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The clock is ticking towards the 2020 ICC World T20 to be held in October this year, and Virat Kohli and Co will once again have their task cut out as their two-month-long stint in New Zealand gets underway with the five-match T20 series, starting with the first at Auckland’s Eden Park on Friday. While the gulf between the two teams is not that huge in terms of the T20 rankings with India fifth and New Zealand sixth, the Black Caps hold a far more favourable head-to-head record, having won eight out of the 12 matches. India have won thrice with one match ending in no result.

The Men in Blue are coming fresh off an inspired 2-1 comeback victory over Australia in the recently-held ODI series, but losing Shikhar Dhawan to an injury has been a huge blow, ahead of India’s tour of New Zealand. However, this provides an opportunity for the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Shardul Thakur among few others on their debut trip to New Zealand to make a statement and potentially seal berths for the mega event in Australia this year. While New Zealand’s top-order batting boasts of captain Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor and Martin Guptill, their bowling department is slightly young when compared to India’s, with Tim Southee, who has played 65 T20Is leading the pack. Ish Sodhi is the only other experienced bowler while Hamish Bennett returns to the senior national set-up after three years.

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Preparations for the World Cup on top of their agenda, India will take on an injury-hit New Zealand in a rare five-match T20 International series starting on Friday during which seam-friendly wickets would be a major challenge for the visitors. Unlike most overseas tours, this will be a quick start for the Indian team. In a tight season, the first T20 comes only five days after their last ODI against Australia at home. The team arrived in Auckland on Tuesday and chose to rest on Wednesday. Thursday was when they hit the nets ahead of the tour-opening game. On the plus side, this hectic schedule helps the team management maintain consistency in team selection as they continue experimenting across the available squad in a World Cup year. The T20 World Cup 2020 is scheduled to be held in Australia in October this year. Despite the recent good record in the shortest format, there is a downbeat mood in the hosts’ dressing room thanks to the 3-0 shellacking received in Australia over the past month. It hasn’t helped matters that the disappointing loss to their trans-Tasman rivals has raised questions about Kane Williamson’s future as captain.

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If you wish to leave the constant honking of cars and incessant repair work at your neighbor’s house, come to Brighton for a quiet weekend and enjoy the Australian sun, just like it is supposed to be enjoyed, surfing and lazing around the beach, soaking in the beautiful surroundings and being entertained by the locals and your fellow travelers.

Life at Brighton beach

If you travel a little further away from St. Kilda during your Australia tour, you will reach a small suburb of Brighton, which is basically a market center. The beach is adjacent to the market hub and is home to brightly colored homes and huts. If you are there for a short weekend trip, you may rent these properties, and if you fall in love with Brighton beach, (which is highly likely), you can purchase these pop colored residences.

Experience the virgin sands of Brighton

Some travelers shy away from certain spots simply because they are overcrowded by tourists and thus become victims of capitalism, but Brighton Beach is a virgin haven for peace lovers. There are several kinds of accommodations available at the beach which include small boutique hotels and remodeled homes, and as mentioned earlier, you can always choose to stay at the beach huts. These huts give a distinct character to this beach town and are adorned by a unique painting each. The beach has several instances of individuality that beats none. The water at Brighton beach is crystal clear and is suitable for short swims. When you reach the end of the beach, you are able to see the serene atmosphere of the city, all the while living your best life at the beach.

What makes this beach town unique?

Brighton beach is a unique spot for nature lovers and the whole credit goes to the people who have been resilient to keep the town away from the hustle and bustle of tourist and tourism. Spend a quick weekend at the beach and walk to a little cafe corner, sit back, relax and breath the sea air. The next time you are at Brighton, surely you would be drawn to extend that beach weekend to a staycation.Visit pickyourtrail and get further information on the adventures at Brighton beach and let us take care of your vacation/staycation during your next Australia tour package. All you need to do is relax and maybe take a surfing lesson or two.

Australia is an enormous country. So there is a large distance between all the prime cities. All Australian airlines provide low price flights to travel on the domestic path and the highways connect the entire country. So one needs to properly plan to get around Australia.

Air Travel in Australia

Most of the North Americans arrive at Melbourne or Sydney international airport. United Airlines, Air NewZealand, Qantas, Virgin Australia are the most common airlines. There are many more options to fly within Australia. The Sydney- Melbourne is the busiest path and this 1.5-hour flight fare is quite reasonable. There are Sydney Brisbane and Sydney Perth flight services. Qantas, Virgin Australia almost covers the whole country. During your Australia tour, you can go for regional airlines that serve remote areas of smaller towns and countries.

Car Travel in Australia

Car travel is well-liked in Australia and some of the most popular cars-for-hire companies are available here. Sometimes charges are high while some of the brands charge less. Baywater Car Rental is a popular company for its cheap rates and has stations in Sydney and Perth.

In Australia there are traffic rules like driving on the left side of the road, driving speed limits approximately from 70 to 110 kilometers per hour and the police do random breath testing(RBT) to test alcohol levels of drivers.

Train route in Australia

Two famous train journeys are the Ghan and the Indian-Pacific(IP). Though the fares are pretty high, the experience of the journey more than makes up for the extravagant fares. IP joins Perth to Sydney. The Ghan connects Adelaide and Darwin. There are long-distance trains which cover some regions of Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and some areas of Western Australia.

Bus route in Australia

Long-distance journey by bus is very common and cheaper than journeys by train. Greyhound Australia mostly covers the entire country. New coaches have charger points, restrooms, etc.

Campervans, Motorhomes, and Caravans

There are many outlets that let you rent campervans, motorhomes, and caravans. Campervans are mainly for couples and are the cheapest one among the three above mentioned options. Motorhomes are expensive and have bed options, a kitchen table, and a small bathroom. The caravans are often seen in the coastal areas of Australia. Britz and Jucy Rentals are the common local arranger.

 Pickyourtrail has a comprehensive guideline for your next Australia tour package, so you can travel this exotic land with no worries.

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