kangaroos on the beach in Emerald, Australia

The 5 reasons to go to in Australia

A trip to Australia is something most travellers dream about. Whether you want to go for a holiday, to study or to emigrate, the country is like a magnet and its power of attraction is incredibly strong. Returning travellers are unanimous, you are guaranteed to discover an amazing country.

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    Measuring yourself against the wide-open spaces
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    Discovering Aboriginal culture
  3. 3
    Exploring cosmopolitan cities
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    Diving on the Great Barrier Reef
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    See animals that are unknown in Europe
1. Measuring yourself against the wide-open spaces
If you're looking for a getaway, vastness and wide-open spaces as far as the eye can see. Australia is the place for you. The distance between cities is almost infinite. Between them is nature in every imaginable form and varied landscapes to take your breath away.
2. Discovering Aboriginal culture
To do this, you need to go to the Red Centre, Alice Springs and Ayers Rock, right in the middle of the land of the Indigenous Australians. Here, you can learn more about the beliefs, culture and art of this people. Cave paintings, artwork, the didgeridoo, how to throw a boomerang, ancestral legends - immerse yourself in the origins of a country.
3. Exploring cosmopolitan cities
Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and above all Sydney are considered to be amongst the most beautiful cities on the planet. They attract people from all over the world to the extent that they have truly become symbols of cosmopolitanism. This creates a unique and very pleasant atmosphere which is unusual for such big cities.
4. Diving on the Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the most extraordianry natural sites in the world. Go and try your hand at diving, or better still climb into a cage for a terrifying face to face encounter with a great white shark.
5. See animals that are unknown in Europe
Australia is home to totally unique species. Kangaroos, koalas, the world's most dangerous snakes, duck-billed platypuses, dingoes, wombats, possums and the incredible Tasmanian devil, all go to make up wildlife that only a trip to Australia will allow you to see.
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Why go to in Australia?

Lovers of cosmopolitan cities or of wide-open spaces, a trip to Australia is right for you. The antipodes are not just a kangaroo's jump away, so don't go if you're not prepared for a long trip.

We recommend if...
  • You are comfortable in large cities
  • You dream of observing koalas and kangaroos in the wild
  • Your budget is not too much of a problem
  • You dream of seeing the immensity of the Red Centre
  • You are not frightened of long distances
  • You want to surf on mythical beaches
  • You don't fear diving with the great white shark
  • You want to learn more about Aboriginal culture
  • You want to sail in Sydney, the most beautiful bay of the world

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When to go in Australia?

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You can visit Australia in any season, even if it is better choose the date of your departure according to the climate of the region visited. You can visit any region of Australia in spring and autumn: the climate there will be all the more pleasant. Summer, from December to February, is a very pleasant period in the south, and the winter climate is very pleasant in different regions. Check the climate of your specific destination before you leave.
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Our advice for your holiday in Australia

Travel tips from our local agencies in Australia.

What to see in Australia?

Top places to discover.

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Prepare for your departure to in Australia
To go to Australia, to the antipodes, is the dream of travellers from all over the world. Here is everything you need to know for a successful trip to the other side of the world.

What documents to travel to in Australia?

British citizens do need visas to enter Australia. You can apply online for an electronic visitor visa.

You may need to undergo a health examination before a visa is granted, e.g. if you're over 75 years of age.

Health advice

You don't need to have had any special vaccinations to enter Australia unless you're coming from a country with a risk of yellow fever. Just make sure that you're up to date with all the vaccinations required in your own country.

Language

Naturally, English is the official language of this Commonwealth country. The accent is different to UK accents. Australians have the annoying habit of speaking fast and abbreviating certain words. It's just a question of getting used to it and it doesn't take long.

Time difference

L'Australia has three time zones and is between 8 and 11 hours ahead of the GMT. When it's midday in London it's 8 pm in Perth and 11 pm in Sydney

Phone and internet connection

Telephone prefix +61

You can get the internet absolutely everywhere in Australia. In restaurants, bars, hotels...there's Wi-Fi... It's no problem getting a connection.

Electricity

The voltage is 230 V and the plugs (Type 1) have two or three flat metal pins. An adaptor is essential.

The High Commission of Australia in London

Australia House,

Strand, London WC2B 4LA

Tel: +44 20 7379 4334

uk.embassy.gov.au

British High Commission Canberra

Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla

Canberra ACT 2600

Tel: +61 (0)2 6270 6666

www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-canberra