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Australia Travel Guide

Australia is one big adventure. So big, we recommend you stay for a while... And we're talking a year or two. With help from our unmissable work starter packs, you can spend a gap year Down Under, and combine your working holiday with play, on one of our awesome adventure tours. Surf before work, spot Aussie wildlife in spectacular natural settings, dive the Great Barrier Reef and meet like-minded backpackers on the way. Crikey!
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The official language spoken in Australia is English, although the Aussie slang is definitely its own language!
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Australian Dollar (AUD)
Symbol: $
$100 is approx £55
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Australia has 5 time zones: Australian Western (UTC+8:00), Australian Central Western (UTC+8:45), Australian Central (UTC+9:30), Australian Eastern (UTC+10:00) and Lord Howe (UTC+10:30)

Top destinations in Australia

Queensland
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New South Wales
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Western Australia
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Top tours in Australia

Unlike the wizard, the real OZ would never be caught hiding behind a curtain. Australia puts it all out in the open: think bold landscapes, confident cities and a never-ending coastline. View all Australia tours.
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Beaches and Reefs

Sydney > Byron Bay > Noosa Everglades > Fraser Island Day Trip > The Whitsundays > Magnetic Island > Cairns

Explore the famous East Coast of Australia where you'll discover spectacular wildlife, stunning beaches and iconic bush walks.
15 days
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The Red Centre to Melbourne

Melbourne > Port Campbell > Halls Gap > Adelaide > Ikara-Flinders Ranges > Glendambo > Coober Pedy > Kings Creek > Uluru > Alice Springs

From touring national parks to wine tastings in the Clare Valley to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, this tour is the perfect introduction to Australia’s Outback.
13 days
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Travelling around Australia

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Campervan hire in Australia

A road trip is one of the most flexible and fun ways to explore Oz whether you hit coastal roads in funky campers or unearth the outback in a 4WD campervan.
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Australia Bus Passes

Whether you’re looking for relaxing beaches, cultural insights or an active adventure, there is a bus pass to suit you! There are many routes across Australia covering all the iconic must-see highlights along with some hidden gems most tours won’t know about.  

What we love about Australia

Sun Fraser Island
This island always manages to creep into people’s highlight list. Explore it all by foot and 4WD.
Mountains Blue Mountains
Fill your Insta feed with sandstone cliffs, rugged canyons and waterfalls.
Women on a surfboard Byron Bay Surfing
Try out the waves at one of the world’s most famous surfing spots, with a lesson included! 

Frequently asked questions about travelling to Australia

How long is the flight to Australia?

The flight duration depends on where in Australia you fly to. Flying to Perth, Darwin are the quickest routes and depending on your flight connection and lay-over time, you could get to Oz in 17 hours! Flying to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane takes on average between 21 and 24 hours. We know it's long but don't sweat,  we work with great airlines that offer in-flight entertainment to waste the time and you can finally catch up on your beauty sleep.

Do I need a visa for Australia?

All visitors travelling to Australia need a visa, which one depends on your circumstances, nationality etc. British citizen can enter Australia either on a free eVisitor visa for holiday purposes or on a Working Holiday visa. We can help you find the visa that is right visa for you.

How long can I stay in Australia?

How long you can stay in Australia, depends on your visa. On the free eVisitor visa Bristish passport-holders can travel in Australia for up to 3 months but this visa does not allow you to work in Oz. The Working Holiday visa entitles you to work in Australia for up to 12 months and can be extended to up to 24 months. Contact our Travel Experts to find out how.

Get Australia travel inspiration from the STA Travel Blog

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