Melbourne CBD skyline while walking along the banks of the Yarra River.
Embarking on a gap year from university or a sabbatical from work is no longer frowned upon as it used to be. In fact, nowadays, especially for students, it has become the norm. Whilst this is normally a fun time, visiting foreign countries like Australia and cities such as Melbourne and experiencing their cultures, it is not exactly cheap!
The main basic expenses in any long term travel plan, are transportation and accommodation. If these can be reduced wherever possible, the overall cost of such a trip is dramatically reduced. There are several ways to do this, but here, we look at what the internet has to offer.
In terms of flights in Australia, it is possible to not only compare, but also to book flights to almost any corner of the country. There are also many bargain flight centres, which may offer cheap flights in Australia or flight deals from state to state. Even saving a hundred pounds on a flight is significant, as this could be a week or twos money on the road!
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Searching for hotel accommodation in Sydney CBD and Darling Harbour
If your next vacation into Australia includes a visit to Sydney, you will probably be looking for mid-range little trendy hotels in Sydney. This is a town that you must not miss while in Australia. From Cronulla Beach to Palm Beach, if the salt water is your thing, the shopping and the world renown icons of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, you are going to have one fine experience in this city. Finding a place to stay while there that is affordable and nice is not going to be a problem.
One of the places that you might be interested in checking into for your Sydney accommodations is the Quay West Suites. This is the hotel for luxurious rooms and beautiful views of the harbour for a decent price. You might also want to look into the Swissotel on Market Street. This would be the place for those that are ready to get out those credit cards and hit the shops.
Would you rather not stay in a large hotel? How about a bed and breakfast? You will love the Balmain Bed and Breakfast Inn. You might also find really comfortable accommodations right near the airport. These hotels are the best for those that are traveling for business reasons.
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Sydney Circular Quay offers plenty for corporate travel.
Founded as a colony of the British Empire in 1788, Sydney has grown into the second wealthiest city on earth when measured by per capita purchasing power. Not only is it the largest city in Australia, but it is also the leader in international immigration. Why are people moving to Sydney in record numbers?
Well, it certainly doesn’t hurt that it is located in a stunningly beautiful region of the country or that it has all of the modern amenities of any global city. But those are really nothing more than extra added bonuses. The main reason people immigrate to Sydney is that it has one of the best cities for business on earth. So, whether you are an employee or an employer, opportunities abound. The rapid rise of Sydney began just three decades ago when the economy suddenly shifted from manufacturing to information and service sectors.
Because it is relatively close to Asia, most of the immigrants that come to Sydney emigrate from India, Indonesia, and China. Many of them have experience with technology and they choose the city because of the opportunities in that sector.
Although it is a growing city, Sydney offers companies competitive prices on rental spaces. In fact, a recent report found that the average price of office space in Sydney is cheaper than in New York, London, Tokyo, Berlin, and even Mumbai.
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The saltwater crocodile is one weird and wonderful Australian creature.
Australia is a continent that has been geographically-isolated for thousands of years, which is why Australian wildlife is so weird and wonderful! When the first settlers arrived on the Australian continent just over two hundred years ago, they were surprised by the strange, colourful and wonderful animals living there. The animals were unlike any other animals or birds the settlers had ever seen.
The native wildlife of Australia is incredibly unique because the different species of animals have evolved for thousands and thousands of years without any outside influence.
The ability of Australian wildlife to adapt to their environment is truly exceptional. Most of Australia’s native animals are marsupials. A marsupial is characterized by a distinctive pouch where the mother carries her young for the first months of his or her life.
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The capital city of Western Australia is Perth.
A country famous for its golden beaches, relaxed atmosphere, wide open outback, and the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Perth among others: Australia is a hugely popular destination among visitors.
The country is well known all over the world for water sports like surfing and diving, its unique wild life, as well as the beautiful natural heritage of the continent. All kinds of visitors travel to Australia, and it is possible to travel across the country on a relatively small budget.
Accommodation is available for all types of travellers. With options like youth hostels in Sydney or Canberra to hotels in Perth, the budget traveller can literally travel across the length and breadth of Australia and still stick to a small living budget.
