Tour and Travel Advice - Australia

Last Updated: 22nd Feb 2014

<p>More Tour and Travel Advice for: <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-Europe">Australia</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-usa-and-canada"><span class="caps">USA</span> &amp; Canada</a>, <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-australia">Australia</a> and <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tour-and-travel-advice-new-zealand">New Zealand</a></p> <p><img src="http://downloads.contiki.com/contikipedia/australia/aust_stock/29.jpg" class="rightwise" title="australia, whitehaven beach" alt="australia, whitehaven beach" /></p> <h2>Planning a Trip Away</h2> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/choosing-and-planning-a-tour-where-to-start">Choosing a tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tips-on-saving-for-a-trip">Tips on Saving for a Trip</a></p> <h2>What to pack</h2> <p>Whether you&#8217;re a seasoned veteran or taking your first big trip overseas, deciding on what to pack is an important decision.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/suggested-packing-list-australia">Suggested Packing List</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/walks-in-the-northern-territory">Visiting the Northern Territory</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/laptops-on-tour">Laptops</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-digital-memory-should-i-take">Digital Memory Storage</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/guide-books-and-maps">Guide Books and Maps</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/power-adapters">Power Adapeters</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/shoes-and-footwear">Shoes and Footwear</a></p> <h2>Luggage</h2> <p>Suitcases, backpacks, weight restrictions and more&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/overnight-bags-for-island-stays-australia">Overnight bags for Island stays</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/suitcase-vs-backpack">Suitcase or Backpack ?</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/weight-and-size-limits-australia">Luggage Limits</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/day-bag">Day Bag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/carry-on-luggage">Carry on Luggage</a></p> <h2>Health, Safety and Security</h2> <p>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.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/avoiding-jet-lag">Avoiding Jet Lag</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/health-australia">Health</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/vaccinations-australia">Vaccinations</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/security-australia">Security</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/bugs-and-creepy-crawlies-australia">Bugs and Aussie Insects</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sunburn-australia">The Australian Sun</a></p> <h2>Money Matters</h2> <p>Credit Cards and Cash machines to travellers cheques and exchange rates &#8211; it&#8217;s all here.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/currency-conversion-and-exchange-rates">Exchange Rates and Currency Conversion</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/atm-s-and-cash-machines-australia">Cash Machines</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/banks-australia">Banks</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/credit-cards-australia">Credit Cards</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-much-spending-money-should-i-bring-australia">Spending Money</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travellers-cheques-australia">Travellers Cheques</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/tipping-australia">Tipping in Australia</a></p> <h2>Age Considerations in Australia</h2> <p>What&#8217;s the legal drinking age in Australia? How old are the people on our tours? Find out here!</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-restrictions-australia">Age restrictions for travelling with Contiki</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/age-of-people-on-tour">Age of people on tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/average-age">Average Age of People on Tour</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/drinking-age">Drinking Ages</a></p> <h2>Getting Places</h2> <p>Here&#8217;s the easiest and best ways to get to our hotels and starting points for our Australian Tours!</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/alice-springs-airport-to-the-ibis-styles-alice-springs-oasis">Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/cairns-airport-to-the-cairns-colonial-club-resort-cairns">Cairns Colonial Club Resort</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/darwin-airport-to-the-quality-frontier-darwin">Quality Frontier Hotel, Darwin</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/getting-to-daydream-island-resort-whitsundays">Daydream Island Resort, Whitsundays</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/getting-to-the-aussie-sailing-adventure-office-airlie-beach">Aussie Sailing Adventure Office, Whitsundays</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sydney-airport-to-the-travelodge-hotel-sydney">Travelodge, Sydney</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/brisbane-airport-to-the-hotel-ibis-brisbane">Hotel Ibis, Brisbane</a></p> <h2>Before you go</h2> <p>Things to get organised before you leave home.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-insurance-australia">Travel Insurance</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/visas-travelling-to-australia">Visas</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/contiki-travel-documents">Contiki Travel Documents</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/passports">Passports</a></p> <h2>On Tour</h2> <p>What you can expect while on tour.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/laundry-facilities-australia">Laundry Facilities</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/pre-departure-meeting-australia">Pre Departure Meeting</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/how-many-people-are-on-a-tour">How many people are on a tour?</a> | <br /> <a href="/contikipedia/articles/departure-and-arrival-times-start-and-finish-of-tours-australia">Departure and arrival times</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/travel-time-australia">Travel Time</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/if-you-miss-the-coach-australia">What if you miss the coach?</a></p> <h2>World Wide Weather and Time Zones</h2> <p>Find out what time is is where and what the weather will be like by following the links below.</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-time-zones">Time Zones</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/worldwide-weather-forecasts-and-trends">Weather</a></p> <h2>Did you know&#8230;?</h2> <p>Tips and Info on topics that you may not have though of&#8230;</p> <p><a href="/contikipedia/articles/reverse-tours">Reverse tours</a> | <a href="/contikipedia/articles/swimming-in-australia-stinger-season">Swimming in Australia during stinger season</a> |</p> <h3>Accommodation</h3> <p><a href="/m/ausaccommodation">Click here</a> for information about accommodation in Australia</p>