Call Us     |     Email      |     Visit

Most Popular

Canada

USA

South Africa

Mauritius

Australia

Botswana

New Zealand

Thailand

Greece

Maldives

Mexico

India

Sri Lanka

Far East

UAE

Seychelles

Kenya

Tanzania

St Lucia

Barbados

Spain

Italy

Explore By Region

North America

Africa

Australia & New Zealand

Caribbean

Europe

Arabia & Indian Ocean

Asia & Far East

X

Recently Added

Our Top Picks

African Wildlife

Maldives Luxury

Italian Culture

Canadian Rail Journey

American Adventure

Australia’s Indian Pacific

Manager Pick

Grizzly Bear Safari

The annual salmon run enables dedicated wildlife lovers a chance to see the formidable grizzlies in their natural habitat.

Contact us for more information.

X

Popular This Month

Southern Hemisphere Summer

Swap the UK’s cold damp days for their ascending rays of sunshine.

Contact us for more information.

Holiday Types

Bucket List

Cruise

Tours

Food & Drinks 

Honeymoons

Rail

Villas

Wildlife & Safari

Ideas By Month

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

X

Travel Blog

Luxury Winter Sun

Read more

Greece

Greece

From Affordable To Aspirational

Thailand

Thailand

FROM CULTURE TO COCKTAILS

X

Canada

Canada

SPRING INTO ACTION

About Us

Overview

Visit us

Video appointments

Why book with us

Explore By Region

North America

Africa

Australia & New Zealand

Caribbean

Europe

Arabia & Indian Ocean

Asia & Far East

X

Travel With Confidence

Canada

USA

South Africa

Mauritius

Australia

Botswana

New Zealand

Thailand

Greece

Maldives

Mexico

India

Sri Lanka

Far East

UAE

Seychelles

Kenya

Tanzania

St Lucia

Barbados

Spain

Italy

North America

Africa

Australia & New Zealand

Caribbean

Europe

Arabia & Indian Ocean

Asia & Far East

Australia

Now Open To UK Travellers

Australia immediately conjures images of the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef, big-wave surfing, miles of Outback and a rather strange, and endearing, assortment of animals. While the country’s main cities offer charm, glamour, unique festivals, a well-preserved historical heritage, fabulous beaches and fun events, it’s also a land of immense contrast and captivating nature. The nation offers something for just about everyone – from water lovers, desert wanderers and canyon climbers, to arts and culture buffs, historians, and foodies. The country’s vast size makes it almost impossible to take it all in during a single visit, but you can pick and choose a perfect holiday according to your personal preferences.

TRAVEL, TRANSPORT AND GETTING AROUND

Hire cars are readily available in all major towns. Australians drive on the left and all cars are right hand drive. Having access to your own car has the advantages of being able travel at your own pace, explore remote areas and visit regions with no public transport. However, as the country is so vast, this form of transport can be time consuming.

A faster option would be to make use of the numerous affordable, frequent, fast flights between major centres. 

Reliable, frequent long-haul coach services are available countrywide but they are not always cheaper than flying and are time consuming.

Trains in Australia are slow, expensive and infrequent but the scenery is great. Opt for a sleeper carriage rather than an ‘overnighter’ seat.

CLIMATE AND WEATHER

Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of the continent. The northern states typically experience warm weather much of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters. Australia is also one of the driest continents on earth with an average annual rainfall of less than 600 millimetres. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia’s seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. 

Food and Drink

Bush tucker’ is food from Australia’s endemic flora and fauna and can be lean and quite delicious; kangaroo meat in particular is growing in popularity since being made legal to trade to eat only in the past two decades. For all the advent of fine dining and exotic menu items, however, the humble barbecue remains for many the quintessential Australian food experience. Various beaches and parks have barbecue stations that can be used by the public. Steak, prawns and beer tend to feature prominently.

Seafood is an integral part of the cuisine scene in all its shelled and scaled forms. Production of organic foods is increasing to meet demand and is these days widely available in the cities and larger towns. There are fine dining restaurants throughout the larger cities, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney, where big-name chefs have helped to give Australian cuisine an international reputation for bright, creative gastronomy. Regional food markets and increasing numbers of food festivals across the states are a great way to sample fresh produce. Look out for things like farmhouse cheese, speciality sausages and local fruits. 

The major vineyards (wineries) are outside Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide. The largest single wine-growing region is in the Barossa Valley, South Australia, two hours’ drive from Adelaide, where high-quality red and white wines are produced. Various wineries, breweries and distilleries are open for public visits. 

Inspiration

Time To Rediscover The World

Luxury Australia

Highlights

  • Independent tour designed to experience Australia’s highlights

  • Five Star accommodation, transport and excursions included

  • This itinerary can be tailored or amended to suit individual preferences and requirements

    Coast to Coast Train Journey aboard The Indian Pacific

    Highlights

    • Travel from East to West aboard the iconic Indian Pacific Train
    • All-inclusive meals and beverages while on-board the train
    • 3 nights in both Sydney and Perth with excursions included

      Wine and Wildlife Self-Drive

      Highlights

      • Experience South Australia’s highlights on this self-drive
      • Accomodation, car hire and McLaren Vale excursion included
      • This itinerary can be completely tailor-made

       

      Subscribe To Our Newsletter

      Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and offers on exclusive destinations around the world.

      You have Successfully Subscribed!