Australia Travel Guide

Australia is a haven for any kind of traveller; from the sunshine drenched white sand beaches of the West Coast to the dense rainforest in the North and the allure of the infamous outback, not to mention more wildlife than you can shake a boomerang at – it can be as big an adventure as you’d like. Getting there might seem like an adventure in itself but there are a number of sites that’ll help you to get a good deal, like cheapflights.co.uk, so you can save your pennies for diving on the Great Barrier Reef, touring the Sydney Opera House or getting surfing lessons on the Gold Coast.

Australia is a sun drenched haven, so unless you really want to keep your English rose complexion the best time to head to Australia is from October to December, when the average temperature is around 30 degrees. Make sure you book your flights to Australia early to get the best deals and be warned that prices will shoot up around the Christmas period.

Australia is massively diverse, so it’s well worth doing a bit of research before you go. Most travellers head to the East Coast – where you’ll find the delights of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays and buzzing cities like culture rich Melbourne and thriving, stylish and sophisticated Sydney.

But if you get the time there are plenty of places that should be on your must-see list that are slightly off the usual trail; track down crocodiles at the prehistoric Kakadu national park, be entranced by the mystical Uluru; one of Australia’s most iconic sights, head to Tasmania for ghost walks and hikes to the stunning Wineglass Bay or turn south to the Great Ocean Road for the roadtrip of a lifetime. The West Coast shouldn’t be neglected either – visit stunning Broome, where the desert meets the sea in a psychedelic explosion of colour, or head to Perth for cosmopolitan bars, restaurants and stunning parkland and beaches.

There really is something for everyone Down Under – so unless you really hate the sunshine, beautiful landscapes, fine wine and fantastic food, not to mention a friendly welcome – then there’s no doubt that you’ll have a brilliant holiday. If you’re worried about the long haul flight, you can always break up your flight to/from Australia with a stopover on the way; common stop off points include Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai. If you do decide to go ahead with your holiday down under this year, then make sure you book your flight to Australia with Cheapflights.co.uk.

2 Comments

  • Charu

    February 17, 2011

    It’s high on my list–next year, for sure!

  • Monica

    February 25, 2011

    I’ve just left after 18 months in Aus! This brings back some great memories of ‘sun soaked beaches’!

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