Australia

Overview

Australia is a remarkable continent and a land of huge contrasts – untouched deserts, ancient rainforests, mystical Uluru, productive wine country, the mighty outback, the vast unknown interior, idyllic Barrier Reef Islands and sophisticated cities. Australia is wild, vast and untouched, yet cosmopolitan, cultural and cool; a beautiful and ancient land, filled with unforgettable experiences and unique wildlife and landscapes. A pristine coastline of cresting surf beaches and dazzling coral reefs shows off the legendary laidback Aussie surf culture and natural lifestyle, while the iconic Outback offers a majestic experience – silent and splendidly isolated. First time travellers will be keen to experience such icons as Sydney, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef. They are icons for a reason and are truly wonderful to see, let us show you how to best experience them – away from the crowds. Australia is about more than just the icons – it is a place to explore off the beaten track, to seek out hidden gems and to amble along empty beaches. Any genuinely Australian experience must include time with the locals and a chance to experience the warmth of their hospitality, their ‘down to earth’ friendliness and that dry Australian sense of humour.

From rustic B&Bs to super luxury lodges, from small group walking tours to high flying helicopter sightseeing, from private boats to remote wilderness experiences, this extraordinary country has it all. Don’t be influenced by others who claim to have seen the lot: no one has – except us!

Need to Know 

Getting there

– Australia is serviced by many Airlines offering daily flights including British Airways, Qantas, Singapore Airlines and Emirates. Flying time to Sydney is 22-24 hours.

Getting around

– Australia has a good network of domestic flights, is an easy place to self-drive a hire car or we can arrange driver/guides. Charter flights are a way to cut out long drives and make travel connections smoother and a helicopter safari is one of the best ways to see the Kimberley region. It is important to remember that Australia is a big country and sometimes getting from A to B can take quite a long time.

Weather

– The best time to visit the Southern Part of the Country is from October to March, while Northern Australia is lovely from April to September.

Visa/ entry requirements 

– UK passport holders require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) to enter Australia for which there is an online application.

Events (festivals, wildlife migrations) 

– From yacht races to surfing competitions, food and wine extravaganzas to musical celebrations, horse racing to car rallies, Australia’s events are big, bold and hugely enjoyable and upbeat affairs. They are a great opportunity not only to give your trip a focus but also to meet some of the enthusiasts involved. If you have a specific interest, let us know.

Quick Facts

When to go:

October to March for the South and the opposite for the North.

Time difference:

GMT+11hrs (Sydney)

Prices:

From £4000 per person for two weeks and upwards of £7000 per person for supreme luxury.

Recommended Read:

"Oscar and Lucinda" by Peter Carey

Must pack:

Super strong sun cream.

Did you know?

Australia has the world's largest cattle station (ranch). At 30,028 km2 it is almost the same size as Belgium.

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