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An incredible country, Vietnam is located is Southeast Asia and bordered by China, Laos and Cambodia. The main drawcards of this fascinating country include incredible street food, a rich culture, lush green mountainous terrain and mesmerising beaches. The main travel destinations in Vietnam include Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An and Nha Trang.

There are endless things to do in Vietnam for those wanting to immerse themselves in the beauty and culture of the country. Try your hand at Vietnamese food preparation on one of the waterfront cooking classes in Ho Chi Minh city, discover Hoi An on foot, dive with sea turtles off the coast of Nha Trang, try the incredible Pho (pronounced ‘Fur’) in Saigon or purchase some fruit from the floating market on the Mekong Delta! No matter your preference, you’re sure to find something you love.

Diving Destinations In Vietnam

General Information

Australian passport holders require a valid passport with a validity of at least 6 months beyond their intended stay. All travellers must have return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for their stay. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.

The Fijian Dollar (FJD) is the unit of currency. One Australian Dollar is worth approximately 1.6 FJD.

English is the official language. Fijian, Chinese and Hindustani are widely spoken.

220-240V and uses the Australian plug type.

GMT + 12 (2 hours ahead of Sydney).

Light casual clothing is recommended. Women should dress modestly in public places.

The Fijian Islands lie in the tropics and are warm and humid year round. The summer wet season is from December to March.

Water temperature is usually 24-26°C from May – November, and 27-29°C during summer.

None at 1 July 2012.

Tipping is not customary in Fiji, and individual tipping is discouraged. However, most resorts have a tip box at reception for the Staff Christmas Fund, and all tips are distributed at Christmas between all staff.