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Australia Travel Guide

Australia is one of the most amazing countries in the world, and hugely popular with young travellers from the UK. When it comes to things to do, you are totally spoilt for choice. Highlights include camping on Fraser Island, sailing the Whitsundays, visiting the Outback, diving on the Great Barrier Reef and seeing the jaw-dropping Uluru.

But in a country as big as Australia (it’s as wide as the distance between London and Moscow!) you’ll never run out of world-class attractions. Throw in a beautiful year-round climate, thousands of idyllic beaches and buzzing cities, and you really are onto a winner travelling Down Under...

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Aussie News Today

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Island Hopping kicks off in Oz

Breaking news: Island Hopping kicks off in Oz. Because one island is never enough.

Places to Visit in Australia

There is a mind-boggling choice when it comes to places to visit in Australia. The east coast is hugely popular (and rightly so), with most travellers starting either in Melbourne in Victoria or Sydney in New South Wales, and then making their way up to Cairns in Queensland. Western Australia offers a quieter, more off-the-beaten track experience, though its largest city.

Working Holiday Visas

Australia is one of the most popular countries in the world for working holidays, and a great place to recoup some of those all-important travel funds. This is why it’s so important to organise your working holiday visa before you go. This will make you legally able to work in Australia; without it, you won’t be able to.

Working Holiday Visa

up to 12 months: £349

Ultimate Oz

8 days: from £530

Australia Tours

Australia lends itself perfectly to tours – it was made for adventure! We have range of awesome guided experiences that’ll show you every corner of this epic country. Take in all the best bits and make lifelong friends along the way.

Top-End Discovery

Top-End Discovery

from £533 per person

5 day tour in Australia, including Darwin, Kakadu national Park, Katherine and more

Beaches and Reefs

Beaches and Reefs

from £1,869 per person

14 day tour in Australia, including Sydney, Byron Bay, the Whitsundays and more

Rock N Top

Rock N Top

from £1,404 per person

12 day tour in Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru, Darwin and more

The Big Walkabout

The Big Walkabout

from £3,385 per person

25 day tour in Australia, including Sydney, Cairns, Uluru and more

Tropical Wonder

Tropical Wonder

from £475 per person

5 day tour in Australia, including Cairns, the Whitsundays and more

Red Centre Adventure

Red Centre Adventure

from £555 per person

4 day tour in Australia, including Alice Springs, Uluru, Kings Canyon and more

Australia Fun Facts

Although Australia’s culture is very similar to that of countries in Europe and North America, it’s still very much its own country, so we’ve put together these quick facts to help you plan and navigate. Some are practical, some are inspirational, and some are just ridiculous trivia to impress your friends on the plane with.

Beer

It’s true what you heard: Aussies love their beer. For a pint expect to pay about $7 (approx. £4). It also comes in schooners (450ml) and pots (285ml).

Climate

Due to its size, Australia has several different climate zones, ranging from oceanic to tropical to desert to rainforest to savanna. Phew. Basically, pack sun cream.

Camels

You might associate the humble camel mostly with the Middle East, but Australia has the largest population of feral camels in the world. It even sells them to Saudi Arabia.

Bob Hawke

You know how we said the Aussies love beer? Ex-Prime Minister Bob Hawke once held the world record for drinking a yard of ale in 11 seconds. Only in Australia.

Democracy

Australia was the second country in the world to allow women to vote.

Fencing

Australia has the largest continuous fence in the world. It measures in at about 3500 miles. For perspective, that’s about the same distance as London to New York.

Australia Latest News

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Whether you’re in Sydney for a holiday or to work, one of the best things about the city is all the quirky bars in the inner suburbs. There is nothing better than stumbling upon a cool new hangout.

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