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Major Travel Destinations in Australia

australiaAustralia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is also hailed a major travel destination. Australia is home to some of the best travel attractions and destinations and its unique and varied landscape always provide something different for the travelers. A large portion of Australia is covered with deserts but still there are plenty enough places to make Australia a hot travel destination in the World. Here are some of the major travel destinations in Australia that I would recommend one to visit and there are still many places not listed in the place as it will require more than a single Hub Post to list them all. So go through some of the top travel attractions in Australia listed below.

Sydney

Sydney is one of the most beautiful Australian cities and as a result has become one of the major travel destinations in Australia. The vibrant city is famous for Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Opera House which attracts a large number of travelers. Sydney offers a dynamic city life and there are some of the best shopping centers, restaurants and hangout zones where you can enjoy your tips in a better way. The important buildings, beaches, the museums, festivals etc all make this city a must to visit travel spot in Australia.

Cairns

Cairns is one of the best sightseeing and adventure travel destination in India which is known for its amazing natural beauty and resources. It is one of the best place to enjoy some adventure activities while on your tour and it’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef makes it more interesting and beautiful. The adventure activities along the barrier reef, helicopter trip, snorkeling, diving, bot air balloon trip and night zoo safari makes Cairns a perfect travel destination for adventure lovers. Cairns also serves as one of the best sightseeing travel place in Australia and the tolerable climatic conditions makes Cairns more favorite among the tourists.

Adelaide

Adelaide, also known as the ‘City of Churches’ is the fifth largest city in Australia and the Capital City of South Australia. The amazing landscapes, dynamic townships, historic spots, culture, natural resources etc make Adelaide a hot tourist destination in Australia. The festivals in Adelaide are another major thing that attracts a lot of travelers throughout the year. Apart from travel spots, Adeliaide is a perfect place for enjoying food items and is also home to some of the best vineyards in Australia.

Melbourne

Melbourne is generally known as the “Cultural Capital of Australia” and is the Capital City of Victoria. Voted as the most livable city in 2011, Melbourne is a major tour destination in Australia. Its amazing beauty, unique city life, arts, culture, historic buildings and museums are some of the major attraction that adds more color to the tourism industry in Melbourne. Travelers from different part of the world travel to Melbourne to enjoy it’s amazing city life and natural beauty that surrounds the city.

Perth

The Capital City of Western Australia and the fourth most populated city in Australia, Perth is one of the best places to visit in Australia. Also known as the “City of Light”, Perth’s beauty, culture, arts, natural resources, islands, zoo, museums and wildlife parks are some of the major factors that attract travelers to this beautiful city in Australia. The calm and cool atmosphere in Perth makes it a perfect holiday destination in Australia to spend your time with friends and family.

An online marketing consultant from India and also a blogger who writes on the major tour travel attractions in Australia. A keen movie watcher and music lover who always loves to meet new friends and share ideas.

 

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Travel Safety Tips

A tourist can become the most targeted individual for thieves and other criminals. So, when travelling a person should be aware of some travel protection tips.

Talk to a travel agent before you set out and proceed to your destination. The agent may be able to give you valuable tips about the place. The state/country’s culture and their language may also pose some challenges for you. These challenges might cause delays in finding help or looking for assistance in case of emergencies.

And before you leave, make sure that you finalize your accommodation details. Give your hotel or hostel reception a call and verify that you have a reservation with them. It can be irritating at times, but there can be some hotels that will have errors with their reservations. And to avoid experiencing trouble with your place to stay, you have to remind them when you are going to be arriving.

Let a couple of people know where you will be staying. But, do make sure that those are people that you can trust. Don’t let random strangers know where you are going and which hotel you are staying. That will be dangerous as you may become a very easy victim.

When you are travelling by car, avoid sharing it with people you don’t know. Hitch hiking can be very dangerous. You won’t have control of the actions of the people that you are with. The risk of getting into trouble may be greater than in any other mode of travelling.

Choose daytime to travel. Travelling at night might be cooler and it can mean lesser traffic on the road. However, the night can also present a lot of risks especially if you are travelling at a deserted area. You may start very early in the day. Even if the sun hasn’t risen yet, you may already start travelling. This is an exception as you will be looking into a long day ahead of you.

