Backpacking in Australia? You'll need Australia Travel Insurance
Australia is perhaps the most popular world destinations for backpackers. The warm summers, beautiful beaches and friendly natives attract travellers from across the world to it's shores.
Outbacker Travel Insurance are able to offer you travel insurance that will safeguard your holiday to Australia, whether you are visiting the country to visit its natural wonders or looking to take a working gap year. We cover key essentials including (but certainly not limited to) medical emergencies & repatriation, holiday abandonment and protection for your personal belongings - including your passport and cash.
Many travellers visit Australia to enjoy the vast array of adventure sports and activities that are available across the country - from surfing to paragliding. We cover as standard a number of sports and activities
as well as various types of manual and non-manual work. You can add additional cover to your policy if you are looking to take part in the most adventurous activities.
So, why should I visit Australia?
A large number of travellers to Australia end up living in the country at a later date - quoting the relaxed way of life, great surfing opportunities and beautiful landscape as just some of the many reasons they've fallen in love with Australia.
So, you've sold Australia to me. Where should I visit?
We've come up with our top 5 places to visit in Australia - and it was a major struggle to limit the list to just five choices!
Sydney - New South Wales. Sydney pretty much hits every 'top X places to live in the world' list due to it's iconic harbour which hosts the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, as well as being surrounding by national parks and nature reserves.
Uluru - Northern Territory. Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock, is located in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Many people choose to take a helicoptor ride to view Uluru as climbing the rock is discouraged as it is a scared monument for the Aboriginies.
The Great Barrier Reef - Queensland. The Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral formation anywhere in the world and is home to an incredible array of marine life. It offers fantastic diving opportunities or the opportunity to travel out and view the reef in a glass bottomed boat.
Kakadu National Park - Northern Territory. This national park has a fantastic array of flora and fauna and is subject to as many as six different seasons in a year! Here, you can find kangaroos, wallabys, bandicoots, dingos, goshawks, crocodiles and snakes, amongst a range of other wildlife.
Cairns - Queensland. Quite simply, if you are backpacking in Australia, make sure you visit Cairns. Apart from being a great access point to the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, Cairns is great for nightlife, adventure sports and is one of the most informal cities you are likely to visit in your lifetime. Want to wear swimwear and sandals for the majority of your visit? No problem.