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Australia Destination Guide

Australia is one big adventure. So big, we recommend you stay for a while. Spend your gap year in Australia with our unmissable work starter packs, cheap flights to Australia and awesome adventure tours and live the Aussie lifestyle - surf before work, spot Aussie wildlife in spectacular natural settings, dive the Great Barrier Reef and meet like-minded backpackers on the way. Crikey!

Australia Fast Facts

Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Australia is English, although the Aussie slang is definitely its own language!

Currency

Name: Australian Dollar
Code: AUD
Symbol: $
$1 is approx R10,00

Time Zone

Australia has 5 time zones: Australian Western Standard Time (UTC+8:00), Australian Central Western Standard Time (UTC+8:45), Australian Central Standard Time (UTC+9:30), Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10:00) and Lord Howe Standard Time(UTC+10:30) Australia is 8 hours ahead of Johannesburg.

G Adventures Australia tours

Check out our latest deals on small group adventure tours across Australia. Terms and conditions apply

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SYDNEY TO CAIRNS

FR. R33,899SAVE R5,980
  • 1 Country | 16 DaysTop cities: Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns
  • Spend some free time exploring the city of Sydney
  • Travel to the Hunter Valley for a wine tasting; Whilst in Byron Bay, grab your board and join in a surf lesson
  • Enjoy an overnight in the Noosa Everglades
  • Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island
  • Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure to the amazing Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach for some chill time and enjoy a panoramic view of the beach and its surrounding emerald water
  • T&Cs apply.

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THE RED CENTRE TO MELBOURNE

FR. R16,319SAVE R2,880
  • 1 Country | 10 DaysTop cities: Adelaide, Melbourne
  • Hike the awe-inspiring Kings Canyon in the Red Centre
  • Visit an Aboriginal culture centre, enjoy the informative Mala Walk and catch the sunset over Uluru
  • Discover more of the Red Centre with a hike through the beautiful Valley of the Winds in Kata Tjuta
  • Camp out under the stars for a unique Australian Outback experience
  • Board your flight for Adelaide, capital of South Australia and renowned for its churches and gardens
  • Set off early & travel inland to Grampians National Park, known for its sandstone mountain range & impressive rock art
  • T&Cs apply.

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BRISBANE TO CAIRNS EXPERIENCE

FR. R23,139SAVE R4,080
  • 1 Country | 10 DaysTop cities: Brisbane, Cairns
  • Spend some free time exploring the city of Brisbane and enjoy an overnight in the Noosa Everglades
  • Travel by private 4x4 and ferry to reach Fraser Island, the world's largest sand island
  • Embark on a 3-day maxi yacht sailing adventure to the amazing Whitsunday Islands
  • Visit stunning Whitehaven Beach for some chill time on the white sands
  • After a short hike, enjoy a panoramic view of Whitehaven beach and its surrounding emerald waters
  • Participate in a painting activity with traditional Aboriginal artists
  • T&Cs apply.

Sydney Opera House Tour

See inside the Sydney Opera House, which is now considered one of the greatest buildings of all time. Your friendly guide will take you on an emotional journey, engrossing you in a story to rival any opera plot with its dramatic twists and turns. You’ll witness where some 1600 performances take place to audiences of around one million each year, including opera, ballet, symphony and dramatic performances. Simply breathtaking!
From R520 pp. T&Cs apply
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Great Ocean Road Experience

Enjoy one of the world`s most spectacular coastal drives! After leaving Melbourne early morning, escape the city traveling towards the surf coast highway passing through some spectacular beaches. Twist and wind along the spectacular Great Ocean Road taking advantage of the awesome coastal photo opportunities.
From R1,670 pp. T&Cs apply
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Great Barrier Reef Adventure

Board an incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch.
From R3,440 pp. T&Cs apply
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Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions apply and will be displayed on the final booking confirmation. Please find full STA Travel Terms & conditions here.