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If you’re planning to go to Australia, you might be thinking… What are the best things to do there? What is the best way to get around? What Australian foods should you try? Or how much does it cost to travel? This travel guide will give you everything you need to know when traveling in Australia!

Top Things to do in Australia

Road trip on the Great Ocean Road

Take a long drive on the east coast of Australia and see the breath taking view of the 12 apostles.

Snorkeling and scuba diving

Australia has pristine blue oceans, especially in Queensland, where you can see marine wildlife up close.

Join a city tour

Get a quick but informative tour in any of the major cities in Australia – Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. Or  a hop-on-Hop-off bus that takes you to museums, historical buildings and attractions over a day or two.

Camp in the outback

The Australian ‘outback’ is a vast stretch of land with untouched natural beauty.  A truly wild adventure is a night camping in the remote landscape under the stars. 

Bush Walking

The Australian word for hiking is ‘bush walking’! Venture through gum tree forests, summit peaks and follow trails in the Australian outback.

The 5 best Instagram spots in Australia

Wallaman Falls, Queensland

The tallest waterfall in Australia.

Uluru, Northern Territory

Blue Mountains National Park, New South Wales

The best Australia Travel Itinerary

The best way to make the most of your trip to Australia is to take a road trip with your travel companions. This itinerary is perfect for a two-week-long road trip but the longer you visit and the more places you see on the way, the better!

An Epic Road Trip on Australia’s East Coast

Day 1 - 2

Arrive in Melbourne

Indulge in Melbourne’s coffee culture by visiting some lovely cafes and walk alongside the river that runs through the city. A few places to visit in Melbourne are the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance that offers a stunning panorama of the city, Queen Victoria Market and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Day 3 - 5

Drive up to Sydney

Between Melbourne and Sydney, you can stop at Ben Boyd National Park and Pebbly Beach.

This large city in Australia is famous for the Sydney Opera House and surfing at Bondi Beach! You can also check out the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden and Taronga Zoo.

Day 6 - 8   

Brisbane

On your way to Brisbane, stop at Byron’s Bay for some of the best waves for surfers. 

Brisbane is a gorgeous city built on the riverside with plenty of parks to stroll around, a koala sanctuary and a ferris wheel. 

Day 9 - 11

Fraser Island

This scenic island offers perfect sandy beaches, clear water and lakes for swimming. The best way to get around the island is driving a 4x4 vehicle. Stop by the Sandy Cape Lighthouse and the S.S. Maheno shipwreck. 

Day 12 - 14

Final stop! Cairns

Take a long drive or fly up to the north east coast of Australia to reach Cairns, the home of the Great Barrier Reef. There are countless activities to do in Cairns, here are a few of the top attractions.

  • Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
  • Fitzroy Island
  • Kuranda Scenic Railway
  • Cairns Aquarium 
  • Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome

Best Time to Visit Australia

The best months of the year to visit Australia are October or April when it is not too hot, more affordable and less crowded with tourists. The peak tourist season is from December to February during the Australian summer period, however, temperatures can reach up to 40°C which can make traveling quite difficult.

Getting Around Australia

With long distances to travel between destinations, it is important to choose the best transportation option to make your trip in Australia easier.

By Plane

The quickest way to get from one side of the country, domestic flights in Australia can be priced fairly and are even cheaper if you take a return ticket.

Train

This slow travel alternative is a reliable option that offers wonderful views from the window. Trains in Australia are mostly on time, easily accessible and will get you everywhere!

Tram

Hop on a tram in Melbourne! It is a fun and Instagram-worthy mode of transport around the city.

Bus

There are various Australian bus companies that operate across the country. For most of them, you can buy tickets directly at the bus terminal or book tickets online.

Car

Hiring a car will give you freedom to see hidden spots and you can take camping gear with you to pitch up on the way. Hire a 4x4 or 4WD vehicle for more adventurous trips because they don’t get stuck so easily and they are usually insured for rough roads.

Ferry

Take a ferry from mainland Australia and explore some of the most beautiful and unique islands.

What does it cost to travel to Australia?

Budget Trip Cost

  • Accomodation:
    In smaller cities, hostels cost €11-13 a night, while in larger cities like Sydney or Melbourne, they cost €14-24 per night.
  • Food, and Travelling around: €15 to €20 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Average Trip Cost

  • Accomodation:
    €64 to €80 per night for one 2 or 3-star hotel room
  • Food, and Travelling around: €38 to €78 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Luxury Trip Cost

  • Accomodation:
    €90 to €200 per night for one 4 or 5-star hotel room
  • Food, and Travelling around: €75 to €160 per day for one person’s daily expenses

Must-Try Foods in Australia

Vegemite

One Australian ‘delicacy’ that you either love or hate is vegemite. A dark thick spread made from leftover brewer’s yeast. Best served on toast with butter and sliced cheese.

Pavlova          

This meringue dessert is topped with whipped cream and chopped fruit. It was named after a famous ballerina.

Tim Tams

Possibly the best biscuit you would ever have the fortune to eat, can be bought in regular grocery stores.

BBQ

Try a local BBQ! Get some snags or shrimp on the barbie and enjoy some cold drinks with friends on a hot summer day!

Fairy Bread

A fun snack for 5-year-olds but also popular with adults is ‘fairy bread’, its sliced white bread with margarine or butter, covered in colorful sprinkles.

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