How to Plan A Long-Haul Trip To Australia

A trip to Australia is no easy feat, especially for anyone located at the other end of the world. A long-haul trip isn’t a preferred choice for everyone, but when it comes to this part of the world, Australia is well worth the effort to travel to if given the opportunity. Planning such a trip is necessary because, for many, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. For those who may have some free time available in the next year or so, here’s some travel advice on how to plan a long-haul trip to Australia.

Stylish modern building and arch bridge crossing harbor against cloudy sundown sky in Australia
Photo by Ben Mack

Consider which area of Australia to visit.

Just like any other country, Australia has a variety of popular places to visit. While it may not be possible to go to all of them during your visit, some are within a reasonable distance of each other to travel to.

Whatever the case, it’s good to look at each area and research what that particular place offers and whether it’s a preferred choice.

Some popular spots to travel to Australia are; Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Alice Springs, Byron Bay and Perth, to name a few. There’s a lot, so it’s worth digging to get more insight. 

Pack smartly

When planning for a long-haul trip, it’s important to pack smartly. This is especially the case if the travel takes place during the year when it may be a little hit-and-miss. However, it’s not a particularly cold country and can remain relatively warm throughout the year.

With that in mind, be sure to pack smart. Think about what needs to go with the travel party and, where possible, split clothing across multiple suitcases. That way, if any get lost, everyone has at least something to wear.

Have plenty of spending money

Australia isn’t cheap, so having a sizeable savings fund can come in handy when wanting to get the most out of the trip. Try to save several hundred pounds, perhaps more, depending on how many people are in your group. It could be a thousand or so pounds that need to be put aside for a family!

Research the best places to explore

Make sure to research all of the most popular spaces to visit while in Australia. Food spots like Uptown Social are worth a look, and popular activities help maximise the days spent in the country. There’s so much to see and do, and it’s not a place you’re going to get bored.

Photo of Surfer in Rule of Thirds Photography during Sunset
Photo by Nathan Cowley

Pick a time of year to go.

There are some great times of the year to go, but there are also times when it can be pretty miserable in terms of the weather. The wet season is between October and April, so travel outside of here if you prefer the hot weather.

Planning a long-haul trip is always complex, but it can be much easier with these tips. 

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