Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Australia Indian Embassy in Australia 344, St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3000, Australia Visa Process for Indians Original Passports with six months validity from date of travel Visa Application Form along with documents like Pan Card or Aadhaar Card Copy Covering letter mentioning details of applicants, passport details, travel details and who will bear expenses details. If self-employed, details required on company letterhead Income Tax / Form 16 for last three years Hotel Bookings Air Tickets / Itinerary About Australia A scintillating country surrounded by Indian and Pacific oceans, Australia has everything a tourist can wish for. Be it the sparkling beaches, golden deserts, bustling metropolitans or the exotic wilderness, Australia is blessed with world-famous natural wonders which make it one of the most-visited country in the world. Top Places to Visit in Australia Every city in Australia is special in its own way, and they all together make it the best choice for a perfect vacation. Here are some of the top places to visit in Australia when on holiday there: Sydney: The largest city in Australia, Sydney gives you the best of Australia’s beaches. From Bondi Beach to Coogee Beach, all of them are best for taking a relaxing stroll on your vacation. Other attractions of Sydney include Darling Harbor, Sidney Harbor Bridge, Opera House and others Melbourne: Be it its weather, nightlife, natural beauty or urban style, Melbourne can make your trip both lively and exciting. Some of the tourist attractions in Melbourne include Royal Botanical Garden, National Gallery of Victoria, Eureka Tower and Federation Square among others Adelaide: A culturally rich Australian city, Adelaide has parks, museums, waterparks and other tourist attractions that are enough to make you fall in love with the city Perth: A lively city with a sophisticated charm to it, Perth is best to chill on your vacation. Whether you want to witness the nightlife at best bars or enjoy glorious sunsets at the beaches, you will get it all in this pretty city. Some places you must visit here include Swanbourne, Perth Zoo, Darling Scarp, Adventure World and Penguin Island Great Barrier Reef: It is one of the best places to visit in Australia. Here you can indulge in various spine-chilling and adventurous activities like diving and snorkelling to make your trip memorable forever Tasmania: One of the fastest-growing tourist places in Australia, Tasmania is known for bustling festivals and mesmerizing nature. Some picture-perfect destinations in Tasmania are Cradle mountain, Freycinet National Park and Coles Bay Some other exciting places to visit in Australia include Queensland, Blue Mountains, Fraser Island, Broome and Kangaroo Island to name a few. How to Reach Australia has several international airports that connect it with other parts of the world. The major ones are in cities like Sidney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth among others. People travelling from India can take direct or indirect flights from cities like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai. Some of the major airlines connecting the countries are Cathay Pacific, Malindo Air, Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Air India and many more. Best Time to Visit The best time to visit Australia is from September to November and March to May. The climate during these periods is quite pleasant and charming letting you enjoy the vacation more. However, it is always suggested that you must check the weather conditions before going on a trip to Australia. Things to Pack While packing essentials like clothes and footwears usually depend on the weather conditions, there are some things which you must pack while going on a trip to Australia. Some of them include: Sunscreen Insect Repellent Rain Jacket or Umbrella First Aid Kit Important documents like travel insurance policy Packing Cubes Top Delicacies of Australia Below are the top dishes you must try on the trip to Australia: Vegemite A famous dish, this is a dark brown paste usually eaten with bread or toast with butter. Vegemite is made from yeast extract, vegetables and spice additives. Pavlova Another iconic food you must relish in Australia, this dessert is prepared with meringue, fruit and cream and is considered one the yummiest desserts to try in this region. Lamington Referred to as the ‘National Cake of Australia’, Lamington must be on your dishes to try in Australia list. This is a square shaped sponge cake which is coated with chocolate icing and desiccated coconut making it highly delectable. Meat pie Best tasted with tomato sauce; this is a famous Aussie dish which you would definitely enjoy on your trip. It is prepared using a shortcrust base and rich beef mince gravy. Tim Tams This is one of the must-try dishes you cannot afford to miss. Tim tams are yummy biscuits consisting of chocolate cream sandwiched between two chocolate biscuits. You can also take them back home and give delightful surprise to your little friends Shopping List Essentials A holiday in Australia is incomplete without shopping. Here are some of the places in Australia that are best known among shopping lovers: Queen Victoria Building It is not just a shopping hub but also a restored architectural marvel from the 19th century. Located in Sydney, Queen Victoria Building has more than 180 stores selling fashionable articles that can tempt you to buy some more every time you look at them. Emporium Another luxurious shopping place, Emporium is located near the Swanston street in Melbourne. If you are looking for some extravagant shopping, this is the right place for you. Rundle Mall This pedestrian street mall is the perfect blend of both luxury and street shopping. With more than 700 retail stores, this is one of the biggest shopping areas in Australia. Carillon City Whether you want to buy clothes, bags, accessories or souvenirs, Carillon City has it all. It is one of the major shopping centres in Perth and has been a favourite place for the people who love to shop. Polka Dot Vintage Market This one is a unique market located in Perth where you can buy retro accessories, designer garments and even high-street goodies for your loved ones back home. The market remains open for Saturday and Sunday from 9.30am – 4.30pm and remains a popular hangout place for the tourists. Apart from these places, you can also visit other famous shopping malls and complexes including Pitt Street Mall, Block Arcade, Wintergarden and many more to buy amazing things on your trip to Australia. Top Indian Restaurants Two Fat Indians Location: 166 Wellington Pde, Melbourne, Victoria 3002, Australia Contact: +61 3 9419 1866 Delhi 'O' Delhi Location: U 1 3-13 Erskineville Rd, Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales 2042, Australia Contact: +61 2 9557 4455 Indian Affair in the City Location: 11 Akuna St | Canberra City, Canberra 2601, Australia Contact: +61 2 6248 6183 Healthcare Centres While travelling in Australia, you must be aware of some of the healthcare centres to avoid any mishappenings due to an emergency. Therefore, here is the list of some hospitals you can contact in need: Auburn Hospital Location: 18/20 Hargrave Rd, Auburn NSW 2144, Australia Contact: +61 2 8759 3000 Angliss Hospital Location: Albert St, Upper Ferntree Gully VIC 3156, Australia Contact: +61 1300 342 255 Sydney Hospital Location: Address. 8 Macquarie Street. Sydney, NSW 2000 Contact: 02 9382 7111 Furthermore, it is advised that you should buy a travel insurance policy before going on the trip. A travel insurance policy will help you trace the best hospitals in the country to get the appropriate treatment on time. Currency The official currency of Australia is Australian Dollar. Basics of Local Communication Almost 76 per cent of people in Australia speak English. Therefore, communication will not be an issue during the trip. However, you should try to be kind and gentle when talking to the locals to create friendly relations. Some other languages which are spoken by people include Mandarin, Arabic, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Italian and Greek. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? Children from the age group of 3 months are covered.Senior citizens are also covered, with maximum entry age restricted to 85 years.For buying a policy covering people above 60 years of age kindly contact our representative at 080- 49010200. MORE FAQs Why choose Bharati AXA Travel Insurance Travelling overseas is always fun. its more fun when you know your trip financialy secure. 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