China Tours from Australia

China has been a hot travel destination for Australian travelers because of its diverse landscapes, delicious cuisine & foods, fascinating colorful culture, thousands year-old history and marvelous ancient wonders and ruins. Get in the legendary Great Wall to view the world, hunt treasures at the Forbidden City, get lost in the awesome beautiful scenic areas (e.g. Zhangjiajie, Jiuzhaigou Valley), cruise on the water wonders (e.g. Li River and the Yangtze), face to face with the terracotta army, visit ancient temples & shrines, and immerse yourself in a culture that is tracing back through time yet stepping further into the international limelight… When the winter season comes, embark on a fantastic journey to Harbin to experience Ice and Snow Festivel! Easy Tour China, with 20+ years of experiences in domain industry, can offer the widest choice of package tours for family, couples, friends or your group, and the fully inclusive guided tours of China from Australia.

Best Tours to China from Australia for First Timers

Destinations: Beijing - Xi'an – Shanghai
China is a perfect destination for the whole family. The 9 days family China tour is for you to explore China’s rich history and culture in a relaxing and fun way. The family-friendly itinerary, accommodation, activities such as the Great Wall toboggan ride, applying facial makeup for Peking Opera, making mini warriors… there’s many more to deeply satisfy both parents and kids.
Destinations: Beijing - Xian - Chongqing - Yangtze - Shanghai - Guilin/Yangshuo - Hong Kong
We seek to make your first time trip to China from Australia a once-in-life-time experience full of treasured memories by traveling to the most valuable destinations. Picture the magnificent ancient royal palaces of Forbidden City, the endless Great Wall, the dramatic landscape of Yangtze and Yangshuo, diverse Hong Kong…
Destinations: Shanghai - Guilin - Yangshuo - Xi'an – Beijing
A luxury China vacation starting from Shanghai, it mixes cultural immersion, natural delights, ancient & modern architectural marvels, moments to be embraced by legendary history, great food experience… It is ideal for family, couples and friends.
Destinations: Shanghai - Suzhou - Huangshan - Hangzhou - Guilin - Yangshuo - Longji - Xi'an – Beijing
Travel through China in 16 days to discover the awesome mountainous beauty, the heavenly cities Suzhou and Hangzhou and several of world’s most amazing ancient wonders. You will also escape to rural China to see waterways, rivers, rice terraces and simply beautiful countryside – all comfortable/luxury accommodations are handpicked by experts.

Recommended 2nd or 3rd Time China Tours for Australian Travelers

Destinations: Harbin
Take 4-day Harbin & China Snow Town trip from Australia to enjoy an unforgettable experience in winter! Explore the highlights of Harbin city, visht the Ice and Snow World of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, and head to the Snow Town for fun snow activities.
Destinations: Chengdu - Lhasa - Shigatse - Chongqing - Yichang – Shanghai
The tour program mainly focuses in Wild West China including Chengdu and Tibet. Visit giant panda’s birthplace and admire the mighty Leshan Giant Buddha, then head for Lhasa & Shigatse to discover the scared Buddhist palaces, temples, and take in the breathtaking views of plateau lakes. You may skip Yangtze cruise if you’ve already done it before.
Destinations: Beijing - Datong - Taiyuan - Pingyao - Xi'an - Luoyang - Zhengzhou – Shanghai
This two weeks China tour package is crafted for those loving Chinese history and culture. Travel back in time to the ancient China by bullet train to the dynasty capitals and discover many world cultural heritages: Yunnan Grottoes, Pingyao Old Town, Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple…
Destinations: Shanghai - Hangzhou - Wuyishan - Xiamen - Chaozhou - Phoenix Mountain – Guangzhou
Explore several birthplaces of tea in 13 days China tour. Delve deep into the country’s rich tea culture – visiting the authentic tea farms, picking tea, witnessing the traditional tea-making method, savoring tea at the local tea houses or tea family…

Easy Tour China Tours from Australia Reviews

I want to say thank you so so much for all your excellent help in booking my tours of China this year. Both the Zhangjiajie tour with my mum and the Beijing-Xi'an tour with Dan were truly wonderful experiences for us all. We had some of the best times of our lives.
- Alice
Our trip to China was fantastic, enjoyable and enthralling. Our China experience was much more than we expected. Our first contact with ETC was Charlie and he, as the chief organiser was perfect. Charlie's assistance with planning and organising could not have been better. Thanks to Charlie every aspect of our holiday exceeded our expectations.
- Judith Lack

Practical Tips on China Tours from Australia

China Visa Tips for Australian Citizens

  • Where to Apply for China Visa in Australia?

    For Australian citizens, you need obtain a Chinese tourist visa to travel to China from Australia. Please consult the local Chinese Embassy or Consulates-General in Australia for the detailed visa information. If you’re ordinary Australian passport holders, please prepare your passport and all the required documents and apply for Chinese visa at Chinese Visa Application Service Center (CVASC).

