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Admire the majestic Cradle Mountain on your Travelmarvel tour of Tasmania.
Discover the strange limestone pillars of Perth, the Pinnacles, when touring with Travelmarvel.
Book your tropical getaway now to Queensland's Great Barrier Reef with Travelmarvel.
Float along the spectacular Geikie Gorge on your Travelmarvel tour of Western Australia.

Experience the pristine wilderness of Tasmania, the stunning islands along Australia's East Coast, the rugged landscapes of Western Australia and the remote outback towns of South Australia.


On your premium adventure through Australia, discover the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef in Queensland.  Explore Tasmania's historic past and the untamed beauty of its vast national parks. See Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre in flood. Experience the many stunning regions of Western Australia including the Pilbara, Kimberley and South-West.

Queensland (QLD)

Discover the stunning coast-lines and striking coral reefs. Explore World-Heritage listed Fraser Island and Daydream Island. Learn more about Queensland here.

South Australia (SA)

Explore wine regions, national parks and remote outback towns including of South Australia. Learn more about South Australia here.

Tasmania (TAS)

Explore the pristine wilderness, breathtaking scenery and rugged coastline of Tasmania while indulging your senses with superb seafood and fine wine. Learn more about Tasmania here.

Western Australia (WA)

Whether you’re traversing the stunning West Coast or experiencing the striking scenery of the Pilbara, Kimberley, and the South-West, you’ll soon see what an extraordinary destination this is. Learn more about Western Australia here.

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Travelmarvel offers several ways for you to experience Australia:

Land Journeys

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Travelling to Australia

Entry Requirements:

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months after your departure from Australia
  • An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
  • Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay - at least A$1000 a month

Be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation completed to enter Australia, and incorrect documents may cause you delays, that affect you starting your tour.

Find out more by visiting this link: http://www.immi.gov.au

Visitor Visa Exemptions:

You do not need a visa or permit to visit Australia if you are:

  • An Australian citizen or Resident Permit holder
  • A New Zealand citizen travelling on an New Zealand passport
  • A New Zealand resident with a current New Zealand resident return visa
  • If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with Australia

Health Insurance

It is recommended you take out travel insurance for you and any members of your family travelling with you, for the period of time you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme, unless you are covered by a reciporical health careagreement.

Vaccination Requirements

No vaccinations are required to enter Australia unless you have come from or visited a yellow fever infected country or zone within six days prior to arrival.

Quick Facts

Geographic Facts

Location: Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

Geographic Co-ordinates: 27 00 S, 133 00 E

Area: slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states

total: 7 686 850 sq km
land: 7 617 930 sq km
water: 68 920 sq km
note: includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island

lowest point: Lake Eyre -15 m
highest point: Mount Kosciuszko 2229 m

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 25 760 km

Climate: generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north

Terrain: mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast

Natural Resources: bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum

Facts About The Nation

Population: 20 090 437 (July 2005 est.)

Country Name:

conventional long form: Commonwealth of Australia

conventional short form: Australia

Capital: Canberra

Government: Democratic

Languages: English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)

Religions: Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census)

Ethnic Groups: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

Life Expectancy: 80.39 years

Independence: 1 January 1901 (federation of UK colonies)

National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January (1788)

Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; the star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia's internal and external territories; the remaining half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars

Economy

Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)

Agriculture: wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry

Industries: mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel

All information provided by The World Fact Book.

Weather Guide

What to Expect

Australia's seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. The northern one-third of the country is tropical, while the southern regions are temperate. Because of the size of Australia, summer and winter climates vary from area to area, but this means there is always some region where the climate is ideal, making it a great year-round destination.

Weather Guide for Australia

Average temperatures in Celsius (°C) are shown below.

 

Sydney Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
26 25 25 22 19 17 16 17 20 22 24 25
Min (°C) 18 18 17 15 11 9 8 9 11 13 15 17
Rainfall mm 98 113 128 127 124 131 105 81 70 75 78 80

Melbourne Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
26 26 24 20 17 14 13 15 17 20 22 24
Min (°C) 14 14 13 11 9 7 6 6 8 9 11 13
Rainfall mm 48 50 54 59 57 50 48 49 58 67 59 58

Cairns/Broome Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
32 31 30 29 27 26 25 27 28 29 31 31
Min (°C) 24 24 22 22 20 18 17 18 19 21 22 23
Rainfall mm 399 441 464 177 91 51 30 26 36 25 84 167

Perth Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
30 30 28 24 21 18 17 18 19 21 25 27
Min (°C) 18 18 17 14 12 10 9 9 10 11 14 16
Rainfall mm 8 11 20 40 124 186 174 139 81 55 21 14

Darwin Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
32 32 32 33 32 31 30 31 33 34 34 33
Min (°C) 25 25 25 24 22 20 20 21 23 25 25 25
Rainfall mm 391 330 260 103 13 3 1 2 13 50 126 243

Alice Springs Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
37 36 33 29 23 20 19 22 26 31 34 35
Min (°C) 22 21 18 14 9 6 4 7 10 15 18 20
Rainfall mm 34 39 22 12 17 16 13 12 6 20 23 32

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

 

(C) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
(F) 32 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 104 113 122 131

Note: Australian weather can be variable and often unpredictable.

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