Travel Info

Australian Culture

Australia’s culture primarily draws from British influences, reflecting its colonial history. However, it also deeply acknowledges the enduring heritage of the Australian Aboriginal peoples, who have inhabited this land for approximately 60,000 years.

Our societal ethos centers around friendliness, mateship, and a commitment to fairness for everyone. Australians typically exhibit a relaxed approach to conversation and a healthy ability to poke fun at themselves. These traits trace back to our origins as a penal colony, the bonds formed among soldiers during the world wars, and the rich tapestry of our multicultural society, shaped by decades of embracing immigrants.

The southern regions of Australia experience a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters. This climate is perfect for a wide range of sports and outdoor activities throughout the year. Australians are passionate about making the most of our sunny weather, beautiful beaches, and expansive parklands. With vast bushlands and diverse wildlife, there’s always something new and exciting to discover.

If you’re wondering what to see or do in Australia, don’t hesitate to ask a local. They’re always eager to help and share the best of what Australia has to offer.


How to Get There and Park

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Perth International airport is just 25 kilometres from Mundaring DiscGolfPark and 35 kilometres to the Sorrento Beach Hotel. A number of major international airlines service Perth including Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Ethiad Airways, Qatar Airways, Air Asia, Air New Zealand, and Cathay Pacific. Domestic flights and connections are also available from most Australian cities on Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jet Star. For more information visit Perth Airport.



If you wish to hire a car during your visit the following rental companies have a wide range of vehicles and are available at Perth Airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot, and Thrifty.



For players not renting a vehicle, the best method to reach the tournament hotel is by taxi. Taxis are easy to catch outside of the arrivals hall. The cost of a taxi ride to the tournament hotel is approximately $65 – $90 for a 4 person taxi.

It is also possible to catch a ride with Uber from Perth Airport. The cost to the Sorrento Beach Hotel is approximately $45 – $65 for uberX.


Public Transportation

Catching public transportation to either the Sorrento Beach Hotel or the Mundaring DiscGolfPark from the airport is very complicated and is not recommended. Transperth does operate a number of buses and trains which are primarily useful for getting to and from Perth City and Fremantle.

Power and Plugs

Australia’s electrical current is 240v, 50Hz AC.  Our plugs have 2 flat metal pins shaped like a “V” and some contain a third flat pin in the centre.

Most travelers will need a plug adapter for Australia. North Americans will also need to check that their electrical appliances can handle 240v (if you have an electrical item that is not rated for 240v you may also require a transformer).


Tip 1

Bring a power board from home if you have mutiple devices, and only one adaptor for the board 🙂 

Tip 2

USB are universal, check with your hotel if they have USB Charge points. 

Australian Power board, point, adaptor
Tim and date meeting


Perth is on Australian Western Standard Time (GMT +8) year round and there is no observed daylight savings time.
During the Aussie Open Perth is 13 hours ahead of New York, 16 hours ahead of Los Angeles, and 6 hours ahead of Helsinki.

Tip 1

Want to check your time Difference use this site Time and Date

Tip 2

If your on an Iphone, go to your calendar or Clock and Go to World clock and add a clock for Perth and your home town, that way you wont be waking people up with a 3am phone call 🙂

Visas – Border Control

All visitors to Australia (except New Zealanders) require a visa which must be obtained prior to travelling to Australia.

For visitors from the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea who intend to stay for less than three months this will be an eVisitor for Europeans or ETA for North Americans and some Asian nationals.

Because of Australia’s position as an island nation, many travelers will find that Australian Customs has somewhat stringent regulations compared to some other countries. Of particular note is that most food, plant, and animal material is prohibited from being brought into the country.

For more details please visit Australian Customs.


Tip 1

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate visa before coming to Australia. If you have any questions, please visit the Department of Immigration.

Tip 2

These electronic visas can be easily obtained online, replace a stamp in your passport, and are valid for multiple entries into Australia over a period of three months.

Australian Visa Application for Tourist for Disc Golf
Australian money

 Currency $$$

Australia’s currency is the Australian dollar. Our colourful, waterproof notes come in $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 denominations, along with $2, $1, 50¢, 20¢, 10¢ and 5¢ coins. Uneven purchase amounts such as $1.97 are rounded up or down to the closest denomination.

To check the latest exchange rates, visit XE. As of the 10th June 2024 , AU$1 = US$0.64

Tip 1

Bring a PrePaid or no charge Travel Visa to avoid exchange losses or bank fees

Tip 2

Dont expect to find too many places to exchange cash outside the airport or City