China Travel has been serving customers from all over the world since 1998 and over recent years has become very popular with Australian travelers. As China is now one of the favourite destinations for Australians we have provided some useful information which will be of particular interest to Australian travellers. Hopefully you will find the information helpful.
China Travel Tips for Australian Customers
1, ATM machines in China
ATM machines are on almost every corner in cities in China and they are a convenient and easy way to withdraw local currency (RMB or Chinese Yuan). Most Australian ATM cards work in these machines and an English menu is available. ATM cards with the Cirrus symbol on the reverse side of the card are able to access the machines. The exchange rate from an ATM machines is much better than for cash exchanges. Machines allow CNY 2000-2500 approx (350 Australian Dollars) withdrawal each time. Australian bank fees apply so check with you bank before your come however this method should still provide funds cheaper than exchanging cash. Take normal security precautions when using any ATM.
Exchanging Australia Dollars in cash is easy and they are accepted readily at bank and hotel. There is no need to bring US Dollars from home. Traveller’s cheques are not easily cashed these days.
2, Luggage weight allowance in China
Qantas now gives a 30kg baggage weight allowance for economy passengers, Chinese airline companies allow 20kg. Fly domestically in Chinese with excess baggage will usually attract addition baggage fees.
3, Travel with dual nationality
The Chinese government doesn’t recognize dual nationality. If you are holding a dual nationality, please apply China visa and present yourself as an Australia at all times.
4, Choose an easy gateway
Australian travelers can commence via Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing and Shanghai. Choose your gateway and we can customaries the rest of your China tours with a few easy steps.
Where to Apply for a China Visa in Australia
Australia is a big country. We suggest you apply for a China visa in the China visa service center most close to you. Sydney Center, for people in Capital Territory (Canberra District), South Australia and North Territory; Melboune Center, for people in Melbourne, Victoria and Tasmania; Brisbane Center, for people in Queensland; Perth Center, for people in Western Australia. From 2013, visa is not a requisite for Australian citizens.
China Tour Packages for Australian Customers
Do you want to know where other Australian customers traveled to in China? Have a look at the tour packages below. They are all our Australian customers' favorite ones in 2013. You can also contact us for other tour packages.
Explore China from north to south. You can appreciate the splendor of the Great Wall and learn the ancient China in Xi’an. Guilin will bring you into dreamlike scenery and Shanghai will show you a modern China.
Explore China from north to south. You can appreciate the splendor of the Great Wall and learn the ancient China in Xi’an. Guilin will bring you into dreamlike scenery and Shanghai will show you a modern China
The new trains in China offer you a comfortable and easy way to explore Shanghai, the Entombed Warriors, Forbidden City, Xian, and the Great Wall at a very affordable price!
3-Day Shanghai Visa Free Tour: Shanghai is an intoxicating blend of ancient culture and a ultra modern mega city. Experience both parts of this mix, you will never be the same. No visa needed.
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