Australia Travel Specialists New York
Thanks for visiting our website! We at Go Walkabout 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, and you are guaranteed to receive the specialized knowledge that only a local would know.
Check out some 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 a US Passport Holder, you will need an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) when enjoying a vacation in Australia or New Zealand. Your Australian and New Zealand Travel Specialists can assist you with these. You need to make sure you have at least six months of validity left on your passports from the date you arrive back in the USA, and also declare any criminal records upfront; otherwise, you may require a different Visa or be denied entry. If you have a stopover in New Zealand or transfer flights, you must also apply for an NZeTA.
2/ Like anywhere in North America, flight and traffic delays can cause mayhem and a bad start to your holiday! If you are traveling to any of the New York airports, please leave yourselves plenty of time. It is way better to be checked in and enjoy a drink than 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 to New York after enjoying your luxury vacation in Australia. Always allow yourself an extra day or two before going back to work. Our South Pacific Travel Agents fly this route many times per year, and they are all adamant that you need extra days not to walk 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 to adjust to the time zone and not stress if your flight is delayed with connecting to your coach tour. Of course, your Travel Consultant is always there to assist you if there are any problems with our 24/7 emergency number 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 staying in the best accommodation options and getting your 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 at The Great Barrier Reef, then you need to be very aware of when the best time to travel to Australia is.
7/ Consider booking a mixture of accommodations when planning a trip to Australia. There are some very restrictive luggage conditions on some domestic flights in Australia. If you are traveling for several weeks or more, you will want access to laundry facilities. Your accommodation choices range from luxury high-end island retreats in The Whitsunday Islands to glamping in a true Australia outback experience at Uluru / Ayers Rock or staying with a local family on Kangaroo Island.
8/ Be aware of different time zones! Like in 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! You must check and double-check the New York Airport website departures to ensure your flight is operating on time. Most airlines do not advise travelers if there are any schedule changes or delays right before a flight date. If they do, it is usually way after the fact! If you see any changes which may affect your trip, then ensure you contact your Australia Expert for assistance- that is what we are there for, remember?!
We look forward to designing your customized vacation from New York to Australia. We can tailor-make and customize an amazing once-in-a-lifetime 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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