Australia Packages FAQs
A. Australia opens up a world of attractions and activities to indulge in. It all depends on what kind of a traveller you are and why are you visiting Australia. Whether you are going to Queensland to scuba dive, stay on a pontoon on the Great Barrier Reef or shop around in Melbourne – Australia has something for every taste. You could pick a city and start with a city tour covering all the important landmarks, then strike out the shopping centres and eateries, hit the beach, visit the museums, art galleries or watch a play at a theatre.
Q. How much will it cost to travel to Australia?
A. Australia tour packages start at Rs 60,000 and include transfer, stay, meals and sightseeing. The prices vary with the number of days and the itinerary a particular tour package offers. The cost of your Australia tour depends on how you tailor your daily budget. An average cost per day is about INR 8,000 including restaurants and travel.
Q. When is the best time to visit Australia?
A. Due to its vastness and geographical diversity, Australia possesses an extreme climatic variation. The best time to visit Australia depends on which part of the country you want to visit and which season you want to experience as the country witnesses four major seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn along with a wet and dry season in the tropical north zone. The summers are pleasant while winters are not so harsh either.
Q. How long does the visa take for Australia?
A. Indian tourists have to apply for a Subclass 600 visa to visit Australia which can be applied both online and offline. If you are applying online then you can use immiAccount for the same. The visa costs around Rs 12,000/person and takes about 15 working days to process.
Q. Are there any tours to the Melbourne Cricket Ground?
A. You can book an online tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground at mcg.org.au for AUD25 and explore the historic cricket stadium also called the ‘G’ through a guided tour. The key attractions covered in the tour include the library, long room, change rooms, media centre and making a stop at the portrait of Donald Bradman with Sachin Tendulkar.
Q. How soon can I board a flight after diving?
A.Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) and Divers Alert Network (DAN) both advise a surface interval time of 12 hours before flying after scuba diving. The gap time is necessary to expel nitrogen from your body which gets accumulated while diving to avoid decompression sickness aboard the flight.
Q. Is there a car hire service in Sydney?
A. There are multiple ways to book a car on hire in Sydney. You can either book it at the car rental counters at the Sydney Airport or visit the car hire provider depots scattered in and around the city. Or book it online at vroomvroomvroom.com.au which is an aggregator for car rental providers such as Budget, Avis, Thrifty, Europcar and Hertz.
Q. How far is Melbourne from Canberra?
A. The distance from Canberra to Melbourne is around 660 km. You can book a Canberra to Melbourne flight which takes around 1 hour 20 minutes. Virgin Atlantic, Tiger Air and Qantas are a few airlines that fly the route. You can also drive to Melbourne from Canberra taking in the scenic views which takes around 8 hours on the road.
Q. How many states are there in Australia?
A. There are six states in Australia namely New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania. The country also has two mainland territories: the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory which are run as states in most capacity but have a lesser say in the lawmaking decision unlike other states. The largest state in terms of area is Western Australia and the most populated is New South Wales. Canberra, the capital of Australia lies in Australian Capital Territory.
Q. Which is the nearest city to the Great Barrier Reef?
A. Great Barrier Reef falls in the state of Queensland and the nearest city to the Reef is Cairns. The northern-most city in the state, also called the gateway to the Reef is connected by Silk Air or Singapore Airlines from India. The distance between Cairns and Great Barrier Reef is 254 km and takes about 90 minutes to reach the preferred island or pontoon.
Q. Can I buy tickets online for Sydney Opera House?
A. Sydney Opera House offers a range of entertainment like opera, theatre, music, dance, and other events. Visit the official website and click on ‘What’s On’ and book your tickets online for 40 shows a week. You can also pick a daily tour of the place from the backstage, kids, or the full tour starting at A$42.