Tips for Traveling in Australia
Australia is a wonderful country for people who want to have a very fulfilling and adventurous backpacking experience. This country is full of friendly people and a great variety of cities and outdoor experiences to make your trip a total blast. If you love surfing, hiking and enjoying the sunshine, you’re going to love Australia. It’s also a great place to camp and just spend time in nature exploring the outback. Tons of people choose to come backpacking around Australia, so you’re bound to meet many new lifelong friends. The Food and Culture is amazing, Here are some tips to follow to make your trip just amazing.
Overestimate how much money to bring
You might be on a budget and looking for ways to backpack on the cheap, which is great and totally possible. But the reality of traveling in Australia is that it is a bit more expensive than some other countries. Just to be on the safe side, bring more money than you think you’ll need. The last thing that you want to happen is to run out of money and find yourself in a total bind. Bring more but stick to your original budget and you’ll find that you’re able to travel even longer, making the adventure last.
Take surfing lessons
If you’re not already a surfer, there are plenty of opportunities to learn here! Australia has got some of the best surfing in the world, so it’s definitely something you don’t want to miss out on. You’ll love hanging out in the laid-back surfing culture, experiencing the thrill of the waves and getting up on the board. Take lessons and make some new friends! All the surfers love to hang out together in the hostels and bars at night so you’ll make some great connections.
Wear your sunscreen
When you’re traveling and surfing in Australia, it can be easy to forget to put on your sunscreen everyday. But keep in mind that the sun is extra intense down under. You might not notice it until you have major sunburns and have to miss a few days of your trip to stay inside and recover. So prevent this from happening by thinking ahead and protecting!
Visit the cities
Of course Australia has awesome beaches and surfing culture, but you definitely don’t want to miss out on the vibe of the amazing cities here. As you travel around the coast, you can check out Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne… each city has its own vibe and culture to experience. You can even compare the costs of living in these different cities before you go, so you have an idea of what it costs to stay, eat, and travel there. These Australian cities are super international and cosmopolitan, so if you love international cuisine, great shopping, music, art and culture you’ll be right at home. Plus, they’re in great proximity to the beach and nature so you can have the best of all worlds.