Surfing in Australia
Not to be underrated for surf, Australia is still a very popular surf travel destination. A fantastic range of surf breaks are available around the Australian coast in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, and Western Australia.
Known breaks include, Noosa, Kirra Point, Burleigh Heads, Snapper Rocks, Byron Bay, Sydney's northern and southern beaches, Margaret River, Bells Beach plus many more.
The Queensland/Gold Coast is one of the best family holiday regions in the Pacific for surfing. The whole East coast of Australia is blessed with so many surf breaks - many of them world class - such as the point breaks of Kirra and Burleigh Heads.
Even when the surf is small there are swell magnets such as Duranbah and Stradbroke Island which have something.
Base yourself at one of the many hotels and surf out front or explore the coast north and south - depending on the conditions. There are plenty of reef breaks, point breaks and fun beach breaks all over this coastline.
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Australian currency is decimal. Banks are open from 9.30am - 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 9.30am to 5.00pm on Fridays. ATMs are available at any time and are located at most shopping centres in each town. Foreign exchange is available at city banks, major hotels, Thomas Cook offices, American Express offices, the Perth International Airport and Foreign Currency Exchange.
Every nationality except New Zealanders need visas. Tourists visas are generally valid for six months and cost US$22. Visas for less than three months are free.
There are two main seasons in Western Australia. In the south there's a warm temperate climate: Spring starts in September, Summer in December, Autumn in March and Winter in June. The north has a tropical climate with two seasons: the Dry and the Wet. The Dry season starts around May and the Wet around November. Spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are the best times to visit, with hot, dry summers and mild, but rainy, winters.
English is Australia's official language.
Christianity is the predominant faith but all major religions are represented. Churches, mosques, temples and synagogues are located in most major cities.
Australia has a very high standard of hygiene and very safe food and drinking water. As a result special precautions are unnecessary. Doctors and dentists are highly trained and hospitals are well equipped.
Health Risks: Sunburn, spider bites, snake bites.