Australia

Australia immediately conjures images of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, big-wave surfing, miles of Outback and a rather strange – and endearing – assortment of animals. While the country’s main cities offer charm, glamour, unique festivals, a well-preserved historical heritage, fabulous beaches and fun events, it’s also a land of immense contrast and captivating nature. The nation offers something for just about everyone – from water lovers, desert wanderers and canyon climbers, to arts and culture buffs, historians, and foodies. The country’s vast size makes it almost impossible to take it all in during a single visit, but you can pick and choose a perfect holiday according to your personal preferences.

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Travel Information

Electricity

Mains voltage in Australia is 230V 50Hz. Travellers from most nations in Asia, Africa and Europe should have appliances that work on the same mains voltage…

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Banking

Currency – Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar which comes in denominations of $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes….

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Cuisine

Standards of hygiene in food preparation are very high. Milk is pasteurised and meat and vegetables are considered safe to eat. Care should be taken, however,…

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Climate

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of the continent. The northern states typically experience…

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Transport

Australia is the sixth-largest country in the world − so how you get from A to B requires some thought. – Hire cars are readily available in all…

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Dress

It really is casual all the way in Australia. Outside of the main cities, our advice would be not to bother with dressy clothes. – However if you plan…

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Regions

Palm Cove

Palm Cove is a charming beach town on the coast of Queensland. Restaurants, cafes and hotels are dotted along the length of the Esplanade, while palm…

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Sydney

It’s safe to say some planning is required for a visit to a city this impressive, because no matter what you fancy – shopping, the arts,…

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Blue Mountains National Park

This national treasure is part of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area – listed for its remarkable geographic and botanic features, and rich Aboriginal culture….

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Adelaide

Once known as the ‘City of Churches’, Adelaide is today better recognised for its sophistication, charm and cosmopolitan feel. South Australia’s capital is a hub of…

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island (“Ki” to the locals) is Australia’s third largest island and a well-known haven for wildlife enthusiasts seeking a retreat. The island lies around 112…

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Melbourne

Melbourne is a modern metropolis located on the banks of the Yarra River and known for its many gardens, parks and open spaces, which together occupy…

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Owned by the Anangu Aboriginal people and jointly administered by Parks Australia, the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory holds a deep cultural significance…

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Port Douglas

A sleepy fishing village in the 60s, Port Douglas has evolved into a sophisticated modern town, and a more serene alternative to nearby Cairns for exploring…

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Cairns

Once a sleepy sugar-milling town, Cairns in North Queensland is now an vibrant cosmopolitan city and a premier destination for sailing, diving and snorkelling. Its tropical…

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Whitsunday Islands

An archipelago of 74 tropical islands at the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, surrounded by the tranquil, temperate waters of Australia’s Coral Sea – which…

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