Australia has one of the most richly diverse landscapes on earth. From tropical rainforests to the Outback plains of the west and gorges of the Gulf - it’s a memorable holiday for all who visit.
Australia is blessed with 10,000 beaches, over 1,000 of which are found in the Great Barrier Reef, 1,250 miles of sandy cays, rainforest isles and rare wildlife along Queensland's northeast coast. Southern Australia’s Gold Coast boasts an incredible average of 245 days of sunshine each year. Famed for its endless miles of stunning coastline and world-class surfing, Australia’s ‘Sunshine State’ is also a golfer’s paradise and a haven for adventure enthusiasts.
|GMT:||+8 - 11 hours (depending on state)|
|FLIGHT TIME:||Approximately 21-23 hours|
|STOPOVERS:||Bali, Bangkok, Dubai, Hong Kong & Singapore|
|CLIMATE:||Australia’s climate varies dramatically from the south to the north of the continent. In the south, summer (December to March) is warm with occasional hot spells and a favourite time for visitors. Winter (June to August) is cool and showery, although there are still plenty of sunny days.|
DESIGNER DETAILS BY CHARLOTTE HUDDERS
Across the water in Australia you just have so many things to see and do – with natural wonders and world-class architectural examples around every corner, the colours and textures are just breathtaking.
CULINARY CUES BY NIGEL HAWORTH
The ﬁne dining of Sydney and Melbourne is world-class. Slick harbourside restaurants in Sydney Harbour serve sensational shellﬁsh like Sydney rock oysters and sea pearls. The small crustaceans called marrons are delicate and ﬂavoursome. You’ll also ﬁnd huge pan-Asian inﬂuences across the continent such as fusion dishes, Asian chilli and miso ﬂavours. Tasmanian waters are famous for its wild abalone. The Outback kangaroo steaks on the grill under the stars is a traditional Aussie backyard ‘barbie’.