Things to know before planning a trip to Australia. Australia is the only country in the world that occupies the entire continent. Also Known as ‘Land Down Under’ due to its location in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is a multicultural melting pot. This vast land has a lot of diversity to offer in terms of its natural wonders. Vast arid lands, deserts, snow-capped mountains, unbelievably beautiful coral reefs, national parks, golden sand beaches, the country has it all. Home to the Kangaroos, Australia is one of the most unique countries in the world which has extremely prosperous metropolitan cities like Sydney and Melbourne along with vast lands that are almost uninhabited. Have a wonderful visit here with the help of this Australia travel itinerary building tool.
Getting in and Around Australia
Air: - Being ‘Down Under’ this country is far away from any given place (Except New Zealand) and hence the most convenient way to reach here is by Air. Sydney is the largest international airport in the country and is connected to almost every other country. Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, and Brisbane are the other international airports that have good connectivity to the Asia Pacific region.
Road and Rail: - Australia is a vast country and most of its population is concentrated on its coastal cities whereas the interiors remain very sparsely populated. Hence, traveling by road can at times be very lonely and it might take some time before you find the next trace of civilization. The Highway 1 network of roads which circumnavigate the mainland is the longest national highway in the world. Surprisingly the railway system in Australia is not as well developed with respect to its size and economy. However, it is one of the best ways to explore the countryside.
Boat: - There is very limited intercity connectivity through boats. A few which exist connect the Islands of Tasmania, Kangaroo Islands others to the mainland.
Best time to visit Australia
Having a vast and diverse landscape, it is not surprising that the country's climate is equally diverse. The northern part which is comparatively closer to the Equator is much warmer than the Southern part from where Antarctica is just a little far away. Being in the Southern hemisphere Australia experiences contrasting seasons with respect to the countries in North America, Eurasia and Northern Africa. Having such diversity, it is possible to visit the country any time of the year, just choose your destinations and type of tour wisely. Organize the best trip with our Australia trip planner.
Top experiences and places to include in Australia
Australia has a lot to offer for all kinds of travelers. If you love the oceans, a visit to the Great barrier, considered to be one of the best coral reefs on the planet is a must. For nature lovers, there are a few amazing national parks like the Kakadu, Nitimulik, and Watarraka. The country is also home to some of the world’s biggest cities like Sydney and Melbourne, where you get to explore magnificent manmade structures and also be a part of the cultural melting pot. Stop procrastinating and start planning your Australia trip!