The Australian tourism industry is one of the fastest-growing in the world, with an annual growth rate of 5.2 percent, according to Tourism Australia. The country has become one of the hottest holiday destinations, particularly during the Australian summer, which falls between December and February. The great weather is perfect for exploring the country's beautiful beaches, experiencing their culture, visiting national landmarks, and touring Sydney, Melbourne and other wonderful cities in Australia. Whether you're visiting Australia for a few days or relocating there for the summer, there are a few things you should take into consideration when prepping for your holiday.
Why Australia is the ultimate summer destination
With endless stretches of fantastic beaches, a variety of water sports and activities, marine life encounters, and fresh seafood, it won't take you long to understand why Australians love the water so much. One thing that draws visitors to Australia during the summer is the weather. The sunny days with hot temperatures, coupled with the cool sea breezes in the coastal regions, create the perfect conditions for a relaxing day on the beach, fun in the ocean, and exploring Australia's most iconic tourist attractions, such as the Sydney Opera House and Uluru.
Health and safety precautions for your Australian holiday
While Australia is a secure tourist destination where you can enjoy travel experiences safely throughout the year, you still need to take some precautions to ensure your stay is hassle-free. First of all, you need to be ready for the Australian summer sun. Even on cloudy days, the sun is very strong, and will burn your skin in minutes. You should apply a high-level sunscreen regularly throughout the day to protect your skin. You'll also need health insurance cover. If you fall sick or get injured during your holiday, your health insurance cover will pay for your medical costs. If you plan to bring any prescription medicine into Australia, make sure you bring the prescription or a letter from a doctor outlining your medical condition. If you will be hiking or bushwalking, you'll need to wear protective clothing to avoid snake or spider bites.
How to get the most out of your Australian summer holiday
Australia is a great summer destination, but not every part of it. If you visit the North, the weather will be wet, and there is a good chance of getting caught in a tropical storm. For the ideal Australian summer holiday, plan your trip in the southern parts of the country, where you will find hot, sunny days to explore the incredible experiences on offer. Bring lightweight clothing, such as t-shirts, shorts, swimwear and sunglasses, especially if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors. Remember to book your accommodation and excursions well in advance to avoid any disappointments.
Australia is an amazing country with lots to do and see, and many amazing people to meet and interact with. To enjoy your summer holiday in Australia, make sure you get everything right during the planning stage, and get ready to have an unforgettable experience.
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