Tips if you are travelling to Australia this December
Published: 09 December 2014
December is usually a busy month with friends and families either preparing for Christmas and the New Year or planning holidays abroad. Australia is a popular destination at this time of year mainly due to the warm climate! If you are lucky enough to be travelling to the land down under, here are some tips for you:
Seasons are opposite to the northern hemisphere
Remember that as Australia is in the Southern hemisphere, the seasons are reversed! So in December, most of Australia will be enjoying a wonderful summer whilst we have our winter. The temperatures and rainfall will vary depending on the part you travel to so do check before you travel so you can pack appropriate clothing.
Top festivals that occur during this month
Australia hosts a number of great festivals in December which would be worth checking out if you are around the area. They attract visitors, music lovers and performers from all over the world. A great example is The Woodford Folk Festival which runs from 27th December – 1st of January and takes place on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland on Jinibara country, just over an hour north of Brisbane. With over 2,000 performers and 1,500 shows featuring local, national and international guests, the 6 day festival has a great atmosphere and the program is full of dances, comedy acts, concerts and much more. The whole festival village is lined with restaurants, cafes, stalls and bars – fun for all the family!
Attractions that are a must visit
Australia is an adventure that many travellers dream of. Diverse, multicultural, vibrant, relaxed and full of stunning landscapes you will find everything here from tropical rainforests to lush gorges, pristine beaches, fiery deserts in the outback and national parks. With so many attractions scattered across the country, it is of course hard to see everything but here we look at 3.
The majestic, 350m Uluru Rock also known as the Ayers Rock in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National park is an impressive landmark and a world heritage site. The sandstone rock formation stands as a sacred to the local Aboriginal people.
On the north eastern coast, The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral reef system is breathtakingly beautiful and can be enjoyed by divers, snorkelers or simply by gazing through glass bottom boats!
And then there’s the Sydney Harbour Bridge which is usually on most peoples ‘must see’ list and is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world. The steel arch bridge stands 134m above Sydney Harbour and boasts great views if you walk over it!
Wherever your travels take you this December, remember to book Flexicover Travel Insurance. We are committed to providing you the highest level of protection to ensure that you are safe and secure, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year when away.