between destinations when you take the train. Look into V-Line Trains, TransWA, and the Queensland Rail. Finally, if you like to fly by the seat of your pants, pick up a rental car at the airport and plan your road trips in advance.
Give Yourself Time
Even if you’re just planning on visiting a few different areas, it’s best to give you and your girlfriend at least a couple of weeks to explore the country. This makes sense, purely because of how far away Australia is from everything else. If it’s going to take you a long time to get there, and some time to travel between destinations, you may as well stay for as long as possible. Don’t ruin the experience by rushing yourself.
Exploring the Cities
Australia might be mostly outback, but it’s in the cities where things really come to life. You’ll be surprised and pleased to hear that Australia cities routinely appear on the list of best places in the world to live and visit. Most of the chat revolves around Sydney where you can attend a show at the famous Sydney Opera House or stroll along Darling Harbour, visit the iconic Paddy’s Markets and bask on Bondi Beach. Melbourne is another favorite for travelers who are eager to take in the famous music scene (popular venues include Corner Hotel, the Evelyn Hotel, the Spotted Mallard, the Post Office Hotel, and the Ding-Dong Lounge).
But there are other cities that are just as good — Perth, Adelaide, and Brisbane all offer a lot for visitors eager to explore what the country has to offer in terms of culture, food, nightlife, and general good living.
There’s no denying that Australia is an exciting country to visit. There’s adventure around every corner! While you’ll find plenty of fun and adventurous activities in the country’s best outdoor spots, you can also make the fun happen yourself by renting a vehicle. In a country that is made for driving, you’ll find that it offers a level of freedom that can really add another dimension to your trip. There are plenty of outstanding trips you can take on four wheels, too; just check out this road trip itinerary Perth for some ideas. If you’re looking to get a fill of adrenaline on your girlfriends getaway, you can look at trying one of the many exciting activities that Australia provides, include snorkeling and skydiving.
Less is More
Finally, look at adopting a ‘less is more’ approach to Australia. Unless you’re going for an extended period of time, it’s best to focus on a few key areas that you want to see, and then save the rest of your exploring for future trips. Australians are big on relaxation, and this less rushed approach will help you get into that headspace.