Travel is also possible today on a budget what with an entire crop of low cost airlines that offer cheap flights.
Internally, renting a car would be a good option if travelling in a group. That is not to say that public transport is not good!
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The light of the morning strains your eyes from the clubbing all night … in Sydney.
Sydney offers a variety of cool clubbing options for just about every taste and style. Depending upon age, entertainment value or dress code, the options are virtually limitless. Starting with one of Sydney’s most popular night spots, we are reminded that there is indeed no place like Home.
The club is known as Home. This place totally rocks, and is definitely a pick among all age groups, from teens to middle age. Most clubbers who are in their 20s however seem to gravitate towards Home. This club offers an awesome ambiance, with several balconies that overlook the city. This makes it a good choice for chilling and dining.
Musically, Home has it all. Everything from hard core rock, to pop to techno. There is plenty of disco beat for those who love to get out on the floor and bust a move. A word to the wise however and that involves price. Some of their house specialties, including liquor tends to be a bit on the pricey side, but the entertainment factor cannot be beat.
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Aerial view of your flight arrival into Sydney, Australia
Traveling around Australia doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank. There are many ways to maximise your holiday adventures while staying within budget, starting with the flight. Searching for affordable flights in Australia may seem a daunting challenge at first, but it doesn’t have to be.
If you’re coming from outside the country, it’s highly advisable to plan ahead – as in three to six months ahead. Online travel websites make it easy for you to browse available flights and create an itinerary based on your date, time and location criteria. Be mindful that opting for a flight one day earlier or one day later (or even an hour before or after) can offer substantial savings, so try to stay flexible in your planning if at all possible. You may prefer to book a flight the old-fashioned way – either by calling a travel agent or speaking directly with the airline. Travel agents and airline representatives can run quick searches based on your criteria, saving you the hassle of having to navigate these matrices yourself.
Booking a domestic flight once you’re in Australia requires much less planning, often requiring no more than twenty-four hours notice. There are several discount airlines from which a traveler can choose, and these flights can also be booked either online or by phone. Australian discount airlines generally offer numerous flights throughout the day to all major cities, with early morning and late night flights being the least expensive options.
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Car rental in Tasmania, Australia
As with renting a car in almost any other country, car rental or hire in Australia is a fairly easy process. Travelling through Australia by car is a great form of transport to see this vast continent.
In order to qualify for a car rental, a traveller must meet certain requirements as required by law in Australia. Most car rental agencies in Australia require the renter to be at least 25 years old. Some of the agencies may let a younger driver rent a car if they pay a surcharge up front. Another requirement is that the renter possess a valid driver’s license. Meeting these qualifications alone will not allow you to rent a car in Australia. Rental agencies also screen for high risk drivers to protect themselves and their investment. If a driver cannot pass the high risk assessment at the rental agency, then they will not be permitted to rent a car.
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Finger Wharf Woolloomooloo, Sydney Australia
There’s no place like flying into Sydney, Australia. A bustling cosmopolitan city filled with sandy beaches and a thriving CBD, there is always something new and exciting to do here. While the constant whirlwind of activity is stimulating, sometimes you just need to find a slower pace and enjoy the natural beauty Australia has to offer. Sometimes you just need to head west into the vast allure of Australia.
Australia is recognized throughout the world for its natural beauty, from its kilometres of pristine beaches to its rugged outback and verdant rain forests. More than 90 percent of Australia is covered by vegetation; even the dry desert landscapes boast salt-bush and other natural fauna. The vast open spaces offer people the opportunity to climb mountains, abseil through gorges, trek through the bush, or whitewater raft.
Aboriginal Australians have long enjoyed a close cultural tie to the land, but today, nearly all Australians link their identities closely with their environment. Many Australians enjoy taking a long drive, watching out for kangaroos or some of the other more than 2,000 species of marsupials and mammals, reptiles, and birds native to this country. Others may ride off into the sunset into Silverton on camels, trekking into rugged wilderness guided by experts in Australian ecology and history.
