From ancient Aboriginal culture to the natural world, the infinite Outback, amazingly diverse cities, laid-back coastal living, superb food and top wines, a trip to Australia is more than just a holiday - it’s an experience to be savoured. As the world becomes ever smaller, there’s never been a better time to experience the magic of this dream destination. So, what are you waiting for? Come and say g’day!
Deciding where to go is arguably your toughest decision. With a country of this size, the possibilities are endless and no matter where you go, you’re sure to have an amazing time!
Sydney is sure to beckon with its iconic attractions and brilliant beaches, whilst sports lovers shouldn’t miss Melbourne. Bustling Adelaide is a magnet for cultural events and has a thriving foodie scene. Brisbane is the hub of a huge holiday region, whilst Darwin brims with adventure! Perth is the place to go for relaxed easy living and finally, a visit to Tassie’s port capital and Australia’s second oldest city, Hobart is a great stop if time permits.
Fringed by impossibly blue beaches, Australia’s coastline is hard to compete with. Experience Aussie beach culture by sinking your toes into the sand, playing amongst the waves and digging into a barbie!
Let’s not forget the Australian Outback either. Dotted with amazing landforms, this is a place of glowing red sunsets, rich ochre soil, deep black night skies, treeless plains, empty tracks, unique wildlife, tall tales and larger than life characters. The Indigenous Australians (Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders) are part of the world’s oldest continuous culture and they love to share their knowledge and stories with you.
Australian’s love to eat, so unique food experiences are always popping up; from sustainable menus, cute cocktails and succulent seafood to award-winning restaurants and native ingredients (we’re talking herbs, fruit and vegetables rather than creepy crawlies)! Australia’s wine scene is also diverse and exciting with wineries dotted throughout the land.
And, of course, there’s something rather special about cracking open a cold beer on a blistering hot day whilst sitting on the veranda of a local pub - the Aussies would probably say that it’s about as near to heaven as you can get!
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GMT +8 hours (Western Australia); GMT +9.5 hours (Northern Territory & South Australia); GMT +10 hours (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria & Tasmania).
Australia has numerous gateways, with Sydney and Melbourne being the busiest. All flights (except Perth) involve a stopover, either in the Middle East or Far East. Journey time to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane or Adelaide from the UK is approximately 21 hours; Darwin 17 hours while Perth is approximately 16¾ hours non-stop.
Australia’s climate varies, from hot and tropical in the far north to cool and even snowy in the south. The Australian winter from June to August is generally mild, but there may be snow in the southern mountain regions and dry, sunny days in the northern states. Summer runs between December and February for most of the country, although it is the wet season in the tropical north.