Ideal Duration: 10-14 days for exploring cities like Sydney and Melbourne; 3 weeks to a month for a more comprehensive exploration of multiple regions
Currency: Australian Dollar
Best Time: Spring (September to November) and Autumn (March to May) Read More
Budget for Food & Drinks (per day in USD): Budget: $20-40
Accommodation Cost (per night in USD): Dorm bed: $15-30
Luxury: $250 and above
Visa Policy for Indians: eTA (Electronic Travel Authority) or Visa, depending on the purpose and duration of stay
Visa Policy for Other Nationals: eTA or Visa, depending on nationality and purpose
Getting In Australia: Sydney Airport (SYD), Melbourne Airport (MEL), Brisbane Airport (BNE) Read More
Getting Around Australia: Trains, buses, domestic flights, and rental cars Read More
A land of breathtaking contrasts, Australia beckons with its unrivaled natural wonders, vibrant cities, and diverse cultural tapestry. From the sun-kissed beaches of the Gold Coast and the rugged majesty of the Outback to the mystical allure of the Great Barrier Reef, every corner of this vast continent is a testament to its awe-inspiring beauty. Immerse yourself in the bustling urban charm of Sydney and Melbourne, or delve into the ancient tales of the Aboriginal culture. With its unique wildlife and iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House, Australia promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of Down Under.
Discover the enchanting wonders of the Tasmanian wilderness, with its untamed beauty and diverse wildlife, or traverse the breathtaking landscapes of the Kimberley region, where ancient rock formations narrate the story of time. Engage in the vibrant festivities of the Adelaide Fringe Festival, a celebration of art and culture that echoes throughout the city, or explore the historical significance of the convict sites in Tasmania, offering a glimpse into Australia's rich colonial past.
Experience the untamed allure of the Whitsunday Islands, where crystal-clear waters and secluded beaches provide a sanctuary for relaxation and adventure alike. From the verdant vineyards of Margaret River to the rugged cliffs of the Great Ocean Road, Australia's diverse offerings promise a sensory journey that captures the essence of this remarkable continent.
1. Tipping isn't mandatory in Australia.
2. Australia drives on the left. Which means they also walk on the left on the pavements, stairs, elevators, etc.
3. When crossing the road, cross only when the light is Green for pedestrians. You will be fined otherwise.
4. Australians tend to swear a lot in their general conversations and that is not something to be alarmed about as it is not personal.
5. If you are planning to cover various destinations in Australia, do note that it is a large country. Travelling across cities can take up to 10-30 hours if you choose to drive. Instead, you can make a roadtrip out of it and explore some offbeat destinations that fall in between!
6. While you are here, try the (in)famous Vegemite that was all the rage.
7. Australia is famous for its Beer, which is different across its 6 states, as well as their coffee, and their all-day-breakfast menus.
8. 18 years is the minimum age to drink in Australia.
9. Fip-flops, or as the Australian's call it, Thongs, is an unspoken rule that one has to wear it to beat the heat. But do not wear it to restaurants or clubs.
10. Everyone knows about Australia's deadly wildlife. But in truth, they are as scared as you as you are of them. And they aren't as commonly found as one would imagine.
11. It is not permitted to pat a Koala and is a regulation by the NSW Government.
12. European's you're in for a surprise. Smoking is frowned upon in Australia. You can smoke not closer than 3 meters outside entries or exits of eateries or pubs. Smoking isn't allowed in cars if there are children in it. Many beaches are smoke-free so read signs very thoroughly before lighting one. And most importantly, DO NOT THROW CIGARETTE BUTTS OUTSIDE. This is the cause of bushfires.
13. Swim only at patrolled beaches and between the yellow and red flags as the lifeguards have determined these areas to be safe to swim.
14. Rules of the 'mate'. On landing in Australia, it can be quite hard to resist to using the word 'mate almost everywhere. After all, its quite catchy. But, here are the rules
-Men say 'mate' to other men. Never to women
- Women never say the word 'mate'
15. Don't climb Uluru. Although it is not a rule, it is considered highly offensive to the Aborginals.
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