Australia Holidays

Once a far-off land Down Under, the sunkissed shores of Australia have never been more accessible to visit from the UK. And with the promise of weird and wonderful animals, endless golden beaches and ancient Indigenous history, you're going to want to take it all in. If that doesn't tempt you, then we also need to talk about the food and drink here. This diverse country boasts some of the freshest local produce going – whether that be melt-in-your-mouth calamari from the shores of the Tropical North, or delicious wines from the Barossa, Hunter and Yarra Valleys – and our knowledgeable Travel Experts and Travel Butler concierge team can help you find the best spots to sample it. Experience all of this, and more, on a Flight Centre tailor-made Journey...

From the tropical top of Cape Tribulation all the way down to the rugged cliffs of Tasmania, we live, breathe and love Australia holidays. It's in our heritage; in 1982 we opened our first Flight Centre store in Sydney. Today we’re proud to be the world’s number one for travel to Australia. So whether you’re looking to visit relatives, drive along the coastline, experience the Outback, or just try a bit of everything, you’re in the best possible hands with Flight Centre.

Inspiration for your Australia Holiday

Popular Australia Holiday Itineraries

With so much to see and do, just staying in the one place doesn’t really cut it when it comes to visiting Australia.

To ensure you get out and see Down Under, our Experts have designed a fantastic range of Australia holidays that take in a number of the country’s highlights or explore a region in depth. From popular road trips to train journeys and whistle-stop itineraries that reach as much of the country as possible, these holidays are designed to ensure you experience the best of Australia without any of the stress or guesswork.

 

Best of all, these Australia holidays are just suggestions and can be tailored to suit you, whether you want to add another stop on your itinerary, upgrade a hotel, add another day tour or fly with a particular airline. For inspiration check out our guides below, browse our tailor-made Australia holidays above or, for a specific itinerary, talk to our team of Experts today.

Where to Go in Australia

Most holidays in Australia will begin in its major cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. From sprawling harbours to meandering laneways and golden beaches, these cities promise a unique Aussie experience. Some of Australia’s most famous attractions however lie away from the cities; there’s the Great Barrier Reef in Tropical North Queensland, Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia’s Red Centre, and the wildlife-haven of Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of South Australia. Talk to our Experts about adding all of these into one easy itinerary

Australia Holiday Types

There’s more than one way to holiday in Australia. At Flight Centre, we want you to choose your own adventure based on your interests. Opt to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef, witness Indigenous culture in the Outback, tour the wineries of the Yarra Valley or enjoy a wildlife adventure on Kangaroo Island. The options for an Australia holiday really are endless. To help inspire your holiday, browse our favourite Australia holiday types below.

Australia Holiday Ideas and Advice

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More about Australia

Capital city: Canberra

Currency: Australian Dollar

Language: English

Vaccinations: Extra vaccinations are not required.

Getting there

Flight time: London to Sydney flight time is just over 22 hours and includes a stopover. A direct flight from London to Perth takes 15 hours and 45 minutes.

Visas: British citizens require an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa which can be arranged by your Flight Centre consultant at no extra cost.

Top 3 Things to Do in Australia

When to Go to Australia

No matter what time of year you visit Australia, there’s always a warm and sunny day to be found somewhere in the country. Indeed, there’s never really a bad time to visit the land Down Under. If you have a region or activity in mind though, some months are better than others. Read more about when to go to Australia.

Why Book Your Australia Holiday with Flight Centre

World’s #1 to Australia: Flight Centre is born and bred in Australia. We opened our very first store in Sydney in 1982 and now sell over 1.3 million tickets to and around Australia every year, making us the world’s number one to Australia.

Local knowledge: As an Australian-born company, we know Australia better than anyone. There are Flight Centre stores located right across the country, allowing us up-to-the-minute local information and access to Experts on the ground.

Flexibility: We offer flexible deposits, the opportunity to pay the balance of your holiday just 10 weeks before departure, and fixed change and cancellation fees.

Travel Butler and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Service: When you book a holiday to Australia from our range of tailor-made Journeys, you’ll also enjoy access to our inclusive Travel Butler concierge and 24/7 Emergency Assistance services.

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