Official language: English
Currency: Australian Dollar
Welcome to the Land Down Under, Mate!
Best loved for its incredible natural beauty, Australia has a little something for everybody. Discover the natural beauty of the outback to Uluru that ranges from rainforests to white sandy beaches and right into the Great Barrier Reef. As far as the man-made goes, Australia boasts the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Opera House, the café culture in Melbourne, the pubby backdrop in Adelaide, Brisbane’s subtropical town and the boomtown of Perth to name but a few.Australia is BIG on arts & culture, so you can rest assured that wherever you go, some kind of musical or theatrical entertainment is always right around the corner. Hand in hand with the arts & culture comes the Australian dining experience. Plating up a multicultural fusion of European techniques and fresh Pacific-rim ingredients, seafood is the star act when you’re not enjoying Aussie barbeque meats like beef, lamb or chicken. Step inside and explore the vast expanse of the Australian paradise, complete with its kangaroos, koala bears and the digeridoo sounds of the native Aborigine people. Head to the coast and explore some of the worlds’ most diverse marine life ever, and they’re not just in the Great Barrier Reef! In a nutshell…Australia is a place where ranch life, city buzzes and multiculturalism seamlessly blend in with the impressive and strikingly diverse natural landscapes. If you can dream it, you can do it in OZ! Dive into a land filled with savage beauty, big adventures and even bigger horizons!
Must see places in Australia
Sydney has got it all! A cosmopolitan city surrounded by beaches, world heritage sites and top wine regions, Sydney is a unique experience! It’s really big, and there’s a lot to see, so you need to spend a little more time here if you want to get the full Sydney feel.
Also known as the bar and live music capital, Melbourne is Australia’s European enclave. Melbourne was rated as most livable city in the World for a few years in a row! Locals love Melbourne for great shopping experience and number of sporting and racing events. It is a cultural capital with the great vibe and that inspires! You will love the city and truly enjoy exploring other regions of Victoria!
East of Brisbane you’ll find the Gold Coast, and as the name implies, the region sees plenty of sun, surf and sand that dots the coast with the rainforest hinterland complete the picture. Escape to Surfer’s Paradise to enjy the sun, surf and wicked nightlife!
Just off the central coast of Queensland lies this collection of islands that form part of the Great Barrier Reef. For the most part, these islands are national parks, so the main attractions are the coral reefs, the pristine beaches and the warm, aquamarine waters.
What use to be a sleepy little town back in the 1960’s, Port Douglas has evolved to become a sophisticated city and a place where you can escape the hectic touristy buzz. Port Douglas a perfect destination for the luxury holiday experience in the Tropical Queensland with a number boutique hotels and world's best restaurants. Explore tropical forests and Great Barrier Reef. Port Douglas is the destination where you would want to come back over and over again!
As the gateway to northern Queensland, Cairns is the place from where you can head out to the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree rainforest (the oldest rainforest in the world), the Atherton tablelands and Cape Tribulation among the many other opportunities. Cairns is laid back, and a typical tropical city, but it has a lot on offer.
Ayers Rock, or Uluru is…well a giant rock in the ground, yet it’s strikingly beautiful. The indigenous Aborigines see this rock as a very important religious site, yet visitors are allowed to walk around the rock’s base, visit the information center and even enjoy a guided walk with one of the natives.
A lot of tourists actually never make it to South Australia, and that’s what makes it such as special destination. The state capital of Adelaide is also close by and is a seriously enjoyable destination, as unique as the surrounding landscapes. Explore Kangaroo Island is known for its collection of nature reserves and wildlife. South Australia is known destination for its wineries and extreme adventures. It is the only place in Australia where you can experience cage diving with Great White Sharks!
The island state of Tasmania is a sight you won’t want to miss out on. With an extensive variety of extraordinary landscapes, the terrain itself is a noteworthy highlight. Then there’s also the wide array of outdoor activities to keep you entertained.
About 190 miles north of Brisbane you’ll find Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island. On offer here are the famous uninterrupted stretches of beautiful white sandy beaches, stunning sand cliffs and 100 freshwater lakes.
The clean, friendly and beautiful ocean-side city of Perth is where you can find a mix of all things Australian. A little bit of the rugged outback feel combined with sophistication, laid back vibes mixed with a touch of buzz, a place where modern perfectly meets rustic. While you’re here, make sure you stop by the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Northbridge for its restaurants and vibrant nightlife, and also Kings Park and Botanical gardens for a relaxing day after sightseeing.
Things to do in Australia
Explore Great Barrier Reef
One of the best places in the world for diving and variety of marine life. Opportunity not to be missed
Explore natural wonders
Meet local wildlife
Australia’s geographical isolation created a natural sanctuary for many animals and birds. Most animal and bird species are unique to Australia and cannot be found anywhere else. Discover Australia’s animals in the wild, in many National Parks across the country or world-class zoos in all major cities!
Be inspired by Aboriginal culture and arts
Visit local wineries
Australia is home to a diverse range of hiking trails, ranging from mountain ridges and spanning beside lakes and oceans – there is more than enough on offer for a keen hiker for multi-day or daily treks. We recommend checking out the Overland Track in Tasmania that covers over 65 kilometres over a week long trek. That said, there are many awesome hiking trails in every state and territory of Australia.
Discover some of the best beaches on earth
Home to some of the longest sand-covered coast line in the world, it will not come as a surprise that Australia is renowned for its magnificent beaches. A truly must do experience
Meet the locals
Aussie Rules Footy
Pick the time right
Tourists travel to Australia from November to March
To be complete
Did you know?
Australia is the only continent in the world without an active volcano
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You don't need to go to the zoo to meet local wildlife. There are a numerous park where you can watch Kangaroo and Koalas in their natural habitat. Just be careful driving in those areas after dark as kangaroos are known causes of car accidents as they jump out on the road and highways - so watch out!
Australia as other Commonwealth countries drives on the left. So make sure you are comfortable to drive on the different side of the road before renting a car! Australia is huge, check distances between cities and have enough petrol before going on the road trip as there aren't many petrol stations between towns! When you drive after dark, watch out for Kangaroos, they have a habit to jump out on the roads!
Also, make sure you are not speeding or crossing road on the red light as Australia is known for the latest technology with the road safety cameras to catch offenders. Rental companies are allowed to didact those fines from the credit even after you leave the country!
Australia is the country-continent and they very protective of their environment and unique flora and fauna. Please check out local customs and check what you can and can't bring to the country. Make sure you declare all times to avoid unnecessary delays and fines at the airport.
Australia is home to some dangerous species and wildlife. Always check with locals and watch out for safety signs on the road and riverside walks! Avoid swimming in the ocean during the jelly fish season in Tropical Queensland and mind your step and don’t step on the croc. Please be aware, but don't avoid national parks and other great spots, just wear protecting clothing and take extra care, only some of the Australian species are dangerous, not all of them. In case of the rare emergency, call 000!