Below are some of the most common questions from our travelers.
U.S. citizens must have a passport, which should contain at least 2 blank pages and be valid for at least six months after your return date. Passports expiring before then should be renewed as soon as possible.
U.S. citizens are required to obtain an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), which is linked to your passport. This can be obtained thru the ETA website.
If you hold a passport from another country, you are responsible for meeting all entry requirements and obtaining a visa, if required. If so, we recommend using a fee-based visa service, such as our preferred provider VisaHQ.
The seasons in Australia are the opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere with December and January being the hottest months and July and August the coldest. Australian winters are fairly mild, but a bit rainy. The Great Barrier Reef is best visited September-December, but it can also be seen May-August (it's a bit cooler then; cyclones can disrupt sightseeing plans January-April). Be sure to take a sweater, no matter when or where you're going.
Check out the current weather conditions in Australia
In Australia, the currency is the Australian dollar. Please review the current exchange rate.
ATMs are located at most banks.
Items unique to Australia that you might want to shop for are aboriginal art, leather goods, pearls, opals, and antiques.
240 volts. Plug I. You will need a voltage converter and plug adapter in order to use U.S. appliances. We recommend getting a universal adapter and converter kit before your tour to Australia. View more information about electrical standards around the world.
See our blog post on using your cell phone abroad.