In the final installment of my Australia and New Zealand planning, I am going to walk you thru the planning for our hotel accommodations. Apart from our flights, the accommodations will be the biggest expense of our trip. This is why it will be important for us to book the right places at the right prices. Failure to book the right accommodations can put a significant damper on your travels or a significant dent in your bank account. If you would prefer them not dampened and dented, then you will want to pay close attention to this phase of the planning process.
For many travelers, Australia and New Zealand are dream destinations. Filled with endless beauty, culture, and adventure, it is no surprise that Australia and New Zealand are featured so prominently in travel documentaries, magazines, and television shows. They have been destinations on my bucket list for quite some time and I am beyond thrilled to be able to be checking them off this year.
In this article, I will be taking our rough itinerary and filling in the details for the New Zealand portion of our trip. I will be discussing which island we will be visiting and why, how we plan to get around, what we are planning to see, and which tours we are planning to book for this portion of our trip.
In my last article on our Australia and New Zealand trip planning process, I discussed how I researched the best time to take our trip and which locations should be on the top of our list to visit. Using this information, I was able to create a rough itinerary for our trip. Since that time, we have booked our airfare from the United States to Australia, as well as all of the airfare that we will need to go from one location to the next during our trip.
In Part 2 of my Australia and New Zealand planning, I am going to focus on the Australian portion of our trip. Using the rough itinerary that I created in Part 1 of my planning process, I am going to start filling in the activities and tours for each day we are in Australia, along with how we will be getting around while we are in the country. My hope is that this information will be helpful to you as you plan your trip to Australia in the future.
Other than actually taking the trips, there are few things I enjoy more than planning travel adventures. In case you haven’t read my article on our travel plans for this year, we have decided to visit Australia and New Zealand. Both of these countries have long been on our bucket list and I am very excited to finally have the chance to visit them.
As I did when I planned our trip to Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands last year, I am going to share with you my trip planning process. By sharing the process by which I go about planning trips, I hope to give you some ideas on how you can save more money traveling and make your trip planning process a bit easier.
This past year was another banner travel year for us, with so many new places seen and familiar places revisited. Even if you have been somewhere before, it can seem almost new if you haven’t been there in a while. It seems no matter how often I visit Southern Utah, I am always discovering something new and fascinating when I visit. In case you haven’t seen it yet, I put together a post on my Top Photographs from 2018 and there are some images I am pretty proud of in there.