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Transcript of Australia

Travel to
Australia

Adventure Group Travel
16 Day - Melbourne to Darwin Explorer
Itinerary:
Day 1 – Melbourne via Great Ocean Road to Halls Gap
Day 2 – Grampians National Park to Adelaide
Day 3 - Adelaide
Day 4 – Adelaide to Flinders Ranges
Day 5 – Flinders Ranges to William Creek via the Oodnadatta Track
Day 6 –William Creek to Coober Pedy
Day 7 – Coober Pedy to Erldunda
Day 8 – Erldunda to Kata Tjuta and Uluru
Day 9 – Uluru to Kings Canyon
Day 10 – Kings Canyon to Alice Springs
Day 11 – Alice Springs
Day 12 – Alice Springs to Daly Waters
Day 13 – Daly Waters to Darwin
Day 14 – Darwin to Mary River
Day 15 – Mary River to Kakadu
Day 16 – Kakadu to Darwin
Independent Travel
Australia covers a large range of space in this planet as for the diverse area of space costs really vary depending on where you are so we have based our findings on traveling as an individual through the same areas as the group.



Conclusion
Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It is already tomorrow in Australia.
~ Charles M. Schulz


General Information
Currency
: Australian Dollar - AUD
1Euro = $1.48
Language:
Australian English
Native People:
Aboriginals
Population:
22.32 million (2011)
Australian quotes,http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/australia.html#7Ust3KBXwmX0Gom4.99,viewed 21-04-14
http://www.australia.com/campaigns/nothinglike/en/index.html?ev=tnla2-homepage-map-landing, viewed 21-04-14
https://www.travelvisaaustralia.com/en/eta-visa/online_application/?mxid=06DFC55DC2634157/tourism%20visa%20australia/40657909251/0//e/17A59C2C1E355CBD608D09A19EF4AF4A/c&gclid=CJ_C1fOjjb4CFQeWtAodZmEAWw, viewed 23-04-14
http://currencies.news.com.au/converter.asp, viewed 21-04-14
https://www.aaa.asn.au/issues/petrol.htm, viewed 23-04-14
http://www.australia.com/about/key-facts/currency.aspx, viewed 23-04-14
http://www.weekendnotes.com/interesting-facts-about-australia/, viewed 23-04-14
References
Language:
English/ Australian Slang
'This arvo'
Meaning: this afternoon.
Example: I'm going to sleep now and this arvo we'll go to the club.
'No worries!'
Meaning: don't worry about it, everything is fine (Australian Attitude)
Example: No worries mate. It will work out fine.

'G-day'
- Hello, Good Day
'Mate'
- Friend
'
Pash
' - Make out, Tongue kiss
'
Crook
' - Sick, ill
'Old Fella
' - Dad, Grandpa, an Old man
'
Daks
' - Pants
'
Dag
' - Clumsy or silly person
'
Tea
' - Dinner
'
Bottle-o
' - Liquor Store
'
Hooroo/ Chatcha Late
r' - Good bye
'Full as a goog'
Meaning: drunk or eaten to the excess.
Example: That was a great meal. I am full as a goog.
'Away with the pixies'
Meaning: dreaming.
Example: She's not listening. She's in love and away with the pixies.
'Bloody Oath'
Meaning: that's the truth
Example: Bloody oath it is.
'Bob's yer uncle'
Meaning: if you do this (whatever is said first) it will work or be all right.
Example: Just add some extra water and Bob's your uncle.
Australia's Capital:
Canberra
, Australia's only city state/territory, Located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

States:
Victoria (Melbourne),
New South Wales (Sydney),
Queensland (Brisbane),
South Australia (Adelaide),
Western Australia (Perth),
Tasmania (Hobart)

Territories:
Northern Territory (Darwin), ACT
Attractions..

Uluru
(
NT)
- The worlds biggest monolith
Great Barrier Reef
(QLD)- World's largest coral reef system
Sydney Opera House & Bridge
(NSW)
The Great Ocean Road
(VIC)
The Blue Mountains National Park
(NSW)
Overland Track
(TAS)
Margret River
(WA)


Tourism Information
Fun Facts
Max Passengers: 48
Price from: EUR €1645.00
Valid:
31 March 2014 - 30 March 2015
Tour Style: Explorer
Fitness Moderate
Included
Transport: Vehicles 4WD, Minibus, Coach
Food: 11 Breakfasts, 14 Lunches, 10 Dinners
Accommodation: 7 nights camping, 8 nights dorm accommodation with shared facilities
http://www.adventuretours.com.au/victoria/melbourne-to-darwin-package-2
Electronic Travel Authority (ETA)
>Short tourism
>Business trips
A valid entry permit such as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA).
Apply online and be approved Australian Government System.
An ETA is equivalent to a visa (no evidence in passport)

