Experience a Perfect Vacation Off the Beaten Path in Australia
Get ready to explore exciting cities like Melbourne, Adelaide and Hobart and the wild adventures of Australia. Tasmania, Victoria and South Australia, offer some of the most incredible ways to experience the Aussie lifestyle and meet the locals Down Under. Enjoy a wild island Tasmania, hop on over to South Australia's wine, wildlife and outback and venture to a place that embraces difference in Victoria. Our itineraries include some of the best Australian vacation packages. We can customize an itinerary to fit your time, budget, and interests, whether its food and wine, native animals and wilderness or culture. Contact us to start planning your trip - we can't wait to say G'day!
At Aspire Down Under, our international team of travel professionals is dedicated to providing you the best possible Australian vacation experience with vacation packages customized to fit your schedule, interests, and budget.
An Australian vacation is an adventure from start to finish - a flight halfway around the world to the Land Down Under, an island continent nearly as large as the continental 48 states. So if you want to get the full Australia experience, there will be plenty to do, plenty to see, and plenty of travel - even after your arrival Down Under. That's why we always recommend a vacation package to all our mates who come to us for help with their Australian vacation.
From the iconic Sydney harbor, with the "sails" of the Opera House flying proudly above, to the idyllic, isolated beaches and the beautiful rolling hills along the Swan River of Perth (only 2,444 miles away), from the delights and surprises, twists and turns of the arcades and laneways of multicultural Melbourne to the secluded, lush, and verdant rainforest of Daintree (only 1792 miles away), we at Aspire Down Under have combed Australia from east to west, north to south, to find the very best Australian vacation experiences to craft our premade and custom vacation packages.
Outdoor adventure, arts and culture, sports, romance, scenic sightseeing, wildlife - no matter what your passions, interests, or the items on your bucket list are, Australia has so much in store for you - and our vacation packages make your Australian adventure easy, convenient, and efficient.
Why be forced to choose between the hassle of booking an itinerary that includes multiple in-country flights, hotels and experiences, or missing out on a single bit of your dream Australia vacation? Our Australian vacation packages take away all the stress and uncertainty of international travel and provide you with a clear, efficient itinerary that makes the most of your time Down Under.
Best of all, all our vacation packages are 100% customizable! Want to spend a few extra days in any one or more of the incredible locales the Lucky Country has to offer? No worries, mate! A quick switcheroo from one or more activities to others? We've got ya! Got a special bucket list item that you've just got to check off? We can add it, or build your entire Australian adventure around it with a vacation package made just for you!
At Aspire Down Under, we're your best mates for every step of your Australian vacation, with the best-researched, customized, and managed vacation packages around.
We don't just help you plan the perfect Australian vacation adventure, either - we'll have your back every step of the way, from putting together the perfect vacation package to make your Australian dream vacation come to life, to handling all your travel and accommodations, to around-the-clock support to help you through any unforeseen circumstance, from bad weather and travel delays to personal emergencies.
Aspire Down Under's top travel advisors, our contacts in the Australian tourism industry, and participation in Tourism Australia's "Say G'day" program enable us to provide our international mates with the very best Australia has to offer, with vacation packages customized to your dreams and your budget, with unbeatable convenience.
We hear you've been dreaming of Australia - let's make that dream come true together. Contact us and "Say G'day" to one of our travel advisors to begin planning your perfect Australian vacation package today.
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Our best vacation ever - we didn't want to get on the plane in Sydney. We can't pick one favorite place - they all had something special!
Highly recommend! Great suggestions and reworked our itinerary multiple times to help us include the activities we wanted within our budget!
Please find answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions please contact us.
Australia’s seasons are opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere * Spring is September - November * Summer is December - February * Fall is March - May * Winter is June – August.
Australia's climate is generally pleasant without extremes in temperature. Broadly, there are two climatic zones in Australia. About 40% of Australia is in the Tropical Zone - that is north, above the Tropic of Capricorn. The cities of Cairns and Darwin lie in this zone. The remaining areas of Australia lie in the Temperate Zone, including Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth.
