Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to Australia

Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to Australia

Hmmm, are you a first-time traveller bound to Australia and seeking for some help before you take off? If, yes, I would welcome you then. Get yourself a notebook and a pen to jot down all these tips that are really meant for you.

Better read this very well in order for you to have a memorable and FUN-tastic first-time travel experience. Are you ready? So, buckle up and keep your attention here, this would be a little life-changing and as well as exciting.

PLAN AND WISELY

Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to Australia

If the thought of travelling for the first time has finally made its comfortable sit on your mind, then you must now begin planning. Here are some tips for you to try.

THINK IF YOU’RE 100% SURE AND READY

Of course, this could be the first thing you must do before stepping into a different place. You must be fully decided and wholeheartedly willing to do this. Or else, you’ll only have a waste of time once you decided to go but you knew to yourself that you don’t really want to.

ACQUIRE THE MUCH-NEEDED DOCUMENTS

This is one of the primary things you must not forget if you are considering travelling. These documents are your keys to travel to and from Australia. Below is the list of the most common documents required.

  • Valid Passport
  • Visa or a document stating your authority to enter Australia (this includes the electronic visa)
  • Complete and signed Incoming Passenger Card together with health and character statement.

HAVE EVERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT PHOTOCOPIED

Once you’ve acquired all the documents, chill and relax because you aren’t meant for take-off, buddy. Get all the documents photocopied, yes, you’ve heard it right – this is for emergency purposes and also to avoid delays or problems that may occur in the picture.

CHECK THE ITINERARIES AND TAKE IT AS A GUIDE TO DO YOUR OWN

Australia isn’t only a big and diverse country; its beauty is so pleasing that you wouldn’t find it easy to choose what state to visit or which place you would choose first to see. So, if you’re having a hard time with it, you better have a little research and read some itineraries about travelling to Australia. If you aren’t in the mood to go with that, then make it at least a guide for doing your own.

RESEARCH ON THE TOP DESTINATIONS

If you wouldn’t want a waste of time when you stepped on extravagant Australia, then make an early research about where the top destinations are. In this way, it would be a great help when you already have an idea of what places to visit.

CHECK OUT THE NICEST HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS

Since it’s your first time in Australia, check on the lists of the best hotels, restaurants and etc. where you can indulge yourself and feel like a high-end tourist. You wouldn’t want to go there without a place to house yourself, right?

Also, it’s advisable to not only check for leisure places but also to research for the locations of the nearest hospitals, police stations, and your country’s embassy.

ACQUIRE A TRAVEL INSURANCE

To acquire your travel insurance is advisable because, though you’re away to have fun and unwind, you’re also more prone to unexpected incidents. These incidents are like medical emergencies, vehicle accidents, emergency accommodation, and flight cancellations.

PREPARE TIME!

Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to Australia

So, once you’ve made it to the first stop of the process, then it’s time for you to go and pack your things! Aren’t you excited about that? Or it only intensifies your urge to get to Australia? Whatever you’re feeling, go get your things prepared.  

BRING YOUR OWN TOILETRIES

If there is one thing you shouldn’t forget in the packing process aside from your documents, that’s the toiletries. You must be anticipating these on your chosen accommodation out there in Aus, but what if they don’t offer one? It’s better to be ready than ask for help.

DIFFERENT BAGS

Get yourself at least two different bags – secure bags to be clear. The other one is meant for the general luggage which you can leave at the hotel, whilst the other one must be a hand-carry bag that’s perfect for travelling everywhere without feeling like you’re going on a camping. Choose a hand-carry bag which can house your most valuable things.

TWO WALLETS

It’s not required but highly advisable. Who knows what to happen while you’re busy enjoying Australia’s night street, right? Bring one wallet where you would use for all your expenses, and the other one is for emergency cases only such as loss of your main wallet, lack of budget, or theft.

ENOUGH OF BULKY CAMERAS

This is something that some travellers must learn to avoid. Unless you’re willing to walk or stroll the big land of Australia with those heavy things on your back. You could choose your phone an alternative. Just learn how to take photos nicely and that could make people say, “wow!”.

TRAVEL JOURNAL

What a joy when you have a travel journal when you go to different places. And it’s more enjoyable when you get to do travel journaling for the first time. This is for the written memories’ purposes.

If you would want to have something to read when you get back home, then opening your travel journal would do. You could write what places you’ve been, what foods you’ve tried, or how mesmerized you are in exploring the astonishing places of Australia.

FIRST STEP TO AUSTRALIA!

Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to Australia

Hooorraaaaay! If you made to Australia! You must be jumping up and down because of the happiness you’re feeling. Well, keep all these in mind to make your stay worthwhile.

INTERACT WITH THE LOCALS

One thing’s for sure, you would be very much overwhelmed if you get a little interaction with the Australians. Of course, you wouldn’t feel like you’re completely in there if you haven’t met their people, right? Make new friends, who would have known they could be your guide on your next trip to Australia.

BE MINDFUL ALWAYS

No matter how safe Australia looks like, you still have to be alert and be mindful of your surroundings. This is for your safety purposes, of course, you wouldn’t want any unforeseen circumstances to ruin your first-time travel to Australia experience, right?

TAKE GOOD QUALITY PHOTOS

This must be the most exciting part, especially for the millennials. Taking a double-tap worthy photo! Nowadays, photos aren’t just meant for collecting or keeping memories, but also to be posted in squares on social media sites. Of course, you better invest for post-worthy photos!

ENJOY, ENJOY, AND ENJOY!

This is the most possible reason why you came all the way to Australia! Don’t lock yourself in the hotel room, get out and explore, step into the light and have fun, make the most of your visit to Australia. Live every moment to the fullest and make your smile shine the brightest.

AUTHOR BIO:

Essential Tips for First Time Travellers to AustraliaKath Ramirez is a journalism graduate who aims to turn her dreams into her passion. Her love for writing started when she was seven years old, reading illustrated books. Writing articles, reading books, and dancing is her passion and she breathes into life with these. Kath is also engaged in exploring different places to stay for vacation or Holidays and a food addict but health conscious. She now works as a writer for WestHQ Live Music one of the best travel locations in the heart of Western Sydney.

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