AUSTRALIA : CANBERRA

The world truly is an amazing place. Experience the natural and the man-made beauty and marvel at our wonderful planet. Beautiful destinations are everywhere. Take your pick and allow us to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Canberra

Canberra, our nation’s capital, offers a diverse range of educational programs which cover history, heritage, civics and citizenship, science and art, and the environment. For students and individuals alike, Canberra is a chance to develop a greater understanding of how we are governed, how laws are made, your rights, and the electoral process itself.

Visit Parliament House, meeting place for those who govern, the Australian War Memorial dedicated to all members of the armed forces and supporting organisations, and Lake Burley Griffin which is a man-made lake in the centre of Canberra. There is also the Questacon National Science and Technology Centre which provides interactive exhibits and over 200 experiences in science and technology.

In addition, you will have the chance to visit the National Gallery of Australia which is the national art museum holding over 160,000 artworks and bringing in many from overseas each year. You can also visit the National Museum of Australia which preserves our social history and explores key events and issues that have shaped our nation.

The world truly is an amazing place. Experience the natural and the man-made beauty and marvel at our wonderful planet. Beautiful destinations are everywhere. Take your pick and allow us to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you.

Canberra

Canberra, our nation’s capital, offers a diverse range of educational programs which cover history, heritage, civics and citizenship, science and art, and the environment. For students and individuals alike, Canberra is a chance to develop a greater understanding of how we are governed, how laws are made, your rights, and the electoral process itself.

Visit Parliament House, meeting place for those who govern, the Australian War Memorial dedicated to all members of the armed forces and supporting organisations, and Lake Burley Griffin which is a man-made lake in the centre of Canberra. There is also the Questacon National Science and Technology Centre which provides interactive exhibits and over 200 experiences in science and technology.

In addition, you will have the chance to visit the National Gallery of Australia which is the national art museum holding over 160,000 artworks and bringing in many from overseas each year. You can also visit the National Museum of Australia which preserves our social history and explores key events and issues that have shaped our nation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT WILL THE WEATHER BE LIKE?

The weather will depend on where you are travelling and what time of year. It is a good idea to check the Bureau of Meteorology website for the area in which you will be travelling and get an overall 7 day forecast. It’s also a good idea to always take a jacket even into warmer climate areas as sometimes the temperatures can dip at night.
http://www.bom.gov.au

WHAT ABOUT THOSE TRAVELLING WITH A DISABILITY?

Australia is generally well equipped for all travellers, including those who may have a disability. Many services are available if you need them.
A good website for more information is http://cangoeverywhere.com.au

PROTECTION FROM THE SUN

Australia’s sun is very strong and will quickly burn skin in as little as 10 minutes even on cloudy days. Extra care must be taken between 11am and 3pm, and using a sunscreen of 30+ or higher is a must, as is wearing a good pair of sunglasses. If you are swimming it is a good idea to apply a water-resistant sunscreen throughout the day.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY?

Australia wide, the telephone number of 000 is the emergency number. Please call for a genuine emergency if you need police, ambulance or fire brigade assistance.

BUSHFIRE EMERGENCIES

Many parts of Australia experience bushfires and there are danger periods, usually during late spring and summer in the south and winter and spring in the north. Always check for fire danger and use the TV, local radio and newspaper reports to keep yourself updated. Under no circumstances should you wander into a fire danger zone thinking you will be alright.

ARE AUSTRALIA'S BEACHED SAFE TO SWIN IN?

Australia has more than 10,000 beaches and they often have strong currents. Many people can be caught off guard by these. Always swim between the red and yellow flags as these areas are patrolled by lifeguards during the summer months. Always check water depth before diving.

Shark attacks are rare but do occur so swimming in patrolled areas is a must as is not swimming alone or way off shore. Crocodile habitats exist especially in northern Australia in rivers, seas and coastal estuaries. Always observe safety signs and don’t swim in rivers, deep pools, mangroves or estuaries. Marine stingers are also present so remain vigilant.

DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?

If you are an Australian citizen you are not required to be covered for medical expenses, HOWEVER, we strongly recommend that you take out domestic travel insurance which will cover you for personal liability, cancellation of flights and any expenses incurred with those, loss of luggage, and lost or stolen personal effects.
Travel insurance is a must for all international travellers.

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