Flawless beaches, sophisticated cities, magical mountains, tropical rainforests, and an untamed Outback are what define Australia's landscape. See natural world wonders like the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru, or the Daintree Rainforest, then kick back in slick Sydney, marvellous Melbourne, or pretty Perth. Whatever your getaway goals, a luxury holiday in Australia is where you can go to achieve them.
Best known for its glittering shores and golden beaches, Australia can pegged as simply a beach destination, but tropical rainforests dominate the north, and give way to mountains and rolling vineyards in the south. Move inland, and lush greenery turns to the wild and arid heart of the Red Centre, where indigenous Australians carved out a living here for thousands of years.
Sydney is the best place to kick off your tour, where you can enjoy deluxe retail therapy, fine dining, and catch a show or two at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Hip Melbourne will also delight you with its museums, galleries, and nearby wineries. Charming Canberra shouldn't be overlooked, as this impressive capital has lots of historical attractions to investigate. Don't forget Perth either, where you can watch the sun set in the afternoons over white-sand beaches.
Explore the unfolding shores of the Gold Coast, watching surfers dart across turquoise waves and relaxing on one of countless long sandy beaches. Private safaris can be arranged from Darwin, where you can see the unusual wildlife of Australia. In delightful Adelaide you can enjoy strolling through the Central Market, and in Hobart you can wander through the historic Battery Point quarter. Adventure of all sorts can be found here: welcome to Australia.
The climate in Australia varies based on the region you're visiting. The seasons fall opposite to those in the Northern Hemisphere, with summer falling from December to February and winter from June to August.
A popular time to visit Australia is in the spring (September-November) and autumn (March-May) seasons, as climate is at its best for beach holidays and city touring during these months. For the northern cities, and the Great Barrier Reef, aim for the (Australian) winter months, when the days are at a temperate 25 degrees.
No matter where you dine in Australia, you have to try their wine, especially their whites. Pair a glass with some fresh-caught seafood, whether you're enjoying fish and chips on the beach or fine dining on Australian salmon at a seaside restaurant.
Australian beef is also renowned globally for its quality, and locals love a burger or a perfectly cooked steak. But if you really want to try something indigenous to Australia, than the best place is on safari where you can try 'bush tucker', typically kangaroo, or crocodile meat.
Be sure to keep hold of your identification at all times. It's a good idea to have a photocopy of your passport just in case. For entry you'll need a tourist visa. Find more advice at GOV.UK with information on passports, visas and travel.