Travel essentials

Inspiration, tips and tricks for your next overseas getaway.

Your guide to Italy

Italy is arguably one of Europe’s most travelled countries and it’s not hard see why, but there’s so much more to Italy than the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. From enticing food and age-old architecture to rich culture and unparalleled history; Italy seems to be at the top of everyone’s travel list but it’s for a reason.

Start planning your itinerary today with the help of our Italy destination guide.

Get all your travel essentials sorted, before you fly

Australia Post is your one-stop-shop for all things travel related. The stress of organising everything can be a negative in the lead up to a trip, but it doesn’t need to be. With our wide range of travel products available at your fingertips, and all in the one place, we can help you relax before your overseas getaway. From getting your passport updated, to ensuring you’re covered with travel insurance Australia Post is your go-to for your travel essentials.

Always better off safe, than sorry. Make sure your trip is covered with travel insurance.

Check conversion rates, organise foreign cash and buy a travel card before you leave.

When travelling, your passport is your key to the world. Make sure it's up to date, early!

Don’t want your mail piling up? No problem. We’ll hold it for you while you’re holidaying.

Travel like a local

We’ve teamed up with some expert travellers to share with you insights, tips and recommendations for travelling your favourite travel destinations like a local. Go off the beaten path, experience natural wonders and discover the hidden gems that aren’t in the tour guides.

Bali by the book

Since reading the book and watching the film some years ago, I for one admit to falling victim to the romanticism of Julia Roberts’ portrayal of the Eat Pray Love experience amidst the natural beauty of Bali…

Roadtripping Arizona

When you think of road tripping in Arizona you’d be forgiven for thinking immediately of desert: long, expansive, empty plains of desert. My visualisation of a road trip travelling from the south through to the north of Arizona was just that...

First impressions of regional China

China, a country with the world’s largest wall, two Disneyland’s, a government that won’t let you use Facebook and, arguably, the world’s cutest national animal, the giant panda…

A taste of the real Fiji

It’s tempting to sip piña coladas poolside at one of the many resorts dotting the main island of Nadi, but for a real taste of Fiji, venture further afield and discover Vanua Levu…

Latest travel articles

7 reasons to stay in Canggu on your next Bali trip

If you usually stay in Bali’s tourist hotspots like Seminyak or Kuta, this relaxed Bali beach town might be your new favourite... 

10 things to do for a taste of the real Ubud

If you’re strapped for time in Bali, then this is the guide for you. Here’s ten unmissable things to see and do in Ubud to make it feel like you’ve seen it all... 

Explore the best of the Great Wall of China

Built over 2000 years ago, the Great Wall is one of the most impressive architectural feats in history and undoubtedly one of China's most popular tourist destinations. Spanning over 6000 kilometres, there are a number of ways…

A guide to New Zealand's best islands and day trips

When planning your trip to New Zealand, it’s easy to forget that it has many more than just two islands. Dotted around the country are little pockets of paradise; the Outlying Islands are comprised of nine island groups…

Travel insurance articles

A glossary for travel insurance buyers

When you understand the terms of your insurance policy and the fine print, you may be better prepared when things go wrong during your travels. Good preparation and a clear, understandable travel policy are…

5 common myths about travel insurance

Many travellers know that travel insurance is as essential as a valid passport and comfortable shoes, but there are some common myths that can trip up even the most seasoned traveller. We debunk five myths about travel insurance…

Do you really need travel insurance?

Lost luggage, flight delays, overbooked hotels, these are some of the common inconveniences that travellers face. Travel insurance can cover these, but is it worth the expense? After all, you can buy new…

How comprehensive is comprehensive travel insurance?

A multitude of things can go wrong when you're travelling abroad including accidents, lost luggage, natural disasters, theft, and travel delays. Getting comprehensive travel insurance may…

Travel tips and guides

If you’re getting ready to take off on a holiday, don’t forget to have a look at our many travel tips, trends and guides. Discover helpful insights for solo travel, family travel, alternative travel and many more.

Send Postcards while you’re on the go

With the MyPostcard app, you can send personalised postcards or greeting cards using your own photos to stay connected with family and friends. Send to anyone you like, anywhere in the world, at any time.

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