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No matter how you like to travel, Australia is an ideal destination. Whether with your backpack, road trip, camping or in the cities, this country satisfies all travelers.
The east coast is famous for Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. We also know the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru or the city of Perth. However, the rest of the country is less visited.
Victoria and New South Wales
Located in south-east of Australia, these regions are the most popular. Sydney’s beaches like Bondi Beach are well known, but to avoid tourists it is better to go to the south of the city. For example, between Wollongong and Batemans Bay where beaches are quieter. It is also in the south of Sydney where you can find the Kangaroo Valley, not well known by travelers, it is however considered as the most beautiful valley of the state by the locals.
Australia’s capital, Canberra, is often left out for Sydney. However, its beautiful museums make it an essential stopover for art lovers. Furthermore, in the border between the State of Victoria and New South Wales, you can find the Lake Mulwala. The specificity of this lake is that there are hundreds of dead eucalyptus trunks rising in its waters.
In the north-east of the country, Queensland is mainly known for Brisbane and the Great Barrier Reef. This region is full of breathtaking beaches to discover, in particular the white sandy beaches of Whitsunday Islands. It is also a tropical region, so there are huge forests. To the north, the Daintree forest offers unforgettable hikes through the Australian jungle.
In this region, we can also meet many different communities. In Mossman Gorge for example, the Aboriginal community manages the site.
Northern territory and South Australia
The must-see of these regions are the city of Adelaide and Uluru mountain in the arid Red Center region. In the same national park (Uluru-Kata Tjuta) there are the rock domes called Kata Tjuta, less famous than Uluru. To go from one of these regions to the other, the A87 road offers an extraordinary landscape through the desert.
We know Perth, the Hillier Lake or the pinnacle desert in the south of the region. Travelers are less numerous in the north, where there are magnificent national parks such as Purnululu Park. There is also one of the most beautiful beach of the country: Cable beach.
Often forgotten, is it one of the most beautiful regions of Australia. Hiking on Mount Cradle, swimming in the Freycinet Peninsula and discovering wildlife in Maria Island Park, Tasmania is full of wonders. The center of the island is also full of places to discover with its lakes and waterfalls. There is for instance, the Saint Clair lake surrounded by the central massifs.
In Australia the cost of living is quite similar to that of France. Hotels on the other hand are expensive, especially in the most touristic cities and regions. But solutions exist to travel at low costs.
On average, it will be necessary to spend 185€ per day. Your budget can vary from 45€ per day to more than 385€ per day depending on the level of comfort and especially the type of accommodation you are looking for.
Some people opt for buying or renting a van to travel and stay at a lower cost. All the more so as some parks are free. Dormitories in youth hostels are also cheap and allow you to reduce your budget.
Flights from France depart from Paris, so you will have to make a stopover there or go through another hub if you are leaving from another city. On average the flight costs 900€ to 1200€.
|Paris – Sydney||920€|
You need to know that the Australian seasons are reversed compared to the Northern Hemisphere. Summer takes place in December, January and February, while winter takes place in Junes, July and August.
North and Center of Australia
In the north of the country, the climate is tropical and therefore alternates between a dry and a wet season. It will be more pleasant to go there during the southern winter and therefore the dry season (May to September).
In the center of Australia, regions are mainly desert, it is very hot during the southern summer (November to February).
South of Australia (including Tasmania)
In the south, winter (May to September) are particularly cold, especially in the mountains as in Tasmania. It is therefore better to go there in the summer.