Australia has attracted tourists from all over the world because of its slow-paced lifestyle, beautiful beaches, and one of its kind natural attractions. The Blue Mountains National Park features tours in the world’s oldest caves. The Hunter Vally has over 120 outstanding chateaus for wine tasting and a hot air ballooning experience. Port Stephens has beautiful beaches and sand dunes next to each other. The Gold Coast is the perfect place for surfers and water lovers because of its world-class surfing beaches. Since Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, it becomes a great place to spend your winter.
Ground transportations: car rental services are widely available in Australia. Well-known car rental companies such as Hertz, Eurocar, and Avis all have branch offices in Australia. When you drive, use extra caution because Australians drive on the left side of the road.
Visa: Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) is required to enter Australia. Once you have obtained ETA, you can stay up to 3 months at a time in Australia. Before you travel, be sure to review the latest travel information and advice posted by the US Department of State. If you need help while in Australia, contact the US Embassy in Australia for support.