Australia

Australia & South Pacific

Overview

If we were to describe Australia in one word, that word would be “stunning”. Unique, exquisite, fun, multifaceted, and naturally picturesque, Australia really seems to have all the right components to ensure that your vacation there is worthwhile.

With its colorful festivals, dynamic nightlife, fascinating wildlife, beautiful scenery and rich culture, Australia is definitely a country where you should visit at least one in a lifetime. Whether you are up for some bushwalking in Wilpena Pound, some wine tasting in Hunter Valley, sightseeing in the Kimberly, animal watching in Kakadu National Park, hip urban fun in Sydney or a dive in the Great Barrier Reef, it will definitely be an experience you will never forget!

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Important information

3 Main Attractions: Sydney Opera House, Great Barrier Reef, Uluru 

Culture Norms: A largely informal atmosphere prevails. Casual wear is worn everywhere except in the most exclusive restaurants, social gatherings and important business meetings. Most restaurants forbid smoking.

Prices of Necessities: Bottle of water – 2.2 $, coffee – 3.5 $, average restaurant meal for 2 persons – 70.0 $

Emergency Numbers: Police: 000 Ambulance: 000 Fire brigade: 000

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Precautions

Vaccinations: Influenza, Recommended for all travelers from May through October. Yellow fever, required for travelers entering Australia within 6 days of having been in or passed through a yellow-fever-infected area in Africa or the Americas. Not recommended or required otherwise. MMR, Two doses recommended for all travelers born after 1956, if not previously given.

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Currency

Name: Australian Dollar

Symbol: A$

1 AUD = 0.64 EUR

1 EUR= 1.56 AUD

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Weather conditions

Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
29.6°
29.2°
27.4°
24.1°
20.4°
17.6°
17.0°
18.5°
21.2°
24.0°
26.5°
28.6°
17.0°
17.1°
15.5°
12.5°
9.6°
7.2°
6.2°
7.0°
9.0°
11.5°
13.8°
15.8°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
85.2
84.2
78.2
56.7
58.4
59.8
56.0
50.9
43.8
49.7
50.0
64.9
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Temperature
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Average High
Temperature (C)
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Average Low
Temperature (C)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
29.6°
29.2°
27.4°
24.1°
20.4°
17.6°
17.0°
18.5°
21.2°
24.0°
26.5°
28.6°
17.0°
17.1°
15.5°
12.5°
9.6°
7.2°
6.2°
7.0°
9.0°
11.5°
13.8°
15.8°
Precipitation
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Average Precipitation (mm)

JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
85.2
84.2
78.2
56.7
58.4
59.8
56.0
50.9
43.8
49.7
50.0
64.9
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