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Living room in a furnished apartment in Sydney, Australia.
Have you landed the dream job of a lifetime? Are you travelling to Sydney, Australia on business? If so, then this article will offer you some advice for finding a great rental option you can enjoy.
Did you know that hotels can cost your business more than rental properties? In addition, hotels often lack the basic necessities one needs while away on business. A hotel room typically does not have a washer and dryer, toaster, and other necessary appliances. On the other hand, a rental property is usually fully fitted with every appliance known to mankind. It is better to choose a rental property over a hotel room for cost, convenience, and location.
After making the decision to get a rental property, one should look through the properties that offer executive furnished property rentals Sydney.
When considering the details of your rental property, first consider what is most important to you on this business trip. Is location important? Then first look for a property with a great location. Is it important that the furniture appears sophisticated? Perhaps you will even be hosting business meetings with other employees at the rental property. Then, look for a rental property with an updated and chic appeal. Often, most rental properties have modern furniture that is so appealing, you will want to take it home with you! Or, better yet, you will simply want to live at the rental property forever.
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Work on the cattle farm in Australia is usually with your best friend.
The cattle ranches, or cattle stations, of Australia are scattered throughout the Outback. The largest of these is Anna Creek Station, which is located near Coober Pedy, South Australia. With over 34,000 square kilometres of land, Anna Creek Station is the largest working cattle ranch in the world and is larger even than the country of Israel. It has more than 11,000 head of cattle. The cattle raised at Anna Creek Station are ideally suited for the hot, dry climate of the Outback and are grass fed, largely raised without any human contact. Visiting an authentic cattle station can be the adventure of a lifetime. For unique travel in Australia and an incredible opportunity to join an authentic Australian cattle drive on your next holiday, a good travel resource site and information can be found at http://clickhereforaustraliatravel.com/
Anna Creek Station originally raised sheep, but regular dingo attacks led to a change in focus. The remote cattle stations of Australia enjoy a distinctive lifestyle. The nearest cities are often at least a day’s journey away, which means that larger cattle stations, such as Anna Creek, are equipped with airstrips so that they have easier access to necessary supplies and mail. The workers at Anna Creek Station work hard, relying heavily on one another. Their world revolves around the homestead, which is surrounded by the workers’ accommodations, yards, sheds, machinery and other necessities of life on the station. Work is hard, and days are long, particularly during the dry season and mustering, which is often still done on horseback due to the Outback’s harsh climate and rugged terrain.
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A visit to Palm Cove in Cairns, Queensland is a must when visiting Australia.
Framed by the lovely Coral Sea and lush rainforests, the sophisticated city of Cairns has become a popular tourist destination and can provide visitors with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns hotels and accommodations are plentiful, ranging from affordable backpacker hostels and family friendly hotels to waterfront apartments and luxury five-star resorts and getaways.
Cairns is a vibrant, welcoming city that takes its cues for adventure and relaxation from nature. With a pleasantly warm climate, plenty of options for free entertainment and spectacular sporting events, Cairns is the ideal holiday city. It attracts more than four million visitors annually, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef.
The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Cairns is only about an hour from the world’s largest coral ecosystem. This World Heritage site is filled not only with stunning coral cays and reefs but also with numerous islands. The coral is beautiful with its lovely colours and spectacular patterns, and it makes the ideal shelter for a multitude of sea life, including dugongs, dolphins, sea turtles and whales. You can enjoy the Great Barrier Reef in the way that best suits your personal style, including by sail, snorkelling or glass-bottomed boat.
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All the news on Australia including history and a bit of poetry.
Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, but it is also an enormous one. For many people, visiting Australia is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so they will surely want to make the most of their time there. Totally Australia travel news is geared towards maximizing your holiday time in Australia by helping you get great deals on airfare and accommodations, letting you know what to visit and how best to get around and providing you with other valuable advice for your visit to Australia.
