Tour and Travel Advice - Australia

Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2014

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Planning a Trip Away

Choosing a tour | Tips on Saving for a Trip

What to pack

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or taking your first big trip overseas, deciding on what to pack is an important decision.

Suggested Packing List | Visiting the Northern Territory | Laptops | Digital Memory Storage | Guide Books and Maps | Power Adapeters | Shoes and Footwear


Suitcases, backpacks, weight restrictions and more…

Overnight bags for Island stays | Suitcase or Backpack ? | Luggage Limits | Day Bag | Carry on Luggage

Health, Safety and Security

Australia is a safe and friendly place, there are however a few steps you may like to take to further ensure a safe and comfortable tour.

Avoiding Jet Lag | Health | Vaccinations | Security | Bugs and Aussie Insects | The Australian Sun

Money Matters

Credit Cards and Cash machines to travellers cheques and exchange rates – it’s all here.

Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion | Cash Machines | Banks | Credit Cards | Spending Money | Travellers Cheques | Tipping in Australia

Age Considerations in Australia

What’s the legal drinking age in Australia? How old are the people on our tours? Find out here!

Age restrictions for travelling with Contiki | Age of people on tour | Average Age of People on Tour | Drinking Ages

Getting Places

Here’s the easiest and best ways to get to our hotels and starting points for our Australian Tours!

Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis | Cairns Colonial Club Resort | Quality Frontier Hotel, Darwin | Daydream Island Resort, Whitsundays | Aussie Sailing Adventure Office, Whitsundays | Travelodge, Sydney | Hotel Ibis, Brisbane

Before you go

Things to get organised before you leave home.

Travel Insurance | Visas | Contiki Travel Documents | Passports

On Tour

What you can expect while on tour.

Laundry Facilities | Pre Departure Meeting | How many people are on a tour? |
Departure and arrival times | Travel Time | What if you miss the coach?

World Wide Weather and Time Zones

Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.

Time Zones | Weather

Did you know…?

Tips and Info on topics that you may not have though of…

Reverse tours | Swimming in Australia during stinger season |


Click here for information about accommodation in Australia



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