Australia is well-known for being one of the best countries to go surfing, with Byron Bay being a notorious surfing hotspot. However, aside from catching a wave or two, Australia is also the prime location for a number of other adventurous activities, including camping, hiking and climbing. No matter what adventures your Australian holiday entails, here are just a few smart ways that you can prepare accordingly.
Getting in shape
If your holiday involves strenuous activities, it’s important to get in shape in order to maintain your skills, techniques and stamina for the trip. If you plan on rock climbing during your holiday, one way to effectively practice climbing at home is by using a specially designed climbing apparatus called a hangboard, which will allow you to replicate the feeling of climbing using a tool that attaches to the top of a doorframe. In turn, you’ll be able to maintain your strength, and ensure that you’re in the best physical condition for the trip itself. Similarly, should your trip involve surfing or hiking, then keeping in practice with the activity during your regular at-home workout routine beforehand can help prepare you in the same way.
Whether you’re taking a three-day holiday for climbing or a week-long camping trip, packing your gear can be challenging - especially when you’ll be carrying around as you’re hiking, camping or climbing. As such, it’s important to pack light in order to lighten the load and ensure you’re comfortable. However, it’s imperative that you prioritise packing the right items, including the essentials. For example, if you’re going on a camping trip and plan on only taking a backpack, then it’s necessary to prioritise survival gear like food, a water thermos, and protectants like sunscreen/bug spray. One smart way to pack for any Aussie adventure holiday is by making a comprehensive list well in advance so that you can effectively determine exactly what you need - and what you don’t.
The value of research
When planning any adventure-packed Australian holiday, doing your research ahead of time can really pay off down the line, especially if you plan on sticking to a budget or you're planning on travelling outside of your comfort zone. If you’re going to be in a new area of Australia that you haven’t been to before, doing your research on the dangers involved can help you to familiarise yourself and become more aware of your surroundings. In the case of taking a hiking trip, for example, knowing where you’re authorised to hike can give you valuable insight before you go. Doing your research may also bring to light money-saving tactics like taking a road trip over flying, and doing further research on how you can prepare your vehicle for the trip can reduce the risk of encountering frustrating issues on the road. Making a list of the essential car maintenance tasks such as checking the fluids and checking the air pressure in the tyres is a fantastic way to plan ahead.
Going on an adventure-packed holiday in Australia can easily make for the best holiday ever, but there are a number of ways you should prepare yourself before heading out. From doing your research on unfamiliar areas to getting in shape, planning things well in advance will ensure that your trip is both successful and enjoyable.
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Updated : 27th October 2021 | Words : 547 | Views : 705