Australia is a wonderful country. It received its name from the Latin word “Australis”, which means “south”, its location in our planet between the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean.
With an incomparable beauty in nature and with its diverse landscapes, Australia sometimes seems to be part of another planet. We have developed this guide for all those who wish to visit this part of the planet.
1. Basics of Australia.
The currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar it is not hard to find to exchange them at the airport, banks and shopping centers. If you wish to carry out banking transactions, you should bear in mind that banks only open from 09:30 to 16:00.
Language and Food.
English is the official language in Australia, so there would be no problems in terms of communication. Restaurants and food are also not a problem in terms of knowing where to have something to eat. Of course, you can also try foreign and Australian specialties. As a multicultural country, restaurants in Australia offer different nationalities. Foreign cuisine is available in many places.
2. where to stay?
There are many hotels in the country, so accommodation will not be a problem. If you have a tight budget, you can go to quality hostels at affordable prices.
Here we listed some of the best hostels in the country:
- Base Magnetic Island – Magnetic Island, Queensland
- Southern Cross Backpackers – Agnes Water, Queensland
- Gilligan’s – Cairns, Queensland
- Mission Beach Scotty YHA – Mission Beach, Queensland
- Bounce Sydney , Sydney, New South Wales
3. What to do in Australia?
The most classic itinerary on a visit to Australia begins in the metropolis of Sydney and ends some 3,000 kilometers further north in tropical sub Cairns.
The route is ideal for users of campers, and sand vehicles. These all-terrain vehicles can head north and you can test your driving skills along some of the sandy beaches that allow these activities.
The best time to travel to Sydney is from March to July. In March it is still hot in the south (end of summer), and in the north the rainy season has just ended.
Since Australia is surrounded by water, there are many beaches in the country. Enjoy swimming, partying and dining at its magnificent Resorts. If you like seafood restaurants, it is best to try the Gold Coast restaurants, where most of the restaurants on the seafront are located.
The Opera House, Sydney Harbor Bridge and Darling Harbor are truly unmissable. If you want to fill oyur eyes you can do it with a long panoramic walk across the coast; Go with the ferry to Mosman Bay, and then walk along the beach while you cruise the bays to the Harbor Bridge.
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park.
In addition to a beautiful view, the National Park north of Sydney still has some bays tucked between a mix of thickets and sandstone cliffs. You can get a map with the hiking trails at the park entrance.
Mandatory stop for all whale and dolphin lovers. Depending on the season, you can observe humpback whales (from June to July and from September to October) and dolphins (all year round). Excursion boats operate almost every hour.
7 Mile Beach.
Long stretched beaches with huge waves, not always for swimming, but gorgeous enough to just see. The Booti Booti National Park is between Forster and Tuncurry. Ideal for a long solo lunch.
Dorrigo National Park.
A trip to the interior rewarded with the feeling of the jungle. Also, on the way back or forth a stop at the idyllic Bellingen is worth it.
Bald Rock National Park.
Here you can climb the largest granite monolith in the southern hemisphere. An ancient place of worship of the aborigines. Very similar to the neighboring Girraween National Park, only smaller and with less people.
Girraween National Park.
A total of 17 kilometers of hiking trails lead to large blocks of granite. There are also numerous kangaroos in the camp. A very popular park during school holidays
Lamington National Park.
The dense rainforest of the UNESCO World Heritage Park can be explored on excellently developed hiking trails. In addition, it can be done through suspension bridges at the height of the treetops.
A young and vibrant city that deserves a several days stay. Also, the cafe and the bar scene in the midst of the skyscrapers, the South Bank and the beach of the city, being ideal for families, are just some of the highlights of this city, which surprises with a great sense of design.
“Noosa” is already a common term in Australia for “cool, casual”. This is thanks to Noosa Heads, the meeting place of the rich and famous. However, families and backpackers among designer villas feel comfortable, because on their beaches and excellent bar scene.
For many, the highlight of the Australian island: the Whitsundays with powder white sand beaches, dark blue waters and bright green tropical jungle. The most popular destination is the seven-kilometer Whitehaven Beach, the supposedly whitest beach in the world.
Another great country in the South Pacific: New Zealand, Adventure on the South Island