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Australia
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Australia

22 days from £3899

Oct 2014 - Nov 2016 departures

Grand Tour of Australia
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Grand Tour of Australia

30 days from £4999

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 departures

Australia's East Coast
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Australia's East Coast

15 days from £2899

Oct 2014 departure


Grand Tour of Australia with New Zealand add-on
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Grand Tour of Australia with New Zealand add-on

48 days from £7698

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 departures

Grand Tour of Australia with Dubai pre-tour & New Zealand add-on
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Grand Tour of Australia with Dubai pre-tour & New Zealand add-on

51 days from £8047

Oct 2014 - Nov 2015 departures

Australia with Discover New Zealand add-on
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Australia with Discover New Zealand add-on

40 days from £6598

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016 departures


An outstanding climate and a wealth of things to see and do have established Australia holidays as a dream adventure for many Brits.

The iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge make Sydney one of the world’s great cities, and most visitors fall in love with the place. It also has one of the world’s most famous beaches in Bondi Beach, a magnet for those who crave the sun, sea, sand and surf. Two-thirds of a mile long, there’s plenty of space for everyone. Most Australia tours will take you to the country’s other key cities too, including Melbourne, home of the perenially popular soap opera Neighbours, and Adelaide, known as the ‘City of Churches’.

Australia’s natural attractions rival any in the world, and at least two will be must-sees for anyone thinking about holidays in Australia. The first is the Great Barrier Reef, a vast 1,600-mile stretch of coral that runs along the Queensland coast. Cairns in the north-east makes a great base for seeing this vividly coloured phenomenon, as there’s plenty in the way of nightlife. The other is Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock), a sandstone monolith in the heart of Australia that changes colour dramatically depending on the conditions. Over 1,000 ft high and almost six miles around the base, the rock is sacred in aboriginal culture, and although aborigines ask visitors not to climb it, many do.

Food and drink is also an area of excellence and a highlight of Australia holidays. Wine has come on in leaps and bounds over the last decade or so, and many experts consider their produce to offer much better value for money than that offered by Old World nations such as France. Food is also outstanding, with restaurants turning out imaginative lighter dishes using ingredients well suited to the hot climate.

Before the arrival of the Dutch in 1606, Australia had been inhabited by indigenous Australians for more than 40,000 years. The British claimed the eastern half of Australia in 1770 and initially used New South Wales as a penal colony. The Commonwealth of Australia brought the six colonies together in 1901, effectively giving the country a large measure of independence from Britain.

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Australia's East Coast with Dubai pre tour

Oct 2014 departure

18 days from £3188

Australia's East Coast with Dubai pre tour

Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover

Oct 2014 - Nov 2016 departures

25 days from £4298

Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover

Unique Tasmania & Australia's Best

Oct 2015 - Nov 2016 departures

14 days from £3099

Unique Tasmania & Australia's Best

Wonders of Western Australia

Oct 2015 - Nov 2016 departures

14 days from £3099

Wonders of Western Australia

Grand Tour of Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover

Sep 2014 - Nov 2015 departures

33 days from £5398

Grand Tour of Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover

Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover & Discover New Zealand add-on

Nov 2014 - Nov 2016 departures

43 days from £6897

Australia with Dubai pre-tour stopover & Discover New Zealand add-on


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