Taking an organised tour when visiting Australia is one of the fastest and least stressful ways to see all of the most iconic spots if you’re on a time crunch. There are so many fabulous attractions and so many different types of tours that you wouldn’t have a hard time choosing one (or a few) to suit your needs.
Not only can you save time, but you will also save on money and stress by not having to organise every single detail of your trip yourself, and you are guaranteed to see everything. Every tour provides exciting moments, lasting memories and plenty of opportunity to meet new friends, and the following tips will help you make it happen.
To make sure you get on the tour of your dreams, start planning well in advance. Decide what you want to see and do once you arrive, where you’ll be going and when, because this will help you narrow down your tour options. For instance, many people wish to see an iconic Australian attraction, such as the Kimberley in Western Australia, Uluru and Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory, the Great Barrier Reef and Gold Coast in Queensland; list goes on. From there, you also have many choices regarding length of trip and activities that are included.
Decide on types of tours
There are so many different types of tours you can take, ranging from long-term ones that take you to all of the major attractions, to short day tours in the cities. The vastness of Australia means touring by yourself can be time consuming, so it’s often wise to choose a number of tours and then find your own way to each of them. This gives you a lot more freedom to choose what you’d like to see while still saving you the time and money it would take to organise the small details on your own.
For instance, you could fly or take the ferry down to join a Tasmania tour that takes you all over the small island state, or similarly you can take the train to the red centre and hop off to enjoy an Alice Springs tour.
Research your options
There are quite a few tour operators in the country, and it’s up to you to choose which one you’ll join. While you can easily narrow them down based on your preferred itinerary, it’s also useful to do a little background research on them by reading online reviews. Not every tour operator in Australia was created equal, and you’ll want to ensure you go with the most reputable and professional ones.
Book your tours
Once you have your preferred tours lined up, it’s always a good idea to book them before you arrive. This way you can ensure a spot on the tour, as some of the smaller ones have very limited capacity. Plus, it will give you peace of mind in the lead-up to your arrival, knowing that your entire itinerary has been taken care of.