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The official language spoken in Australia is English, although the Aussie slang is definitely its own language!
Name: Australian Dollar
$100 is approx £55
Australia has 5 time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8:00), Australian Central Western Standard Time (UTC+8:45), Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9:30), Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00) and Lord Howe Standard Time(UTC+10:30)
Beer is served in either a pot (285ml), a schooner (425ml - most popular) or a pint. The average price for a schooner of beer is around $5 (approx £3.80). FYI - they don't drink Fosters.
Want to go out for lunch? An average meal will cost you about $10-$15 AUD (about £6-£9). Pies and burgers are the food of choice, but you can grab a Domino's or Pizza Hut value pizza for $5 (about £3.80)!
Taxi fares start at about $4 and will add $2 (£1.50) on for every half a mile. Australia is very much like the UK, in the fact that people use Uber as a cheaper way of getting around.
It's very easy to get around Australia, whether it's local trams or buses (approx $4 a ticket = £2.40), trains or planes across the country (domestic tickets as low as $90 = £54) or even car and campervan hire. The possibilities are endless!
The price of a hostel for a night in Australia can range, but only slightly. The average price is about $20-$25 a night (approx £12-£15), but they also offer weekly prices at a discounted rate due to backpackers staying for longer durations.
The cost of a night at a budget hotel in Australia will range from $80-$130 (approx £48-£78) with the cost of a double room in a midrange hotel costing between $130-$250 (approx £78-£150).
Best for: Anyone who's keen to meet likeminded travellers from all over the world while they traverse Oz, and is keen to get off the beaten track and learn more about Australia's culture and people.
Valid for: 12 months
Includes: Each route has a local trip leader to act as guide and answer all your burning travel questions. They'll show you all the big hitters, like Byron Bay, as well as more unique ones - think remote farms and overnight stays in the rainforest with Aborigines.
Best for: Those who just want to get from A to B with no fussing around, but still hop on and off to see everything on the way.
Valid for: 90 days, or 180 if you pay an extra fee.
Includes: Flexible travel with Wi-Fi, USB chargers and all the mod cons. You can even add on Travel & Stay packs, which give you ten nights in Base, Nomads, and a heap more amazing hostels nationwide.
Best for: Those who want an adventure. You'll get transport all around Australia to suit your itinerary for up to six months, and all the best travel highlights thrown in, too - like overnight yacht stays on the Great Barrier Reef, surfing in Byron Bay, Fraser Island cruises and a trip to the iconic Uluru.
Valid for: 60 days.
Includes: Great Barrier Reef cruise, 3 day Fraser Island tag-a-long, Byron Bay surfing, sail Whitsundays. All of your travel on the Greyhound network (see Greyhound inclusions) and bucket list experiences.