Your travel to Australia can never be complete without hitting one of the best beaches in the country. Australia is not only known for its outback, and endemic animals like kangaroo and koala, but for its crystal clear and scenic beaches as well. Tourists from different parts of the globe flock some of the most beautiful Australian beaches. Hence, if you are planning for a trip to the Land Down Under, do not fail to include the beach in your target destinations even if you choose to stay in hotels in Parramatta area.
Traveling to Australia can be equally fun and nerve-racking, especially if it is your first time doing it. At least a week before your flight going to the Land Down Under, make sure to prepare all the things you need and your itinerary.
The following are some of the things you should prepare beforehand:
Passport – Have your passport handy. It is wise to place your passport in a water-proof casing so wherever you go, can be sure that it will stay dry and contact. It is also important to place your passport somewhere you can easily get it, such as backpack or handbag. You can afford to lose your belongings but not your passport, which is why you should keep it secured anytime during your trip.
Camera – You would not want to miss a moment of your first-time travel to Australia. Have your camera fully charged and bring with you extra battery pack and memory card so you will never miss a picture-worthy moment. If you don’t want to bring a camera, you can rely on your smart phone since many phones of today are equipped with high-tech camera. However, if you want to have clearer pictures, then you should bring a camera with you on your travel.
Cell phone with international SIM – Before travelling, ask your network service provider about roaming capabilities of your cell phone and subscription to know how to use it in case you have. Also, be mindful of using your cell phone while in another country as your service provider may charge you using different rates, which can skyrocket your bill.
Swimwear – If you are planning to hit the beach while in Australia, then do not forget to bring with you swimwear. You can buy online so you can get it cheaper. It is not advisable however to pack too many swimwear since it is better to travel light. For women, it is advisable to bring at least two pairs of swimsuits. For men, two swimming trunks will suffice.
Australian dollars – If you can have your local money exchanged to Australian dollars, do it before travelling so you will have quick cash for immediate needs when you arrive in Australia. You can use your Australian money for quick snack, cab ride, or any other immediate needs. However, be mindful about the limit of money you can bring with you during your flight.
Travel map – Download an app on your smart phone that can help you pinpoint the places to visit in Australia. This app should also help you in finding the best routes going to places, good restaurants, hotels, and tourist attractions. This app will also come handy in case you get lost while traveling. If you are not very tech savvy, you can rely on good ol’ travel that you can buy in your local bookstore and travel store.
The secret to a convenient flight going to Australia is to have everything prepared. If you don’t have Australian dollars yet, go to your local foreign exchange center. If you don’t have accommodation yet, go for hotels in Parramatta area. If you don’t have a travel map app, you can always download one. It is better to be overly prepared than to miss something in your travel bag.