Friday, February 02, 2007

Planning An Unforgettable Trip To Australia

A trip to Australia might be the perfect vacation for you. Because the Australian climate is so varied, there’s always a variety of options for destinations and activities for your dream vacation. If you prefer to rough it in the country, you can explore the Outback and climb Ayers Rock. Those who prefer the city can discover the delights of Australia’s major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Canberra.

Whatever your budget, you can find the right Australian travel package for you. Even travellers with the smallest budget can see what Australia has to offer by backpacking around the country and staying at inexpensive hostels that cater to young travellers on a budget. Travellers can also book guided tours, including sailing trips, hikes through the wilderness, or a tour of local wineries. Travel agencies offer travel packages that combine airfare, accommodations, some meals, and guided tours of your choice.

After you arrive at your Australian Destination, you might be confused about what activities you should do. If you took your vacation to relax, you could partake in the top-rate shopping that Australian cities can offer, take in a play, or visit historic points of interest. Australian fine dining is famous for its choice selection of seafood and beef. Tour packages may even offer cooking classes, if you’re interested in learning how to prepare these delicious meals yourself.

Australia is known around the world for its wines, particularly Shiraz, so a cooking class that incorporates wine into the cooking would be an ideal way to experience all the culinary delights Australia has to offer at the same time. If you prefer to be more active, a kayaking trip or a tour of the Great Barrier Reef might be the thing for you. Travellers can climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, get lessons on surfing, or go parasailing.

If you really feel adventurous, you can try bungee jumping or skydiving. For those who wish to get in touch with nature, a drive along the Great Ocean Road or a day cruise to watch dolphins and whales in the ocean would be a great way to appreciate Australia’s natural beauty.

For more ideas about a perfect Australian vacation, you can find a multitude of websites and guidebooks that can help you plan your trip. Let’s Go, Frommers, and Lonely Planet offer guidebooks updated annually that highlight points of interest, places to stay, and the best restaurants to visit, as well as the general price range and rating for each.

Most Popular Cruise Destination in Australia/New Zealand

Travel websites can also help you plan a trip.
http://Australia.com has a vast amount of resources, including census data, travel specials, climate information, currency conversion and photo galleries. It even has information about temporary work visas, if you’d like to make your vacation an extended working holiday.

About the Author: Joe Goertz, you will find more from this author at:
mytravel-magazine.com

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