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Australia is a country and is also a continent. It is located in Oceania between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean. It was founded on January 26, 1788. (photo above is taken by Jan Kratochvila / Shutterstock.com)
Australia Travel Guide
This local travel guide below will provide you with local travel information & tips to plan your trip to Australia and find the best things to see, do and experience in Australia even before you arrive here.
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Uluru, or Ayers Rock, is located in the heart of the Northern Territory’s Red Centre desertUluru. It is a large sandstone monolith and is now a very popular Australian land mark. To the Aboriginal, this is a sacred site.
It is a late nineteenth-century building designed by the architect George McRae in Sydney, Australia.
North Sydney city Australia harbor bridge.
Night view of Sydney Opera House with Harbour Bridge.
Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. From the observation tower, one can view the Sydney CBD area.
Shopping Malls, Streets, Markets
Malls and Streets
Local Food Guide
Drinks & Desserts Guide
History [Founded on January 26, 1788] • Capital [Canberra] • Government [Parliamentary Democracy (Federal Constitutional Monarchy)] • Currency [Australian dollar ($, AUD)] • Language [English(official)] • Religion [Christian Catholic , Anglican and Uniting Church] • Electricity [240V, 50Hz (plug Type I)] • Time Zone [UTC +8 to +10] • Country Code [+64] • Internet TLD [.au ] • Emergencies [Dial 000]
Events, Festivals and Holiday
– New Year’s Day, January 1, Fri
– Labor Day, May 1, Sun
– Reunification Day, May 2, Mon
– International Labor Day, May 3, Tue
– National Day, September 2, Fri
Restaurant – No tipping expected.
Tour Guide – No tipping expected.
Hotel – No tipping expected.
Taxi Driver – No tipping expected.
Spas – No tipping expected.
Hair Dresser – No tipping expected.
Money & Duty Free
Australian Dollar: AUD with symbol: A$ = 100 cents
Australian Dollar Notes denominations (A$): 5, 10, 20, 50, 100
Australian Coin denominations (A$): 1, 2
Australian Coin denominations (cents): 5, 10, 20, 50
MasterCard, American Express and Visa are widely accepted in hotels, shops and restaurants. It is advisable to have more smaller US dollar notes for easy spending as locals prefer dollars.
ATMs are available in many places and accept cards from overseas banks such as MasterCard, Visa, Cirrus, Plus, Maestro. Except rural areas.
Widely accepted. In major currencies example US dollars, pound Sterling, Euro
Mon to Fri: 0930-1600