The prices in Australia
The prices in Australia the quite high: the prices here practically at the same level, as in Great Britain and in the states of Scandinavia.
Shopping and souvenirs
Practically any large Australian city has Westfield – the huge hypermarket, the being city of shops where it is possible to buy anything.
Not less successful place for purchases – the markets: in Melbourne it is necessary to visit the market of Queen Victoria, in Hobart – the Salamanca market, and in Sydney – the Paddington market.
Behind authentic souvenirs it is best of all to go to the communal centers of arts and crafts or gallery and an institution which belong to communities of natives or operate with their support.
As to things of the Australian brands (Akubra, UGG Australia, Driza-Bone, Collette Dinnigan), they are on sale in large shopping centers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
What to bring from rest in Australia?
– a didgeridoo (the wind musical instrument extended at natives), a boomerang, the ostrich’s eggs painted with a various ornament and patterns, ornaments with disgraces, sapphires, pink brilliants or pearls, cosmetics of the Tea Tree series, a skin of a kangaroo (they can be used as a cover for chairs), "magic" stones on good luck, health, material welfare;
– honey, the Australian sunflower oil with herbs and seasonings, nuts, the Australian wine, dried crocodile meat.
In Australia it is possible to buy the presents Australian угги from $100, nuts a macadamia – from 25$/1kg, the Australian honey – from $5/200 grams, a boomerang and other products in aborigensky style – for $10, a cowboy’s hat – $30, ornaments with disgraces – from $5.
At a sightseeing tour across Sydney you will take a walk on Gayd Parku, to the historical center of Roks, will see the City Town hall, the exhibition center Darling Harbor, the House of queen Victoria, Sacred Andrey’s English cathedral, a building of the Sydney opera, Harbour Bridge Bridge.
This 4-hour excursion costs about $30.
In Brisbane surely it is necessary to visit the Botanical garden (for an entrance you pay about $10): here you will see numerous plants, including the exotic types brought here from various parts of the world (an exhibition of cactuses, a greenhouse with tropical plants, a Japanese garden, a bamboo grove).
Fare in Australia not so cheap: 1 trip by the bus or the subway in Sydney costs $3. For the ticket by train which will bring quickly you from the airport to the center of Sydney you will give $14,5, and for journey by the bus on the same route – $11,8.
If decide to use taxi services, for landing you pay $3 + $1,8 – for each kilometer of a way. For example, from the airport to the center of Sydney from you will take $27.
Your minimum daily expenses on vacation in Australia will make $65-70 for 1 person. But for more comfortable rest you need $115-135 a day on 1 person (hotel accommodation of middle class, a food in quite good cafes, visit of excursions).