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Visit the famous Wine Glass Bay on your APT tour of Tasmania.
Discover the Whitsunday Islands when you travel with APT to Australia.
Admire the many different varieties of wildflowers on your APT Tour of Western Australia.
View the dramatic landscapes of Cradle Mountain and stay immersed in nature at Cradle Mountain Lodge.
Visit Cairns on your APT tour of Queensland in Australia.

This impressive continent strikes visitors with its restful & generous nature. From its ancient spiritual pulse to its clear turquoise horizons, Australia is a land that stimulates, entertains, excites, & most of all - welcomes.



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Northern Territory (NT) - Stay in luxury tented cabins at the award-winning Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge during your visit to the Red Centre.

Queensland (QLD) - Explore Outback Queensland, Cape York, the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. Travel on an escorted tour or a small group 4-wheel drive adventure.

South Australia (SA) - Experience Lake Eyre, Coober Pedy, Port Lincoln and the Flinders Ranges. Travel on a small group 4-wheel drive adventure.

Tasmania (TAS) - Explore World heritage-listed areas, learn about the history, enjoy local produce and visit historical sights including Port Arthur. Tour with like-minded travellers on an escorted land journey.

 Western Australia(WA) - Discover the Kimberley, Outback, Coast and Pilbara regions. Travel on an escorted tour or a small group 4-wheel drive adventure. Discover the world-renowned and wonderful Western Australia Wildflowers!

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APT offers several ways for you to experience Australia:

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Travelling To Australia

Entry Requirements:

  • A passport that is valid for at least three months after your departure from Australia
  • An onward or return ticket to a country that you have permission to enter
  • Sufficient money to support yourself during your stay - at least A$1000 a month

Be aware that it is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct documentation completed to enter Australia, and incorrect documents may cause you delays, that affect you starting your tour.

Find out more by visiting this link: http://www.immi.gov.au

Visitor Visa Exemptions:

You do not need a visa or permit to visit Australia if you are:

  • An Australian citizen or Resident Permit holder
  • A New Zealand citizen travelling on an New Zealand passport
  • A New Zealand resident with a current New Zealand resident return visa
  • If you are a citizen of a country which has a visa waiver agreement with Australia

Health Insurance

It is recommended you take out travel insurance for you and any members of your family travelling with you, for the period of time you are in Australia. You will not be covered by Australia's national health scheme, unless you are covered by a reciporical health careagreement.

Vaccination Requirements

No vaccinations are required to enter Australia unless you have come from or visited a yellow fever infected country or zone within six days prior to arrival.

Weather Guide

What to Expect

Australia's seasons are the opposite of the Northern Hemisphere. The northern one-third of the country is tropical, while the southern regions are temperate. Because of the size of Australia, summer and winter climates vary from area to area, but this means there is always some region where the climate is ideal, making it a great year-round destination.

Weather Guide for Australia

Average temperatures in Celsius (°C) are shown below.

Sydney Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
26 25 25 22 19 17 16 17 20 22 24 25
Min (°C) 18 18 17 15 11 9 8 9 11 13 15 17
Rainfall mm 98 113 128 127 124 131 105 81 70 75 78 80

Melbourne Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
26 26 24 20 17 14 13 15 17 20 22 24
Min (°C) 14 14 13 11 9 7 6 6 8 9 11 13
Rainfall mm 48 50 54 59 57 50 48 49 58 67 59 58

Cairns/Broome Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
32 31 30 29 27 26 25 27 28 29 31 31
Min (°C) 24 24 22 22 20 18 17 18 19 21 22 23
Rainfall mm 399 441 464 177 91 51 30 26 36 25 84 167

Perth Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
30 30 28 24 21 18 17 18 19 21 25 27
Min (°C) 18 18 17 14 12 10 9 9 10 11 14 16
Rainfall mm 8 11 20 40 124 186 174 139 81 55 21 14

Darwin Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
32 32 32 33 32 31 30 31 33 34 34 33
Min (°C) 25 25 25 24 22 20 20 21 23 25 25 25
Rainfall mm 391 330 260 103 13 3 1 2 13 50 126 243

Alice Springs Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun July Aug Sept Oct Nov Dec
Max (°C)
37 36 33 29 23 20 19 22 26 31 34 35
Min (°C) 22 21 18 14 9 6 4 7 10 15 18 20
Rainfall mm 34 39 22 12 17 16 13 12 6 20 23 32

Converting Celsius to Fahrenheit

(C) 0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55
(F) 32 41 50 59 68 77 86 95 104 113 122 131

Note: Australian weather can be variable and often unpredictable.

Quick Facts

Geographic Facts

Location: Oceania, continent between the Indian Ocean and the South Pacific Ocean

Geographic Co-ordinates: 27 00 S, 133 00 E

Area: slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states

total: 7 686 850 sq km
land: 7 617 930 sq km
water: 68 920 sq km
note: includes Lord Howe Island and Macquarie Island

lowest point: Lake Eyre -15 m
highest point: Mount Kosciuszko 2229 m

Land boundaries: 0 km

Coastline: 25 760 km

Climate: generally arid to semiarid; temperate in south and east; tropical in north

Terrain: mostly low plateau with deserts; fertile plain in southeast

Natural Resources: bauxite, coal, iron ore, copper, tin, gold, silver, uranium, nickel, tungsten, mineral sands, lead, zinc, diamonds, natural gas, petroleum

Facts About The Nation

Population: 23 525 231 (July 2014 est.)

Country Name:

conventional long form: Commonwealth of Australia

conventional short form: Australia

Capital: Canberra

Government: Democratic

Languages: English 79.1%, Chinese 2.1%, Italian 1.9%, other 11.1%, unspecified 5.8% (2001 Census)

Religions: Catholic 26.4%, Anglican 20.5%, other Christian 20.5%, Buddhist 1.9%, Muslim 1.5%, other 1.2%, unspecified 12.7%, none 15.3% (2001 Census)

Ethnic Groups: Caucasian 92%, Asian 7%, aboriginal and other 1%

Life Expectancy: 80.39 years

Independence: 1 January 1901 (federation of UK colonies)

National Holiday: Australia Day, 26 January (1788)

Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side quadrant and a large seven-pointed star in the lower hoist-side quadrant known as the Commonwealth Star, representing the federation of the colonies of Australia in 1901; the star depicts one point for each of the six original states and one representing all of Australia's internal and external territories; the remaining half is a representation of the Southern Cross constellation in white with one small five-pointed star and four larger, seven-pointed stars

Economy

Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)

Agriculture: wheat, barley, sugarcane, fruits; cattle, sheep, poultry

Industries: mining, industrial and transportation equipment, food processing, chemicals, steel

All information provided by The World Fact Book.

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