We want to start this travel guide showing you the map of Australia so you can easily locate where are the places you want to visit and you can organize your route through Australia more easily.
Although some of the main cities of the country are indispensable in any trip around Australia, it is important to keep in mind that Down Under (the term with which Australia is known) is primarily a country of landscapes and nature.
In Australia there are many other national parks that are spectacular, if you have the opportunity to spend some time in Australia we recommend that you dedicate some breaks to see the nature of the country and discover the breathtaking landscapes of Australia because they have no waste.
West Coast of AustraliaThe west coast of Australia is much wilder, is less populated and has a little more complicated logistics to organize a trip, which makes it much more interesting.
This is our selection of places to go in Australia, we have listed some of the tourist areas of Australia and other places to visit in Australia less known but also spectacular.
Travel itinerary to Australia
Who has not ever imagined touring the Australian coast aboard a van? Feeling the air on your face, putting your hand out the window and enjoying the best sunrises and sunsets you can imagine. Well, Christmas vacations are approaching, and there is no better time than now to propose you the 4 best road trips in the Antipodes.
The surfing road trip par excellence. With a distance of 926 kilometers through the Pacific Highway, it is the perfect trip for nature lovers, surfing and relaxation. In short, for anyone who loves Australia.
Some of the must stops are Sydney – supposed to be your starting point – Byron Bay or Gold Coast. But that’s only if we think of towns or cities. If we talk about nature and waves, get ready to fall in love with countless corners.
From the Whitsunday Islands to the Great Barrier Reef, get ready to see the most incredible seascapes you could ever imagine. The route has a distance of 1700 kilometers, through which you will discover countless corners. A must-see is Fraser Island. The largest sand island in the world is waiting for you to drive along its endless beaches and discover its most secret places. Don’t worry, if you don’t have a 4×4, you can rent one right there.
Travel plan to Australia
The star activities are snorkeling, which we did in Cape Tribulation, one of the most remote accessible places in Australia, and the (amazing!) scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef, from the Whitsunday Islands. Neither is particularly cheap… but both are beastly and, besides, who’s to say it won’t be once in a lifetime?
Whether you go snorkeling or flying or both, there are several things to consider: in which area is best for you, if the date fits with the best season, tips for your visit to have the least possible impact… As we want your experience to be as wonderful as ours, we recommend you to read this post with all the info about snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef and this one about the scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef. In both there are recommendations and direct links to, if you want, make your reservation.
Australian cities are modern, comfortable and cosmopolitan, as well as not excessively crowded, because here nothing else, but there is plenty of space! In addition, they are usually very close or have full access to nature (either to the countryside, forests, ocean …) so they are an ideal mix.
Tourism in Australia 2022
From Australia you will be able to travel easier (in terms of time and money) than from your home country to many places. If your idea is to take advantage of this opportunity and discover more of the world, you will love this article because we are going to tell you about our top 11 best destinations to travel from Australia: prices, what you will find there and more.
Also, keep in mind that if you work in Australia, the exchange rate will be favorable for you, as the Australian dollar is strong and has enough purchasing power in most countries in the area.
From Australia there are direct flights to both Phuket Island airport and Bangkok airport. To Phuket you can fly from Melbourne or Sydney for about 425 AUD (270 euros) and to Bangkok from Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane for between 300 and 600 euros.
We recommend you to take a look at George Orwell’s life, if you like it, in Burma (he was assigned there by the British crown). This way you can discover the different places where he lived, what he wrote about them and have a special motivation for the trip.