Welcome to our Australian Travel Guide! This place can truly be described as an Island paradise. Australia is called an “island continent,” with a relatively small population, varied geography, and miles of unspoiled beauty. Come explore our spectacular tropical rainforests, beautiful gorges, flat plains, and timeless deserts.

Here you’ll find a snapshot of Australian history, our love for the perfect meat pie, plus all the practical info you need to have the holiday of a lifetime in our beautiful land. 

 

Australians live in an ancient country, we have a rich culture and history. Here’s a little snapshot.

 

Today’s Australian's are known as outdoorsy, friendly, strong and innovative people. Here’s a little bit of who we are now.

 

If you have a question about life in Aus, here are some quick, helpful facts to help make your trip to Australia as enjoyable as possible.

 

Australia is sensational in any season. It just depends on what you want to see and do. Are you after balmy beaches or golden autumn leaves? Sun or snow? So when is the best time to visit?

 

Australia is surprising. It’s a large country, with a small population, and miles and miles of unspoiled beauty. Come and explore our spectacular outback, tropical rainforests, offshore islands and golden beaches.

 

Australia is a foodie paradise. With plenty of fresh produce, fresh fish in our waters, and world-class lamb and beef, you’ll always find something delicious to eat here.

 

This article explains the Australian Medical Care, Hospitalisation and what the law requires you to do.

 

Like most of us these days we don’t leave home without our mobile phone, laptop or tablet because want to stay connected to family, friends. So when visiting Australia  what is the best way to get connected?

 

When planning an Australian Holiday it’s handy to know how much things cost. A comprehensive guide to Australian prices – from the essentials to the treats.

 

A comprehensive guide to how to pay for things in Australia. Everything to do with money that you need to know.

 

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First Light Travel have been given the "Aussie Specialist" designation by Tourism Australia. This means you can count on our ultra-knowledgeable Travel Specialists to create a standout Australian holiday just for you. 

 

 

Whether it’s fully organised group trips, personalised tours, self-driving, family or adventure holidays we’ve got all the tips and tricks to make planning a trip to Australia a breeze.

 

Welcome to Downside Up, a blog dedicated to inform and inspire you on all things South Pacific. This blog showcases historical curiosities, natural wonders and shares observations about the life and culture of Australia.

 

Wanting to plan an Australian holiday or self-drive tour? We answer those ‘all important’ questions. What is the best time to come & how to get to Australia? Visa’s, Travel Insurance. What about accommodation options and what should I pack? Which State should I visit? 

 

The map featured gives a visual representation of Australian Roads.   

 

 

Find what are you looking for when hiring a self drive rental car for your Australian holiday

 

So you're planning a self-drive trip around Australia but what about car-hire insurance? Read the article that demystifies car hire insurance.

 

Pick an Australian City to see what the temperature and rainfall will be like throughout the year.

 

When planning an Australian self-drive holiday or road trip, use our Australian Driving Time and Travel Distance Calculator to work out the best route between two towns or cities.  This calculator will give you an accurate average driving time taking into consideration obstacles like mountain passes, winding roads, single lanes etc.

 

Yes, you probably do need an Australian power plug adapter when you're on holiday in Australia, but converters are bulky and limited - read on for specific details.