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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.

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

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Where to go in Australia

Brisbane, Sydney, the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru… the iconic destinations of Australia are beloved for a reason. Or choose to discover the wild Outback, the surfers’ paradise of the west coast or the rugged Tasmanian landscape and see Australia in a different, but no less memorable, light.

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.

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What to do in Australia

Travellers will find endless opportunity in Australia. Those looking to get a sense of the vast, diverse landscape can relax on one of our classic luxury train journeys, while there are self-drivescultural holidays, fine wine tastings and laid-back beach holidays, all vying for your attention.

Nature Holidays

From kangaroos and koalas to the Great Barrier Reef and eucalyptus forests, travelling to Australia offers the chance to immerse yourself in the great outdoors like nowhere else on Earth. Uluru, the Kimberley, Daintree rainforest… it’s all here.

Food & Wine Holidays

Australia is a foodie's dream destination. The country's abundance of fresh produce and array of cultural influences means there is no shortage of ‘fusion’ food, and all well worth trying. Or fall back on the country's classic: a quintessential barbie.

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.

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.

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When to go to Australia

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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. At Uluru, don’t just plan around cooler days, as nights on the sand can dive toward …

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Top itineraries in Australia

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

Discover a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness as you drive the delights of Queensland. Add in the iconic Great Barrier Reef – one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders – and you won't be short of memories.

A Taste of Australia

17-day tailor-made journey from £3,115 pp incl. flights

Say g'day to three Australian big-hitters: 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 wonderful first-timer's trip to Australia.

Australia’s North West & Top End

13-day tailor-made journey from £3,985 pp incl. flights

They say Western Australia and the Northern Territory are the 'real Australia' and it's easy to see why. Ancient lands brimming with Aboriginal folklore, yawning gorges, lush rainforests, and sweeping beaches and billabongs all bear witness to the beauty of Australia's natural landscapes.

Tasmania’s West Coast Explorer

10-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,045 pp incl. flights

Explore the west coast of this beautiful state uncovering its dark convict history, encountering unique wildlife and travelling through some of the most pristine wilderness in the country.

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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.

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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

Discover a treasure trove of ancient rainforests, golden beaches and wildlife-rich wilderness as you drive the delights of Queensland. Add in the iconic Great Barrier Reef – one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders – and you won't be short of memories.

Discover Australia

20-day escorted tour from £4,695 pp incl. flights

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Early Booking Offer - Save up to £400 per couple
Book by: 28 February 2017

Vast deserts and beaches, ancient rainforests and bewitching coral reefs vie for your attention as you journey the breadth of Australia, from Perth in the west to Alice Springs and Uluru in the Red Centre, before ending up at Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef on this superb escorted tour.

Grand Australian Discovery

20-day escorted tour from £5,085 pp incl. flights

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offer

Save up to £400 per couple
Book by: 28 February 2017

Unique experiences, authentic dining and expert guides are just some of the benefits as you explore the best of Australia's iconic East Coast and the untamed landscapes of the Red Centre with escorted tour specialists, Travelmarvel by APT.

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Australia articles

  • Sydney's Iconic Opera House

    It has to be said: Sydney has a standout attraction. While no Sydney holiday would be complete without a clifftop walk from Bondi to Coogee beach or a sail under or climb of the Harbour Bridge, it’s a visit to the fabled Sydney Opera House that first-timers most look forward to.

  • The best beach resorts in Australia

    Our definitive guide to Australia's best beach resorts, from the Great Barrier Reef to Kangaroo Island and much more.

  • Top five foodie experiences in Australia's South West

    Originally famous for chilled out surfing towns and unspoilt beaches, there is so much more to explore in the south west pocket of Western Australia. Gourmet producers, award winning wines, towering forest, and stunning national parks to name a few.

  • Gourmet's guide to the south west of Western Australia

    The Margaret River region of Western Australia is well known for its great wine, but now there is a gourmet food culture to match. New truffle hunts and fine dining experiences take visitors off the beaten track into the heart of Australia's South West.

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What our clients say about our Australia holidays

  • Andy Austen at Wexas has now planned many trips for me – he is informative, quick respond and trustworthy. We had an amazing honeymoon and all things went smoothly and as planned – as have the other trips! Amazing attention to detail.

    I recommend Wexas to everyone and will shortly be planning my next trip with them!

    Sana S

  • I felt that I could contact Emma whenever necessary and I always got a speedy response. She was extremely helpful at all times and answered all our queries in a professional manner. I will not hesitate to contact her for our future travel requirements. Thank you very much, Emma, for a great holiday.

    Godfrey John G

  • My Travel Specialist was very helpful, very polite, very attentive, and very patient. Most importantly, I was never made feel forced to book my holiday with him/Wexas. After numerous correspondences in which he answered my questions in detail, it transpired that Wexas was the best choice.

    Bo B

  • The contact Andy Austen was most helpful and knowledgeable for our mixed Wexas and personal bookings and made sure all the bits dovetailed in together to make a seamless whole!d personal bookings and made sure all the bits dovetailed in together to make a seamless whole!

    J J

  • Thanks for a great holiday, had never visited Australia and felt made most of my time. The quality of the B and Bs etc was first class. The service from airline and the organisation of cars guides went without a hitch. Certainly would use Wexas again.

    Michael M

  • The holiday exceeded our expectations magnificently. Condor travel and their guides were fantastic and totally made the holiday as brilliant as it was. We will come back to Wexas as your tailor made holidays have always been absolutely superb.

    Michael M

  • I have been using Wexas Travel for many years which says in itself that I am happy with the service that I have received. The trip that I have just returned from was very satisfactory.

    Janet J

  • We received well informed and up to date information, which gave us great confidence in the travel advice we were given.

    Carolyn C

  • All that your agent recommended worked out be as he had seen and experienced himself.

    A A

  • Very helpful service and efficient service, as usual.. No problems.

    Anthony H F A

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