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 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 practice speaking like an Aussie for 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?
When traveling on a Canadian passport, you will need an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) when you vacation in Australia, attend a conference, or are on a business trip- your Australia Travel Agent can assist you with these. You must have at least six months of validity left on your passport from the date you arrive back in Canada and declare any prior criminal records upfront. We advise having the Australian visa processed before your airline ticket is issued for your flight from Toronto to Australia.
How early do I need to check in for my flights to Australia?
We all know the weather in Ontario can be a tad iffy during winter! Please leave plenty of time if you are departing from Toronto Airport and driving from areas close by, i.e. Mississauga, Barrie, London, Peterborough, Oshawa, Kingston, Thornhill, Brampton, etc. It is always better to be checked in early at the airport- so you can relax- than starting your holiday in Australia very stressed out! We advise three hours at an absolute minimum, even if your first flight is domestic!
How long is the flight from Toronto to Australia?
The Toronto to Australia flight time depends on if you are on the most direct route. For example, the Toronto to Sydney flight time is approximately 20 and a half hours in one direction without the stopover included in Vancouver. Our favorite airline is Air Canada when you travel from Toronto due to the connection times. Otherwise, if you stopover in New Zealand for a side trip, then fly with Air New Zealand from Vancouver to Auckland and then connect onwards for your Australia Vacation
Will I get jetlag when I travel from Canada to Australia?
Jet lag always hits the worst when traveling from Australia to Canada. Always allow yourself an extra day or two before going back to work. Trust us; you will be happy with this suggestion!
When should I arrive before my guided coach tour starts in Australia?
Always book your Canada to Australia flight times, so you arrive a day or two early if you plan a guided tour in Australia. Then you will have some time to adjust to the local time zone and not stress if your flight has been delayed with connecting to your bus tour; playing catch-up to the tour operator is no fun! Of course, your Aussie Travel Experts are always there to assist you with any problems with our 24/7 emergency number.
How early should I plan a trip from Canada to Australia?
Book early! We need time to plan and design you a once-in-a-lifetime customized holiday Down Under. The earlier you book, the better chance you have of staying in the best accommodation options and having your first choice on small group tours. Australia can get very busy with conferences and other events these days- plus, you need to be mindful of the best time to travel to Australia. Don’t worry your Australia Vacation Specialist will guide you through it all and make it very stress-free when we design you a bespoke Toronto to Australia vacation package.
Where should I stay when I travel to Australia from Canada?
There are numerous boutique and major hotel brands in Australia. Consider having a mixture of accommodation when planning a trip to Australia. There are tight luggage restrictions on some domestic flights these days, and if you are going for several weeks or more, you will need to do some laundry. We suggest a mix of apartment stays, hotels and if you are really after a treat, consider a luxury stay in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. We work closely with you to work out what suits your wants and needs when having a tailor-made trip designed to Australia!
Are there different time zones in Australia?
Be aware of time zones! Just like Canada, not all areas of Australia have Daylight Savings. When on a flight, always listen to the flight attendant to check if the time has changed. Even states that sit above each other have different time zones during daylight saving, i.e., Sydney and Brisbane. When we design your bespoke tour to Australia, we always give you a warning on your itinerary about watching out for time zones! We have got your back!
What if my flight is delayed or re-scheduled?
Keep an eye on the Toronto Airport website on your day of departure! You must check and double-check the Toronto Airport website departures to ensure your flight is operating on time. Most airlines these days do not advise if there are any schedule changes or delays right before your flight date. If you discover your flight has been delayed, speak up to the airline who is delaying you or contact your Australia Travel Specialist for assistance! After all, that is why you book with a Travel Agency so we can assist you in an emergency!
I have a connecting domestic flight to Toronto.
For those folk planning connections from Ottawa, Sault Ste Marie, Thunder Bay, Hamilton, North Bay, Sarnia, Timmins, Windsor, Sudbury, or any other regional Airport in Ontario, please make sure you leave plenty of time to connect in Toronto. There may be bad weather and delays in your area or in an area that your aircraft is coming from that could upset your whole itinerary. As you all know, often in these destinations outside of Toronto, there are limited flights, and the last thing you wish to do is miss your International connection flight to commence your Vacation.
Can you book a private tour in Australia?
We sure can! Our custom tours from Canada to Australia are all hand-picked and tailor-made tours for an individual, family, or a private group. We can add any amount of private touring you wish, from a day tour or a multi-day fully escorted private tour with your 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?
You bet! We have support offices in all the countries that we specialize in, and they all have 24-hour emergency contacts as well! We will work closely with you to customize an itinerary to New Zealand and Australia and make your route flow seamlessly between all countries.
You know I am going to be really tired after traveling to Australia and New Zealand and will want a relaxing beach stay on an exotic island right?
Yeah, 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 book your relaxing hotel or luxury resort stay. Did someone say Overwater Bungalow??
How can we book our trip Down under with you?
Contact us by clicking on the button below. It takes time to handcraft a tour to Australia or New Zealand, so having an initial discussion early on is always worthwhile to have a timeline in place.
We look forward to designing you a custom itinerary for your vacation from Toronto to Australia.
Our specialists can tailor-make you a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime trip, whether planning an action-packed family holiday, attending a conference, celebrating a wedding anniversary, taking advantage of that well-deserved graduation gift, or Seniors escaping the Canadian Winter, enjoying retirement, or finally getting to relax on that luxury romantic honeymoon.
For more information on planning a vacation from Toronto to Australia or New Zealand with your Australia and New Zealand Travel Specialists, click the contact button below.
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