Australia is located in the Southern Hemisphere, surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, near Indonesia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea. Australia is known for the beauty of its Great Barrier Reef, its vast desert – home to the Outback – and unique animal species, such as kangaroos and duck-billed platypuses. Australia was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1770 and its colonisation by the British began in 1788 when Captain Arthur Phillip landed in Port Jackson – later to be known as Sydney. By the mid-1800s six colonies had been founded. They were: New South Wales, Tasmania, Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. In 1901, Australia gained independence but remained a member of the British Commonwealth. Australia’s major cities – Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide – are coastal and home to many of Australia’s most famous sites such as the Sydney Opera House and the Great Ocean Road.
Australia is a very beautiful island, with lots of nature, culture, art and delicious food to be explored. For keen surfers the East Coast of Australia provides some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, such as Bondi Beach in Sydney and Byron Bay in New South Wales. Sydney has been voted amongst the best cities in the world and the influence of Melbourne’s early European settlers continues to be felt today – from beautiful architecture and fashion, to the best coffee shops in Australia. It’s no surprise that Melbourne has been voted the world’s most liveable city!
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is one of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmarks and can be found in Australia’s Northern Territory. This large red sandstone rises out of Australia’s flat desert and is thought to be sacred by the Aboriginal people. Most of Australia is arid desert, supporting a range of habitats. A wide variety of plants and animals thrive in Australia due to its geographic isolation– in fact Australia is home to the greatest number of reptile species in the world, with 93 percent of its reptiles being endemic to Australia! However, Australia is most famous for its marsupial species, which include koalas and wombats. When visiting Australia be sure to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane where you can cuddle a koala.
Australia’s biodiversity continues into its shores, most notably in the world’s largest coal reef system – the Great Barrier Reef – which sprawls over a vast area of 133,000 square miles. This endangered coral reef supports more than 1,500 species of fish, over 100 species of sharks and rays and six of the world’s endangered marine turtles. Whether you venture to the reef on a boat trip or swim alongside the fish by diving down to this underwater rainbow of beauty, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef will be an unforgettable experience.
Luggage Delivery Company has built up a network of preferred suppliers and contacts that we work with in Australia. If you have any questions about how to make your trip more enjoyable or you’d like some help choosing which airline to fly with or where to stay, then our friendly customer service team will be happy to help with every aspect of your trip. If we don’t know the answer we know the best person to ask.
When you ship your luggage to Australia with Luggage Delivery Company we take care of all the paperwork in order to create a seamless experience for you. Contact Luggage Delivery Company to make sure your Australia trip is the best yet.
International airports can be found in all of Australia’s major cities. Sydney Airport is unpopular for its huge check-in lines and difficult vehicle access to the terminal. With long and frustrating queues of vehicles trying to access the airport, most people end up walking quite a distance between the terminal entrance and their rides. The hassle of lugging your heavy bags can be easily alleviated by choosing Luggage Delivery Company. Let us do all the hard work whilst you hop on the train to get straight into Sydney in no time. With no heavy luggage to worry about, you’ll be stress free and relaxed, making your long-haul flight just that bit easier!
We asked our customers what their favourite hotels were in Australia and these were the most popular:
Australia’s seasons are at opposite times to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Australia’s average temperatures range from 26C in summer to 16C in winter. Australia gets a lot of sun, with Sydney enjoying 340 sunny days per year. In fact, Queensland has even been nicknamed the Sunshine State!
With all the activities and experiences there are to enjoy in Australia figuring out what to pack in your luggage can be difficult. For those visiting the Great Barrier Reef our customers recommend packing an underwater camera to capture the reef’s beauty for all your friends back home. If you are planning a trip to Australia’s Outback in winter pack some thermals as evening temperatures have been known to drop to as low as -1C. To protect yourself from getting pesky mosquito bites, packing a bottle of insect repellent is always a good idea.
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