Make sure that you have all pertinent documents with you wherever you will go. These documents will include your ID, passport, and driver’s license. These can be the most common papers that local authorities will be asking for when they are talking to foreigners in the area.

Do not trust strangers and their opinions. If you do not know anyone in your destination, it may be more sensible for you to ask guidance and advice from your hotel’s manager. The internet might even be more helpful for you. You can conduct a little research before you leave for your destination. You may even try to get internet access when you are already having trouble while you are travelling.

The typical safe destination for you will be one wherein a lot of kids and moms are present. This will give you an idea of what the locals consider a safe destination.

Try not to flaunt anything expensive. It may be safer for you to travel with a credit card than carry a lot of cash. It might be necessary for you to have at least a small amount of cash for other transactions where credit cards are not accepted.

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Affordable Travel Destination Tips

Your first stop should be at your local travel agent. Ask about special packages to specific destinations that don’t cost an arm and a leg to get to and see the sights. This opens the door to what is sometimes called ‘adventure’ travel. Ever been to the Galapagos Islands? This is an affordable vacation destination, as many travelers are now hearing. Costa Rica, a U.S. territory, is another popular and affordable travel destination. You have no exchange rate to worry about and by going to some of the more out of the way beach locations, you get a better flavor of the culture, enjoying pristine beaches that aren’t overrun with other tourists and at a very attractive price. Give your travel agent the parameters of what you’d like to get out of your vacation, as well as how much you can spend. He or she is going to work very hard to find an affordable travel package that satisfies your objectives and budget.

Do some research on the net, too. Scope out travel destinations you find appealing and try to get a baseline on cost of accommodations. Consider alternative accommodations, such as youth hostels, convents and monasteries (great places to stay, BTW) and residency apartments, sometimes known as ‘efficiencies’. For about the same price as a hotel, you can rent a furnished apartment, with a kitchen, cookware and bedding. It’s obvious you’ll cut your costs by shopping locally and eating at home. Affordable travel plans require flexibility.

Another strategy is to simply throw your wish list out in a Google search. For example, you’ve got a budget of $1000 and would like to get away for 7 days to a beach holiday in Costa Rica. Google it! Something like ‘travel package Costa Rica 6 nights’ ought to get you to a site offering a deal.

Your travel agent is your best ally in finding a good, affordable travel package. The agency makes a commission, but only if you buy the package! After making your own online investigations, see what your travel agent has found. It may be far better than what you were able to find on your own. Especially in difficult economic times, the sharp travel agent’s connections serve your needs well.

Have a great vacation!

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Tips For Finding a Unique Travel Destination

When you decide to travel somewhere there are always unknown or little known destinations that can make your trip much more unique. The best way to be able to find the perfect unique travel destination is by doing a lot of research prior to traveling.

If you have unlimited resources then a great way to choose your vacation destination is to spin a globe, close your eyes or put on a blindfold, and point at a spot. When you open your eyes you will reveal your travel destination. This means that you have picked somewhere completely at random.

Next you can start looking at lists that have been compiled about places that must be seen before you pass. There are a lot of websites, books and other mediums completely dedicated to teaching people where must see sights are at.

Another way to find a truly unique travel destination is to do some research on odd festivals. You can find a festival that celebrates nearly everything. Once you find an odd or unique festival that is going on during your desired travel dates you can begin to find the perfect travel destination for you. Just think you can plan your family vacation to include something as unique as the Redneck Games in Dublin, Georgia; The Baby Jumping Festival in Spain, The Naked Festival in Japan, or The Festival of Colors in India.

If you are having a hard time finding the perfect interesting and different vacation then you can always enlist the help of a travel professional. Many travel agents could be able to assist you in your needs. Just be honest with them when you talk to them. Explain that you do not want to have to worry about your safety but that you would like to go on a trip that is all your own and different from where anyone else goes. Tell them things that you enjoy and like and ask that your personality be considered while they are planning.

The final tip is to be able to choose a travel destination that will allow you to really help others. There are many great trips available to those who want to volunteer and help people with different activities. In some cases these trips are even free or at least a lot less expensive than typical traveling.

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