G’day Mate !

This world-famous Australian greeting is more than just a way to say hello – it is a way of life. Australia Vacations – Great Barrier Reef – The Outback, Australians are some of the friendliest people on earth, and they are quick with a smile and an amusing quip. Australia consistently ranks as the number one ‘dream’ tourist destination in polls conducted in the United States. Americans are intrigued by the untamed wilderness, the amazing and unique flora and fauna, and the friendly people of this wonderful world “down under”.


Suggested Itineraries


11 day Western Wonderland

This 11 day motorhome self drive showcases the best of Western Australia, from the bohemian artists haven of Fremantle, long meandering coastal drives along pristine countryside, to the remote isolated wilderness of Rottnest Island, home to one of WA’s most famous residents – the quokka. Take your hotel on the road and discover the best of WA at your own pace. 

12 day Melbourne & The Great Southern Touring Route

Take a circular self-drive tour from Melbourne to Melbourne and discover some of Victoria’s many highlights. The rugged coast of the Great Ocean Road, the breathtaking Grampians National Park, pretty vine-filled valleys, and the Gold Rush history, all combine to captivate you.

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Australia Hotels & Resorts

There are three main international gateway cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. South Seas Adventures are the friendly experts of them all.

Destination Travel Tips

Expert insight and advice before you take off for your Australian adventure.

Australian Accent

What is that Accent?

There is no mistaking that special ‘Aussie English’. Although they claim to speak English, Australians at many times seem to have their own unique language!
Australia Time Zones

Time Zones Defined

There are three time zones in Australia – Eastern Standard Time (EST) which operates in New South Wales, Australian Capital Territory, Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland; Central Standard Time (CST) which operates in South Australia and Northern Territory; and Western Standard Time (WST) in Western Australia. CST is one half hour behind EST, while WST is two hours behind EST.
Tipping in Australia

Tipping Customs

Tipping is not the general custom in Australia, and service charges are not added to accounts by hotels and restaurants. Porters, taxi drivers, hairdressers, etc. do not expect to be tipped. In higher end restaurants, it is usual to tip food and drink waiters up to 10% for good service.

Stay Connected and Charged

In Australia the electricity is 220-240 volts, so a converter and adapter are necessary if you want to use North American electronics. The converter is a three-pin outlet.

How to Get There

Australia is an island nation that is located in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean.
Australia Map