It may be the smallest continent of the world but it is by no means behind in terms of development and raw natural beauty. Suffice to say, Australia is beautiful and is a perfect vacation destination. If you have chosen Australia to be your next vacation spot, here are some tips that will come in handy. Make sure you go through them.
It is always good to know some stuff about the country you are visiting. For starters, you must know that the Australian currency is dollar. The code for it is ‘AUD’. And I doubt that anyone is unfamiliar with the dollar sign. Make sure you find out the conversion rate according to your home currency before traveling.
One of the things that make Australia a great vacation spot is that there is hardly a communication problem for tourists. English is the most common language spoken there and if you know even Basic English, you are good to go!
Don’t you just hate it when you plug in your charger and it blows up? Well, avoid that. In Australia, the electrical current is 220-240V, so don’t even think about using 110V gadgets. Also, I would advice that you pack a three pin adaptor because the three pin sockets in Australia tend to be different.
It is extremely essential to know about the climate of your holiday destination. Spring and autumn season in Australia is mild and the best time for traveling if you are an outdoorsy person. Spring and summers are more on the extreme side with temperatures ranging from 30 to 50 degrees Celsius. Make sure you pack accordingly. Summers are in no way a bad season to visit Australia. In fact, most people visit during this season. After all, it is the perfect time to wear stylish hats and colorful summery dresses.
There are no transportation woes in Australia. Going from place to place is pretty easy. Jump onto a tram, trolley or bus to move around. They are all equally convenient and not to mention enjoyable.
Security is not much of an issue in Australia. But it is always good to be careful. Some tips must be followed no matter where you are in the world and no matter how safe the place is.
• Keep your passport and travel documents in a locked safe of your hotel room.
• Keep a scanned copy of all travel documents in your cell phone. You might have to show them to a police officer when roaming around.
• Keep a water bottle with you at all times, especially when traveling in summers. I’m sure you do not want to end up de-hydrated.
• Do not travel without travel insurance.
• Be aware of the water currents and sharks at the gorgeous Australian Beaches.