Australia Travel Specialists New York
Thanks for visiting our website! We at GoWalkabout Travel are your Australia Travel Specialists for New York
We have been designing customized itineraries for our clients from New York since 1988! Trust us when we say we have a lot of expert knowledge about our home in The South Pacific.
Our Australia Travel Specialists for the New York region are born and raised in Australia- you are guaranteed to receive the specialized knowledge that only a local would know…. plus you can practice your Aussie slang so you sound like one of us when you arrive!
Check out some of our personalized tips from our Australia Travel Experts on what you need to be mindful of when planning an Australia Vacation from New York.
1/ If you are an US Citizen you will need a visa when enjoying a vacation in Australia or a business trip in Australia. Your Australian Travel Specialists can assist you with these. You need to make sure you have at least 6 months validity left on your passports from the date that you arrive back into the USA and also declare any criminal records up front otherwise you may be denied entry.
2/ Like anywhere in North America, flight and traffic delays can cause mayhem and a really bad start to your holiday! If you are traveling to any of the airports in the New York region then please leave yourselves plenty of time. It is way better to be checked in and enjoying a drink then to be stressed at the beginning of your dream holiday!
3/ Flying times from New York via Los Angeles to Sydney in the land down under are approx 21 hours in one direction with Qantas- this does not include the airport transfer time.
4/ Jet-lag always hits the hardest when returning back to New York after enjoying your luxury vacation in Australia. Always allow yourself an extra day or two before going back to work. Our Australia Travel Agents fly this route many times per year and they are all adamant you need extra days to not be walking like a zombie!
5/ Always plan to depart a day or two early if you have a guided tour in Australia booked. This will allow you some extra time not only to adjust to the time zone but also to not stress if your flight is delayed with connecting onto your coach tour. Of course your Travel Agent is always there to assist you if there are any problems with our 24/7 emergency number when on your trip.
6/ Book early! We need time to start planning and designing you a once in a lifetime custom itinerary to travel DownUnder. The earlier you book the better chance you have of getting to stay in the best accommodation options and getting first choice on small group tours- plus your Australia Vacation Specialists can truly get to know what you are after without feeling rushed! If you are looking to enjoy an adventure package to Uluru Australia or snorkel or dive The Great Barrier Reef then you need to be very aware of when the best time to travel to Australia actually is.
7/ Consider booking a mixture of accommodation when planning a trip to Australia. There are some very restrictive luggage conditions on some domestic flights in Australia. If you are going for several weeks or more you will want to have access to some laundry facilities. Your accommodation choices range from luxury high end island retreats in The Whitsunday Islands, glamping in a true Australia outback experience at Ayers Rock or staying with a local family on Kangaroo Island.
8/ Be aware of different time zones! Just like North America not all regions in Australia have Daylight Saving. When on your flight always listen to the flight attendant to check if the time has changed. Even cities that sit above each other on a map have different time zones during daylight saving… i.e Sydney and Brisbane.
9/ Keep an eye on the New York Airport website on your day of departure! It is really important that you check and double check the New York Airport website departures to make sure your flight is operating on time. Most airlines these days do not advise travelers if there are any schedule changes or delays right prior to a flight date. If they do it is usually way after the fact! If you see any changes which may affect your trip then make sure you contact your Australia Expert for assistance- that is what we are there for remember!
We look forward to designing you a customized vacation from New York to Australia. We can tailor-make you an amazing once in a life time trip whether you are planning an action packed family holiday, attending a conference, celebrating a wedding anniversary, taking advantage of that well deserved graduation gift, or finally getting to relax on that romantic honeymoon.
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