Australia is Just a Click Away

  • Shopping

    Aboriginal Artwork or Artifacts, Opal Jewelry, Australian Pearls, Rare Pink Diamonds, Sheepskin Boots.

  • Population

    24,500,000 people

  • Location

    Located in the continent of Oceania, Australia covers 2,966,151 square miles of land and 22,749 square miles of water, making it the 6th largest nation in the world.

An Australian vacation should be on your bucket list. Australia is the sixth largest country in the world. It’s almost the same size as the United States but it has one of the lowest population densities in the world, with only three people per square mile. Although known for its modern, cosmopolitan cities, Australia enshrines vast swathes of undeveloped wilderness, making it a good travel destination for those wanting a taste of both urban chic and striking landscapes devoid of people.

There is the drama of the remote ‘Outback’, the colourful spectacle of the Great Barrier Reef and its coral islands, the excitement of the big, efficient cities, the sun and surf at some of the best beaches in the world, and the tropical rainforests of Western Australia. The list is endless in this diverse land of adventure, which boasts about 2,000 national parks and 14 World Heritage-listed areas, along with more than 7,000 beaches.

Great Flights

Flying these days is simple. If your local airport is an international airport and you’re flying internationally, that will most likely save you some time. If your local airport isn’t an international airport, be prepared for the travel time to be a bit longer.

Extra Luggage

Think carefully when packing. You might not need so much, many of your days will be spent relaxing in the sun. Depending on which airline you fly, extra fees might apply for additional suitcases.

Cancellation Policies

Make sure to ask us about trip insurance. You might not think it’s worth it, sometimes things come up that are inevitable. The small investment could save you a huge headache as well as a saved expense!

About Australia

Australia is a melting pot of many cultures. For more than 50,000 years the Aboriginal people have lived and thrived in the Australia’s unique environment. It is believed that the Aborigines are one of the world’s oldest surviving civilizations, and in recent years, there has been a new interest in keeping the Aboriginal culture alive and flourishing.

Australia is an absolute mecca for eco-tourism and eco-tourists.

Passport & Visa Information

All passports must be valid for the entire period of your intended stay.  It is highly recommended that travelers always have six months validity on their passports after departure.  If departing from the United States a valid passport will be required by immigration authorities.

Most visas can be extended up to a total of 180 days per calendar year.

Learn more about passports here.

The Language

The official language of Australia is Australian English and it has a unique accent and vocabulary. Collectively, Australians have more than 200 spoken languages. In the 2011 census, 76.8% Australian spoke English at home. Mandarin is the biggest non-English dialect spoken in Australia.

Odds & Ends

Time Zone: AST (Atlantic Standard Time) UCT -4 hours. No Daylight Savings Time is used in Aruba.

World Clock

Currency: The official currency is the Aruban Florin (AWG).  US currency is accepted everywhere and other major currencies can be exchanged at banks.  ATMs in Oranjestad accept credit and debit cards.

Electricity: Electric current in Aruba is 120 volts, 60Hz.  Flat two- and three-pin plugs are standard.