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    Best Time to Visit China

    Traditionally, spring and autumn are considered the best time to visit China. To be specific, the best months are September and October. During this period, it's warm and dry in China, with vibrant fall colors. If you are not able to take China tours from Australia in this period, consider May and June with similar weather conditions. To not ruin your trip, you are suggested to avoid scheduling your travel around the National Day holiday of China from October 1 to 7 or around the Chinese New Year.
    Seasons in Australia Seasons in China
    Spring: September - November Spring: March - May
    Summer: December - February Summer: June - August
    Autumn: March - May Autumn: September - November
    Winter: June - August Winter: December - February

    Do Australian citizens need a visa to travel to China?

    Yes, they need a tourist visa unless they are eligible for the limited visa-free policies of China. Travelers should make the application at the Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC) by submitting a passport, an application form, a recent photo, and round-trip flight tickets and hotel bookings. If you book China tours from Australia all inclusive with us, we can offer you an invitation letter, so that you don't need to submit the flight and hotel bookings.

    Visa fees: 109.5 Australian dollars

    Where to Apply for a Visa (choose the one in charge of your residence area):
    CVASC in Canberra      Tel: 02-6279-7800
    CVASC in Sydney      Tel: 02-9475-8800
    CVASC in Melbourne      Tel: 03-9937-2308
    CVASC in Adelaide      Tel: 08-8113-3800
    CVASC in Brisbane      Tel: 07-3031-6300
    CVASC in Perth      Tel: 08-9220-3800

    How to Travel to China from Australia - Flights

    Direct flights to China mainly take off from Melbourne and Sydney. If departing from either of the two cities, you will have more flight choices for China tours from Australia with airfare included. In Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, and Darwin, there are also direct flights to China, but with limited numbers and some of them do not operate daily. Time spent on a one-way flight ranges from 9 to 15 hours.

    Australian and Chinese cities linked by direct flights:
    Melbourne: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Qingdao, Changsha, Chengdu, Xi'an, Chongqing, Xiamen, Zhengzhou
    Sydney: Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Kunming, Nanjing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Chongqing, Xiamen, Changsha, Xi'an, Zhengzhou, Qingdao
    Perth: Guangzhou
    Adelaide: Guangzhou
    Brisbane: Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen
    Cairns: Shanghai, Shenzhen
    Darwin: Shenzhen

    Time Difference between Australia and China

    Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours earlier than China. However, from the first Sunday of October to the first Sunday of April, it's 3 hours earlier than China. Since the time difference is not big, you need a little time to recover from the jet lag.

    Money Exchange for Australian Dollars and Chinese Yuan

    The current exchange rate is roughly: 1 AUD ≈ 5 CNY

    Chinese Yuan (CNY) is the official currency in China. Paper money is commonly used and often appears with a face value of 1 Yuan, 5 Yuan, 10 Yuan, 20 Yuan, 50 Yuan, and 100 Yuan. Coins are seldom used, but you may receive them as change when shopping in supermarkets.

    You can exchange money at airports, bank counters, and some four or five star hotels.

    Voltage & Power Sockets

    China Australia
    Voltage 220V/50HZ 230V/50HZ
    Plug Type Type A/I
    Type I
    For China tours from Australia, you don't need to take voltage transformer or plug adapter.

    Tap Water is Not Drinkable in China.

    It's not safe to drink tap water in China without any treatment. Before drinking it, boil the tap water to protect yourself from diarrhea. Bottled mineral water and purified water in supermarkets can be drunk directly without any problem. Many hotels offer their guests a bottle of water each day for free.

    How to Make Phone Calls

    From Australia to China:
    Call a land phone: Dial 0011 + China country code 86 + city code XX or XXX + phone number
    Call a cell phone: Dial 0011 + China country code 86 + 11-digit phone number

    From China to Australia:
    Call a land phone: Dial 00 + Australian country code 61 + area code X + phone number
    Call a cell phone: Dial 00 + Australian country code 61 + 9-digit mobile phone number

    Learn Basic Chinese

    English Chinese Pronunciation in Pinyin
    Hi!/Hello! 您好 Nín Hǎo
    Good Bye! 再见 Zài Jiàn
    Sorry! 对不起 Duì Bù Qǐ
    Thanks! 谢谢 Xiè Xiè
    Washroom 厕所/洗手间 Cè Sǔo/Xǐ Shǒu Jiān
    How much is it? (for price) 多少钱 Duō Shǎo Qián
    • Customer Reviews
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      5.05 Reviews
      Posted on February 16, 2019
      Your Reservation staff is very good. Everything went very well. The guides speak very good English, and they are knowledgeable and friendly, especially Fred in Xian.
      Janet Nichols
      Posted on February 01, 2019
      I am pleased to write the feedback of the journey which we were very happy with, on behalf of my whole family rather than just myself.

      The meals were larger than we expected and generally very good. The best meal of all was our first lunch in Beijing. It was a combination of very good food selected by our guide. The other feature meals were also very enjoyable, in particular the home cooked food was a favourite of mine. As a general comment Western Chinese restaurants serve meals with most, if not all the bones removed, so I think some advice to the tour groups about the number of dishes that will contain bones may be helpful.

      Each guide had good English skills and they were able to explain and help very capably. I think each guide was happy in their work and proud of their country and their heritage. Brian (Beijing) was most in tune with what information we wanted and we really enjoyed being with him and he made us feel very comfortable in his company. Unfortunately Waldner was probably too assertive and with his very extensive knowledge probably went a little too far. Some of his explanations were so complete (and long) that it became confusing and we were unable to recall most of the detail he delivered. I think without realising it he became a little abrupt when he found that not everyone was listening to all his information. All the guides managed to speak English very well and we were understood by them all. All guides knew their local areas extremely well and were very passionate about their own local areas.

      Of all the guides Brian (Beijing) was most in tune with our group and we all enjoyed some jokes whilst we moved from place to place. He offered just the right amount of information without overwhelming us and readily gave more information as we asked. He was very attentive to the well being of our group and assisted when the Great Wall was difficult as we had different levels of fitness.

      We were very happy and would certainly use this services again if we return to China. Thanks again from us all.
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      Donald Miller
      Posted on January 22, 2019
      Our guide in Xian, Carol, was extremely good and made that part of our trip just fantastic. She was enthusiastic, loved to talk about the people, culture, food, history, anything. Her enthusiasm made us as enthusiastic. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with her.

      Our trip was so overwhelming in its breath and scope within China that it is extremely hard to pick a favorite place or event. A number of items come to mind immediately when I think of this trip: climbing the great wall on the difficult side and being all alone with the magnificent views while breathing hard from the steep ascent, standing in front of the terracotta army and seeing that awe inspiring sight, seeing the breath of the history at the museum in Shanghai, the food, the Tang dynasty show, the discussions with our guides and local people about living in China. It was a trip of a lifetime for us and one that we’re sharing with our friends and family. Thank you. ... More
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