Travelling to Australia is not a walk in the park. In fact, it can be one of the most incredible experiences of your life if you do it right. When you do finally get to Australia, you are going to have a hard time not having at least one overwhelming, but amazingly enjoyable experience to take home with you: driving through the outback, visiting wildlife, experiencing the vastness of the desert, seeing Australia’s unique flora and fauna up close and personal – even though you may be used to seeing the tourist attractions of Australia all on TV – and most important, enjoying yourself! As with any other tourist destination, it is important to ensure that you have all the appropriate supplies and equipment before setting off on your trip.
With regard to equipment, you will have to ensure that you have a suitable vehicle for your trip and that it is roadworthy (it should have up to date tyres and be fitted with a full set of tyres). You should also prepare any accessories required such as travel guides and first aid kits. A large variety of caravans and travel trailers are available from most major caravan dealerships in order to ensure that you have plenty of accommodation options once you arrive in Australia. Most travellers to Australia will tend to select a vehicle that is compact and easy to tow. It is very important to ensure that your vehicle has a sufficient amount of storage room for your personal items.
On arrival into the country, you will need to register with the relevant authorities and most airports will also require you to produce proof of identification including a valid passport. Once in the country, it is very important to ensure that you do plan some type of research to ensure that you have an understanding of the different areas of the country as well as what is involved in particular native cultures. In order to gain a deeper knowledge of local customs and traditions, it would be wise to join a guided tour, partake in a heritage tour or join an indigenous learning program. Remember, once you have arrived in Australia you are a visitor and although you may have a holiday visa, you still have to comply with the laws of the country you are visiting – including stopping to take photos and speak to local people. Your goal as a tourist is to become a part of Australian life and culture – so make sure that you do your research!