A good map will help you enjoy and get the most out of your trip to Australia. From here, all other types of planning will start. There’s nothing like the vast, isolated outback or the sunny blue beaches of Australia. To map out an itinerary for the timeframe you have, you’ll need a sense of distances between the places you want to see. Still not sure where to start? Think about what you want to get out of your time in Australia. Start from the nearest capital city and you’ll be good to go! Here are some simple tips to help you plan your unique tour.
Australia has two seasons, a wet and a dry one. You’ll want to go during the dry season, when it’s warm and sunny. Each year, these seasons alternate between the top half and bottom half of Australia. When it’s warm and beautiful in the southern half of Australia, plan your tour between November and April. Alternatively, if you’re planning to go north, April to November is the best time.
A trap of most Australian vacations is trying to cram too many places into your itinerary and the destination just ends up being a tick-box place you never had a chance to see or explore. It’s better to do one place really well than a lot of places briefly. Choosing the type of experience you want lets you allocate enough time in the destination to get what you want.
Touring options can seem expensive, but if you break them down into daily rates, they’re actually pretty affordable. You’d have to budget meals, accommodation, and sightseeing anyway if you were doing it yourself. When you’re browsing tours and activities, keep this in mind. There are so many ways to tour nowadays, you need to figure out what’s right for you. Consider the size of the group and the dynamics of the group. You want to pick the options that are best for you and tours that suit your personality.