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Down Under is the tops

Australia, with its friendly welcoming people, offers a stunning variety of cultures, landmarks, scenery, wildlife, cities, sports, shopping, ancient cultures and entertainment.

The oldest of the earth’s land masses, isolated for 50 million years, its uniqueness is constantly apparent – in the outstanding beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, spectacular rainforests, the vastness of the empty Red Centre, white sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, the extraordinary wildlife and the diverse landscapes. And if it is city life you are looking for, there is a world of excitement, vibrant living, extraordinary food, shopping and glamour to be found from coast to coast. Climatically too, there is enormous variety from tropical Darwin to temperate Melbourne.

Australia, with its friendly welcoming people, offers a stunning variety of cultures, landmarks, scenery, wildlife, cities, sports, shopping, ancient cultures and entertainment. The oldest of the earth’s land masses, isolated for 50 million years, its uniqueness is constantly apparent – in the outstanding beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, spectacular rainforests, the vastness of the empty Red Centre, white sandy beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, the extraordinary wildlife and the diverse landscapes. And if it is city life you are looking for, there is a world of excitement, vibrant living, extraordinary food, shopping and glamour to be found from coast to coast. Climatically too, there is enormous variety from tropical Darwin to temperate Melbourne. 

Sightseeing

Australia offers a huge variety and many options for your holiday down under – from natural beauty and relaxing beach holidays to the exciting and vibrant city action, or maybe a blend of both. You can start in any of our gateway cities and venture out beyond from there, maybe to the exotic islands of the Great Barrier Reef and the lush green tropical rainforests of north Queensland; or head outback to central Australia and the world’s largest monolith to visit Uluru and the Katu Juta National Park where you can witness ancient Aboriginal art that is over 40,000 years old.

Accommodation
Australia has a variety of accommodation to meet your needs – from luxury hotels and apartments, self-catering family accommodation, indulgent beach resorts, spas and island getaways to rainforest retreats, reef cruise boats and golf resorts.

Family activities
There is so much for the family to do and discover across Australia – from exhilarating theme parks, fascinating museums, which are hands-on  to experiencing the colour and noise of the zoos. You get to come face to face with a crocodile, kangaroo, or hold a koala at a wildlife park. One can take a leisurely cruise along a river or the harbour and explore or enjoy a picnic in one of the many beautiful botanic gardens.

Shopping
What you can buy – designer clothes, high street fashion, arts and crafts, jewellery, Australian wines, aboriginal art, local art, antiques and a huge variety of artefacts from flea markets. Not to mention the downtown shopping precincts where you can find everything from high end designer labels, local boutiques, shopping malls and factory outlets.

Entertainment
Australia offers a huge variety of entertainment – opera, theatre, ballet, art galleries, horse racing carnivals, fashion week, fashionable street cafés, wine bars, pubs, gourmet restaurants, sophisticated nightclubs, casinos, dinner cruises and wine valley tours.

Sports and leisure
With the fantastic climate down under, it is all about lifestyle and you can either get involved or just be a spectator at some of the most exciting sports around -- there is everything from golf, surfing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkelling, water-skiing, horse racing, cricket, rugby and of course the fast paced ‘Australian Rules Football’. For those that want to relax and be pampered, there are a number of wellness centres and spas available.

Events
Melbourne Cup (November); Telstra Rally of Australia (November); Australian Open Tennis Championships (January/February); Festival of Sydney (February); Perth Festival ( February/March); Australian Formula One Grand Prix (March); Australia International Airshow (March); Indy Cars Gold Coast (October).

Exploring by road
If you love an adventure there are a myriad of self-drive options available whether it is from Brisbane to Sydney, Sydney to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road, discovering the island state of Tasmania or driving from central Australia to the top (Darwin), you will find easy self-drive touring routes, taking in both cities and the natural beauty. There is no better way to discover Australia and its people. perhaps a leisurely drive along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road with a detour up the snow-capped mountains; or one of the 10,000 sweeping sandy beaches along the coastline; the rolling vineyards of south western Australia and of course the architectural landmark’s of Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge overlooking one of the world’s greatest harbours.

 

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