Book your 2022 trip to Australia ASAP: Here’s Why (and How)

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Book your 2022 trip to Australia ASAP: Here’s Why (and How)

Let’s face it: due to the Covid pandemic, demand for Australia holidays in 2022 is going to be sky-high. Many of us have been unable to travel in 2020, and we all want to jet off to exciting destinations we have always dreamed of as soon as we are able. 

Now that vaccines are becoming available worldwide, we can finally look forward to having the freedom to travel. We’re not there yet, but we’re getting closer. It’s time to stop dreaming and start planning!

Here’s our guide to beating the rush and booking your long-overdue Australia trip vacation with confidence.

Why should you book your 2022 Australia holiday now?

In short: so you don't miss out!

Here are the 3 main reasons why you might miss out if you don’t book early:

1) Pent-up Demand 

Understandably, a LOT of people thinking the same thing right now: that they deserve an incredible holiday when it’s safe for them to do so.

2) Postponed bookings

Think about it: How many international travellers were forced to abandon their Australian vacations scheduled for 2020 and 2021? A LOT.  And many of them rebooked their trips for 2021 and 2022 at the time of cancellation. 

3) Australia's low-risk Covid reputation 

As one of the countries least-affected by COVID, Australia is a super-popular destination for travellers wanting peace of mind. The quick response to the pandemic has made Australia a very attractive option. 

And here are 2 more excellent reasons for getting your trip sorted well in advance:

1) Snap up the best accommodation for your preferred travel dates

Where do you see yourself staying in Australia? A sumptuous suite with Sydney harbour views? A secluded treehouse in the rainforest? If so, you don’t want to find that the only thing available for your chosen dates is a hostel or campsite! 

2) Self-care: Give yourself something to look forward to

Getting your 2022 vacation plans sorted early gives you something to get excited about while we’re all waiting for life to return to normal. Knowing you have an adventure to look forward to is a great mood-booster!

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What kind of Australian holiday should I take and why?

Some excellent ways to explore Australia are:

  • Self-drive holidays,
  • Escorted coach tours
  • Privately guided tours

We're all taking more precautions to protect our health these days. So you might be imagining what kind of accommodation you'd feel comfortable staying in, and your safest transport options for getting around Australia.

Some of these holiday types may suit you better than others, so let’s learn more about them.

We have even included some of our favourite itineraries, all of which can be customised to suit you perfectly.

Australia Self Drive Holidays: The perfect road trip

Why a Self-drive Holiday? 

  • Your holiday, your way - work with our Travel Specialists to create your dream Australia self-drive itinerary, perfectly planned to suit your needs.
  • Travel at your own pace - you're not travelling with a tour group, you can design the itinerary to be adventure-packed or as laid-back as you wish!
  • Get off the beaten track - with your own wheels, you can drive to destinations that crowds and big coaches can't reach.

Covid Considerations for Self Drive Holidays

Self-drive holidays give you total control over your journey, so you can choose destinations and activities that make you feel safe and comfortable. Smaller hotels or self-catering only? We'll sort it. Sanitised, air-conditioned vehicles? Definitely. On-road support available from our Travel Team 24/7? Always.

Try this itinerary: Perth to Broome: 16 days of Coastal Bliss

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Escorted Australia Coach Tours - Everything's taken care of

Why Choose an Escorted Coach Tour of Australia?

  • Travel in armchair comfort, with all the driving and planning done for you.
  • Make new friends with your travel-loving coachmates (great if you're travelling solo)

Covid Considerations for Escorted Coach Tours

Does the idea of travelling in a coach with strangers make you feel wary? 

Rest assured: trustworthy coach tour companies (and we only work with those) have put a huge amount of work into making their 2022 trips as safe as they can possibly be.

Want to find out more? Our luxury coach tour partner AAT Kings outlines its traveller protection measures on its Wellbeing page.

Try this itinerary: 15 Day Outback Adventure Escorted Coach Tour

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Privately Guided tours of Australia - Custom-designed Just For You

Why Choose a Private Guided Tour of Australia?

  • You have the tour guide all to yourself, looking after your needs and yours alone.
  • Travelling with a local, you’ll be treated to fresh insights into the lives of everyday Aussies and their country and history.

Covid Considerations for Privately Guided Tours

Giving you a relaxing, stress-free journey is second nature for our private driver-guides - Covid safety is simply an extension of this. 

Your guide can amend your itinerary while you’re on the road if necessary, and book all your activities to avoid busy times. They can keep you stocked up with hand sanitiser, wipe down vehicle surfaces and keep you up to date with any local Covid regulations. 

These may seem like small considerations, but having them taken care of will leave you free to focus on having the time of your life in Australia.

Try this itinerary: 12 Days in Tasmania - A Privately Guided Australia Tour

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Why book your upcoming Australia holiday with First Light Travel?

Our Guaranteed Flexibility 

With any holiday booking during these uncertain times, it makes sense to only book if you can change your plans if you need to.

Read more about the First Light Travel Covid Flexibility Promise.

Travel Planning Expertise... 7 days per week 

Our extended days of operation mean we can work with you on your travel plans even on weekends. This means we can respond more quickly to all your queries, and we won't rest until every detail is perfect.

Our Itinerary Planning Service is Completely Free!

First Light Travel’s Itinerary Planning Service doesn’t cost you any more than doing it yourself: we get paid out of commission to the companies we use, so you don’t pay a penny for our assistance when you book with us.

While you're busy getting on with life, First Light Travel will custom-design a bespoke itinerary just for you, an itinerary which:

  • Fits your budget 
  • Blends seamlessly with your timeframe & travel style 
  • Puts your bucket list items front & centre 
  • Offers exceptional, handpicked accommodation to suit your wallet 

We'll work with you to fine-tune the itinerary until you're 100% happy, then take care of every booking and offer 24/7 support while you are exploring our part of the world.

Are you ready? Let's plan your perfect vacation! 

Simply fill out our Enquiry Form and someone will be in touch within 24 hours.

Steve Taylor
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Steve Taylor
: 14 Mar 2021 (Last updated: 14 Mar 2021)

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