How to Plan a Perfect Fall Vacation in Australia

Going to Australia is one of the best ways to spend your vacation – you’ll see some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, meet lots of friendly people, and have the time of your life. However, planning a visit to this amazing place isn’t as easy as it seems, and you need to invest some time and energy into making sure everything is perfect. Planning ahead is always better than just going there and improvising, so here are some of the tips that will make your fall vacation in Australia a total success.

What do you love about Australia?

Learn more about Australia

Most people know that Australia is vast and full of different things they can enjoy, but very few people actually dedicate some time discovering all the beauties of this amazing place and are willing to learn more about it. But, doing this makes more sense than you’ve initially thought, and every single thing you learn might make your vacation better and richer.

Some of the things you need to take into consideration include the diversity of Australia, its spatial organization, the time you’re going to need to get from one city to another, the prices, the local food, the lingo, and the amazing beaches you can visit basically all year long, whether you’re a fan of swimming or not. Knowing all these things in advance will help you prepare for your vacation and you’ll know what to expect before you even get there.

Organize your accommodation

Being so popular with so many tourists across the world, Australia is one of those places where you have to book your accommodation long before arriving on your vacation. It doesn’t really matter where and when you’re going there, because the chances are all the best hotels are going to be booked, so you need to think about this in advance.

Depending on your budget and the number of people you’re traveling with, there are lots of ideas you can choose from when picking your accommodation. From hotels and hostels to using popular networks like Airbnb and CouchSurfing, you’ll surely find a place you can stay at, but make sure you do this as soon as possible. The sooner you book your accommodation the cheaper it’s going to be, so this is an easy and practical way to save lots of money, especially if you’re traveling with your entire family.

What’s your ideal accommodation?

How to get there?

Speaking of traveling with family, you need to think about getting to Australia as well – and if you have kids, these plans are harder to organize than you can imagine. So, buy your tickets right away because this might easily turn out to be the biggest expense you’re going to have and something that will determine all the other things you’ll be able to do once you get to Australia.

Another thing you mustn’t forget is actually getting from the airport to your accommodation. After spending hours in a plane, you won’t be ready to spend more time in a bus or a train, so looking into those reliable and professional private airport transfers in Sydney might be a better idea. These are the people who can get you to your bed quickly and efficiently, no matter how many people you’re traveling with, and that sort of comfort is just what you need after arriving in Australia.

Make a list of things you want to see

Again, Australia is enormous, and even if you stick to just one city, you’ll have plenty of things to do and visit. That’s why making a plan is a must – this sounds like the most boring thing in the world, but what else are you going to do while being stuck in a plane for hours and hours? Figuring out exactly what you want to see and do on your vacation, and deciding what you’re going to every single day will help you get organized and make the most of your time.

I love going to the beach.

Doing something you’ve never done before is another great tip for all those visiting Australia. This country offers so many wonderful things, from peaceful beaches to adventurous mountains, so maximize your time and do as many new things as you can. Visiting a few smaller Australian towns is also a great way to learn more about the culture of this country and meet the people you can’t see anywhere else in the world, so be sure to do that as well.

Spending your fall vacation in Australia might seem like a crazy idea to all those people around you, but after you get back and start sharing all your amazing stories and telling your friends and family about your adventures, they’ll understand why you went there. So, start getting organized – book your flight, find a great place to stay, learn more about Australia, and enjoy your time there!

33 thoughts on “How to Plan a Perfect Fall Vacation in Australia”

  1. I am so bookmarking this! I’ve been trying to put together a family vacation to Australia for a while now, and this is a great resource!

  2. I went to Australia in the SUMMER – but it was perfect. I only did go for just ONE DAY, but again, amazing! Sydney is where I wandered around from 7am until midnight. That seafood market in Sydney is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!!

  3. I would love to spend the fall in a beautiful country like Australia. Sounds so exciting!

  4. Oh, how I would love to visit Australia and will visit someday. It’s a long flight from the states but there is so much to do and see. I have it on my bucket list for sure!

  5. Australia is beautiful and is in my plans for next year as all my vacations this year are finalized and all planning completed. I too am like you & plan well in advance

  6. I already have a list of places I would like to visit in Australia! :0) Now, it’s all about planning for its cost. :0)

  7. Will be visiting Australia next month to attend a cousin’s attending! I have been using AirBNB before. Will check out CouchSurfing. 🙂

  8. I have always wanted to go down under. My friend was just there and won’t stop talking abou tit!

  9. This is a really thorough guide! Australia sounds like it would be so much fun!

  10. Australia has always been on my bucket list for travel. I appreciate how in depth you went on this guide and will use it for reference. Thank you

  11. I have been dreaming of visiting Australia. This article is a good guide to start planning for a trip! Hopefully we get to visit next year!

  12. So many great ideas, your guide is just what I would need to plan a fall vacation in Australia. I hope to someday visit, especially after reading your article.

  13. Completely agree on the prior planning portion! I have found that even a rough list or a rough itinerary goes a long way to a more satisfactory vacation. I will look into accommodations and flights for Australia well in advance. Within the year, I hope to travel to Australia will reference this article as I plan!

  14. Australia is near the top of my bucket list- hopefully we make it there soon! It sounds like fall would be a great time to go. I’d love to visit a lot of smaller towns versus large cities, but Sydney would be a must-visit for me too!

  15. It’s always good to do your research and plan before your trip whether it is Australia or otherwise. I’ve only been to Oz once and stayed in Sydney, I would like to go to some of the smaller towns next time. Like you say, Australia is a big country so you really do need to plan the logistics and how you can get to see places in the time you have.

  16. Completely agree with you here. Prior planning bus always required. I always make a rough itinerary and try to stick to it. I always plan in advance. Australia is such a vast place that it’s a must to plan and visit.

  17. I am a person who always researches heavily about a place before any trip, and I can’t even imagine how much there is to know about Australia. Like you said, it’s huge! I have never been but I would love to go someday. Do you have a suggestion for the best place to go if you were only going to see one city?

  18. I think the biggest task for me would be to figure out where I can go in Australia. There is so much to do there that it is hard to cross a few off your list or leave it for next time. What do you recommend in terms of internal travel – flights or roads?

  19. I have Australia high on my bucket list and every post I read about it helps me plan it more and this post just did that. Must admit not the easiest to get to specially if you are in Europe like myself so lot of planning and travel time required. Booking flights and accommodation in advance is a good way to start and get some great deals. Would a fall vacation be a good time to visit? I would love to visit the beaches that are on offer when you think of Australia. Thanks for sharing a informative post and one which has helped me on a few things .

  20. This is one of the best guides for Australian vacation I’ve come across. There’s a lot to do in the country and so many diverse experiences to choose from. I would love to laze on the beaches as well as visit the smaller towns to get a glimpse of their local culture and of course try their local food.

  21. This one’s a great comprehensive guide to Australia. It has been in my travel bucket list since quite some time but never got time to plan for a visit. Your guide would help a lot in planning the trip. I will bookmark this for future reference. Thanks for the lovely tips and recommendations.

  22. Australia is on my travel bucket list and somewhere I never made it to before I had kids! I hope someday to plan a nice holiday over there! It seems beautiful. Thanks for the tips.

  23. Australia is in my bucket list. My friend is there, she tells me to come over often.Loved reading your post, now I have to visit once things are normal.

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