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South Pacific Vacation Packages - Your Initial Trip To Australia

Author : Hunter Zimmerman


South Pacific Vacation Packages - Tips for First Time Travelers

There is far more to see and to do in Australia than any normal person could manage in a single trip, even if they were on an extended month long vacation. Pacific vacation packages can seem like quite a challenge to put together with all the various opportunities and events available.

On your first trip to Australia you will probably want to visit some of the more famous landmarks. These can include the Great Barrier Reef, the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock or the Whitsunday Islands. There are a lot of other places too that a quick search should be able to pull up, to give you some ideas.

Australia's main benefit can also be one of its detractions to some, It is just plain huge. A majority of the population doesn't even live in the interior of the continent; they live in the areas along the coast. Most of the interior of the Australian continent is either underdeveloped or completely undeveloped by modern standards. This means that there is a whole lot of open space in between many places with not much being nearby anything else. That makes for a difficult time in seeing everything because of the travel time between sights.

You can't travel Australia like you travel the U.S. You might be able to bounce around the US in a campervan over the course of a month and see a lot of great stuff but the distances are different in Australia. The drive from Sydney to Perth alone takes more than 50 hours by road and that's one of the shorter trips you could make. If you want to get around and see a lot in a short span of time, your best bet is booking local flights.

Additional Tips for First Time Travelers to Australia

1) Intentionally Book a Stopover - This can help you strip away the most common problems associated with a long trip like jet lag. This also allows you to enjoy some other destinations depending on where you fly in from. How often will you be able to visit Singapore, Bangkok or Hong Kong once your vacation is over?

2) Use Travel Apps - Your cell phone probably won't work everywhere for either lack of signal or no network availability but there are a plethora of travel apps you can use to help you find your way around foreign cities. Download the apps before you are out of your coverage area so you have them on hand when you get to your destination.

3) Study the Customs - When traveling anywhere it is a good idea to have the manners to give at least a cursory study to the local cultures. Australia and her Islands are a cultural melting pot but they are not like Americans. There will be ales of a chance of making a major faux pas or miscommunication if you study their manners and habits as well as familiarizing yourself with the regions slang and customs.


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Want to go somewhere awesome this year? Then its time to discover the fun and majesty that comes with South Pacific Vacation Packages. Theres nothing better than backpacking Australia or putting together wine tours on your own Australia Vacation Deals. Wonder awaits downunder.

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