Due to Australia's vast size, there are variations within these two zones. The Temperate Zone has all four seasons, while those in the Tropical Zone have two - summer is 'wet' and winter is 'dry'
At the time of your balance payment, we will request your cell phone details so that we may contact whilst traveling if necessary. We recommend you contact your cell plan provider prior to departure to discuss international calling/texts/data plans. Once in Australia for any data usage check for wifi connections at your accommdation. We highly recommend you switch off your data roaming option at all times except when you deem it necessary to download data when not connected to wifi.
Food, plant material and animal products from overseas could introduce some of the world’s most serious pests and diseases into Australia, devastating the valuable agriculture and tourism industries and unique environment. You must declare for inspection all food, plant material and animal products on arrival in Australia to ensure they are free of pests and diseases
The east coast of Australia is 15 hours ahead of the east coast of the US, and 18 hours ahead of the west coast of the US.
Both countries operate daylight savings time during their summer months, from April to October eastern Australia is 14 hours ahead of the east coast of the US, and 17 hours ahead of the west cost of the US.
From October to March, Australia is 16 hours ahead of the east coast of the US, and 19 hours ahead of the west coast of the US.
Not all Australian states observe daylight saving, so times in the country can vary by one hour.
The Australian currency ($A) is decimal with the dollar as the basic unit (100 cents = A$1). Notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 denominations. Coins come in $2, $1, 50c, 20c, 10c and 5c denominations.
All major credit cards and touchless methods of payment are widely accepted.
Tipping is optional. However, the recommended amounts are:
Restaurants: 10% for good service is standard
Porters: $A1-2 per bag
Tour Guides: optional
230/240 volts, 50 Hz, 3 pin plugs. The power supply is 220/240 volts AC. Sockets accept three-flat-pin plugs so an adaptor is needed. 110v appliances will need a voltage converter.
Before your visit you should arrange sufficient medical and travel insurance. Ensure the policy is adequate to cover costs for ambulance or helicopter rescue, emergency surgery, or transportation home. We offer travel insurance policies – ask your Aspire Down Under consultant for more details.
It is safe to drink tap water anywhere in Australia. Bottled mineral water is available throughout the country.
The sun in Australia is extremely strong, especially in summer (December – February). Wear a hat to protect your face and sunglasses to protect your eyes and a minimum SPF30+ to prevent sunburn.
From late October to early May, venomous box jellyfish, also known as ‘stingers’, appear in the coastal waters of Northern Australia. These jellyfish do not exist in the waters surrounding most of the Islands in Queensland and are very rarely found on the Outer Barrier Reef, allowing visitors to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef year-round.
In the Northern Territory, stingers are present at all beaches, whilst in Western Australia, they affect the Kimberley coastline. Where beaches are affected by stingers there are clearly marked warning signs for visitors
Many beaches affected by stingers have protective enclosures, and visitors should restrict their swimming to these areas during Stinger season.
Australians drive on the left hand side of the road. The steering wheel is on the right hand side of the car. The maximum speed limit in cities and towns is 60 km/h (35 mph) and on country roads and highways, 100 km/h (62mph) to 110km/h (68 mph) unless signs indicate otherwise. Strict drink-driving laws apply. Drivers and passengers must wear seat belts at all times.
Visitors may drive in Australia on a valid overseas driver’s license for the same class of vehicle. Licenses must be carried when driving.
If the driver's license is not in the English language, the visitor must carry a translation with the permit. An International Drivers Permit is not sufficient by itself and must be accompanied by a valid drivers permit.
Petrol (Gasoline) in Australia comes in super leaded, unleaded regular and premium unleaded grades and is sold by the liter. Prices are usually higher in country areas. Petrol stations are plentiful. Trading hours vary although many service stations operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Don't bring medicines or medical devices into Australia for anyone other than yourself or an immediate family member.
For prescription medicines, bring the prescription with you or have a letter from your doctor that outlines what you are taking and how much you are bringing with you.
Keep the original packaging for your medicines and medical devices intact so they can be easily identified.
Do not bring more than a 3 month supply with you.
Check what medicines need to be declared at the border at the Department of Home Affairs website. You must declare any medicines which may be subject to abuse or misuse. This includes steroids, strong pain medicines, cannabis and other restricted medicines.
We will provide a listing with your departure documents.
We will provide a checklist with your departure documents.