Located in the Southern Hemisphere, Australia is a country, an island and a continent all in one. It’s home to some incredibly diverse landscapes, more than 10,000 beaches and some of the most beautifully remote places you can imagine.
Best time to visit Australia
The best time to visit Australia is different depending on where you’re planning to visit. For the southern half of the country (including VIC, NSW, SA, TAS & the bottom half of WA) visiting during the summer time from October to March offers beautiful sunny weather and perfect conditions for exploring the country’s natural wonders.
However, the top half of the country (including QLD, NT & the top half of WA) experiences a more tropical climate, visit from April to September to for nice warm weather during the dry season and optimal conditions for getting out and around.
bucket list spots around australia
basic information about australia
Currency: The currency here is Australian Dollars $AUD. At the time of writing, $1AUD converts to roughly $0.70USD or £0.53GBP.
Credit Cards & ATMs: Credit cards are accepted everywhere in Australia and you will rarely need to carry cash unless you’re visiting more remote locations. ATMs can also be found all over the place – you’ll never have an issue trying to get cash out.
Driving: Always drive on the left side of the road in Australia.
Power: In Australia the power plugs and sockets are of type I. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.
Internet Access: Not many places around Australia offer free wifi. Purchase a local sim card when you arrive to make sure you can always stay connected.
21 free things to do in sydney
Sydney has all kind of free things to do and attractions to visit around the city that will keep you entertained for days.