This island nation somehow manages to live up to its infamous reputation. Most travelers underestimate the size of Australia, as it’s over 4,300 kilometers across.
From iconic sights like Bondi Beach, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Sydney Opera House to the Australian Outback and cultural sites like Uluru, you simply can’t “do” Australia in one or two weeks. It takes multiple trips to appreciate the enormity and diversity of the Land Down Under.
QUICK AUSTRALIA FACTS
Currency: Australia Dollars can be withdrawn from ATMs throughout Australia, however keep in mind that smaller country towns may not have access to ATMs and its recommended to withdraw cash and take it with you. Generally most companies access credit and debit cards.
Power Points: Most power points are 2 diagonal prongs. Obviously I would recommend you take a Travel Adapter especially for non Australians.
Official Language: The official language of the Australia is Australian… Kidding! Australians speak English.
Health: There are no major health concerns in Australia for travellers however I would recommend that you contact your doctor a few weeks before you travel as in some cases you need to start any medication a few days before your trip or you may need to get a vaccination.
Drinking Tap Water: The tap water is perfectly safe to drink unless otherwise signed.
Visa: Most countries are required to have a visa to enter Australia. apply for the Electronic Travel Authority visa (subclass 601) through the Australian ETA app. Be sure to submit your application well in advance of your travel date to allow enough time for processing.
Popular foods: – Vegemite (Vegemite is a dark brown paste made from various vegetables, yeast extract and spice additives. Usually eaten on toast. It can be quite salty). – Fairy Bread (Buttered white bread with sprinkled with hundreds and thousands). – Tim Tams (Australias favourite chocolate biscuit). – ANZAC biscuits (made with coconut, golden syrup and oats). – Lamington (Made up of a deliciously, delicate soft, sponge cake, and topped with decadent chocolate topping and immersed in coconut flakes).
When to go: September to November & March to May are best time to visit Australia. The weather during these months are neither too hot nor too cold, making it perfect to have a walk around. Winters in Australia get down to around 0-2 degrees celsius, however, Summer can get to up 45-48 degrees celsius, making it far too hot to do anything fun
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