An island country and continent in the Southern Hemisphere, located in the south-west Pacific Ocean. A Commonwealth state with a population of ~23 million. Colonization began in 1788 by the British.

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Dingo fence - how to visit?

Although being "only" a fence, it is unusually interesting, because of its extraordinary purpose and length. What are the most interesting parts of the Dingo Fence? Are there any bus/train rides ...
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Travel to Australia buy or rent surfboard

I'm going to travel to Australia in April and I'm traveling the east coast (from Melbourne to Cairns) with a campervan. I'm very keen on surfing and have some experience. I was wondering if it's ...
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Documentation for one parent traveling with infant, Australia to Japan

My wife may soon have to travel from Australia to Japan solo with our child, probably on Qantas or JAL. She has a Japanese passport in her own last name, our son has an Australian one with mine. ...
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What is the indoor climbing wall closest to the centre of Sydney?

I will stay in central Sydney for a few days and would like to do some climbing one evening. What would be the closest (or most convenient to get to without a car) indoor climbing wall from Centre ...
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Are there any natural outdoor ice skating locations in Australia?

I know winter is over now but it likely will be winter again by the time I get back to Australia. I also know there are a few temporary outdoor ice skating rinks but I do not know if there is any non ...
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Exchanging a Motorhome (RV) between USA and Australia

We are planning to visit USA in October and November 2014 and would like to arrange a swap for the Motorhome we have in Australia for one in USA. Does anyone have any contacts we might try. We would ...
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Are there charter flights between Australia and New Zealand that you can join?

I don't mean chartering my own flight, but like someone else mentioned that socialflights does in the US, I was wondering if something similar existed for trans-Tasman flights.
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Tour or circuit to see different Melbourne neighborhoods?

We plan to spend a week in Melbourne near the end of May. Besides the usual recommended places for typical tourism, we are interested in visiting different neighborhoods in order to understand their ...
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Dual citizen (UK Passport & Aus Citizenship) travelling to Australia on holiday

What are the Australian entry requirements for a child travelling to Australia on a UK passport and Australian Citizenship (by Descent)? Will child be refused entry without an Australian passport? ...
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Can a student visa to Australia be changed to a working holiday visa after the course without having to leave the country?

A friend here in Korea just told me he wants to get a student visa to study in Australia for six months then switch to a working holiday visa. I know Koreans are eligible for working holiday visas, I ...
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Remaining Employed in Hong Kong While in Australia on a 417 Working Holiday Visa

I have applied for and obtained a type 417 Australia Working Holiday visa. However, should my company in Hong Kong be willing, could I continue working for them while in Australia? I can't find any ...
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Options for Cooking while visiting Australia

I asked a similar question about Canada and was advised to make a separate one for Australia. I'm planning to travel to Australia on my own for about one month - two months, I'll be in Melbourne area ...
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Prepay simcard for data in Australia

I'm arriving in Sydney on Friday for a week. Ideally I'd like a pre-pay simcard for text and data (I need to check my stackexchange sites of course ;)). However I have no idea of what companies or ...
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Direction to go to Australia — where does it change?

Where is the "dividing line" between the places from which most people would get to Australia by traveling east and where most would travel west? And are there any places where the actual part of ...
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Is there anywhere at/near Casino station where you can buy food, when changing between the CountryLink bus and train?

If you take the daytime CountryLink train from Sydney to Brisbane, it somewhat annoyingly turns into a pumpkin at Casino.... At Casino, you have to change to a bus to continue your journey onwards to ...
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Purchasing a campervan in Australia

My girlfriend and I are off to Oz at the start of January - looking to travel the East Coast in a campervan. The plan is to purchase one when we get there and was just wondering about the details. ...
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Can you get to South West Rocks by public transport?

I'd like to dive the apparently amazing Fish Rock Cave in northern NSW. This video should give an idea of what the fuss is about - who wouldn't want to swim through an island with all those fish and ...
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What visas are available for consultants paid by a foreign company in Australia?

My employer rushed me out here on short notice so I'm currently in Australia on a 3 month ETA Business Visa (Subclass 601). I'm wondering if anyone has any idea if I'm using the right visa as I'm not ...
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Camper vans and travel in Australia

My girlfriend and I have purchased one way tickets to Australia - flying into Melbourne in January. The plan is to visit relatives first in Melbourne, then rent and travel around Australia in a ...
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Is it safe to drink tap water in Darwin (Australia)?

Is tap water (from the kitchen sink of a holiday apartment) in Darwin, NT safe for human consumption ? I see algae (and fungus ?) on water fountains in public places so I am guessing those weren't ...
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Places to see wildlife near Melbourne

Does anyone know of any places near metropolitan Melbourne where you can see wildlife? I have been to the Healesville Sanctuary and have seen kangaroos in various places. However, I'd like to see ...
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At what kind of eateries can you have a lamb roast in Australia?

Apart from being in a homestay or being invited to someone's house, where mum can cook a lamb roast, where can you have a lamb roast in Australia? I'm more asking in terms of what kind of eatery ...
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Visit Brisbane during a layover

I'm flying with Virgin Australia from Port Moresby to Singapore in 2 days. On the way back, I will have a layover of 6.30 hours in Brisbane International Airport. Will I have time to leave the airport ...
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What Australian dishes - Aboriginal or otherwise - made of kangaroo meat should I not miss?

I've eaten kangaroo steak once (in Cambodia). Are there any traditional Australian dishes - Aboriginal in origin or otherwise - exist that use kangaroo meat, and is it easy to find them in ...
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Using Australian mobile in China

Will I be able to use an Australian mobile phone (3 Network) in China? I know that I can do international roaming but I am unsure about any frequency differences.
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Does my Australian friend need my passport and visa information if he buys my ticket?

