Australia is a country the size of a continent. It offers the visitor everything from modern exciting cities to the peaceful and remote outback. It has unique wildlife and a friendly population who are only too happy to welcome visitors to their island home.
Finnair serves six airports in Australia, covering the major cities of Sydney (SYD), Melbourne (MEL), and Brisbane (BNE). Book your flights to Australia with us and experience the unique nature and culture of the land down under.
Destinations in Australia served by Finnair
Sydney will strike you as a lively modern city as well as a relaxed beach-side retreat, all spread around one of the world’s most eye-catching natural harbours. Melbourne is a hip and happening centre of culture and you’ll revel in the galleries, museums and huge sporting stadia. Brisbane is the city hub of Queensland, home to the Great Barrier Reef, which needs no introduction.
Typical food and drink in Australia
Australian cuisine, like the country, is a fusion of different styles and cultures. Modern Australian chefs combine the best of old-world culinary traditions and a bold Pacific Rim flair for adventure and experimentation with delicious results. Being surrounded by the ocean, it’s no surprise that seafood is one of Australia’s most prized ingredients. Try the excellent barramundi, a firm-fleshed ocean fish in the sea bass family, or the Balmain bug, a small member of the lobster family indigenous to Australia. Australia is also at the very forefront of world wine-making with renowned regions such as the Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley. Sampling some of these innovative and, more importantly, delicious wines is a highlight.
Practical information about Australia
- Currency – Australian Dollar ($)
- Time Zones – UTC+08:00 to UTC+10.50.
- Tipping – Tipping is not compulsory or expected but is greatly appreciated.
- Electricity – 230 volts or 50 Hz.
- Travel Tip – Take some sunscreen, as it can get very hot in summer.