Australia - but it's so far away! Or? Traveling to Perth is comparable to traveling to Los Angeles with a layover. Definitely a long trip, but in my eyes it's worth every minute of the flight. After our five trips to Australia, I have only scratched the surface of this gigantic country.
In Australia you drive on the left. If it is the first time you drive on the left side, do not pick up the rental car directly at the airport when you land. You need to be alert and fresh in the head to head out on the roads!
You don't swim on the beaches
As beautiful as the beaches are in North Queensland, most Australians prefer to swim in a pool. In the summers (October to April) there are both deadly jellyfish and saltwater crocodiles in the sea. So if you want to avoid these beasts when you go snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef, you should go there during the winter (June to August)
Winter in Australia
During the Australian summers, temperatures often exceed the 40-degree mark. We went to Western Australia during their winter, when the average temperatures correspond to Swedish summer. A clearly better choice - even if it may rain for a few days.
I'm only saying this once. Do not bring anything edible or anything that lives (or has ever lived)! Read it carefully and go on red if you are the least bit unsure! I always go for red when in doubt, so I can confirm that IKEA's wooden pencils and shoes with wooden heels are OK.
Shake your shoes
There are a lot of small insects in Australia and a lot of spiders. If you want to be sure not to get bitten by an insect - always shake out your shoes before putting them on.
1. Snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef 2. Drive straight into the red outback 3. Take a Quokka selfie on Rottnest Island 4. Grab a coffee at the Sydney Opera House 5. Visit a winery in the Yarra Valley or Margaret River 6. Visit the world's largest sand island - Fraser Island 7. Visit Sydney's beaches in Manley or Bondi 8. Visit Monkey Mia's wild dolphins 9. Drive along the Great Ocean Road 10. Enjoy beach life in Cairns Northern Beaches
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