Domestic Travel Insurance
>> Domestic Travel Insurance For Visitors and Aussies
If you're visiting Australia you'll need to have comprehensive travel insurance, which includes all the medical aspects. Ideally you'll have taken out standard or backpacker's travel insurance prior to setting out from your own country - but sometimes when you've been on the road awhile things can slide so now's the time to purchase Australian travel insurance.
It's a good idea to check out the various companies around Australia to compare travel insurance and check back with your own company what it will cost to cover you while you're in Australia. You could pick up with an Aussie company while in Australia, then resume with your original company when you start your round the world travel again.
ITrek provide cheap travel insurance for all the stuff you'll want to do - abseiling, skiing, scuba diving, surfing, horseback or camel riding, cruising, partying in the cities or heading to the top end or on an outback muster, hiking the red centre or the alpine regions and the rainforests.
If you're an Aussie citizen and wondering if you can give the whole travel insurance thing a miss - not a good move. We know you're out to have a great time and this is a pretty boring subject - but it's a bit of housekeeping that only takes a couple on minutes to fix up online.
Ok - you need cover for Luggage and Personal Belongings - loss and theft happens anywhere. Then, if you're caught up in hospital or laid up sick in a motel, cover for Extra Expenses and Travel Delay will come in handy as will cover for Cancellation Fees and Lost Deposits if you have to cancel accommodation, events, tours etc. And Personal Liability is a must wherever you go and whatever you do.
Weather you're a local or a visitor, you've got so many options travelling around. Working your way allows you to stay more places longer and get to know the district. If you're keeping on the move, a lot of the YHA/backpacker accommodation is really top notch and incredibly cheap for what you get.
Buses are the cheapest option to get around, if you've got the time, and link you with everywhere. Hiking is a great way to 'see' Australia - not hitch hiking, it's illegal and potentially dangerous - or you could try hiking of a different kind - under the ground. There are dozens of caves around Australia you can tackle with expert help.
Take the time to get the level of domestic travel insurance that suits you then you're free to enjoy.
>> Caving In Oz
- Caving doesn't have to be the dark, lowering yourself on a rope, type of adventure. The vast and incredibly magnificent limestone caverns of the Jenolan Caves outside Sydney are lit up like Aladdin's Cave, as are the equally beautiful but smaller Augusta Margaret River caves in Western Australia (great for little kids), the spectacular Princess Margaret Rose Cave in Victoria or the wheelchair accessible Tantanoola Cave in South Australia.
- Conducted adventure tours of the rope and tackle kind are available in dozens of locations such as the limestone caves around Buchan or the vertical cave at Mt Buffalo - both in Victoria.
- Tasmania has around 4,000 caves from the easy to the most technically demanding, and some of the deepest vertical caves.