AUSTRALIA DESTINATION GUIDE

As the world leader in travel experiences since 1947, we connect you to the real Australia in a way like no other. Between the friendly nod of a 'g' day' and the inviting climate, Australia has gained a reputation as a warm and hospitable country; a reputation that it exceeds without a fuss. 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. Experimenting with Vegemite and falling in love with Tim Tams, this country will delight us even during the quiet moments in between adventure. It might take a lengthy plane journey to get here from many parts of the world, but you will very quickly realise why so many travellers make an effort. Perhaps when 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.
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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
32°C
Summer avg
21°C
Time Zone
GMT+8 / +9:30 / +11
Capital City
Canberra
Language
English
Good morning
Good morning
Good evening
Good evening

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 converters.

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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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