  • The Chinese Embassy and CVASC in Australia:

    ◎The Chinese Embassy in the Australia
    Tel: +61-2-62283999
    Fax: +61-2-62283990
    E-mail: chinaemb_au@mfa.gov.cn
    Address: 15 Coronation Drive, Yarralumla, ACT 2600, Canberra

    ◎Applications from Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Northern Territory are advised to be forwarded to CVASC in Canberra;

    Business Hours: 09:00 - 15:00, Monday - Friday (except public holidays)
    Office address: Suite 201, Level 2, Canberra House, 40 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, ACT 2600
    Call: +61-2-62797800
    Fax: +61-2-62472888
    Email: canberracenter@visaforchina.org

    ◎Applications from New South Wales are advised to be forwarded to CVASC in Sydney;

    Business Hours: Monday-Friday (Except Australia and Chinese Public Holidays);
    Office address: Level 5, 299 Elizabeth Street (the Opposite of Museum Station), Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
    Call: +61-2-94758800
    Fax: +61-2-92612088
    E-mail:sydcenter@visaforchina.org

    ◎Applications from Victoria and Tasmania are advised to be forwarded to CVASC in Melbourne;

    Business Hours: Monday-Friday (Except Australia and Chinese Public Holiday)
    Office address: GROUND FLOOR, 570 ST KILDA RD., MELBOURNE, VIC 3004, Australia
    Call: +61-03-9937-2308
    Fax: +61-03-9937-2337
    E-mail: melcenter@visaforchina.org

    ◎Applications from Queensland are advised to be forwarded to CVASC in Brisbane;

    Business Hours: Monday-Friday (Except Australia and Chinese Public Holiday)
    Office address: Part Level 4, 140 Ann Street, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
    Call: +61-7-3031-6300
    Fax: +61-7-3221-9388
    E-mail: bnecenter@visaforchina.org

    ◎Applications from Western Australia are advised to be forwarded to CVASC in Perth.

    Office address: Ground Floor, 256 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000 (Entrance via Victoria Ave)
    Call: +61-8-9220-3800
    Fax: +61-8-9221-1888

Practical Travel Tips for Australians traveling in China

  • What about drinks?

    A: Local tea is commonly served with meals and there is a variety of soft drinks, local and imported beers and wines available for purchase. You should not drink the tap water, bottled water is inexpensive and readily available. If you like a 'cuppa', you may like to bring along a small supply of tea bags, coffee and milk powder. Most rooms have electric jugs or thermos flasks of boiling water to make hot.

  • What are the toilet facilities like on a China tour?

    A: All of hotels reserved by Easy Tour China for you have western style bathrooms and toilets. Obviously in the more remote areas, they may be a little more basic, but clean and simple is common. Whilst sightseeing, toilet facilities at restaurants and local tourist sites can vary and we would recommend that you carry tissues, wet wipes or disinfectant gel with you, “just in case”.

  • What should I pack?

    A: Casual clothing is appropriate at all times although clothes that are too revealing are still frowned upon in all over China. Try to pack lightly as your trip may involve an amount of personal baggage handling as porters are often not available except in larger hotels. For security reasons it is essential that your baggage can be locked whilst during air transportation between cities. At times, you may not be able to check into your hotel room immediately or be able to access your main bags. To ensure your comfort, a change of clothes in your hand luggage to coincide with local weather conditions is always handy. All personal toiletries should be taken with you and small packets of tissues or wet wipes are recommended. A small medical kit containing medication to alleviate common ailments is suggested.

  • Clothing suggestion:

    Spring (Mar – May) with temperature at 50 - 71.6F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes

    Summer (Jun – Aug) with temperature above 71.6 F: T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear

    Autumn (Sep – Nov) with temperature at 50 - 71.6 F: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes

    Winter (Dec – Feb) with Below 50: Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required

  • What credit cards can I use?

    A: At present the Bank of China accepts Master, American Express, Dynasty, Visa, JCB, and Diners Club cards. Travelers may use these cards to draw cash over the exchange counters in China's banks, make purchases or pay bills at large department stores, restaurants and hotels in more than 100 major cities in China. A surcharge of 2% is always charged for card transactions.

  • Where can I get consular assistance when touring in China?

    For Australian tourists in China, you can obtain consular assistance and further consular information at the following addresses:

    ◎Australian Embassy, Beijing
    Address: 21 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Beijing 100600 , People's Republic of China
    Tel: (010) 5140 4111
    Fax: (010) 5140 4292
    E-mail: embassy.beijing@dfat.gov.au

    ◎Australian Consulate-General, Guangzhou
    Address: 12/F, Development Centre, No. 3 Linjiang Road, Zhujiang New City, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510623
    Tel: (020) 3814 0111
    Fax: (020) 3814 0112

    ◎Australian Consulate-General, Shanghai
    Address: Level 22, CITIC Square Building, 1168 Nanjing West Road, Shanghai 200040
    Tel: (021) 2215 5200
    Fax: (021) 2215 5252

    ◎Australian Consulate General, Hong Kong
    Address: 23/F Harbour Centre, 25 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Telephone: (852) 2827 8881
    Facsimile: (852) 2585 4457

Direct Flights from Australia to China
The international airlines including Qantas Airways, China Eastern Airlines, Air China, Virgin Australia, etc. launch direct flights from Australia to China. Although Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong and Guangzhou are the mainly gateway cities for Australians traveling to China, you may choose to fly to Chengdu, Hangzhou, Kunming, Xian and some other places directly. Please verify the corresponding flight from your departure city to the arrival city when you plan a Customized China Tour or choose the above recommended tour packages.

Departure cities in Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Cairns
Arrival cities in China:  Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Kunming, Changsha, Xian, Xiamen, Fuzhou, Macao and Sanya
 
Based on feedback from our Australian guests and our own travel experiences, we've found the following online flight platforms and websites are very helpful for investigating and ticketing airfare to and from each of our trips: Expedia, Orbitz, travelocity, unitedairlines, etc.