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Travelling to Australia

 

Everything you need to know before your trip down under.

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The sixth largest country in the world, there is plenty on offer to keep the whole family happy. 

Here's your essential guide to the land down under.

Melbourne Cityscape

Experience the city life

 

The majority of Australia’s population live in the bustling cities that line the country’s coast – and there is an Australian city to suit everyone. Head to artsy Melbourne for cool cafes and hip goings on, or enjoy the sunshine and beach life of laidback Brisbane. The capital Canberra offers political vibes, whilst if you enjoy wine, the vineyards of Adelaide are for you. Of course to top it all off, Sydney is the cosmopolitan centre of life in Australia.

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Go wild in the Outback 

If getting back to nature is your thing, take a trip out into the Australian Outback. With wilderness and desert stretching as far as the eye can see, the Outback is an iconic stretch of land unlike anywhere in the world. Here you’ll find the world-famous Ayers Rock rising out of the scorched red ground and the famous splendour of Kata Tjuta (the Olgas). Visit the valleys of Kings Canyon for a stroll or stop of at nearby Alice Springs, one of the most famous outback towns of Australia.

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Revel in beach paradise

 

When you think of Australia the sun-drenched beaches more than likely spring to mind.  Aussies pride themselves on their beach culture which has become a way of life. East coast Australia has no end of blissful beaches, from the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney to the surfer’s paradise of Byron Bay. 

Money 

 

The currency of Australia is the Australian dollar.

 

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to spend in Australia, with prices in British pounds:

Inexpensive meal for one – £8.40

Mid-range restaurant meal for one – £20

Bottle of water – £1.25

0.5 litre beer – £3.25

Cappuccino – £1.90

Local bus ticket – £1.80

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Travelling around Australia

 

By plane

Australia is almost eight million squared kilometres in size, travelling by plane is a great way to get around the country, however, plane travel can be relatively expensive. The most popular airlines are Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin.

By bus and train

Buses are a budget way to get around Australia, although they are not the quickest. The national operator is Greyhound which offers a cheap, reliable and regular service. The train network is not quite as widespread (although trains do offer amazing views!) and buses are generally the preferred way to get around.

Within cities

All of Australia’s cities have an extensive network of public transport, whether bus, tram, metro or monorail. Taxis are run on a meter, starting at A$4 and charging A$2 for each kilometre after that.

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