Snowy region, Jindabyne, New South Wales © DPIE-Murray Van Der Veer
5 reasons why Accredited Visitor Information Centres can enhance your holiday
Make the most out of your trip by visiting one of Australia’s many Accredited Visitor Information Centres (AVICs). Travelling just got a little easier.
When it comes to travelling Australia, there’s no better way to get equipped than at an Accredited Visitor Information Centre. Dotted around the country, you’ll spot their signature blue and yellow signs in big cities, remote national parks and charming outback towns; wherever there’s attractions for tourists, you can guarantee an AVIC will be nearby to greet you with a warm and friendly smile. Bursting with extensive local knowledge, tips and tricks and useful gear, whether you’re a first-time or seasoned traveller, you’ll always come away with useful information to make your trip extra special. Here are just a few things you’ll get from visiting.
Book bucket list experiences
AVIC’s are highly regarded for providing credible and comprehensive advice. If you’re looking for unbiased recommendations and help with booking, you can be confident in getting all of the support you need from their knowledgeable staff members. You can book activities through the local AVIC before your trip, or stop in when you arrive and let the friendly team help you choose epic experiences and maximise your time in the region. In many places you’ll also find access to in-language brochures for popular attractions. Some centres even offer their own fascinating experiences, such as Wadlata’s historical Tunnel of Time exhibit in South Australia and the Big Golden Guitar in Tamworth.
Get the best deals
Stopping by your nearest AVIC to plan and book your trip not only eliminates any stress, but it’s also a sure way to make some savings. As local travel experts with inside knowledge about local deals, the centre’s professional staff can recommend the best-rated experiences at the most affordable cost. As a result, you can leave with confidence and an itinerary packed with your favourite experiences, all within budget.
Uncover local hidden gems
It’s often the experiences you weren’t expecting that end up being some of the very best. AVICs are bursting with local tips, including where to find secret walking trails, picnic spots and lesser-known activities that will make your trip extra special. Discover a new national park, lock lips with the best coffee in town and join an exclusive tour. There’s nothing better than insider-knowledge, especially when it comes from a smiley local.
Access daily updates
AVICs stay up to date with everything and anything travel related, from local weather to current road conditions; they can even tell you where to spot wildlife on the same day! Stop by to plan your day, grab a couple of maps, and equip yourself with your favourite local merchandise before hitting the road (or trails!).
Get to know the local history and heritage
Getting to know the region you’re exploring often leads to a more meaningful holiday, and there’s no better way to learn about a place than from a local. At AVICs, passionate residents are keen to share the area’s history and heritage with visitors, including sacred sites and Indigenous culture, along with local stories old and new. Some visitor centres double as cultural centres, offering tours, interactive displays and educational programs. To really immerse yourself in the region’s culture, join an Indigenous guided tour which you can find out about at any AVIC.