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Australia is one of those places that had been on my bucket list for ages, and that I was absolutely stoked to visit. From the Great Barrier Reef to Sydney, or from Fraser Island to Uluru, we visited all the iconic spots I had dreamed of for years.

We spent just over a month in Australia and made sure to make it as action packed as possible, without wasting any time. My personal favourite spots in Australia were Bondi and Noosa Heads.

I’m planning to go back to Australia, maybe live in Sydney for an extended period of time and travel even more around this beautiful country. In the meanwhile, you can find here all my top Australia travel tips from my first trip!

Quick travel facts about Australia

Where is Australia? Australia is a huge country in the South Pacific and Indian Ocean, comprising the mainland of the Australian continent and other smaller islands.

How to get there: You can find the cheapest flights to Australia via SkyScanner.

Currency: Australian Dollar (AUD) – see the latest exchange rate here.

Electrical plugs in Australia: Type I – I recommend an international adapter so you can use it on multiple trips.

Capital city: Canberra

Best time to visit: Seasons in Australia are the opposite compared to Europe and North America. That means when it’s winter in Europe, it’s summer in Australia.

The best time to visit ultimately depends on where in Australia you plan to go. Generally speaking I recommend visiting during Australian summer if you’re going for the beaches and surfing.

However Uluru and the outback are going to be extremely hot during this period. You can get a better idea of Australian weather averages for every month here. 

How to travel around Australia: Australia is an absolutely massive country. For long distances, the best way to travel is via plane. You can find cheap flights on SkyScanner.

However on short distances, I highly recommend renting a car or van and doing a road trip. Australia is the land of epic road trips, and you don’t want to miss this experience!

We did epic road trips on the East Coast and Great Ocean Road, and can highly recommend them. If you don’t want to drive there are also regular buses. 

Visa requirements: Travellers have to apply for a visa before visiting Australia. What type of visa you apply for depends on how long you want to stay in Australia. Click here to see the different visa types and to apply.

My Australia travel guides

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Fraser Island, located just off the coast of Australia, is one of the most famous and visited destinations in Australia. The island is famous for its wild nature, driving on sand, rock pools and big freshwater lakes you can swim in. We did a 3-day tour of Fraser Island and it was one of the …

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