Holidays to Australia 🇦🇺Australia is such a huge place to visit, full of excitement and adventure. Compare Deals
One day you can be exploring a modern, cosmopolitan city, the next driving along a lonely road in the Outback stretching for hundreds of miles, while an emu races along beside your ute (pick-up truck).
Holidays to Australia are all about discovery, where stunning beaches, vast national parks, interesting museums and electrifying festivals await free-spirited travellers from all over the world.
Australia has no official language, English is regarded as the de facto national language.
Average Flight Time
Australia is 11-hours ahead of the UK (GMT+11).
Australia’s national currency is the Australian dollar (AUD).
The average flight time from the UK is 22 hrs.
What to do in Australia?
From the marvellous Great Barrier and Ningaloo Reefs, to the world’s largest monolith – Uluru – holidays to Australia are ideal for travellers who love our planet’s natural wonders.
Take a trip to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island, and you’ll discover freshwater dune lakes and a rich rainforest.
You can go on a sailing trip to see the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands, which will without a doubt have you reaching for your camera. Footage of Whitehaven beach is often used to promote Australia to the world.
If that’s not enough excitement for you, try trekking through the rainforests of the Kakadu and Daintree National Parks to discover crocodiles, wild horses and water buffalo, as well as the occasional kangaroo and koalas. You can also cage dive with great white sharks in Port Lincoln or dance alongside playful dolphins at Monkey Mia.
Take a road trip down the Great Ocean Road, passing the limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles.
During winter you can even hike or ski in the Snowy Mountains, yet another marvellous and unexpected landscape on the great continent of Australia.
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What is Australia famous for?
If you’re planning to book a holiday to Australia in 2021/22 you can look forward to enjoying a huge variety of museums, galleries, theatres and attractions in cities like Sydney, Perth, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Some of the iconic big-hitters in Australia’s biggest city: the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Travelling around Australia you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn about the fascinating history of Australia’s aboriginal people. One of the best places to do this is the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Take a break and enjoy the sunny days sipping the fine produce in boutique wineries or lounge on a private beach in one of Australia’s all-inclusive luxury resorts. Better yet, simply visit any beach – Australia has over 10,000 of them, then watch the sunset as you dine on fresh seafood.
Whether you want your holidays to Australia to be cheap or go all out on an all-inclusive package holiday to Australia, you’ll be pleased to discover a country that can provide either (and everything in between).
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When is the best time to go to Australia?
Because of the country’s size and it’s hugely varied climate, it’s always a good time to go on holiday to Australia. You can do things like skiing, scuba diving, sightseeing and hiking, depending on where in the country you end up.
When temperatures drop in southern areas, the north is pleasant and warm. The same goes for when the scorching desert heat gets too much, you can usually head south for a break.
In the end, the best time to visit Australia depends on where you want to go so it’s best to compare seasons and their climates before you decide.
Visit Alice Springs in the north, including cities such as Broome, Cairns and Darwin – high season falls during the months of June to August.
You’ll find comfortable travelling temperatures and some excellent hotel and flight prices during the shoulder months of March to May and September to November.
In the tropics of Australia, the wet season between November and March. It can often flood, so keep that in mind too when you’re travelling.
Down south in Sydney, Perth or Melbourne, roasting summer temperatures usually occur between November and February. Prices tend to be at their highest during this time, so compare holiday prices with those in the shoulder months (September, October, March and April) and you might be able to grab yourself a cheap package holiday to Australia.
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