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Tailor-made holidays to Australia

Introduction

Whether you're after tropical paradise, luxury escapism or an epic overland adventure on your Australian holiday, the people are friendly and the wine world class. Reefs and rainforests, wetlands and wineries, crocodiles and kangaroos – a trip to Australia has it all.

For many travellers, a visit to the Great Barrier Reef is the thrill of a lifetime. More than 2,000 kilometres of coast stretch along the reef, which is a habitat for over 1,500 species of fish and untold numbers of other sea animals and plants. For travellers looking for a scuba diving or snorkelling holiday, this is the finest destination in the world, and we offer a number of tours to the reef where you can experience these crystalline waters off the coast of Queensland for yourself.

Discover ancient Aboriginal culture on a tour to sacred Uluru, where the local Anangu people with traditions over 60,000 years old guard and protect the sandstone icon, also known as Ayers Rock. Many travellers dream of visiting Uluru, where sunrise and sunset seemingly light the stone from within and shift its colours from blazing red to deep purple and blue.

A luxury holiday to Australia gives you the opportunity to explore deeply the different regions of this vast country in comfort. South Australia's wild, vast and silent landscape of the Outback vies for your attention with the cool, cosmopolitan Adelaide. Experience Kangaroo Island, home to the mighty Flinders Ranges and even its own subspecies of, you guessed it, kangaroos.

From Tasmania's heritage listed highlands to Sydney's iconic harbour and envied lifestyle, Melbourne's historic laneways, the Top End's legendary wilderness areas and endless coastlines of surf beaches and dazzling coral reefs... there's nothing like Australia.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
19 hours

Time Zone
GMT +10 (North-east/south-east), +9.5 (central), +8 (West)

Currency
Aus dollar (A$) = 100 cents

Language
English

Visa
Please check the FCO for latest advice

Where to go in Australia

Brisbane, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru… the iconic destinations of Australia are beloved for a reason. But travel a bit further to discover the wild Outback, the surfers’ paradise of the west coast or the ruggedly independent Tasmanian landscape and you’ll soon see Australia in a …

Sydney

Sydney is blessed with the world's most iconic harbour, countless inviting beaches, fabulous food and festivals, and is celebrated for its tempting outdoor lifestyle. The famous Bondi surf beach and harbourfront parklands are enjoyed by millions of visitors, while the historic Rocks is a window…

Cairns & the Great Barrier Reef

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region is Australia's tropical paradise. Few places on earth rival North Queensland for unique natural attractions; chief among them the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef with its dazzling coral and colourful sea life and the ancient tropical rainforests, su…

Red Centre

A trip to Australia's Red Centre offers a vast window into the iconic Outback experience. It is majestic, silent and splendidly isolated.

South Australia

South Australia is not merely a food and wine lover’s dream. Sure, the elegant restaurants, fashionable wine bars and Mediterranean-style atmosphere of pleasant capital Adelaide are a major draw. And the wine valleys are simply not to be missed.

What to do in Australia

Active travellers will find endless opportunity for outdoor adventure in Australia, while those looking to get a sense of the vast, diverse landscape can relax on one of our classic luxury train journeys. From self-drives to cultural holidays, fine wine tastings to laid-back beach holidays, …

Beach Holidays

From snorkeling Queensland's Great Barrier Reef to sunset camel rides on the shore of Western Australia's Cable Beach, there are hundreds of ways to enjoy Australia's world-class beaches.

Self-drives

Between sweeping ocean drives, city-to-city pursuits and journeys inland to the famed wineries of Margaret River and Hunter Valley, there's perhaps no way better suited to exploring Australia than by car.

History and culture

Explore the different sides of Australia, from the ancient indigenous cultures of the bush to the colonial cities in New South Wales and Tasmania. From rock art to political landmarks, a cultural immersion in Australia offers the best way to get to know its people and history.

Great railway journeys

Sink back into the luxurious surrounds of your private carriage on board a legendary Australia train service. Enjoy attentive service and meals from world-class chefs while you venture through southern farmland, to the outback, the western coast and more.

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Australia's seasons are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer for much of the country, and the best time for beach or outdoor activities, but this is the wet season in the tropical north. It's also school holiday season, so expect to be joined by plenty of locals. Winter (June to August) is mostly mild, but snowy in the southern mountains and dry and sunny in the northern states. Low season elsewhere, Winter is the best time to visit the Northern Territory, Queensland and the northern part of Western Australia.

Top itineraries in Australia

A Taste of Australia

17-day tailor-made journey from £2,490 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made tour is the perfect introduction to three classic Australian attractions: sophisticated Sydney, sacred Uluru and the underwater wonders of the Great Barrier Reef. Enjoy a sunset cruise over the Coral Sea, a twilight sailing trip, an Aboriginal barbecue and more on this epic journey.

South Australia's Wine Country

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,025 pp incl. flights

Indulge in the rich smorgasbord of world class wine regions and gourmet food producers as you follow South Australia’s epicurean way on this tailor-made self-drive holiday.

Sydney to Byron in style

18-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,599 pp incl. flights

This luxury Australia holiday takes you from vibrant Sydney to the breathtaking beaches of Byron Bay, staying in a selection of our favourite hand-picked hotels, chosen for their superb location, dining, facilities and ability to showcase this diverse region at its very best.

Wildlife, Wilderness & Great Barrier Reef

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £360 per couple
Book by: 31 March 2017

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland is a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness, as well as being one of the main launch points for trips to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders.

Top places to stay in Australia

Longitude 131º, Uluru

Contemporary lodge

Perfectly positioned to offer guests private views of the picture perfect sunrise and sunset over Uluru (Ayers Rock), Longitude 131º offers an exclusive and luxurious opportunity to experience this iconic and uniquely Australian destination.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Contemporary lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s premier luxury lodge experience and is perfect for couples and wildlife lovers. An environmentally sensitive and sophisticated sanctuary, the lodge has an unmatched location with homely hospitality and an exceptional spa.

Park Hyatt, Sydney

Accommodation

Situated between the city’s two great icons – the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge – the Park Hyatt is the ultimate in contemporary harbourside luxury.

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Accommodation

With wonderful panoramas of the Sydney city skyline on one side and the iconic sights of the harbour on the other, Four Seasons brings five-star luxury to an idyllic locale.

Special offers in Australia

One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Contemporary resort

Special
offer

Enjoy complimentary yacht transfers & breakfast
Book by: 31 March 2017

For five star beach luxury within touching distance to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, look no further than One&Only on Hayman Island.

Wildlife, Wilderness & Great Barrier Reef

14-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,995 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Save up to £360 per couple
Book by: 31 March 2017

The Cairns and Great Barrier Reef region of Queensland is a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness, as well as being one of the main launch points for trips to the iconic Great Barrier Reef, one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders.

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