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Australia: Independent Travel vs Tailor Made Holidays

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Australia has long been associated with epic expanses of untouched outback wilderness. This and the idea of finding oneself by going walkabout and sampling everything from turquoise blue bays, rustic red desert and the unique cosmopolitan atmosphere of cities like Sydney and Melbourne. However, is it better to sample Australia as an independent traveller who makes their plans and necessary travel and accommodation arrangements as they go? Or to book tailor made holidays with dedicated travel experts and specialists?

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Credit Australia Tourism

Well, for younger people especially, the former of these two options is often the most appealing. However, the truth is that Australia doesn’t really have an independent travel circuit anymore. Wait, what? How is that even possible? Well it’s simple really. Back in the glory days of the backpacker and serial adventurer, the last thing which would be on the mind of such travellers, was the suspected restriction of set travel itineraries and the advice of at home travel agent experts and specialists. It used to be simple, you’d just land in Oz, hire a car or camper and start your adventure on your terms.

However, things aren’t as simple as they used to be. Independent camper and hire car services have fast been gobbled up by singular operators with fixed places where people can pick up and return vehicles. In fact, with this being the case, almost all supposedly independent travellers to Australia follow the same set travel circuits. To make matters worse, Australia has experienced a significant cost of living increase in recent years. In this case, landing without any kind of pre-booked or pre-planned travel arrangements can be costly.

Secondly, because everyone always seems to be heading in the same direction in Australia, a lot of the country often goes unexplored, even by the most ardent of adventurers.

In a way then, Experience Holidays is one of the last remaining providers of truly bespoke Australian Holidays. What are the benefits of our tailor made holidays over independent travel down under? That’s simple. We’re as passionate about travel as you are. In this case, our travel experts listen to each of our clients and we put together individually based travel itineraries guaranteed to give you the holiday experience of a life time. Even better, because we vet each of the tour operators and transport and accommodation providers we work with, you’re always guaranteed to get the best prices and the best quality of service, wherever and however you plan your ultimate Australia get away. 

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