Australia Travel Specialists Toronto
Thanks for visiting our website! We at Go Walkabout Travel are your New Zealand and Australia Travel Specialists in Toronto, Ontario.
Our Australia Travel Specialists for the Toronto region are South Pacific Travel local experts born and raised in Australia. When planning your Australia vacation package, you are guaranteed to receive your Travel Advisor’s specialized local knowledge, plus you can also practice speaking like an Aussie when you arrive!
Here are some tips from our Australia Travel Experts on what you need to be mindful of when planning your handcrafted Australia Vacation from Toronto.
Does a Canadian Passport Holder need a Visa when visiting Australia?
If you plan to vacation, attend a conference, or go on a business trip to Australia with a Canadian passport, you’ll need an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority). Your Australia Travel Agent can help with this requirement. To be eligible, your passport must have at least six months of validity beyond your arrival date in Canada, and you must declare any previous criminal records. We recommend processing your Australian visa before booking your flight from Toronto to Australia.
How early do I need to check in for my flights to Australia?
As we’re all aware, the weather in Ontario can be quite unpredictable during the Winter season. If you’re departing from Toronto Airport and driving from neighboring areas such as Mississauga, Barrie, London, Peterborough, Oshawa, Kingston, Thornhill, or Brampton, please ensure that you allocate ample time for travel. Checking in at the airport early and unwinding before your flight is always advisable rather than commencing your holiday in Australia feeling stressed out. We recommend a minimum of three hours, even if it’s a domestic flight.
How long is the flight from Toronto to Australia?
The flight duration from Toronto to Australia varies based on your route. For instance, without a layover in Vancouver, the journey from Toronto to Sydney takes roughly 20 and a half hours. Air Canada is our preferred airline for Toronto departures due to its excellent connection times. However, if you intend to stop in New Zealand before your Australian vacation, we recommend flying with Air New Zealand from Vancouver to Auckland and then connecting to your final destination.
Will I get jetlag when I travel from Canada to Australia or New Zealand?
When traveling to Australia and New Zealand, it’s common to experience jetlag. However, it’s usually worse when returning to North America. To avoid feeling exhausted when you get back to work, we recommend taking an extra day or two to rest and recover. You’ll appreciate the additional time to recharge!
When should I arrive before my guided coach tour starts in Australia or New Zealand?
If you’re planning a guided tour in New Zealand or Australia after flying from Canada, it’s a good idea to book your flight to arrive a day or two early. This will allow you enough time to adjust to the local time zone and avoid any unnecessary stress in case of flight delays or connecting to your bus tour. We understand that catching up with the tour operator can be frustrating, so planning ahead is always better. Rest assured, our Aussie and Kiwi Travel Experts are available around the clock to assist you with emergencies.
How early should I plan a trip from Canada to Australia or New Zealand?
It’s best to book your Australia and New Zealand vacation early so we can plan and design a truly unique and unforgettable trip just for you. By booking ahead, you’ll have a greater chance of securing top-notch accommodations and your preferred small-group tours. Remember that Australia and New Zealand can be pretty popular due to conferences and other events, so it’s essential to consider the best time to travel. Don’t fret; your South Pacific Vacation Specialist will be there every step of the way to make the process seamless and stress-free. Let us create a bespoke Toronto to Australia and New Zealand vacation package tailored just for you.
Where should I stay when I travel to Australia from Canada?
When planning a trip to Australia, it’s important to consider a variety of accommodation options to ensure a comfortable stay. From boutique hotels to major hotel brands, there are many choices to choose from. However, keep in mind that some domestic flights have strict luggage restrictions, so it may be necessary to do laundry if you plan on staying for a few weeks or more. To mix things up and create a memorable experience, we recommend a combination of staying in apartments and hotels. Additionally, for a luxurious stay, consider indulging in a visit to the stunning Whitsunday Islands. Our team is dedicated to working closely with you to create a personalized itinerary that perfectly fits your preferences and needs for your trip to Australia.
Are there different time zones in Australia and New Zealand?
When traveling in Australia, it’s important to remember that not all regions observe Daylight Savings. To avoid confusion, pay close attention to the flight attendant’s announcements regarding any changes in time. Additionally, neighboring states may have different time zones during Daylight Savings. Don’t worry though, as we plan your personalized Australian tour, we’ll include reminders in your itinerary to help you keep track of time zones. We’re here to support you every step of the way.
New Zealand is a small country with a single time zone.
What if my flight is delayed or re-scheduled?
Monitoring the Toronto Airport website when you are scheduled to depart is advisable. Take a moment to review the departure information to confirm that your flight will be on time. Unfortunately, many airlines do not provide updates about schedule changes or delays shortly before your flight. If you find out that your flight has been delayed, do not hesitate to speak with the airline responsible or contact your Australia Travel Specialist for support. That is precisely why you book with a Travel Agency – to receive assistance during emergencies.
I have a connecting domestic flight to Toronto.
When traveling from Ottawa, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, North Bay, Sarnia, Timmins, Windsor, Sudbury, or any other Ontario Regional Airport, it’s essential to allow enough time for connections in Toronto. Severe weather conditions or delays in your location or the location of your aircraft could significantly disrupt your travel itinerary. It’s crucial to keep in mind that flights outside of Toronto may have limited options, and missing your international connection could negatively impact the beginning of your vacation.
Can you book a private tour in Australia and New Zealand?
Absolutely! Our personalized itinerary tours from Canada to Australia and New Zealand are exclusively curated and customized for individuals, families, or private groups. We can incorporate any desired amount of private touring, ranging from a single-day excursion to a multi-day, fully guided private tour with a local tour guide.
I want to have a vacation in Australia and New Zealand. Can you design and book a handcrafted tour for both countries?
Absolutely! We have support offices in all the countries we specialize in, with 24-hour emergency contacts available. Our New Zealand Travel Specialists will collaborate with you to personalize an itinerary for your trip to New Zealand and Australia, ensuring a smooth and effortless route between all destinations.
You know I will be tired after traveling to Australia and New Zealand and want a relaxing beach stay on an exotic island, right?
Yes, we hear you! A stopover in Fiji, The Cook Islands, or Tahiti may be on the agenda. We can certainly add one or all of these South Pacific Island destinations when booking your flights from Toronto to Downunder and booking your relaxing hotel or luxury resort stay. Did someone say Overwater Bungalow?
How can we book our trip Down under with you?
If you’re looking to plan a trip to Australia or New Zealand from Toronto, our team of travel specialists is here to help!
Curating a personalized itinerary takes time, so getting in touch with us early on will help establish a timeline for your trip.
Our specialists are excited to craft an itinerary that meets your specific needs, whether you’re traveling with family, attending a conference, celebrating a special occasion, or a senior looking to escape the winter or celebrate that well-deserved retirement vacation.
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