With more than 30,000 kilometres of coastline dotted with numerous sandy beaches, Australia is the ideal country for ocean-loving visitors in search of surfing, swimming, sailing, and snorkelling outlets. Australia’s coastlines are heavily populated, with more than 80 percent of its residents living in large urban areas filled with trendy shopping boutiques, art and fashion districts and pulsing nightlife.
Although the Red Centre of Australia and the outback are much more sparsely populated, they are home to some of the most spectacular natural landscapes in the world, including Uluru, the Devil’s Marbles and Kings Canyon. Camel rides and road trips through the outback are not for the faint of heart, but they can be incredible adventures nonetheless.
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Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia
Where do you really want to go on your holiday? In Australia, you can choose warm and sandy beaches, glittering cosmopolitan cities, sunbaked red desert sands, and more. Where you go and what you do on your holiday is entirely up to you. Your travel through Australia and adventure here is limited only by your imagination.
Australia has more than 30,000 kilometres of coastline and thousands of beaches, all of which are open to the public. Surfing, sunning, sailing, and snorkeling are all popular activities. Whether you head to popular Bondi Beach on Christmas Day or prefer the quieter beaches located in national parks throughout the remainder of the year, you can enjoy relaxation, beautiful scenery, or even a fun beachside barbecue.
An estimated 80 percent of Australians live along Australia’s coastline. Although the country is one of the most sparsely populated, it is also one of the most urbanized countries in the world. As many as 85 percent of its population lives in its cities, each of which has its own distinctive attitude. Melbourne has a European flair, with a large Greek and Italian population, and is considered Australia’s fashion capital. Sydney is Australia’s most populous and most visited city and is home to some of the most well-known landmarks in the world, from Sydney Harbour and the Opera House to Sydney Harbour Bridge. No matter which cities you visit, you are sure to find something new and exciting in the way of dining, attractions, and nightlife.
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Sydney harbour and CBD offers plenty for the traveller.
Australian tourists and residents alike frequently fly between the capital cities, making flight routes such as Perth to Sydney flights highly desirable. The distances between major Australian cities are often great, making air travel both faster and more economical than most other modes of travel. In fact, more than 4,000 people travel to Sydney from Perth every day on dozens of flights through Qantas, Jetstar, Skywest, and Virgin Australia airlines.
If you are planning on travelling between Perth and Sydney, you should know that the flight can vary between five to 10 hours, depending on how many stopovers the flight is expected to have. Airfare can start at $618 for a one-way ticket to Sydney and increase to as much as $2,798 for business class tickets. Taxes and other fees are included in these prices, but checked baggage and credit card fees may not be included.
Although Perth is a popular backpacker’s destination, you have plenty of options for accommodations apart from hostels, including caravan parks, budget hotels, four- and five-star hotels, bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and furnished apartments. As with other capital cities, Perth has a multitude of activities and entertainment venues. Swimming, sports, and golf are popular activities, as are shopping, clubbing, and dancing. Outdoor cinemas, theatres, art galleries, and art walks provide cultural enrichment throughout the city.
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The Olgas in Northern Territory, Australia
A visit to the land down under requires a long flight for most people around the world. If you have budget restrictions, you may worry that an Australian holiday may simply be out of your price range. However, cheap travel in Australia is entirely possible whether you want to spend all your time lounging on warm beaches or trekking deep into the remote outback. You can read more over at the following site http://cheaptravelinaustralia.com.au/
The cost of living is low in Australia, which can allow you to live and enjoy your holiday relatively inexpensively. Before leaving your home, consider getting a work visa so that if you do run short of funds, you have the option to work in order to round out your budget and spend a little more freely. Purchase traveller’s insurance as well in order to manage unforeseen expenses. Get your budget in order well in advance so that you know exactly how much you have and what you can afford to spend each day. Stick to your budget in order to avoid shortfalls, and don’t be tempted to go on any unplanned shopping sprees.
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The harbour in Hobart, Tasmania
Hobart International Airport is located within 20 kilometres of Hobart, Tasmania, and handles both domestic and international flights. It is amongst the top 10 busiest airports in the country and one of the fastest growing in terms of passenger numbers. Deals on flights to Hobart, Australia, can be found starting at just $158 from Melbourne and $210 from Sydney and going up to $358 from Brisbane. Many times deals can be found online through ticket aggregators or by going directly through the airline itself.
