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Australia : When and where to go?
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Australia: Climate & Weather
The Australian seasons are the opposite to those of the northern hemisphere and there are variations in climate between the different areas of this vast country.
14°C - 57°F
Canberra, updated 02:30 GMT
What to do in Australia
Generally the cosmopolitan towns rub shoulders with the all powerful nature. Australia is a continent rich in various assets.
Australia : The basics
Flights from Europe take at least 24 hours and it is recommended that you reserve well in advance.
A visa is not required for a stay of less than 3 months. You simply require an ETA (Electronic Travel Authorisation).
The currency is the Australian Dollar. Credit cards such as visa and MasterCard are accepted everywhere.
Concerning budget, you will need to plan roughly the same as you would for European prices. A double room in a basic hotel will cost around €50, less if you choose a youth hostel, very easy to find. Camping is both popular and comfortable. With reference to food, all popular cuisines are represented and you can eat quite well for less than €20 a meal.
Concerning health, no particular precautions need to be taken apart from a good sun protection cream and for surfers a healthy vigilance for sharks by respecting a few simple but important security rules.
For transport within the country you can combine planes with the bus or simply rent a car.
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