A Visitor ETA:
Is valid for visits to Australia for tourism or to visit friends or relatives
-is valid for multiple visits within 12 months
-allows you to stay in Australia for a maximum of three (3) months for each visit
-does not permit you to work while in Australia

ETA eligible countries:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France,
Germany
, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Rep. of (South), Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, British Nationals Overseas (BNO), USA, Vatican City State, San Marino.
Visas..
Other Visas available
https://www.travelvisaaustralia.com/en/eta-visa/online_application/?mxid=06DFC55DC2634157/tourism%20visa%20australia/40657909251/0//e/17A59C2C1E355CBD608D09A19EF4AF4A/c&gclid=CJ_C1fOjjb4CFQeWtAodZmEAWw
Australia
– The sixth-largest country on this lonely planet
>Diverse: range of mountains, deserts, reefs, forests, beaches and multicultural cities.
>80+ percent of Australians live within 100 km of the coast >Australia one of the world's most urbanised coastal dwelling populations
>16 world heritage listed sites
>1996 Australia was the first country in the world to have a complete series of polymer (plastic) notes
Aboriginals
- Dot paintings, Digeridoo, boomerang, 'bush tucker'
>Most of Australia's exotic flora and fauna cannot be found anywhere else in the world.
Food
- TimTams, Milo, Pavlova, Lamingtons, Roast Lamb, Meat Pie, BBQs
Sport
- Netball, AFL, Soccer, Tennis, Cycling, NFL, Ironman/ Triathlons, Car Racing


Welcome to Australia
Representatives from Tourism Australia....
Hannah Barkoff
Naomi Zino
Asha Baker
Overview
>General Information
>Tourism information
-Attractions
-Visas
>Group Tour (Adventure tours)
-Price
-Highlights
>Individual Travel
>Comparison of Individual and Group travel
>Fun Facts
-Slang
>Conclusion

Comparison Individual and Group travel
>Confined space
>Set itinerary
>Inflexible
>Stuck with a large group for a period of time
>You may do things that you don’t necessarily want to do




Group travel
Individual travel
>Freedom of choice
>Flexible
>Plan by yourself
>Meet more people
>More independent

>Cheaper in ways of shared transport and accommodation
>Planning is done for you
>Meet many new people within the group
>Never alone
>Group atmosphere and fun
>Support if you are feeling down

Pros
Cons
Pros
Cons
>Prices for singles ^^
>May be lonely
>No support
>No Local knowledge
>May be dangerous, risky


Costs
*** Remember The exchange rate
1Euro = $1.48 (approximately)

Australia is affordable for most Western countries but certainly not a budget destination.
>Your biggest costs will be accommodation and transport.

Mid-range travel
:
$110 to $160
per person per day
In cities you can push that figure up by $50 or so, but in less-touristic areas you can reduce it by around $30.

Low-cost trave
l:
$70 to $80
per day; for a budget that realistically enables you to have a good time,
aim for $100
per day.


Accommodation
Hotel Prices
(3/4 star) : $80 upwards
Hostels
: Dorms range from $15-30 p/n
Private Rooms – $65-$100
Couch surfing?
B&B
: Quite Pricey $120 upwards...
Food Cost:
Average Meals
from $15
Sophisticated meal from $25- $80
McDonald’s Value meal $8
Beers
$7+.
Happy hours $4-5
Tours
: Multi-day tour $200+
Day trips $100+

Transportation
:
Flying
nationally can be very expensive but necessary - $300-600
Bus
pass -“Greyhound Pass”, From Adelaide to Darwin Adult
$455
(90 days)
Car Rental
: Differ greatly from at $30 a day.

Price of Petrol
cents/per/litre
:
Melbourne
(Sept 2013)
Average: 149.5
Adelaide
(Sept 2013)
Average: 148.3
Alice Springs
(Sept 2013)
Average: 177.8
Darwin
(Sept 2013)
Average: 168.3
Budget
>Per day: $90 minimum
>Per month: $2600 is the lowest budget for traveling
+
Flight
:
Munich to Melbourne,
Approx 20:50 hrs, 1.100EUR Return
Highlights
• Adelaide
• Coober Pedy
• Devils Marbles (Karlu Karlu)
• Grampians National Park
• Great Ocean Road
• Kakadu National Park
• Kata Tjuta (the Olgas)
• Katherine Gorge
• Kings Canyon
• Litchfield National Park
• Mary River Wetlands
• Top End Cultural Experience
• Twelve Apostles
• Uluru (Ayers Rock)
• Uluru Cultural Experience
If you want to meet new people you need to mingle!
Recommendation for a short stay is Group Travel!!
- Cost
-Sparse areas
-Not experienced
Questions ??
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