AUSTRALIA TRAVEL GUIDE

Views of Wineglass Bay in Tasmania

Introducing Australia

The Land Down Under has been long been a traveler favorite for good reason. First, let's talk about the beaches ... honestly, you will want to be careful because Australia's might well ruin all future beaches for you. And it's not just the famous ones like Bondi Beach or Byron Bay - Australia boasts over 25,000 kilometres of gorgeous coastline crying out for you to visit!

But Australia is so much more than just beautiful beaches. City slickers will find first class urban experiences in Sydney and Melbourne, two incredible cities that couldn't be more different from another. Outdoor types will adore all the wide open space in Australia, while adventurers will find plenty to do too. 


Whatever you do, consider making a road trip out of it! With so much spread out over an entire continent, the best way to get around Australia is with your own set of wheels! 

NEED TO KNOW

Language: English

Currency: Australian Dollar ($1 = ~1.52 dollars).

Credit Cards & ATMs: Majority of establishments take debit/credit cards, but do bring enough cash just in case, and also for when you travel to remote towns or outback. ATMs widely available. 

Plugs: Type I, 230V / 50Hz. Bring this universal adapter

Safety: Australia is generally a very safe place to visit. Crime rates are also very low. But it is still a good idea to check the latest US State Department travel advisories for your destination.

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TOP AUSTRALIA DESTINATIONS

  • Tasmania
  • Northern Territory
  • McLaren Vale
  • Newcastle

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WHEN TO VISIT AUSTRALIA

If beaches are your target destination, then it's best to visit Australia during summer months. (December to February). But if you're looking to avoid the summer heat and are aiming for more affordable flights, it's recommended to visit anytime between September to November and between March to May.

Australia Trivia and Facts

  • Tasmania has the cleanest air in the world.
  • The Indian Pacific railway (located between Sydney and Perth) has the longest straight section of train track in the world.
  • 80% of the animals (including platypuses and those adorable koalas) are unique to Australia.
  • Australia is a perfect destination for wine lovers as there are over 60 separate wine regions in this country.
  • The Australian Alps get more snow than the Swiss Alps.

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Driving in Australia

Australia drives on the left side of the road. You also need to be aware that this country is home to a number of large wildlife, which often wander onto the roads across the country's rural areas and most of the Outback. So it is vital to scan the sides of the road and exercise caution when driving in these areas. Since we're on the topic of driving safely on Australian roads, we suggest using Discover Car Hire to compare the best rental agencies for when you decide to rent a car for your trip.

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