Located in Oceania, Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area. Sometimes referred as “the island continent”, the country is famous for its natural wonders and endless stretches of surf beach, its iconic wildlife its friendly and funny locals and the endless bucket list of experiences you can find here. It is definitely an adventure destination.

Why Visit Australia

NATURAL WONDERS

There is no surprise that Australia boosts an incredible array of diverse landscapes. The country has some of the most unique and fabulous natural wonders in the world, like the famous Great Barrier Reef, (the only living piece of Earth noticeable from space), Uluru, the Shark Bay, The pinnacles and much more for you to explore.

BEACHES

The beaches of Australia deserve a section for themselves. With over 23,000 miles of coastline (37,000 Km), the country is home to some of the best beaches on the planet, from crystal clear relaxing beaches to the surfers paradise. Hyams Beach is known for having the whitest sand in the world, while Noosa beach is reserved to those seeking adventure.

WILDLIFE

With such a diverse landscape, we couldn’t expect nothing else from Australia. The majority of its wildlife is endemic (meaning it can’t be found anywhere else on the world). The country  probably has between 200,000 and 300,000 species of animals, highlighting of course, the kangaroo, the largest surviving marsupial of the world and a well known icon of Australia. 

ADVENTURE

Australia is the perfect place for adventure junkies. You could go to explore the outback, to hike, to surf and to sail all in the same day. 

CITIES

Australian cities have something unique to them. The majority of them are near the coast, modern metropolis boosting beautiful harbors and a relaxed lifestyle while offering enticing attractions and a vibrant culture. 

Australia Postcards

Located in Oceania, Australia is the world’s 6th largest country by area. Sometimes referred as “the island continent”, the country is famous for its natural wonders and endless stretches of surf beach, its iconic wildlife its friendly and funny locals and the endless bucket list of experiences you can find here. It is definitely an adventure destination.

Australia Postcards

Why Visit Australia

NATURAL WONDERS

There is no surprise that Australia boosts an incredible array of diverse landscapes. The country has some of the most unique and fabulous natural wonders in the world, like the famous Great Barrier Reef, (the only living piece of Earth noticeable from space), Uluru, the Shark Bay, The pinnacles and much more for you to explore.

BEACHES

The beaches of Australia deserve a section for themselves. With over 23,000 miles of coastline (37,000 Km), the country is home to some of the best beaches on the planet, from crystal clear relaxing beaches to the surfers paradise. Hyams Beach is known for having the whitest sand in the world, while Noosa beach is reserved to those seeking adventure.

WILDLIFE

With such a diverse landscape, we couldn’t expect nothing else from Australia. The majority of its wildlife is endemic (meaning it can’t be found anywhere else on the world). The country  probably has between 200,000 and 300,000 species of animals, highlighting of course, the kangaroo, the largest surviving marsupial of the world and a well known icon of Australia. 

ADVENTURE

Australia is the perfect place for adventure junkies. You could go to explore the outback, to hike, to surf and to sail all in the same day. 

CITIES

Australian cities have something unique to them. The majority of them are near the coast, modern metropolis boosting beautiful harbors and a relaxed lifestyle while offering enticing attractions and a vibrant culture. 

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What to expect in Australia

LANGUAGE

English is the national language in Australia. 

ELECTRICITY

In Australia the standard voltage is 230V and the frequency is 50 Hz. That’s the standard voltage in the UK, Europe, Australia and most of Asia and Africa; If you are traveling from the US you will need an adaptor.

CURRENCY

The Australia Dollar is the official currency in Australia. Other foreign currencies, like dollars and euros, might be accepted at tourist attractions and hotels, but they won’t be accepted at other establishments. Credit cards are widely accepted, and you can exchange your money at any bank, hotel, at the airport or your by withdrawing it directly from the ATM. 1 USD equals 1.46 australian dollars (as of 2020).

CLIMATE

Due to the huge size of the country, Australia has several different climate zones. It is a seasonal country, where summers are warm to hot and winters are mild. It is recommended to research a little further regarding the area you are visiting before packing your bags. 

SAFETY

Australia is very safe, with low crime rates. Even petty crime, such as pickpocketing, is not common. However, crime rates might shift a little in big cities. Be cautious and use your common sense like you would anywhere else.

How to get around

By plane

Due to Australia’s size, flying is the quickest and most convenient way of moving around in here. Australia’s main domestic airlines QantasVirgin AustraliaJetstarTiger Airways and Rex serve all major cities and some minor ones as well, with over 30 different routes available. Low cost carriers are also available

By Car

Driving in Australia is a great way to experience the country, as it has really good road conditions and incredible views. It is a perfect destination for a road trip. All the major car-hire companies have offices in major cities and airports. 4WD are recommended when visiting the outback. International driver’s license is required if you home country license is not in English. Be aware that australians drive on the left. 

By Bus

Traveling by bus is by far the cheapest way of getting around. The bus network in Australia is comprehensive, reasonably comfortable and reliable. Most Australian buses are equipped with a/C, comfortable seats and toilets.

By Taxi

Taxis are widely available in big cities and towns, and prices will need to be negotiated in advance. Taxi apps like Uber, Taxify and Yandex are available as well.  

By Train

Although traveling by train isn’t precisely cheap or fast in Australia, is a romantic experience. There are a couple private companies offering its services depending on the route: Great Southern Rail, Queensland Rail, NSW TrainLink and V/Line.

By Boat

Traveling by boat isn’t precisely the best way to get around Australia unless you are going out in the Pacific Ocean. There are a couple minor toures traveling to the Kangaroo Island and North Stradbroke Island and around the harbour of Sydney.

By Public Transportation

All of Australia’s major cities and towns have reliable and affordable public transportation networks, with metros available in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.


Visa Policy

Nationals of the following countries are required to apply for a eVisa (more or less like an ESTA) to visit Australia for unlimited times, up to 3 months per visit: All european Union Citizens, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, UK and Vatican City. 

Citizens of Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and United States can visit Australia under the ETA, and stay for three months each visit. There is no visa application charge for an ETA, however a $20 service charge applies for online applications only.

Citizens from all other countries need to request a visa in advance through the embassy.


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