Holidays to Australia
A holiday to Australia is guaranteed to give you unforgettable memories and a great suntan. This captivating continent spans over 7.69 million square kilometres and offers unique native wildlife, famous beaches, an immense desert outback and the world’s largest coral reef. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from arts and culture to sunbathing and water sports.
Australia holidays are famous for causing the legendary “traveller’s bug” - once you have experienced its breathtaking landscape and warm-hearted people you will not want to return home!
5 great reasons to take a holiday in Australia
- Uluru (also known as Ayer’s Rock) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This sacred sandstone rock features ancient Aboriginal paintings and enchanting caves.
- The Great Barrier Reef is made up of over 900 islands and can be seen from space. Go snorkelling or take a diving lesson and you’ll encounter turtles, dolphins and over 1,000 species of tropical fish!
- Spectacular rainforest walks including the Gondwana Rainforests of New South Wales where you can view ethereal waterfalls and spot rare species of plants and animals.
- Over 70 stunning beaches that offer perfect ivory sand and views of the crystal clear ocean. Visit the iconic Bondi Beach, a magnet for surfers and sun seekers, or discover your own private beach at one of Australia’s hidden coves.
- Australia’s cities are buzzing with arts and culture. Visit the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour one of the many Aboriginal art galleries and museums or experience a sporting event, Aussie-style.
With such an impressive and varied landscape, Australia lends itself to a whole host of activities. Sail around the beautiful Whitsunday Islands where you can snorkel and dive amongst the Great Barrier Reef, or charter a canoe through Katherine Gorge. If you are seeking an adrenaline rush why not sky dive from 14,000 ft over Brisbane’s Moreton Bay or go white water rafting along the rapids of the Tully River in Cairns? Head to the Outback for the ultimate Australian adventure with an array of desert activities on offer including camel rides, rally driving and cattle droving.
Laid-back lifestyle in Australia
Australians are famous for their relaxed attitude to life and it is not hard to see why; with over 70 beautiful beaches on your doorstop and year-round sunshine, there’s no better place to take it easy! Enjoy the fresh ocean air and the sun on your face at one of the iconic surfing beaches such as Byron Bay, Bondi and Manly. For secluded picnics under the sun, head to one of the uninhabited Whitsunday Island beaches such as Whitehaven where you will encounter a true paradise.
Epicurean delights abound in Australia; visit Swan Valley to sample some of Australia’s award-winning wine, enjoy fresh seafood with breathtaking beach views along the Gold Coast or experience high-end gourmet pleasure in the Yarra Valley.
Forget surfing, Australia is a shopper’s paradise! From vintage markets to luxury boutiques, Australia’s towns and cities are a haven for unique fashion and unusual gifts. Sydney is famous for its eclectic mix of retro Paddington markets and chic Castlereagh St designers whereas Melbourne is home to the renowned Rose Street Artist’s Market, where you can purchase anything and everything including handmade gifts, eccentric collectables and original artwork.
Weather in Australia
Australia is the largest island in the world so the weather will vary depending on your location. Australia’s climate is generally pleasant and dry all year round with warm summers (December – March) and mild winters (May – September). Sydney experiences more than 345 days of sunshine per year with annual temperatures ranging from 16°C – 26°C. Further north the weather tends to be warmer and more humid with temperatures on the Whitsunday Islands averaging 30°C in the summer.
Fast Facts on Australia
- Australia is the driest inhabited continent in the world
- The national holiday is Australia Day on January 26.
- Australia is the 50th most populated country in the world with an estimated 22,328,800 people.
- The native Aboriginal people are believed to be the oldest surviving civilisation in the world.
- The capital city is Canberra.
- The currency is the Australian Dollar.
Plan your visit to Australia
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