For many visitors, Australia is synonymous with endless summers where the living is easy, and the adventures are as vast as the horizons. Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world, with an estimated population of over 22 million.
If you are a first time visitor to Australia, deciding where to go and do depends on certain factors like distance, money and time. As a country with so many exciting places to visit, tourism in Australia could be driving around the Outback for months, exploring the national parks, or hanging out at beaches.
You can also visit two of Australia’s big natural attractions: the 2000km-long Great Barrier Reef off Queensland, and the brooding monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock), in the Northern Territory’s Red Centre.
If you are not the outdoor type, you can nestle in the cocoon of Australia’s beautiful and fun-filled cities of Sydney, regarded as the jewel in Australia’s naval, Melbourne, Brisbane and the Gold Coast, as well as Perth, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin.
The best time to travel to Australia depends on what you seek as well as the weather conditions. You can experience regular warm summers at the coast with occasional but brief heatwaves exceeding 40°C. However, as you head inland, the temperature rises further.
If you love the winter period, you can enjoy Victoria with its short days at this time. The best time to travel to Tasmania is year-round but most especially the summer when you get to explore the island’s outdoor attractions.
Apart from the weather conditions, school holidays, public holidays and major events also determine when you can visit Australia and enjoy it to the fullest.
You can reach Australia in several different ways, but the two most convenient ways are through the air and sea. There are direct flights to Australia’s major airports from many international capitals as well as several spectacular cruises that offer luxurious and comfortable voyages to Australia.
No matter your budget, endeavour to visit Australia at least once in a lifetime.