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Australia Travel Guide

Australia truly epitomizes ‘The Great Outdoors’ and is filled with experiences that will carry you across red-hued desert plains past Uluru or to the Great Barrier Reef and beyond. Truth be told, you could spend a lifetime exploring Australia and barely scratch the surface. If ever there was a time to start your journey through the Land Down Under, that time is now.

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    December to February

    For all visitors, it is important to note that during the summer months in Australia – it sizzles. Temperatures can soar to 35°C in Alice Springs, Sydney, Broome and even down south in Melbourne. Prices will increase for flights and accommodation, however, there will be plenty of events to enjoy. These vary from summer music festivals across the country to sporting events like the Australian Open, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mardi Gras in Sydney, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Perth International Arts Festival.

  2. Low Season

    June to August

    While the winter months between June to August are typically known as the low season and characterised by cooler temperatures, it’s important to remember that Australia is huge – and temperatures will vary greatly. In cities further south like Melbourne or Hobart, the average temperatures will drop to 4°C. Up north in Cairns, winter temperatures will average 18°C (this is considered to be ‘cold’ by the standards of Queenslanders). Visitors travelling to Australia during this time will enjoy fewer crowds and lower flight or hotel prices.

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FAQs about Australia

  • Do you tip in Australia?

    In Australia, you don't have to tip – ever. But you can if you want to, and this will be greatly appreciated.
  • What is the internet access like?

    Internet connection is pretty great in Australia, and you should have no problem with day-to-day tasks like emailing or surfing the web. WiFi hotspots are often available at various public and travel locations such as stadiums, airports and hotels, however, they are not guaranteed.
  • Is the tap water safe to drink?

    Absolutely! Consuming tap water in Australia is perfectly normal, and there are plenty of public water fountains where you can fill up a reusable water bottle.
  • Can I use my credit cards?

    All major international credit cards are widely accepted in Australia. Be sure to check with your bank for details but generally, you should be able to take money out at ATMs with your international debit cards.
  • What are the public holidays?

    Australia’s National Public Holidays include New Year's Day, Australia Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. All other public holidays are individually declared by the state and territory governments.
  • Is Australia safe to travel?

    Of course! Australia welcomes many tourists every year, however, visitors must always use common sense when travelling in Australia. However, it is generally safe and pretty amazing for solo travellers, families and small or large groups to explore.
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