Australia

Mr. Harper's Travel Guide

American travelers to Australia tend to confine their visits to a few locations, especially Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. But this vast continent contains lush rain forests, arid lunar landscapes, dramatic mountain ranges, swathes of pristine beach and an amazing diversity of exotic wildlife ...

American travelers to Australia tend to confine their visits to a few locations, especially Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef. But this vast continent contains lush rain forests, arid lunar landscapes, dramatic mountain ranges, swathes of pristine beach and an amazing diversity of exotic wildlife. And from the primeval wilderness of the Northern Territory to the Victorian manors of the Barossa Valley, the Australians themselves are unfailingly genial and hospitable. Sydney remains one of the great modern cities of the world, but even once-provincial Perth has lately evolved into a buzzing pan-Asian metropolis. 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Passport and visa. Visit travel.state.gov, and for travelers’ health information, cdc.gov.

CLIMATE

December to March is summer and June to September winter, though nearly half of Australia (which is the size of the Lower 48 states) lies in the tropics. Coastal cities are temperate and have mild winters (see below). The Great Barrier Reef’s average highs range from the upper 70s to the upper 80s year-round.

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