1. For Australian and New Zealand passport holders, Macau is VISA FREE for 30 days.
2. Visitors arriving at Hong Kong International Airport can transfer to Macau by the Sea Express Ferry Service. This trip will take 45 minutes and all customs and immigration formalities are completed in Macau.
3. Macau’s currency is the pataca (MOP$), which has almost the same value as the Hong Kong dollar (HKD). Hong Kong dollars are accepted in most places but spend your patacas in Macau as you won’t be able to use them in Hong Kong.
4. Autumn (October to December) is the most pleasant season to visit Macau, with sunny days and low humidity. Winter (January to March) is cold but sunny. In April, humidity increases and from May to September the climate is hot, humid and rainy with occasional tropical typhoons.
5. Take a stroll along the narrow streets and through the colourful squares of old Macau and you will see beautiful Portuguese architecture alongside centuries-old Chinese temples and gardens.
6. If bars and clubs are your scene, head down and visit the MGM Macau and be entertained by live band performances and DJs at the property’s leading nightclub ‘Lions Bar’.
7. If thrills and excitement are what you are after, head to the Macau Tower and attempt the highest bungy jump in the world at the AJ Hackett recreation facilities.
8. One of the joys of visiting is to explore and sample the unique Macanese cuisine, a tantalising mix of European and Asian delicacies, traditional or contemporary, including the famous egg tarts – a justifiable dessert to a wonderful menu of places to see and things to do in Macau.