By Diana Smith
The usual estimated time for the exploration of a certain country should amount to a casual two week vacation. And sure enough, for the most countries out there, everything beyond that is an overkill. But what happens when you want to visit a country like Australia that covers an entire continent, and has so much to offer that you can easily end up stuck for an entire month there? Well, it really boils down to how ambitious you are, but either way you will have to have a foolproof travel plan and know how to stretch your travel budget over a prolonged period of time. Let us see how you can address these issues.
Prioritize the Things You Like the Most
Australia is a place of great diversity, no matter whether we are talking about cultural, ethnical, natural or historical diversity. Trying to consume everything in one go may prove to be too much even for the biggest travel gourmands. That is why you should divide the places you can visit into several distinct groups and prioritize the things in which you are interested the most. Here’s a great example of one of such lists:
- Cities and country areas
- Historical sites
- Sport events
- Adventure travel
- Coastal vacation
Prioritize the Things You Can Get for Free
Now that you know where your priorities lay it is time to do a short research on the places you can get an access for free, and fortunately the list you will end up with will not be short. Sure, some premium content will require you to pay a certain price, but don’t think that the things you will get for free are second grade. Here are few attractions you should pay attention to:
- Sydney – Museum of Contemporary Arts, ArtGallery of New South Wales
- Brisbane – Queensland Museum, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
- Melbourne– National Gallery of Victoria
Group Things that are Close Together
Because of its enormous size, Australia can be fully explored only if it’s divided into several smaller scale tours that are easier to digests. Otherwise, aimlessly wandering across the continent can consume both your time and your budget. Here are some of the most logical combinations you could explore in short bursts:
- Sydney, Blue Mountains, Melbourne
- Melbourne, Tasmania
- Sydney, Pacific Highway, Brisbane
- Brisbane, FraserIsland, Cairns
- Brisbane, Gold Coast, ByronBay
- Adelaide, BarossaValley, Alice Springs
Travel Fast and Cheap
Essentially, you should search for the transportation that will get you from point A to point B in the most effortless fashion. Fort the start, look for the affordable airliners. Second, make your bookings early because you may get some sort of discount. Third, schedule your flights for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Saturday evenings, and Sunday mornings when flights tend to have lower prices. Once you leave the airport sharing a taxi with your fellow co-travelers may be the best way to navigate Australian cities.
Find an Affordable Accommodation
Finally, the choice of the place where you are going to sleep during your Australian road trip can easily make or break your vacation. What you should do to make it work is to avoid expensive hotels and hostels, and limit yourself to family motels and private accommodation. If you are going to explore some specific area for a prolonged period of time you may even get the best price if you rent an apartment for the entire month. Either way, there are more than enough ways to make arrangements and pay rental deposit online, so you won’t have to make ever-pricy last-minute decisions once you get off the plane.
If you follow these few guidelines and tips you should be able the get the most out of the beautiful country we like to call “The Land Down Under” during your vacation. All you have to do now is to sort out your priorities, make few arrangements, pack your bags and your Australian adventure will be ready to start.
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Author: Diana Smith https://plus.google.com/u/0/116091795770131287107/posts
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