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Travel Guide

Our guide to holidays Australia, brought to you by the loveit coverit travel insurance team.


Our Australia Travel Guide

Australia truly has it all, from beautiful beaches to breath-taking deserts to spectacular mountains to unique wildlife. This country has so many true bucket list experiences, whether you're surfing in Byron Bay, exploring the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, or marvelling at Uluru and immersing yourself in desert culture in Alice Springs.

Australia is a massive country with so many incredible things to see and do that it's difficult to get the full experience in a single short trip. You'll want to set aside some time to explore this unique part of the world, and there are plenty of easy ways to do so!

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Reasons why you should get travel insurance for your Australia trip

Medical Cost

While traveling, unexpected health issues or accidents can occur. Travel insurance can cover medical expenses, hospital stays, doctor's visits, and medications, ensuring you receive necessary medical care without worrying about costs.

Flight Cancellation

Flight delays and cancellations can disrupt your travel plans. Travel insurance can cover additional expenses such as accommodations, meals, and transportation if your journey is delayed.

Lost Baggage

Luggage can sometimes be misplaced or delayed during air travel, causing inconvenience. Travel insurance can provide compensation for essential items if your baggage is lost, stolen, or delayed for an extended period.

Natural Disasters

Australia's unique landscapes include wildlife reserves. Travel insurance can provide coverage for trip disruptions caused by natural disasters, wildlife-related incidents, or weather-related issues.

Main Facts About Australia

In Australia the currency is Australian dollars (AUD), you can exchange currency at international airports, banks, and hotels. ATM's are located all over Australia and contactless card facilities are in most shops, please check with your bank regarding fees, especially if paying from an international account.
Australia officially speaks English, although being a melting pot of various cultures you're likely to hear a variety of dialects and languages on your travels with over 200 languages being spoken overall. English being 72.7%, Mandarin making up 2.5%, Arabic 1.4%, and Cantonese 1.2%.
Australia's weather is quite varied climate, December to February are the summer months, March to May is Autumn, June to August is Winter, and September to November are Spring months. Temperatures can reach a high of 26 degrees so make sure you pack your sun cream!
Power Plugs
In Australia the standard voltage is 230 volts, with a frequency of 50Hz, and they use Type I power sockets and plugs. These are the same plugs and sockets used in New Zealand, China, Argentina and the South Pacific. If you are travelling to Australia from the UK you will need a travel adaptor.
There are currently 26 million people in Australia (according to the latest United Nations data taken in 2022). Australia is the equivalent to 0.33% of the total world population, and ranks 55 in the list of countries by population. The average age in Australia is 37.9 years.
Fun Fact
The Great Barrier Reef is commonly considered as the world's largest living organism and is frequently listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World.
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Your Australian Bucket list

If you're in Australia, you HAVE to do these things:

1. Dive the Great Barrier Reef
2. Hike in the Blue Mountains
3. Sail Around the Whitsunday Islands
4. Visit Byron Bay
5. Sydney Opera House
5. Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock)
6. Sydney Harbour Bridge, New South Wales
7. Bondi Beach, New South Wales
8. Daintree National Park, Queensland
9. K'Gari (Fraser Island), Queensland
10. Great Ocean Road, Victoria


Traveller, there are no paths. Paths are made by walking        

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