Transportation options for those travelling to and from Hobart International Airport include car rentals, taxi services, and bus services. The airport also has a convenient car park. Hobart is often a popular starting point for Tasmanian adventure holidays that include abseiling, canoeing, surfing, whitewater rafting, or trekking through the rain forest.
Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and is located near picturesque Mount Wellington. The area first began to be settled by Europeans in 1803, largely as an outpost, and the historic 19th century buildings along the waterfront lend a distinctive air to the city. Today these same buildings are filled with an eclectic mix of art galleries, cafes, and shops.
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Parliament building in Adelaide, South Australia
Adelaide, the capital of South Australia, is commonly called the city of churches. Set in the centre of lush parklands and plenty of open green space, as its nickname suggests, it is home to a multitude of churches, temples, and synagogues. South Australia was settled by those who were seeking freedom from persecution for their religious beliefs, and they welcomed people from all ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Hotel accommodation in Adelaide are as abundant as its churches, with affordable budget hotel accommodations starting at just $85 a night to five-star hotel rooms starting at just $180 a night. Other accommodation options include caravan parks, backpackers and hostels, houseboats, holiday houses, bed and breakfasts, resorts and spas, and furnished apartments. Accommodations are available to suit every budget and every individual, family, or group, whether you want to stay in the city’s centre or further out where you can enjoy more of the open spaces. Flights to Adelaide both internationally and domestic can be found online with great travel deals on offer throughout the year. Flights from Adelaide to the capital cities of Melbourne, Sydney and Perth are also on offer year round.
Adelaide, which was founded in 1836, is known for its pleasant, moderate climate and lush wine country, including the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, and Adelaide Hills. The area produces more than half of Australia’s wine in its nine distinct wine regions and wealth of local vineyards, while Adelaide itself has a vibrant multi-ethnic population of more than a million. The culinary scene is bustling and considered among the country’s best.
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The sun sets over Sydney CBD and the plethora of hotel accommodation on offer.
Accommodations in Sydney, Australia, are undeniably plentiful, but knowing the type of hotel you want and where you want to stay can help you narrow down your options considerably. Sydney CBD hotels are often the first choice for many business travellers. Located in the heart of the city, these five-star deluxe hotels offer all the pampering you could desire and are within walking distance of eateries, shopping, and transportation. There are quite a few options when looking to book Sydney travel deals and packages which include hotels in the Sydney CBD.
The small and intimate size of the average boutique hotel lends itself to developing a richer character that bucks the homogeneity of larger or chain hotels. Boutique establishments tend to pride themselves on a high standard of service and can be found throughout the city and its surrounding districts and neighbourhoods.
Three-star hotels in Darling Harbour are a favourite haunt for many visitors. Picturesque views and rooms can keep you at the centre of Sydney’s buzzing entertainment district. Takeaway outlets, clubs, and waterfront dining give you plenty of options for meals, while playgrounds, gardens, galleries, and shopping will keep you busy from dawn until dusk.
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Aerial view of your flight arrival into Sydney, Australia
Are you planning a holiday to the other side of the world? It may be hard to believe, but you can indeed locate last minute airfares to Australia. If you are ready to begin exploring the land Down Under, check out these three basic rules for finding the best prices on flights to Australia.
1. Do your homework.
The Internet is often a great source for price comparison, so make your first stop online. Compare flights, carriers, and even days of the week. In fact, airfare tends to change not just throughout the week but also over the course of a single day. A flight from Sydney to Melbourne may be cheapest early in the morning and downright expensive by late afternoon. Compare special deals to determine which may suit you best. You may have frequent flyer miles with a specific carrier, but the better deal may be the one on which you can also get vouchers for accommodations included in the price of your airfare.
