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Top Things that You Need to Know Before You Travel to Australia

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Australia really is one of the most incredible and diverse areas in the world. It may look small, but it is actually the 6th largest country. It is bigger than all European countries put together and it has just as much to offer as well.

Road Trips are Hard

If you want to go out on a road trip then you should note that it will take you more than 9 hours to drive from Sydney to Melbourne. If you are planning a trip to Australia then you will want to give yourself lots of time to get out there and explore. If you want to hop between cities then your best bet would be to fly, or if you want to go off the beaten path a little and explore the outback then you may want to book a vacation that is at least a month or two long. Even though you’ll be going for a really long time, you probably still won’t have enough time to see everything. Australia is huge, but it is home to some of the most amazing sites in the world. If you do want to go ahead with the road trip idea, why not consider Charity Drive? It’s a great way to see the sights while helping a great cause.

australian map with pins

Australia Can be Expensive

Instead of booking through a really good airline, it helps to book through someone who can offer you a cheaper flight. This is because the food and accommodation there will be expensive and transportation isn’t cheap either. If you aren’t sure how your trip is going to pan out then why not consider just booking a single flight, so that you can book your return whenever you want? You can also try and travel overland as well, and consider sight-seeing tours instead of renting a car.

Cook Your Own Food

It’s way cheaper to cook your own food than it is to go out there and fine-dine every day. The best thing about Australia is that there are plenty of grocery chains out there and they have a huge range of BBQ food available. When you cook your own food, you can easily set up a small BBQ in the park and this is a great way for you to get out there and meet new people. You also need to remember that you don’t need to drink all the time and you can easily bring your own alcohol as well.

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

Learn the Lingo

There are a lot of different meanings to various words in Australia, for example, thongs are known as being flip-flops and capsicums are peppers. You’ll also find that downtown isn’t known as being “downtown” in Australia. If you want to travel down here then you will want to call it the “CBD” instead. This is known as being the central business district. If you happen to get sick or need medication, ask for a chemist, not a pharmacy as well. If you don’t then you may find yourself going in the wrong direction.

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