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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.

SYDNEY

FR. R21,490

Includes return flights, airport taxes and 7 nights accommodation at the 3* Ultimo Hotel

R1,000 secures this package today!

MELBOURNE

FR. R20,990

Includes return flights, airport taxes and 7 nights accommodation at the 3* Easy Stay Studio

R1,000 secures this package today!

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Packages are ex. Johannesburg and include flights, taxes, accommodation and transfers (where applicable). Peak season surcharge and blackout dates may apply. Prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified. R1,000 secures subject to time and date of travel. Other terms & conditions may apply. E & OE.

CONTIKI

CITY TO SURF

FR. R12,379
  • 1 Country | 6 DaysTop cities: Sydney, Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay
  • Sydney Sightseeing Tour inc. Mrs Macquaries Chair, Opera House, Ferry to Watsons Bay
  • Spend an afternoon at Bondi Beach
  • Visit the Majestic Blue Mountains
  • Surfing Lesson in Byron Bay
  • Visit the most easterly point of Australia
  • Opt to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or get your adrenaline pumping on a Jetboat in the Harbour

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SYDNEY TO CAIRNS

FR. R37,939
  • 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
  • Participate in a painting activity with traditional Aboriginal artists

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THE RED CENTRE TO MELBOURNE

FR. R16,259
  • 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
  • Travel along the Great Ocean Road en route to Melbourne

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BRISBANE TO CAIRNS EXPERIENCE

FR. R20,949SAVE R3,730
  • 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
  • Enjoy some free time in Cairns and a chance to explore the Great Barrier Reef

TERMS & CONDITIONS

These tour prices are valid for new bookings only. Discounts do not apply to Discovery Vitality bookings. All advertised tours/prices are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. All discounts apply to the land portion of the trip price only. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of R1,000 per person is required at the time of booking and the balance of payment is due 60 days prior to travel. Other terms & conditions may apply. E & OE.
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: R395
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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 R1,475
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Great Barrier Reef Sail Experience
Experience the adventure of snorkelling, diving and sailing on the Great Barrier Reef with Passions of Paradise. The 25 metre high performance catamaran sails daily from Cairns to unique outer reef locations, where you can dive and snorkel with turtles, colourful fish and see an amazing variety of corals. 
FROM R1,590
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