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Country facts

Are you planning a vacation in Australia? Then look ahead to coral reefs, kangaroos, and koalas! But before you fly off, we'll provide you with the most important information about traveling „Down Under.”

Quick facts Australia

  • Location: Southern Hemisphere, Commonwealth of Australia
  • Area: 7,688,287 km²
  • Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
  • Official language: English
  • Population: approx. 25.7 million
  • Capital city: Canberra

Climate in Australia

The question about Australia's climate cannot be answered in one sentence because the continent is gigantic. You can experience almost everything with temperatures in the double-digit plus range, from the desert climate in the outback to the humid tropical climate on the coasts.

It stays warm almost all the time in Australia. In the rainy season, storms are frequent, and flooding is common. Australian temperatures range from over 39 °C on hot days in the north to 15 °C or less on cold days in the south.

Unfortunately, the cooler south in "Down Under" is not always so refreshing: bushfires are common in the hottest months, especially in the south and east of Australia.

Landscape and nature in Australia

You will see a lot of deserts in Australia. The native eucalyptus tree defies this extensive aridity masterfully. Nevertheless, Australia owes its world-famous biodiversity mainly to the tropical rainforests.

In addition to the eastern Australian highlands, the central Australian lowlands, and the western Australian tablelands, there are also mountain ranges with heights of up to 2,200 m. The highest part of them is "the Australian Alps."

As a tourist, you will not want to miss the cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, and Brisbane, as well as Australia's national parks and natural wonders. These include, for example, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluṟu (Ayers Rock,) and Kakadu National Park.

Entering Australia

You will need an eVisitor or visa to travel to Australia. Also, check the current entry requirements for Australia before you travel.

Getting around Australia

In Australia, the best way to get around is by car. However, there is also a well-developed domestic flight network and some train and bus connections. When driving, keep strictly to the speed limits, as there are heavy fines. In addition, expect kangaroos to pass by at any time.


You have to drive on the left side of the road in Australia!

Means of payment in Australia

In Australia, you can pay by credit card almost everywhere, and you will also find an ATM, even in the most remote places.

Travel and safety tips for Australia

Since the local security situation can change spontaneously, keep up to date with current events and forecasts during your trip with the help of news and weather reports.

Health and safety in Australia

Australia is generally a safe country for travelers, but it's still important to take precautions. Apply plenty of sunscreen due to the strong UV rays, and protect yourself from insects in mosquito-prone areas. Before you go outdoors, tell someone your plans and when you expect to return.

Australia's cultural richness

In addition to its natural beauty, Australia is a land of cultural diversity and vibrant cities. Sydney, for example, is famous for the iconic Sydney Opera House, while Melbourne boasts a thriving arts scene and is often hailed as Australia's cultural capital. Brisbane offers a laid-back riverside atmosphere, perfect for relaxing strolls and cultural exploration. Each of these cities offers a unique blend of art, food, and entertainment that reflects Australia's multicultural fabric.

Indigenous heritage and art in Australia

Australia's indigenous culture is an integral part of the country's identity. Visitors can learn about the world's oldest continuous culture through various cultural centers, museums, and art galleries. The ancient rock art of Kakadu National Park, created by Aboriginal people over thousands of years, is a testament to their connection to the land.

Wildlife encounters in Australia

Australia's wildlife is as varied as its landscapes. While kangaroos and koalas are the continent’s iconic animals, you'll also see unique creatures like the quokka, known for its photogenic smile. The island's crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkeling with colorful fish and even dolphins.

Adventure and outdoor activities in Australia

Adventurers will find a haven in Australia. The country offers many outdoor activities, from surfing at world-famous Bondi Beach to hiking in the Blue Mountains. For the brave, cage diving with great white sharks off the coast of South Australia or exploring the rugged landscapes of Tasmania offer unforgettable thrills.

Culinary delights in Australia

Australia's culinary scene has evolved into a fusion of flavors influenced by its multicultural population. Don't miss the chance to indulge in a traditional Australian barbecue, known as a "barbie." In addition, the country's proximity to the ocean ensures that seafood is a highlight on many menus. Try locally caught barramundi or a plate of Moreton Bay bugs for a true taste of Australia.

Wine and Vineyards in Australia

For wine lovers, Australia is a treasure trove of vineyards and wineries. Regions like the Barossa Valley, Margaret River, and Hunter Valley produce some of the world's finest wines. Embark on wine tours to sample premium wines and learn about the winemaking process.

Beach paradises in Australia

Australia is a beach lover's paradise. The Whitsunday Islands are famous for their stunning white sand beaches and crystal clear waters. Dive or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and experience an underwater world teeming with colorful coral and marine life.

Respect the Australian environment

Australia's unique ecosystems are fragile and need protection. When visiting natural areas, follow Leave No Trace principles and respect the environment and its inhabitants. Avoid touching or disturbing wildlife and follow designated trails to minimize your impact.

Australia's appeal lies in its stunning landscapes, rich culture, and endless opportunities for exploration. Whether you're exploring the mysteries of the outback, snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, or enjoying the delights of the city, this vast continent has something for every traveler. Plan ahead, stay informed, and embrace the adventure that awaits you Down Under.