Warm weather, an epic landscape and the locals' easy charm have long made Australasia a favourite with British holidaymakers - and for many of us, a trip Down Under represents a lifetime ambition.
Sydney stands out among cities to be seen on Australia holidays thanks to a lively nightlife, sophisticated restaurants and iconic landmarks such as the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Natural attractions include Bondi and Manly's surfer beaches and the Great Barrier Reef, home to stunning coral centres and exotic species. At the heart of Australia is the Red Centre and Ayers Rock (Uluru), a sacred landmark for aborigines.
New Zealand features the charming cities of Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington, while natural marvels include Rotorua thermal springs, the Southern Alps and the Fox Glacier's sapphire-blue panoramas.
The Pacific islands are the picture of paradise, and a stopover in Fiji really is as relaxing as a holiday can be.