Planning Tips

Planning Your Holiday In Australia

Having your trip planned and managed by a dedicated and expert Australian based company ensures you see the best the country has to offer. Our up to date knowledge, independent advice and a comprehensive selection of accommodation options, vehicle types and activities means your tour is created to suit your interests, tastes and resources. A custom designed tour doesn’t cost any more than an off the shelf itinerary and it means you get exactly what you want. Whether you want to tour Australia’s stunning coastlines, visit the rugged outback, have a special interest in wildlife, food and wine or local culture or you simply want to relax and soak up the spectacular scenery and atmosphere then we can create a holiday to suit. If you want to stay in the finest lodges in Australia or some great value motels the same care and attention to organizing your tour is guaranteed.

Our well planned and designed itineraries mean you get to see the best each region and destination has to offer. Many years experience combined with expert planning ensure an Australian tour experience you will never forget.


How To Book Your Tour

With Inside Australia Travel you have the option of booking one of our popular pre designed tours, or creating your own custom made tour. Alternatively if you like one of our tour suggestions and want to modify it in any way then add just click enquire at the top of the tour page. If you have found the tour you like and have saved it into your list then simply click the “Book this Tour” button. Follow the instructions and complete the details requested. Or you can contact us here or complete an enquiry form.


Information about Australia’s weather

The weather seasons in Australia are:
Summer: December to February
Autumn: March to May
Winter: June to August
Spring: September to November

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of our continent. The northern states typically experience warm weather much of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters.

Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia’s seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere, and the further north you travel (closer to the equator) the hotter it gets, which is the opposite for USA.

The coldest it gets in Australia’s most visited tourist destinations is around 32F (freezing) in places like Uluru or Canberra during winter nights in July/August. There are not any snowbound cities in Australia. Deciding when the best time of the year to visit Australia will depend largely on where in Australia you wish to visit.

Australia Rainfall (Tropics)

Wet Season: November to May (Most rainfall occurs in January, February & March.)

Dry Season: June to October

The “Tropics of Australia” is the region north of the “Tropic of Capricorn” (approximately the top third of Australia) and includes cities like Cairns & Darwin. Rainfall is an important consideration if you want to spend some of your vacation exploring the Australia’s far north.


Passports and Visas Information

Unless you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen, you will need a visa to enter Australia. New Zealand passport holders can apply for a visa upon arrival in the country. All other passport holders must apply for a visa before leaving home. You can apply for a range of visas, including tourist visas and working holiday visas, at your nearest Australian Consulate. You can also apply for certain types of visas online.

There are important things you should know before applying for, or being granted, an Australian visa. These include applying for the right type of visa, application requirements, your obligations while in Australia and the importance of complying with visa conditions.

For more detailed information visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.


Flying to Australia

Australia has international airports in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. Domestic flights are also available in Australia should you decide to take a connecting flight to your intended destination.


Flying Within Australia

If you intend on visiting more than one region in Australia no doubt you will require an internal flight sometime in your travels. Domestic flights are available through local airlines, Qantas, Virgin Blue, and Jetstar. We can assist with booking flights within Australia that are necessary for your individual tour.