By : Alexander Hunkin
One of the best ways to grow as a person, to develop yourself and to improve yourself, is to travel. You will meet new people, create new relationships, and get new friends. You will develop yourself in ways you would never expect. No matter how close or far, no matter how similar or different a culture and a nation is when compared to yours, travel is unique.
This brings us to beautiful, rugged Australia. No matter who you are, what your background is, Australia is the new place to visit. It has everything from culture, to nature. So without further ado, below you can find how to spend your first visit to Australia and how to make the most of it.
Before you begin, you first need to keep a couple of things in mind. Namely, you have to prepare properly. We won’t waste time on the basics, like getting all your meds, shots, extra clothing… You already know all this stuff. However, we can give you some tips on things that people often forget.
First of all, we suggest you just forget about getting actual, physical maps, and load up some of them on your phone. This is especially important if you’re going to travel to multiple areas of Australia without a car, with just a backpack or some luggage.
You probably know that you need t research every city you go to, and check out which one is dangerous, and when is it dangerous. Other basics like avoid areas with pickpockets, these are pretty much straightforward. However, you should also try to protect yourself with the law.
Namely, one of the main traits of millennials is just how at ease they feel when shopping online, wherever they are. However, since time immemorial tourists have served as easy targets for unscrupulous vendors everywhere. For this reason, even if you’re in the nicest part of Sydney, you should carry the numbers of good NSW Compensation Lawyers for product liability insurance, just in case. And indeed, any trouble you may get into there.
Check out the royal botanical gardens
Trust us, there is more to Australia than just barbeques and beaches (even though those are amazing). So one of the first things you should do is go to Sydney, and visit the Royal Botanical Gardens. There you will see 70 acres of beautiful, lush greenery and grass. Thousands of types of flowers, trees, and general flora. It is an oasis that needs to be seen, something that is in stark contrast with Sydney’s beautiful but urban skyscrapers and concrete. Here you can relax, have a picnic, and just enjoy some fresh air and beautiful nature. There are many tours here, one of them being the Aboriginal Heritage tour which can give you special insight into the world of Australia’s indigenous people.
Visit the opera house
The famous Sydney opera house. One of the most interesting and recognizable architectural achievements of the 20th century, it’s as interesting inside as it is outside. First, there are many restaurants and shops you can visit there. But, the main draw of this place (besides the unique architectural design) is what is inside. There are over 40 shows a week within this place. Events, tours, pop music and rock concerts, dance, stand-up comedy… There is a little bit of everything for everyone, pulling off quality and quantity at the same time.
Check out ancient rock art
The Aboriginal population in Australia represents some of the oldest cultures in the world. For this reason, you simply must check out the ancient stones that carry their artwork and signs. This ancient art gives you a look into how these ancient people lived their lives. You may find artwork as old as 20,000 years. Check out the Ubirr and Nourlangie galleries, and see what they have to offer.
The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is something that every nature enthusiast simply must see, especially if you’re obsessed with the sea. You can go diving or snorkelling, fly in a helicopter over it, or even move around in a boat or a motor yacht. It is an experience of a lifetime that any nature or environment enthusiast should not miss.
And there you have it folks, a quick little guide on how to make the most of your Australia trip. Remember to pack properly, and try to think of all those little annoyances that may just ruin your trip. Then, figure out where you want to go. You can go and see urban art galleries and events in the great Sydney opera house, or perhaps visit that cities royal botanical garden. Or, perhaps learn a bit about the ancient people that lived here. If you like aquatic nature, then you should really visit the Great Barrier Reef, and see what it has to offer.