An island, country and continent in one, the land Down Under is huge. As a vacation destination, it packs a mighty punch. Few nations offer so much in the way of sheer diversity, from snow-capped mountain ranges to rainforest, coral reefs, vast bush outback and deserts. Big horizons and adventures beckon, and thanks to the wide availability of cheap flights to Australia, this amazing country has never been more accessible.
Australia boasts a highly urbanised society, with most people living in the nation’s 10 largest towns and cities, mainly in the cities along the southern and southeastern coasts. These cities include sun-drenched Sydney, with its world-famous Opera House, harbour bridge and Bondi Beach; Melbourne with its amazing arts scene and the Queen Victoria Market , largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere; and sub-tropical Brisbane, a town very much on the rise. Adelaide, Perth, Darwin, Hobart and Canberra are also on the agenda for many travellers.
Visitors can travel to the empty expanses of Australia’s ‘Red Centre’ and the western coastlines. This is also where you’ll find Uluru, the aboriginal name for Ayers Rock, the famous massive rock formation in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Adrenaline junkies will love the abundance of surfing beaches, off-road biking courses, mountain and ski trails and reef dives. Bushwalking in national parks and rainforest is a wonderful way to experience some of Australia’s incredible wildlife and natural landscapes. Away from the big waves, you can also swim in calm tropical oceans, freshwater lakes and rivers.
Itineraries can be organised whether you’re a food or wine lover, a pleasure seeker or a culture or nature fan, and whether you’re travelling with family, friends, alone or with a partner. This country really does have something for everyone.
Start looking into options for good prices on flights to Australia. While half of all international travellers first arrive in Sydney, cheap flights to Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth are also available.
It’s important to remember when booking Australia flights that Australian schools take a long break in January. The Easter holiday, October and early November when teenagers celebrate the end of school, are also busy travel times.