Australia. Known for its spectacular beaches, multicultural communities, unique flora and fauna, great shopping and relaxed attitude, the island country is a popular destination for many. But before you set off on your journey, there are a few things you need to do.

  1. Research the location

    Australia is a vast place. There are so many places to visit and see and so much to do in each destination. Depending on your timeframe, you may only want to stick to one region. Once you have chosen this, research things like budget, activities, accommodation, car hire and any other relevant information you may need.

  2. Book flights and accommodation
    One of your first steps should be purchasing flights. Look online as well as in store to get the best possible price. It is also wise to think of what your accommodation should be. Do you plan on camping? Do you have some money to spare and want a luxury apartment? Or perhaps you are more worried about where the accommodation should be rather than the type? Once this has been chosen, look for the appropriate accommodation to suit.
  3. Plan an itinerary
    After researching and choosing accommodation, you need to know where you are going and what you are doing each day. Draw up a budget, note your base location and plan your activities to suit this.
  4. Purchase travel insurance
    No matter how safe a place is, sometimes unfortunate things can happen. It is better to be covered in case they do. Comprehensive insurance is preferable as it will cover most things. Just keep in mind if you are purchasing travel insurance to cover you for car hire excess, that you will still be liable for the excess until you claim it back through your insurance company. Sometimes this can take up to 3 months all the while your accident is incurring interest on your credit card. That’s why we always recommend that you take the car rental companies excess waivers.
  5. Organise car hire
    Public transport and taxis can be expensive in Australia. If you are looking for car hire in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney, look no further than Alpha Car Hire. With competitive prices, no hidden fees and friendly customer service, they can get you from A to B in a simple and cost effective way.

For more information on what you should do before visiting Australia (or even just crossing the state border!), talk to one of the friendly representatives at Alpha Car Hire today. With a rental car from Brisbane to Melbourne, they can make travelling around this sunburnt country easy. Visit them online for contact details.