2. Be flexible.
If you have any leeway in your travel dates, check to see if leaving a day earlier or later makes a big difference in prices. You may even be able to alter your flight route by experimenting with different ports of departure or arrival. Saving money sometimes means thinking outside the box. If you have the ability to be flexible, you will often be rewarded with extra money to spend at the end of the day.
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For a variety of reasons, Australia is an extremely popular destination among tourists, businesses, private investors and those wishing to immigrate to a new place. It’s strong economy along with the country’s environmental beauty and relaxed atmosphere make it an enticing choice. Flights to Australia also known locally and abroad as Down Under can be found on such travel sites as Totally Australia flights.
The global recession has hit most countries and property markets that were booming a couple of years back are now facing a slow down. The same goes for the Australian property market and this is a plus for those looking to buy at the moment. This means that you’re likely to get more value for your money today than you would have a while back.
It is possible to do a preliminary search on Australian property on the internet as much advice and information is available online. However, in order to view properties and make a decision, it is vital to visit the properties in person. There are many deals on flights to Australia.
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Living room in a furnished apartment in Sydney, Australia.
Finding apartment accommodation in Sydney is easy with the help of Furnished Properties. Furnished Properties has a diversity of furnished apartments and houses, vacation properties, executive and corporate apartments, and serviced apartments in Sydney in a range of prices to suit every budget and locations to accommodate every taste.
They provide comfortable accommodations throughout the city and its suburbs. Furnished homes and apartments are often more spacious and homey than similarly priced hotel rooms and provide visitors with the ability to settle in more comfortably. When you stay in a furnished property, you will feel more at home and enjoy the ability to explore all the quirks of your favourite Sydney neighbourhood, cook homemade meals in the privacy of your own kitchen, and save on long-term stays.
Furnished Properties has furnished apartments in Sydney CBD, Pyrmont, Darlinghurst, North Ryde, Camperdown, Surry Hills, Mosman, Homebush Bay and more. Stay in the heart of the city with close access to public transportation and within walking distance of the city’s bustling nightlife and exciting markets or further out where you can explore more of the nooks and crannies known only to native Sydneysiders.
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With 10,000 beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, and unique wildlife like the kangaroo and living fossils like the Wollemi pine, Australia is for many people the ultimate travel destination. Aboriginal Dreamtime legends reflect perfectly the magic and mystery of the land with their stories of warring tribes, slithering rainbow serpents, and the birth of the butterflies.
If you are planning a trip to Australia, begin your quest in the Dreamtime and move forward through the days of European settlement until you finally reach the continent we know and love today: a vibrant multicultural country with something for everyone. Australians love the outdoors, and you will too, whether you spend your days lolling on Sydney’s sunny beaches or exploring Katherine Gorge. You will find history, adventure, and romance no matter where you turn.
To ensure your trip is all you desire, the Australian government has published critical travel tips for tourists. They advise that you:
• Be aware of health care issues.
1. Import and export controls may apply to your medications. Travellers should carry a three-month supply of any necessary medications along with a written prescription for those medications.
2. Visit the Australian Government’s Health Emergency site for information on how to handle health emergencies.
3. Eligible visitors may be able to take advantage of Reciprocal Health Care Agreements.
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The sun goes down over Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Sydney, NSW, has many unique experiences to offer its visitors. If you are planning to be among those visitors, you may be wondering, “What are my options for cheap hotel accommodations in Sydney?” If so, you’re in luck. This brilliant city, the largest in Australia, has a plethora of accommodations that will fit every taste and budget. You can find sumptuous hotels that will cater to your every whim or cheap hotels in Sydney that keep you comfortably ensconced for a minimum investment that won’t take too big of a bite out of your budget.
Do you want a five-star hotel? There are many five-star luxury hotels clustered around Sydney Harbour, where they overlook the spectacular Opera House and striking Harbour Bridge. Choose from such picturesque locations as The Rocks, Circular Quay, or the CBD, where you will have easy access to public transportation and gorgeous waterfront views. Five-star hotels often offer such amenities as on-site spas, rich style, stellar service, and exceptionally fine dining.
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Hyde Park in Sydney with the shadow of Sydney Tower almost reaching St Mary’s cathedral.
