Australia is a top destination for those who love adventure and nature. It is actually one of the most popular places for backpackers to go on a hiking trip. This country can offer sun, islands, deserts, rainforest, beaches, the Great Coral Reef, and unique animal species. If you would like to go on a hiking trip in this breathtaking country, take a look at these tips that might help you.
Do not just go to the most touristic destinations
Did you know that Australia has more than 500 national parks? There are a few of them that most people know. Yet, there are a lot of hidden treasures that every adventurer should try to get to know. A great idea to discover them is to talk to the locals and to the people who work at your hotel, for example. Google Maps can also be of great help here. If you go hiking to a remote place, you might experience some problems with your mobile signal. If that’s the case, try a signal booster to improve your experience.
Not only nature is outstanding
There are many big and charming cities in this country. In these places, there is a vibrant nightlife. You will find bars and night clubs to have some drinks with friends and lots of fun. You can even try Goon, Australia’s favorite drink. Beer gardens have flourished in the last few years, so if you like beer you’ll have plenty of options to pick from. Melbourne, Sidney, and Brisbane are some of the major cities you cannot miss!
Always plan where you are going to go and how
As you may know already, Australia has extreme weather conditions. It can be terribly hot during summer, bitterly cold during winter, or rainy the rest of the time. You need to be aware that there are places you should avoid during certain times of the year. For example, it is terribly humid in the north between the months of November and March.
Pick up the best accommodation for you
Hiking on your own is not a lonely experience in Australia. There are many hostels you can choose where you will meet people who are in the same situation. In addition, the staff in these places can provide information as to where to go and how to travel. Don’t forget that these persons are valuable sources of information. Airbnb is another great alternative to take a look at as well. There are a lot of campsites listed there with all the equipment you will need: kitchens, bathrooms and, of course, barbecues!
If you decide to go on a hiking trip to Australia, you won’t be disappointed. This is a country that is certain to exceed your expectations. The stunning places you meet will never leave your memory. You will be able to be active outdoors, as the sunshine is not likely to abandon you. Pack everything you need and just enjoy the experience!