Australia: 6 Tips for the Best Time

It’s probably pretty impossible to have a bad time in Australia. After all, it’s a place full of diversity, wildlife, gorgeous scenery and people who love life. But how can you make sure you have the best time? Here are 6 tips that will help you:

Learn Some of the Lingo

Australians say things a little differently to everywhere else. While they do speak English, the words they use for different items can be confusing if you don’t know what they are talking about. For example, many Australians call flip flops ‘thongs’! Imagine the confusion if you didn’t know that in a conversation. Look up slang words just so you’re familiar before you go.

Protect Yourself from the Sun

Australian sun is bright and very hot. It’s so easy to burn and damage your skin if you’re not careful. Make sure that whenever you go out, you protect yourself from the sun properly. This will help you to avoid burn, damage, and even sunstroke/dehydration. Wear a high sunscreen, and stay out of the sun at the hottest times of the day. You should also wear sunglasses, hats, and anything else to protect yourself. If you’re travelling with kids, it’s even more important you protect them. Stay hydrated wherever you go out by carrying water with you too!

Cliffs South of Collaroy: 12 Miles Northeast of Sydney, Australia. Photo credit: Thomas Depenbusch

Cliffs South of Collaroy: 12 Miles Northeast of Sydney, Australia. Photo credit: Thomas Depenbusch

Choose the Right Accommodation

Staying in the right accommodation on your trip to Aus will make a huge difference. You can stay in hostels, which is great for backpackers and those who are trying to save some cash. However, for a luxury trip, Villa Mercedes is a good option. It all depends on the kind of trip you want and your budget.

Speak to the Locals

A stranger is just a friend you haven’t made yet. It might sound cheesy, but it’s true! Speak to the locals and you might just learn some interesting stories about how they got to where they are. You’ll likely meet expats, backpackers, and all kinds of interesting people. Don’t be afraid to approach them.

Take More Than You Think You Need

Australia is expensive, so make sure you take more than you think you need. Many people recommend taking $5000 Australian dollars with you for a month or so, but you might need a little more. Come up with a budget and plan before you go so you have enough money to do what you want to do.

Embrace Island Time

Australia is very relaxed. It’s a place that prides itself on its laid back attitude. That means you need to embrace island time. It means being prepared to wait a little longer for the bus. Not getting the best, if any service at all in a restaurant. It’s all part of what makes Australia so great! Don’t complain, just embrace island time and relax.

Use these 6 tips when you’re visiting Australia and you’ll enhance your trip and have the most incredible time. If you’ve been before, make sure you leave your own tips below. Thanks for reading and come back soon!

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