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AUSTRALIA DESTINATION GUIDE

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As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Australia in a way like no other. And there’s never been a better time to Holiday Here this Year. Together we'll move from the iconic to the unexpected, sailing under the gargantuan Sydney Harbour Bridge and hearing stories from the oldest civilisation on earth. Perhaps we’ll be toasting the sunset at Uluru or watching penguins waddle out of the ocean after a day of fishing. Travel with us and unlock the infinite possibilities thanks to our exclusive Trafalgar Highlights, while supporting local and experiencing your own backyard like you never have before.

If you’re travelling again soon, you can check what travel restrictions are in place in Australia.

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"From watching the sunset over Uluru or snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, to hiking the trails of Tasmania or sailing the iconic Sydney Harbour, Australia will be your most epic trip yet."

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Australia at a glance
Sail under the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, experiment with Vegemite, watch the sunset at Uluru, swim the world's largest coral reef, and hear stories from the Aboriginal people, the oldest civilisation on earth. Join your expert Trafalgar Travel Director and see why Australia is known as 'the lucky country'.
Currency
Australian dollar
Winter avg
21°C
Summer avg
32°C
Time Zone
GMT+8 / +9:30 / +11
Capital City
Canberra
Language
English
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Sydney Opera House

What to pack for Australia

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An empty suitcase

Tim Tams aren't easy to locate beyond the skirts of Australia. Pack an empty suitcase so you can return home with supplies and sweet souvenirs for family and friends.

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Australian currency

There's no leniency in Australia when it comes to paying in foreign currencies. Pack Australian dollars in cash to avoid the fees of teller machines and currency convertors.

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Bug spray

Australia is known for giant spiders and snapping crocodiles. But it's more likely to be tiny flying insects that get in your way. Pack bug spray to keep mosquitos at arm's length.

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Goggles and a snorkel

Home to the world's most highly regarded reef, packing goggles and a snorkel will mean you can explore Australia's underwater world until your heart is content.

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Sun protection

Trips to Australia typically involve a lot of time in the sunshine. Pack a wide brim hat and sunscreen to stay protected from the country's notoriously harsh rays.

Other things to know before you go

Depending on your nationality, you'll need a valid passport and may also need visas to enter. Please check this well in advance of your trip departure date here. Some countries also require passports to have 3-6 months left on them before the given expiry date, so be sure to double check this before booking your travels.

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