Australia is a great destination for all travellers. It has a variety of different landscapes and wildlife for all to enjoy. The capital of Australia is Canberra which is a lively city with stylish restaurants, local winemakers and has some of the world’s best mountain bike tracks.
Australia has an overall temperate climate. Most days are sunny and hot especially in the summer months during December and February.
The official language of Australia is English however Greek and Italian are also spoken in many parts.
The official currency of Australia is the Australian Dollar which can be identified by the symbol AUD.
Banking hours are from Monday to Thursday 09:30 am – 16:00 and Fridays from 9:30 am – 17:00 pm. These hours can vary throughout the country
The import and export of local and foreign currency is unrestricted. However amounts over $10,000 or equivalent must be declared to customs.
Australia has many great places to eat whether it involves fine dining or a quick bite by the beach. The average price of a cheap meal at a burger or pizza restaurant is £4-8. Moderate priced seafood restaurants in the city can cost between £10 - 30. There are also many fine dining restaurants in hotels and in cities such as Melbourne and Sydney that charge between £40-70 per person.
Tipping in Australia is not as common as part of Europe but is always appreciated. Most restaurants do not charge service charge so if the service is of food quality a 10% tip of the total bill is deemed generous.