Oceania Travel Q&A

  • Do I require a visa to travel to Australia or New Zealand ?

    https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/australia.html. https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/new-zealand.html

  • Do you recommend I purchase travel insurance?

    We encourage our guest to protect themselves by purchasing travel insurance. We can assist with travel insurance through our trusted partner, World Nomads. If you would like to receive a quote for travel insurance please visit the following link: http://www.tours4fun.com/travel_insurance.html

  • What is the best time of year to visit Australia ?

    This will depend upon the region or territory you are visiting. Remember that the seasons are reversed in the southern-hemisphere. High Season (Dec-Feb). Summertime: local holidays, busy beaches, accommodations higher. Shoulder Season (Mar-May & Sep-Nov). Warm sun, clear skies, shorter queues. Easter (late March or early April) is busy with Aussie families on the loose. Autumn leaves are atmospheric in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.Low Season (Jun-Aug). Cool rainy days down south; mild days and sunny skies up north. Low tourist numbers; attractions keep slightly shorter hours. Head for the desert, the tropical north or the snow. January is not an ideal time for travel in AU, as schools are on vacation. Hotels, attractions & resorts are overrun & rental cars scarce. Much of AU is overwhelmingly hot and high season for mosquitoes, flies & snakes.

  • What is the best time to visit New Zealand ?

    New Zealand's climate is mild, and ranges from subtropical in the north to temperate in the south. No matter the season, the majority of the main attractions are open year-round. Our peak season runs from October through to April, centred on summer December to February. Low Season (May–Aug) - Head for the slopes of the Southern Alps for some brilliant southern-hemisphere skiing. No crowds, good accommodation deals and a seat in any restaurant. Warm-weather beach towns may be half asleep. Shoulder Season (Mar–Apr) - Prime travelling time: fine weather, short queues, kids in school and warm(ish) ocean. Long evenings sipping Kiwi wines and craft beers. Spring (Sep–Nov) is shoulder season, too. High Season (Dec–Feb) - Summer: busy beaches, outdoor explorations, festivals and sporting events. Big-city accommodation prices rise. High season in the ski towns is winter (Jun–Aug).

  • What side of the road do they drive on in Australia & New Zealand?

    Australians and New Zealanders drive on the left-hand side of the road, with the steering wheel located on the right-hand side of the car. Speed limits vary but are generally around 50 km/h (31 m/h) in urban areas and 110 km/h (68 m/h) on motorways. Major cities often have toll roads that collect fares electronically.Traffic circles are common throughout New Zealand. When approaching a traffic circle, always yield to traffic coming from the right--noting that traffic already in the circle has the right-of-way--and merge to the left into the circle. Left turns on a red traffic signal are not permitted.

  • What is the electrical voltage in Australia?

    Australia - electrical voltage is 240 volts, and most visitors will require an electrical adapter for their hairdryers and device chargers. New Zealand's - electricity supply runs at 230/240 volts, and we use angled two or three pin plugs (the same as Australia).Most hotels and motels provide 110 volt ac sockets (rated at 20 watts) for electric razors only. For all other equipment, an adapter/converter is necessary, unless the item has a multi-voltage option.

  • Is tipping expected in Australia & New Zealand ?

    In Australia you don't have to tip – ever. But you can if you want to.Tipping in New Zealand is not obligatory, even in restaurants and bars. However, tipping for good service or kindness is at the discretion of the visitor. Hotels and restaurants in New Zealand do not add service charges to their bills.

  • What is the legal drinking age in AU & NZ ?

    The legal age to consume alcohol in Australia is 18 years. In New Zealand the legal age to purchase alcohol is 18 years and older, but under 18 years one is legally permitted to consume alcohol.

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