The time of year has come where we are all looking forward to shedding our winter coats and planning our Summer getaways… and where better to forget your cares and chill out on the beach than Australia?
No matter where you are planning on heading in Australia, you are likely to come across the type of beaches that those back home can only dream of. Whether you plan to check out the aquatic life, catch a wave or two, or just relax and enjoy the beautiful views, you are sure to find the perfect beach for you.
If you are heading for Sydney, then you can take in the arguably the most famous beach in Australia; Bondi beach. At 1 km long, it is a sight to behold, and its proximity to Sydney makes it ideal for those that dont wish to travel too far. If you are there on a Sunday you can also check out the Bondi Beach Market; offering a whole variety of things, including fashion, homeware and art.
If you are heading to the South, you should check out Glenelg beach, which offers a variety of activities from checking out the local shops, restaurants and bars to more active pursuits. If you have a few cents to spare, you can book trips to see the dolphins in the bay or even swim with them on dedicated boat trips. If your budget is more of the shoestring variety however, why not take a picnic to Old Gum Reserve? The home of the well-known tree, which is steeped in history, this is a wonderful place to relax and take in an area of importance to Southern Australias history.
Travel insurance an essential for any trip abroad, travel insurance covers you for many eventualities, from illness, cancellation of the trip, lost luggage or injuries which can be incredibly costly and inconvenient if you arent covered. Different policies cover different things, so try and make sure you have an idea of what you have planned (particularly if you wish to take part in any adventure activities) to make sure you are fully covered for all eventualities.
Sun protection the climate in Australia varies from place to place, but has been known to hit upwards of 50 degrees centigrade, so you should ensure that you are protected from the suns rays at all times. Sunscreen is an essential and a hat and cover up are always advisable to ensure that you can escape the heat if necessary. Sunglasses are also a must ensure that they have a good UV filter as well as looking good.
Water with temperatures being higher than you are used to, its particularly important to ensure that you have plenty of water with you at all times.
Flip flops/sandals essential for effortlessly going from the beach to bar.
Above all, remember to have fun! Holidays are all about getting away from it all, so kick back, relax and enjoy yourself.