Discover Australia, where its indigenous soul blends with its charismatic, and modern personality.
It may have deadly spiders, snakes and sharks but thousands flock to Australia every year for holidays or to start new lives. But as the sixth largest country in the world it also has the world’s lowest population density therefore providing a great sense of space.
Australia is a true natural beauty. Its landscape is varied and vast offering golden coasts, snowy mountains, sandy deserts, blue lakes and clear seas. Its natural wonders are famous throughout the world – just about every one has heard of the Great Barrier Reef, Ayres Rock (Uluru), the vast emptiness of the Outback, and the stunning beaches of the Gold Coast.
Isolated from other countries Australia boasts an abundance of unique plant and animal life such as the iconic Koalas, Kangaroos, Emus and the bizarre duck-billed-platypus. Many of these indigenous animals can be seen on Kangaroo Island.
The country’s cities are as diverse
as its landscape. Sydney offers one of the world’s finest
harbours, white sand beaches, great surfing and the iconic Opera House and
Harbour Bridge. Melbourne is easy going but fashion
conscious, its energy and vibrancy make it the ideal city to host many of the
country’s sporting and cultural events. Brisbane is a
wonderful gateway to the tropical northeast of the country whilst Adelaide on the Torrens River is genteel and unhurried and
really rather English. The other large cities such as Cairns, Darwin and Perth
all have their own unique charms creating an interesting and diverse country to
Australia’s real magic lies with its indigenous people – the Aborigines. A must for any visitor is to experience this amazing culture for themselves.
The currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Foreign currency exchange is possible at all international airports, international-class hotels and city banks. All major credit cards are accepted and there is a wide network of ATMs. However when you are in smaller towns and the outback you will find use of credit cards and access to ATMs restricted.
Traveller’s cheques in all major currencies are accepted at banks and large hotels. Some banks may charge a fee for cashing them though. Plus to avoid additional exchange rate charges you are advised to take traveller’s cheques in a major currency.
Universal Wine Bar
The Bridgewater Mill Restaurant
Windy Point Restaurant
Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant
The Melting Pot Restaurant
Estia Greek Restaurant
Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante
Before travelling to Australia you should check the Visa and Passport requirements at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.