Many people could only dream of visiting Australia in their lifetimes. It’s one of the most popular destinations in the world, especially for backpackers – although it isn’t only nomads that visit! It’s the perfect place for camping, road tripping, surfing, relaxing, and exploring. It’ll be a trip you’ll never forget.


The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a popular landmark down under in Australia.


If you’re visiting, then it goes without saying you need to do your utmost to make the best of this trip. You may never come back, and you want to squeeze as much enjoyment out of it as possible!

With that in mind, here are 8 ways to make the most of your trip down under. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the land down under with some wonderful water views.


Know What You Want Out Of Your Trip

Knowing what you want to get out of your trip to Aus will help you to plan it. Don’t just show up without any idea of what you want to do, as you’ll feel so overwhelmed when you arrive. Sydney is Australia’s largest city, so there’s a plethora of activities to choose from.

You can climb the Harbour bridge, surf on Bondi Beach, party at King’s Cross, visit the Opera House…the list goes on. Although Sydney has a laid back vibe, it’s definitely still a bustling city with plenty to do. Bear in mind that it can be pretty expensive.



The Yarra with the mighty MCG in the background.


Melbourne is far more relaxed than Sydney, if you wanted an even more chilled out vibe. You’ll find more cafes and restaurants here, and far less clubs and crowds if they aren’t your thing. Some would say that the music is better too.

You could relax by the river, take awesome walks, eat yummy food (it’s the food capital of Aus), and more. It isn’t unusual to find an awesome rock concert going on somewhere. It’s known as the hip city for a reason.


Wherever you choose to go in Aus, your trip won’t be complete unless you’ve visited the outback. You’ll see crocs, valleys, lakes, and the red desert. You have a few places to choose from, including Kakadu and Litchfield National Park.




Don’t Go It Alone

Plenty of people backpack alone, or go for a few weeks/months by themselves. If that’s something you’d like to do, then more power to you. You can plan your own trip right down to the last detail, and won’t have to compromise in the slightest. However, it could be a good idea to work with a tour operator like Instyle Adventures to get the most from your trip.

If you’d like to make sure you have the ultimate luxury guided trip, then make sure you work with a company that can help you to arrange it. Many people worry about planning everything correctly, from flights, to accommodation. Not to mention avoiding running into some of the scary spiders, snakes, and wildlife that Australia has to offer. Going with an expert company can stop the worry and help you to focus solely on enjoying your stay.

Making the most of your trip down under shouldn’t be too difficult – live in the moment and plan a little ahead. Have the time of your life!


Enjoy fine cafes down under.

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Anthony Jury

Anthony Jury

Your Aussie - Asia Adventure
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