Australia is an amazing destination for both business and leisure travelers alike. It is distinguished as being the sixth largest country and the smallest continent in the world. Australia is the land of world-famous cities such as Canberra, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth. It is also a place that offers an incredible variety of flora and fauna. From the mountains to the oceans, one can experience sights and sounds that cannot be witnessed anywhere else on earth. For the leisure traveler visiting Australia, here are some important things to keep in mind:
distance: As you prepare for your trip, remember that Australia is about the same size as the 48 neighboring US states and as big as Western Europe. Sydney is a long day's drive from Brisbane and Melbourne, and it can take almost a week to drive from Perth to Sydney. The cheapest and most popular way to travel around Australia is to drive yourself. Flying can be extremely expensive due to limited competition and should be avoided unless pressed for time.
Weather: When summer is in the Northern Hemisphere, Australia experiences the winter of the Southern Hemisphere and vice versa. Australia's hottest period is November through March, with the average winter being July and August. Leisure travelers visiting Australia should bear in mind that, the farther south you travel in Australia, the colder it gets. The most ideal months to travel to Australia are from September to October, when it is usually cool enough to visit Iyer Rock (Uluru) warm enough to go to the beach in the southern states and the rains and humidity have not come. I don't come to Port Douglas, Cairns and the Top End (though it gets really hot in October). This is also the time to see wildflowers in full bloom in Western Australia.
Health and Safety: Those traveling to Australia do not worry much about their health and well-being. The country has high hygiene standards, modern hospitals and well-qualified dentists and doctors. Because of the long distances you may sometimes be away from a doctor or healthcare facility, but help is always available thanks to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Travelers, however, are advised to buy travel health insurance before leaving.
Choice of accommodation: Australia vacation rentals cater to every budget and taste. Options range from budget dorms for tourist bedrooms to five-star luxury resorts and hotels. The big cities and capitals are proud of both boutique and conventional hotels. Metropolitan cities usually also have self-catering apartments.
Considering the above information, you will surely surround Australia with maximum pleasure and minimal noise. So now you have all the reasons to embark on your trip to Australia.