What and how in Australia
So, you flew to Australia. You do not need to take products, seeds, plants with you – they will not let you through. It is better to present a can of caviar at customs. If the packaging is not broken, they will skip. It’s better to immediately declare money. If there are less than $ 10,000, there will be no questions; if there are more, our customs declaration must be presented, where they are indicated. It’s not worth taking animals with you. A person’s friend must be quarantined for six months before crossing the Australian border.
WHAT TO DO IN AUSTRALIA You can:
try to mine gold. In places that survived the gold rush in the last century, a goldfish is found today. To live in a hut without light, with a primitive stove, with the equipment of a single miner;
learn to jump with a parachute. This is a popular sport here; there are many international skydiving competitions in Australia;
go kayaking down mountain rivers. Also a popular pastime: world championships have been held more than once here;
fly in balloons. They hang in the sky of Australia continuously;
learn to scuba dive. They will help and even issue a certificate, however, without the right to be an instructor in this dangerous form of leisure;
take golf, tennis, cricket lessons;
Drive your rental car across Australia – ten days is enough, but memories!
to catch fish from the soul both in the sea and in the rivers;
rock climbing. Zealots of this affair flock here from all over the world;
go sledding … from the sand dunes!
POPULATION – 17.5 million people., The average population density – 2 people per 1 square. km
AREA – 7.7 million square meters. km
LENGTH from east to west – 4025 km, from north to south – 3220 km.
CLIMATE. Most of the territory lies in the tropics, the northern regions – in subequatorial latitudes, the south-west – in the subtropics. Average temperatures in July are from 12 to 20 ° C, in January – from 20 to 30 ° C or more.
STATE DEVICE – Federation, consists of 6 states and 2 national territories. The capital is Canberra.
MONEY – Australian Dollar. One US dollar costs 1 dollar 34 cents of Austria.
HOURS OF OPERATION. Shops are open from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 17.30, on Thursday – until 20.30, on Saturday and Sunday – from 9.00 to 15.30. Banks are open Monday through Thursday – from 9.30 to 16.00, on Friday – until 17.00.
USEFUL PHONES IN SYDNEY:
Ambulance, fire department, police – 000, Weather and water temperature 901-7996, Fire safety 11-540, Information about exchange rates 312-0945, Translation services 221-1111,
General (about phone numbers and addresses) 013, Metro (trains) 13-1500, Buses and steamboats 13-1315, About things forgotten in transport 360-9224
A conversation from a vending machine per minute is $ 2.20, from a hotel – 30% more expensive, Taxi call – $ 1.00, Jeans – from $ 60-80, Kodak film – from $ 6-10, Lunch in a good restaurant – $ 15-20, Dinner without drinks – $ 25-40, Weekly stay in Sydney in a 3-star hotel for two – $ 525-560, in a group (6-8 people) – $ 450-480. Possible surcharges of $ 100 for ocean views, $ 200-300 for single occupancy or per child.