The mainland island or Terra Australis is one of those mythical destinations whose legend is well known: Outback, Opera, crocodiles, kangaroos, Great Barrier Reef or didgeridoo are all words that evoke the great outdoors and adventure. The atypical fauna punctuates each discovery: the strange wombat, the gentle koala, the prehistoric casoar, the enigmatic platypus or the famous Tasmanian devil. Animals are everywhere and the Aborigines attribute to them a main role in the Dreamtime, which is told to us through extraordinary songs, dances and rock paintings. However, the destination is not only for women, the cities are vibrant and modern, each with its own particular personality: Sydney the must-see with its elegant curved opera, Melbourne the punk and rebellious. Halfway between the two, Canberra, the scholar too often wrongly forgotten. To the south, Adelaide marks the end of the Great Ocean Road and the passage to the wild and desert west coast. Perth is the largest city in the region, born of the region's mining and oil boom. In the north, tropical Darwin is only a few kilometres from Indonesia. Going back east Cairns is the gateway to the islands and the Great Barrier Reef while the Gold Coast shines from its high skyscrapers. The most difficult thing will be to choose your itinerary because a trip to Australia will not be enough to see everything

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When to go to Australia?

The tourist seasons are not uniform in Australia. They take into account the part of the continent where you are, the time of year and the school holiday schedule of the various visitors. For foreign tourists, the high period is July-August in Queensland, Northern Territory and northern Western Australia, and December-January in the South, Tasmania and Perth region. However, as the tourist offer is very wide, particularly in terms of accommodation, it is rare not to find shoes at your feet, except during specific events (New Year's Eve in Sydney, sports competitions, public holidays, concerts).

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Australia is a very popular destination. Many travellers offer tailor-made or turnkey tours. One coast per trip is generally preferred, most often the east coast, from Sydney to the Great Barrier Reef. The northern national parks, the desert centre, the west coast from Perth to Broome or the south from Melbourne to Adelaide via the Great Ocean Road are often the subject of a second trip.

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It is very easy to travel alone in Australia. Several hundred thousand young people visit the country alone every year thanks to the Working Holiday visa. There is a great deal of public transport and modern infrastructure. However, if you are going on an adventure in remote areas or hiking in national parks, please always give your itinerary to someone else.

In the car. Only one major road makes the complete tour of the continent, Highway No. 1. However, the distances between each city are significant. The international permit is required, in addition to your national permit. We drive on the left.

By plane. For time and budget reasons, it is easier to travel by plane. Many companies are competing for the market, offering reasonable prices.

By bus. Coaches are the most common and economical means of transport

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Weather forecast

Due to its vastness, Australia has several climatic zones (tropical, desert, Mediterranean and oceanic). Pleasant to...
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Budget

The Australian currency is the Australian dollar (AU$ or AUD). The overall cost of living in Australia is higher than...
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Formalities

To enter Australia, you will need a valid passport for at least 6 months after your departure date and either an e-Vi...
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Health

For a classic stay, Australia does not present any major health risks. However, make sure that your compulsory vaccin...
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How to travel by yourself?

It is very easy to travel alone in Australia. Several hundred thousand young people visit the country alone every yea...
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How to get organized?

Australia is a very popular destination. Many travellers offer tailor-made or turnkey tours. One coast per trip is ge...
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Getting around

In the car. Only one major road makes the complete tour of the continent, Highway No. 1. However, the distance...
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