My Australian friend wants to buy my ticket so I can visit him in Australia, I live in the United States. Does he have to have my passport information and my visa information to purchase a airline ...
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What happens if I leave Australia without paying a fine (for setting off fireworks)? [duplicate]

I don't know if anyone can be helpful, but, I ve just received this 670$ fine from the NT. I stayed for 3 days in Darwin and cracked one small firecracker, and got caught by the cops. (I know its ...
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Are there reliability statistics for overnight trains between Melbourne and Sydney?

I'm looking at flying from Melbourne to Christchurch, but can save a considerable amount if I go via Sydney. I could fly to Sydney, but that relies on using Jetstar for my connection there, who I ...
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Layover in Sydney on NZ Passport - can I leave the airport?

I'm travelling soon to Auckland going to Manila and has a layover way back in Sydney for 12 hrs. Can I leave the airport? Or do I need a transit visa or whatsoever? I'm a first time traveller with NZ ...
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No exit stamp leaving Australia

I am Iranian passport holder. I was in Australia with temporary visa. While I left Australia, the passport officer did not stamp my exit in the passport. I am wondering, if he has forgotten to stamp ...
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Where can I camp for free in, or near, Byron Bay, Australia?

I'm currently road tripping across the Gold Coast. I find myself in Byron Bay, NSW, Australia and am looking for accommodation. I rented a small camper van and don't really wish to pay 70+ Australian ...
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Will nights be cold along the route from Perth to Melbourne at the end of November?

In a few days I'll be hitchhiking across Australia from Perth to Melbourne (and then up to Sydney). Now I've heard it can get surprisingly cold in the outback at night. But I don't know if that's ...
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Is there a cheap(ish) way from Brisbane airport to the central business district late at night?

WikiVoyage has a fairly good section on getting from Brisbane Airport to the CBD (central business district), including things like the AirTrain and cheaper alternatives. For a daytime arrival, it ...
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Bringing shrink-wrapped cheese through Australian Customs?

I have purchased cheese in France and it is shrink wrapped. Do I have to declare the cheese to customs or not?
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How do I know if my Australia ETA is approved?

I received a email saying that I would need to check again within 12 hours. However when I check my ETA status at http://www.eta.immi.gov.au/ I got this: You have a current ETA to travel to ...
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When does Immigration happen on leaving Australia

I am flying ORD-LAX-BNE with a return flight of BNE-SYD-LAX-ORD. The layover in Sydney is 1.5 hours. Is this sufficient? I was wondering: when does immigration happen when I'm leaving Australia? At ...
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Is it safe and practical to visit the Northern Territory?

After watching "Australia" by Baz Luhmann and following the NT News on Twitter, I'm thinking of visiting the Northern Territory. However, I've heard about flooding in the NT and I'm wondering whether ...
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Which currency should I carry to Australia from Bangladesh?

I will go to Australia from Bangladesh. I can carry either "US dollar" or "Australian dollar" there. But I do not know whether carrying "US dollar" will be profitable or not if I convert "US dollar" ...
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Are there any free camper parks in Australia?

I travel around Australia, I find some camper van hire service in Australia,i just want to know is there some camper park from Sydney to cairns for free?
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Customs check points in Australia

If someone is flying from the US to a city in Australia and has to take a connecting flight in a different state, e.g. flying from Dallas to Darwin in the Northern Territory, and they have to take a ...
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Long stopover time in Melbourne Airport

I and my wife have planned for a short Australia tour, just covering Sydney as we have only 5 days in our hands. But it looks like during our return journey we will have a 14 hour stopover time at ...
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Travel to Australia with new passport

I was granted a visa to Australia few months ago. I like to travel to Australia in few days however I've just renewed my passport and I don't have enough time to inform them about my passport renewal, ...
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Are there “turn up and board” shuttle buses from Cairns airport to the city, or do you always have to pre-book?

Look at the WikiVoyage page for Cairns under "Get In", it mentions that there's a nearly-hourly airport shuttle running into the city centre. From other comments, I gather that the shuttle company ...
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Can tourists meet mikos (Japanese Shinto shrine priestesses)?

While browsing this article, I saw a photo of mikos, and I would like to see some in real life. From Wikipedia: A miko (巫女) is a Shinto term of Japan, indicating a shrine (jinja) maiden or a ...
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XPT train pricing in NSW

I'm looking to book a trip from Sydney to Orange on NSW's XPT train system. Up until the end of March it's $37 for the trip, after which it's $53 for the same trip. Does anyone know if NSW ...
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Liveaboard on the Barrier Reef at New Years - Book now or wait to haggle?

Having got lucky with airmile flight availability, I've just booked a trip which'll see me in Cairns around the new year. I've done some scuba diving in Australia before, but never the Barrier Reef, ...
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Do I have to pay import duties on items replaced overseas by travel insurance?

I am on an overseas holiday and had an unfortunate incident where I lost my DSLR. Luckily it seems to be covered by my travel insurance. If I buy a replacement camera (identical to lost articles) will ...
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Is an Australian travel insurance company right not to honor a cancellation claim even if I can't enter the country while pregnant?

So I've booked tickets to Malaysia about a year ago after we found some super cheap tickets (non-refundable, non-changeable). A couple of months after booking the ticket, I got pregnant, and will be ...
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Does an Indian citizen need a transit visa in Australia?

Indian passport holder. Do I need transit visa in Sydney?
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What does the $900 limit apply to in Australia?

When I recently went to Sydney, I was surprised to find that you had to declare items if the total cost was above $900? That seems like a rather small amount. I checked the box in the immigration ...