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Australia - tourist guide for holidays

Australia is a country which is worth your visit. It is full of natural wonders and historical monuments so you can surely spend here a nice time. Australia is a country you can visit on your own - or you can choose one of organized trips with a travel agency as well.

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Australia - the best places to see

Australia Australia is a very big country - it covers a whole one continent. Consequently there is a lot of interesting places. We have chosen a few of them.
  • Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral)
  • Great Barrier Reef (at Cairns)
  • natural area of Ayers Rock (Uluru) + Kings Canyon
  • nature + wineries in Barossa Valley
  • sceneries around Great Ocean Road (+ Melbourne)
  • natural paradise with animals - Kangaroo Island
  • Fraser Island with forest and lakes
  • animals in Blue Mountains
  • Daintree Rainforest
  • Snowy Mountains

Australia - useful information

Religion:
~ Christian: 59 %
~ Buddhist: 2 %
~ Muslim: 1.5 %
~ other: 1.5 %
~ unspecified: 18 %
~ no religion: 18 %
Religion - Australia
Australia: flagCapital: Canberra
Area: 7,686,850 km2
Number of inhabitants: 21,766,000
Currency: Australian dollar, AUD, A$
Language: English
Time zone: GMT+8 – +10 (GMT = London)
International telephone dial code: +61
Mobile phones system: GSM 900/1800
System of measurement: metric
Common languages: only English
Serious travel risk: intensive sun shine - broken ozone layer
Voltage in electric network: 230 V
Electric plug:
Electric plug - Australia

Australia - Travellers Forum

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great flora
  Uluru
When going to visit Uluru and the region around don't forget it is not only the rock. There is more than 45 species of native mammals in the Uluru region - for example mulgara, great desert skink and red kangaroo. In the Uluru area is great flora as well - so keep your eyes open.
  Cairns - super
Když už jste v Austrálii, tak byste si rozhodně neměli nechat utéct potápění na Velkém bariérovém útesu. Nejsnazší je zamířit do města Cairns, nalodit se na katamarán a vyrazit. Cesta na místo vám bude trvat něco přes 2 hoďky a pak už vás průvodci nechají potápět (no, klidně jen tak nahlížet do vody
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Australia - the map and typical itinerary

Australia - map
Itinerary 1: Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral) + day trip - animals in Blue Mountains - days: 2, Fraser Island with forest and lakes - days: 4, Great Barrier Reef (at Cairns) - days: 3, Daintree Rainforest - days: 1, Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral)
Itinerary 2: Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral) + day trip - animals in Blue Mountains - days: 2, Snowy Mountains - days: 2, sceneries around Great Ocean Road (+ Melbourne) - days: 2, natural paradise with animals - Kangaroo Island - days: 2, nature + wineries in Barossa Valley - days: 1, Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral)
Itinerary 3: Sydney (Opera house + Harbour Bridge + Rocks quarter + Saint Mary cathedral) - days: 1, sceneries around Great Ocean Road (+ Melbourne) - days: 2, natural area of Ayers Rock (Uluru) + Kings Canyon - days: 3
Itinerary 4: any combination of the previous itineraries

Prices of rooms and meals

Prices symbolAustralia is quite an expensive country for tourists. In some seasons and in some areas you can make holidays for a very reasonable price, but generally speaking you should not expect pleasant prices everytime and everywhere. On the contrary - for lower prices you will often get very low quality.
  • Cheap accommodation: $30
  • Medium accommodation: $100
  • Expensive accommodation: $250
  • Cheap meal: $6
  • Medium meal: $13
  • Expensive meal: $52
The prices are per 1 person (and 1 meal or 1 night) and are in US Dollars.
It is often possible to buy cheap meal on streets or in fast-food restaurants. Medium priced meal is usually available in standard restaurants, expensive meal in expensive restaurants. We do not include extreme prices of accommodation and food (for example luxurious apartments in high quality hotels). (Prices are usually very different in different places and in different seasons. In the main season may be in touristic destinations the cheapest rooms unavailable.)

Australia on the Internet

Are you looking for more information? On the Internet there are a lot of information. Here are some advices: Australia may have different names in different languages. For example Austrálie, Australien, L'Australie, Australia. Use these names in search engines. It is good idea to precisely specify what are you looking for. If you need information about a place, use the name in a search engine. You may use other names of the place as well. If you need - for example - an information about history of the place, add the word history to the search engine.

What Others say

The Commonwealth of Australia is a country in the southern hemisphere comprising the mainland of the world's smallest continent, the major island of Tasmania, and numerous other islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. The neighbouring countries are Indonesia, East Timor, and Papua New Guinea to the north, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and New Caledonia to the northeast, and New Zealand to the southeast. Australia is the only country that is also a continent. The Australian mainland has been inhabited for more than 42,000 years by indigenous Australians. After sporadic visits by fishermen from the north and then European discovery by Dutch explorers in 1606, the eastern half of Australia was later claimed by the British in 1770 and initially settled through penal transportation to the colony of New South Wales, commencing on 26 January 1788. As the population grew and new areas were explored, another five largely self-governing Crown Colonies were established during the 19th century. On 1 January 1901, the six colonies became a federation, and the Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Since federation, Australia has maintained a stable liberal democratic political system and remains a Commonwealth realm. The capital city is Canberra, located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). The population is just over 21.3 million, with approximately 60% of the population concentrated in and around the mainland state capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.
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Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name of Great Britain. Six colonies were created in the late 18th and 19th centuries; they federated and became the Commonwealth of Australia in 1901. The new country took advantage of its natural resources to rapidly develop agricultural and manufacturing industries and to make a major contribution to the British effort in World Wars I and II. In recent decades, Australia has transformed itself into an internationally competitive, advanced market economy. It boasted one of the OECD's fastest growing economies during the 1990s, a performance due in large part to economic reforms adopted in the 1980s. Long-term concerns include climate-change issues such as the depletion of the ozone layer and more frequent droughts, and management and conservation of coastal areas, especially the Great Barrier Reef.
CIA The World Factbook
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