Australia is wild, vast and untouched, yet cosmopolitan, cultural and cool; a beautiful and ancient land, filled with unforgettable experiences and unique wildlife and landscapes you won't find anywhere else. A pristine coastline of cresting surf beaches and dazzling coral reefs shows off the legendary laidback Aussie surf culture and natural lifestyle, while the iconic Outback offers a majestic experience - silent and splendidly isolated.
The people are friendly, the wine world class. Whether you're after tropical paradise, luxury escapism or an epic overland adventure. Reefs and rainforests, wetlands and wineries, crocodiles and kangaroos - Australia has it all. Along with the highlights there is of course the chance to go beyond the icons and discover another side to this ecclectic destination.
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The Practical information displayed here is taken from The Traveller's Handbook, published by WEXAS (2009). While all possible care was taken to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, we are aware that situations change, so for the latest information and up-to-date visa requirements, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0614.
If you plan to tour extensively, keep to the southern coasts in summer (December to March) and head north in winter (July to September). Travel to the dry interior during the transitional seasons between April and June or October and November.
The Festival of Sydney, in January, features open air concerts, street theatre and fireworks. Sydney hosts the Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras, in February/March. Each March, Adelaide hosts Womadelaide, an outdoor festival of world music and dance. Melbourne holds a Comedy Festival in April, the world’s biggest Writers’ Festival in September and the Melbourne International Festival in October. Aboriginal arts and culture are celebrated at the Stompen Ground Festival, in Broome in October and the Barunga Wugularr Sports & Cultural Festival, near Katherine in June.
High quality local produce and seafood. Asian cookery has contributed to the lauded Pacific Rim cuisine. Top quality wines are produced in many areas. Indigenous meat like kangaroo is very tasty if prepared well.
An informal atmosphere prevails. As the locals say, 'no worries mate'.
Sydney (SYD), Adelaide (ADL), Melbourne (MEL), Perth (PER), Brisbane (BNE), Darwin (DRW), Hobart (HBA), Cairns (CNS), Townsville (TSV).
Air travel is fastest. Well served by rail, although only one service goes from coast to coast (The Indian Pacific). Driving off major roads in the Outback is difficult from November to February because of summer rain. Car hire available to those over 21.
The itinerary ideas listed below are designed to give you a flavour of the things to do in Australia. We can adjust any element and tailor-make your trip though, to suit your individual needs and available time. To start planning your trip, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0614.
The places to stay listed below only represent a handful of the accommodation options available in Australia. We can also recommend and arrange accommodation to suit your personal tastes and budget. To start planning where to stay in Australia, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0614.
The types of holiday listed below are just a flavour of the experiences available in Australia. We can also suggest and plan alternative types of holiday to take into account your individual interests. To start planning what to do whilst away, talk to one of our destination specialists on 020 7590 0614.
Laura Stoneham - Australasia and Pacific Specialist
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