• Country Facts Bronzed Aussies, kangaroos, koala bears, Ayers Rock, the Great Barrier Reef, the wines of Barossa Valley, the beauty of Fraser Island, Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and Outback pubs, friendly locals, sizzling barbecues and dangerous creatures are some of Australia's trademarks. The only country to also be a continent, Australia's biggest attraction is its vast natural beauty and its diverse population. To get under the skin of Australia, read, 'Songlines', by Bruce Chatwin, watch, 'The Castle' and listen to 'Pub With No Beer' by Slim Dusty.
    Capital: Canberra
    Official Languages: English, native Aboriginal languages
    Government: Constitutional Monarchy
    Currency: Australian Dollar
    Time Zone:: East +10:00 GMT (4½ hrs ahead ofIndia), Central +9:30 GMT (4 hrs ahead of India), West +8:00 GMT (2½ hrs ahead of India)
    Telephone Calling Code: 0061
  • When To Go Best time to visit: Different parts of Australia, all year round. The average temperature in Australia is 12.9°C. The highest monthly average temperature is 28°C in January, while the lowest monthly average temperature is 0°C in July.

  • What To Do Australian cuisine has come a long way from the bland food of the settlers to a rich and diverse cuisine incorporated from several cultures. Seafood, meat and poultry are popular, while Australian pigeon is rated the best, world-over. The only crop that remains native to Australia is the Macademia nut, and except for Aborigine food, the cuisine is similar to that all over the Western world.
    What to eat and drink Damper and billy tea: A simple scone-like bush bread, cooked on an open fire and served with butter, honey, or syrup, and Billy tea, tea boiled in a tin can on an open fire.
    Meat pies
    Barbecued meat
    Fish and chips
    Sausage rolls
    Asher: Teriyaki chicken sheesh kabab
    Dax: Red Rooster chicken sandwich
    Pavlova cake
    Kieran: Violet Crumble candy bars
    Anne: Soft raspberry licorice
    Barossa Valley wines Shopping Australian wine, a didgeridoo, Vegemite, Aboriginal paintings, a boomerang, nougat, opals, koala, wombat and kangaroo miniatures, abalone, Merino wool, UGG boots, sapphires.
  • Escorted Tours
  • The best and easiest way to see the highlights is on an escorted tour, where all your travel, accommodation and sightseeing arrangements are well taken care of. A knowledgeable local guide brings history and culture to life as you travel in the comfort of your deluxe coach.

    Unmatched selection, more included features, quality first class hotels, and vast experience make Globus the obvious choice for travelers who want more. The world leader in quality escorted travel, Globus delivers memorable vacation experiences with knowledgeable Tour Directors and local guides.

  • Travel Tips
    Coming Soon