Having both a fear of flying and an insatiable wanderlust can be tricky to deal with.
I love travelling and seeing the world, but I also have a big fear of flying.
But there’s just no getting around the fact that planes are the only way to get to some of the world’s best destinations.
Even worse, the flights involved to some destinations can be pretty long. Take a trip to Australia, for example. This can take up-to twenty four hours or more depending on where you’re flying from.
The length of a flight like this can keep even a keen wanderer with a plane fear at bay.
You may be able to work up to two or three hours, but fifteen? No thank you. The trouble is that Australia is one of the most spectacular destinations imaginable. And, you don’t really want to miss out.
While it has been 10 years since I hit the Golden Coast, there is still plenty to make the journey worth your while.
If the flight is putting you off as it stands, here are three destinations which could make the journey a little more appealing.
Of course, there are obvious options, like the Sydney Opera House and The Great Barrier Reef. Either of these can see you slap bang in the middle of Australian action.
But, those aren’t the only destinations which should sway you. Even lesser-known Australian attractions should be enough to see you on that plane.
With that in mind, it’s past time you stopped putting this trip off. Instead, book those flights and find luggage you can trust from reviews like those on Veolia Cargo. Then, buckle up and keep reading to find out why 24 hours is a small price to pay for a trip like this.
Anyone heading to Australia’s Northern Territory is liable to stop at Uluru and Alice Springs. Many would argue that these alone are worth the length of that flight. But, those looking for something lesser-known could also visit Devils Marbles. For some reason, this monument doesn’t get anywhere near as much attention as those other destinations. But, the opportunity to camp among boulders with aboriginal significance is well worth the flight.
Brisbane is a favourite tourist spot, but not everyone who visits realise that they can find Moreton Island off its coast.
This sandy island is sister to the much more touristy Fraser Island which sits off the coast of Queensland. On Moreton Island, though, you can enjoy some fantastic beaches and sandy dunes, all off the beaten track.
The island even boasts of the Tangalooma Wrecks and dolphin feeding spots. Flight? What flight?
As if all that weren’t temptation enough, a trip to Southern Australia could see you visiting the spectacular Umpherston Sinkhole. This natural sinkhole stands in what was once a natural limestone cave. When the roof caved in, it made way for the beautiful sinkhole and gardens you can walk around today.
We aren’t going to lie, 24 hours of flying can be a hard gruel. But, this is just the tip of the iceberg on why an Australian trip is worth the long flight you have to go through to get there.
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