Australia Travel Specialists Phoenix
Thanks for visiting our website! We at Go Walkabout Travel are your Australia Travel Specialists and New Zealand Travel Specialists for Phoenix, Arizona
With over 30 years of experience designing customized itineraries for our clients traveling from Phoenix to Australia and New Zealand, we have an encyclopedia of knowledge to assist you.
Our Australia and New Zealand Travel Specialists for the Phoenix region were born and raised in The Land Downunder. You are guaranteed to receive specialized knowledge when we create your travel package that only a local would know.
Here are some tips from our Australia and New Zealand Travel Experts on what you need to be mindful of when planning an Australia and New Zealand Vacation from Phoenix.
Do I need a Visa to visit Australia and New Zealand?
If you are a US Citizen, you will need an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) visa when enjoying a vacation in Australia and New Zealand. Your Australian and New Zealand Travel Specialists can assist you with these. You must have at least six months of validity left on your US passport from when you arrive back in the USA and also declare any criminal records upfront when applying for your visa- otherwise, you may be denied entry. Our Down Under Travel Specialists prefer to issue visas before issuing your international airline ticket to Australia and New Zealand.
How early should I check in for my flight?
As with any location in the United States, traffic and flight delays can easily disrupt your plans and ruin the start of your vacation. If you plan on traveling to Phoenix Airport from areas such as Scottsdale, Flagstaff, Tucson, etc, make sure to give yourself ample time. It’s much more enjoyable to be checked in and sipping a drink than to be stressed out at the beginning of your long-awaited holiday.
How long is the flight from the USA to Australia and New Zealand?
Flying times from Los Angeles to Sydney in the land down under are approximately 15 and a half hours in one direction with Qantas- this does not include the flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles Airport and your airport connection times. Of course, you can always fly with Air New Zealand and have a stopover in New Zealand, The Cook Islands, Fiji, or the beautiful islands of French Polynesia/Tahiti! Flight time from LA to Auckland, New Zealand, is approx 13 hours.
Will I get Jetlag?
Jet lag always hits the hardest upon returning to Phoenix, Arizona, after enjoying your luxury vacation in Australia and New Zealand. Allow yourself an extra day or two before going back to work. Trust us; you will be happy with our advice! Most of the flights from North America land in New Zealand and Australia in the morning, so forcing yourself to get outside and stay active for the day will help you adjust quicker at the beginning of your vacation.
How far ahead should I arrive in Australia and New Zealand if I have booked a Fully Guided Coach Tour?
If you have booked an Escorted Bus Tour in either of the countries, it is advisable to arrive at least two full days before your starting date. This will account for any potential flight delays and give you ample time to adjust to the time zones and explore your arrival destination.
How far ahead do I need to book my vacation to Australia and New Zealand?
We need time to start planning and designing you a once-in-a-lifetime custom itinerary to travel Down Under. The earlier you book, the better your chance of staying in the best accommodation options and getting your first choice on small group tours. Australia and New Zealand are getting busier and busier with events and conferences, so play it safe and have your customized vacation package tailor-made early!
What are my accommodation options?
Some domestic flights have tight luggage restrictions, and if you are going for several weeks or more, you will need to do some laundry. In Australia, there are different types of accommodation options available, such as luxurious island retreats like Hayman or Lizard Island on The Great Barrier Reef, apartments where you can cook and do laundry yourself, or hotels ranging from 3-5 stars, such as The Four Seasons Hotel in Sydney.
If you plan to visit New Zealand, you’ll find various accommodation options available. These include apartment stays, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and luxury lodges. However, if you want a unique experience, consider spending a night at a farm stay and getting to know a local family. It’s a special treat that you won’t forget.
Are there different time zones in Australia and New Zealand?
Time Zones! Just like North America, not all areas of Australia have Daylight Saving. On a flight in Australia, always listen to the flight attendant to check if the time has changed. Even cities that sit above each other have different time zones during daylight saving time, i.e., Sydney and Brisbane.
New Zealand also switches its time zones during the year, so watch out for any changes!
What do I do if there is a flight schedule change?
Before your departure, please make sure to keep an eye on the Phoenix Airport website for any updates. It is crucial to double-check that your connecting flight to Australia and New Zealand is operating on time. Additionally, it is recommended to check the website of your international departure city for any changes or delays. It’s worth noting that most airlines do not inform passengers of any last-minute changes or delays. If you notice any disruptions, it’s best to contact your travel experts for Australia and New Zealand.
How do I book a vacation to Australia and New Zealand?
We look forward to designing your customized vacation from Phoenix to Australia or New Zealand. We can tailor-make you a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime trip, whether planning an action-packed family holiday, attending a conference, celebrating a wedding anniversary, taking advantage of that well-deserved graduation gift, or finally relaxing on that luxury romantic honeymoon.
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