In a country as vast as Australia, travel can be complicated and expensive. Cheap domestic airfares in Australia can help you stretch your holiday dollars even further. Click here for more detailed information. Being familiar with the ins and outs of the Australian travel industry can also help you score some great deals on flights. Domestic flights in Australia tend to be most affordable when flying between certain major cities.
Melbourne-to-Sydney flights range between $59 for one way tickets and $250 for round trip tickets. There are several dozen flights between these two popular Australian cities every day so that no matter when you travel, you’re sure to find a departure time to suit your needs.
Brisbane-to-Sydney flights begin at just $72 for one way tickets and go up to $279 for a round trip ticket. If you’re flying from Brisbane to Sydney, you’ll have your choice of more than a dozen different flights. There are more than a dozen flights daily between Brisbane and Melbourne as well, starting at an affordable $90 and going up to $422.
The Adelaide-to-Melbourne route is another popular flight. You may choose from about a dozen flights per day, and one way tickets begin at $69. If you are looking for round trip tickets, the costs go up to $469 each.
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One of the many roads in Australia that will lead you into the Red Centre.
The Red Centre of Australia, so named for the rich red of the desert sands located in the heart of the continent, must be seen to be fully appreciated. For many long centuries, this vast territory has been the ancestral home of the Aboriginal people, who are still the traditional custodians of certain areas, like Uluru.
Alice Springs is amongst the most famous outback towns in the Red Centre. Established in the 1870s, the city held a crucial role in the history of the country as a telegraph outpost linking Darwin to Adelaide. Alice Springs remains an important stop today for travellers and visitors through the desert. The city is alive with history and cultural activities, Aboriginal art and quirky festivals, camel treks and four-wheel driving.
About 440 kilometres south of Alice Springs is Uluru. Uluru, which is also known as Ayers Rock, juts sharply from the smooth sands of the desert, with ridges marring its steep sides. The rock varies in shade from grey to brown to deep red depending on the time of day. It delivers its most spectacular crimsons at dawn and dusk. Many of the most sacred traditions of the Aboriginal people of this area, the Anagu, surround Uluru.
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The iconic Sydney Opera House
You’ve arrived for your holiday in Australia. What happens now? What should you expect? Australia may in many ways seem quite familiar to you, but in other ways the Land Down Under may be like nothing you’ve ever experienced before. Here’s what you need to know.
Australia’s seasons run opposite of the countries located in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is from December through February, while winter runs from June through August. Still, the seasons themselves are even quite different, with distinct rainy and dry seasons in northern Australia and more temperate conditions reigning throughout the rest of the continent. Summers can get quite hot, while winters are cool but rarely bitter.
Although there is no national language in Australia, most Australians speak English with their own colourful touch. However, a thriving immigrant population brings plenty of diversity to the table, with Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Arabic being the most commonly used languages after English. A variety of Aboriginal languages also continue to be spoken across the continent. Many Australians are of British or Irish descent, but the country prides itself on its inclusive and multicultural nature. Nearly one-quarter of all Australians were born overseas, and Australia actively participates in humanitarian efforts for those in need of refuge.
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The Olgas in Northern Territory, Australia
Harsh deserts, unforgiving temperatures and giant saltwater crocodiles: If this is the image you’ve got of Australia, it’s time you look again. Australia is home to four of the world’s top 10 most liveable cities, ranked by such factors as stability, climate and low crime rates, among other factors. However, this country is so much more than just a collection of statistics, as any traveller in Australia will soon discover.
Sydney is often the first port of call for travellers. This beautifully stunning city is richly diverse and drenched in history. Whether you climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, surf off Bondi Beach, browse the cafes in Darlinghurst or go shopping in Paddington, there’s always something going on in Sydney.
What’s next? The choice is yours. Cosmopolitan thrills and excitement are to be had throughout the country in cities like Melbourne, Perth, and Adelaide, all with their own unique flavours and styles. The majority of Australians live along the coastline, where there are plenty of sandy beaches and cool blue water.
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