When you first come to a new location such as Australia, the options for places to see and attractions to go to can easily become overwhelming.
Because of this, it is sometimes difficult to plan and organise all your travels on your own, especially when you are unfamiliar with the area. Or maybe you want to go somewhere but can’t find anyone from home and you don’t like travelling alone; therefore, there are major advantages of taking an organised tour.
I sometimes love taking an organised tour to take some of the stress of travelling away enabling me to relax as much as I can. Here are my top 5 advantages of doing an organised tour in Australia.
1) Good Information
Your Australian tour guide is probably a local who is extremely familiar with the area. They know all about the history and culture of the region, and can provide you with lots of interesting information that you wouldn’t have known if you had visited the attraction alone.
They usually have lots of great stories about the attraction and the rest of the area, as well.
In addition, your Australian tour guide most likely knows a lot about the surrounding region of Australia. They can help you find more attractions to see, the cheapest places to stay, or the best restaurants to eat at; whatever you are looking for, your tour guide is a great person to ask for any backpacking and travel tips.
Finally they can really make things interactive and often do things to make even the most boring parts of the trip fun and entertaining.
2) To help Familiarise Yourself with the Area
Guided tours in Australia also help you to familiarise yourself with the area – remember Australia is big.
Your tour guide will tell you all about the history and culture of the attraction you are visiting, as well as the surrounding region.
This will help you to understand the area and become accustomed to it.
Sure, Australia is a young country but it does have a lot of interesting history and it certainly has so many places to explore.
Maybe even too many! And this is what an organised tour can take the stress off. You get to see as much as you can in the time you have. A lot of work goes into the itinerary of an organised tour taking the hard work off you.
3) Convenience and Sightseeing
When you are trying to sightsee, it can be difficult to figure out where you want to go and then organise a trip. When you take an organised tour, all of this is taken care of – all you have to do is sign up for the tour. This is much simpler than trying to plan everything by yourself.
They are often arranged to see all the best things in a schedule that suits and hopefully isn’t too quick so have time to relax and explore.
Often meals are included as well as accommodation etc. It just makes everything easy and straight forward. So can spend more time enjoying your travels and not stressing about the nitty gritty of travel.
Certain protected regions or landmarks may not be accessible to the general public; in these cases, the only way to access the area might be to take a guided tour.
These tours have access to places that the public may not, and can make sure that you get to see everything that you wanted to on your trip.
An example of this in Australia is Ayers Rock (Uluru). There are certain restrictions on where you can go and what you can do, so naturally a organised tour is the only way to do this.
5) Travel Friends
After you have been travelling for a while, you may become lonely if you haven’t had many chances to meet new people. When you go on an organised tour, you are going to be in a group of other travellers who are new to the area, and might even meet someone from your home country.
This is a great way to meet people and make “travel friends”, which definitely helps if you are becoming lonely or just want to talk.
I think this is my favourite part about an organised trip. Sometimes it isn’t even about the place but more about the people you meet. People can really make your experiences more positive and an organised tour will really help you to meet and make friends to enjoy your travellers together.
So why not?
Taking an organised tour is a great way to familiarise yourself with the area by learning about history and culture, as well as finding out information about other local attractions, food, and lodging.
In addition, tours are a convenient way to go sightseeing and meet new people. I hope you have enjoyed these advantages of taking an organised tour, it is a fantastic opportunity to consider and to see if it suits you when you are travelling Australia.
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