Travelling from Down Under — 3 reasons Aussie airports make it delightful

Posted by on September 10, 2018

Australia’s climate, culture and scenery make it a haven for tourists.

And whether you live there permanently or during a gap year, good air links allow you to explore internal destinations or adventure further afield to exotic locations like Bali.

Air transport hubs are constantly striving to improve customer experience — so if you’re travelling from Down Under, here are three reasons Aussie airports make it delightful.

  1. Food and drink

Despite your best-laid plans, reaching the airport in plenty of time can occasionally be testing — especially with family in tow.

Between dropping off bags and herding kids through security, by the time you reach airside, the entire party usually needs to recharge with food and drink.

Most Australian airports offer eclectic dining, but Sydney’s a superb example — fill your belly with everything from delicious pizza at Bar Roma to sizzling doner and shish kebabs at Sahara Grill.

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And if you’re as warm as a wallaby’s pouch, head to bespoke beer emporium Coopers Alehouse in Adelaide for refreshment.  Ambient lighting and intimate booths create an authentic bar experience and their choice of brews and pub grub is bonzer — just don’t enjoy yourself too much or your might miss your flight.

  1. Shops

Once you’re fed and watered, a spot of retail therapy can stave off boredom prior to boarding.

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And Australian airports are well-appointed when it comes to all sorts of shops.

At Sunshine Coast Airport, you can pick up snazzy swimwear and shades from surf specialists RipCurl or souvenirs, gifts and blockbuster books from News Travels.

So you can lose yourself in the pages of a brilliant book on the plane and show off your beach bod in top-notch trunks by the pool on holiday.

But head to gentleman’s hair haven A&B Barber when you want a real treat in Brisbane — you’ll look sharp as a tack after a trendy trim and traditional hot towel straight razor shave.

  1. Transport and parking

Before sampling any of the aforementioned delights, you’ll need to get to the airport safely — but luckily, most Australian airports are trying to make transportation as simple and smooth as possible.

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For instance, Sydney Airport Rail Link connects several city stations to domestic and international terminals and the whole trip takes around 20 minutes.

And you can reach Brisbane airport from the city centre by using the regular Airtrain service or hopping on a Brisbane City Council bus.

However, if you find travelling in your car more comfy and convenient, every airport offers parking options tailored to your need — check airport parking comparison site to grab a great deal before setting off.

So there are three reasons Aussie airports make travelling from Down Under delightful — find out for yourself on your next business or pleasure trip.

What’s your favourite Australian airport? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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