First time visitors to Australia are perfectly introduced to the ‘land down under’ by combining the icons of Sydney, the fiery red sands of the Outback, and the spectacular colours of the Great Barrier Reef.
- Take short domestic flights between the major resorts in order to see as much as possible – remember Australia is bigger than the whole of Europe!
- Summer in Australia is between December and February, but climate varies greatly between cities due to the vastness – so it’s a great year round destination.
- A visa is required for Australia, however this can be organised at the time of booking.
- For flexible and independent travel, pick up a hire car or campervan and explore under your own steam! Cars drive on the left hand side and roads are much quieter than in the UK so getting around is easier than ever.
The best sites:
- Take a Harbour cruise in Sydney, or those feeling adventurous book a Sydney Bridge Climb and view Sydney from high above the harbour waters.
- A sunset at Uluru (Ayers Rock) is not to be missed, and rise early the next day for a spectacular sunrise to witness the changing colours of the rock.
- Explore the natural wonders of the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkel or scuba dive day trip. Alternatively head to the Whitsunday Islands for a stay at one of the fantastic island resorts.
- For return visitors why not head off the beaten track over to Western Australia, home to the relaxed city of Perth, the wineries of the Margaret River and the ancient Karri forests.
With Fiji, the Cook Islands, Samoa and French Polynesia ready to be explored, why not create the perfect trip to a South Pacific paradise. Many destinations can be combined on a flight ticket to Australia or New Zealand, so it’s easy to add on a beach break at the end of your trip. Cook Islands - The main island of Rarotonga can be circumnavigated in an hour, so it’s easy to get around – make sure you fly out to Aitutaki to see the crystal clear waters of the turquoise lagoon, with daily flights it’s easy to reach.
Samoa – The relatively untouched islands of Samoa are perfect for those looking for the ultimate getaway. For a sight you’ll never forget head to the Alofaaga blowholes and waterfalls of Savaii Island.
Fiji over 300 islands make up Fiji and the area boasts a warm, year round climate. Head out to the outer islands of the Mamanucas or Yasawas for some of the best beaches, snorkelling and diving in the world.
French Polynesia – A couple’s paradise and perfect romantic retreat choose from Tahiti, Moorea or Bora Bora – ask for an Overwater Bungalow for direct access to the water and unparalleled views. The ultimate Honeymoon destination!