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Guide to Australia
There are few places left in the world that leave such a powerful and lasting impression upon visitors to Australia. Nothing can match the excitement of flying into Sydney or the delight of seeing the Great Barrier Reef for the first time. Perhaps it’s the pure air, brilliant sunshine. It’s a spirit that infuses your enjoyment of the glorious scenery, beautiful beaches, vibrant cities and astonishing wildlife found throughout this remarkable country.
Getting there
There are over a dozen airlines offering flights from the UK to Australia. The shortest flying time is just over 18 hours (Perth, Western Australia). Flights to the east coast cities such as Sydney are typically around 20- 22 hours. Most visitors prefer to break up the journey with a stopover en-route. There is normally no extra charge to stopover, just the cost of your accommodation in that location and in most cases you can stop on both ways if you wish. There is a wide choice of stopover locations such as Singapore, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, LA, Hawaii, French Polynesia (Tahiti), The Cook Islands and Fiji.

When to go
Australia experiences temperate weather for most of the year but the climate can vary due to the size of the continent. The northern states typically experience warm weather much of the time, with the southern states experiencing cooler winters. Australia is also one of the driest continents on earth with an average annual rainfall of less than 600 millimetres. Like all countries in the southern hemisphere, Australia's seasons are opposite to those in the northern hemisphere. December to February is summer; March to May is autumn; June to August is winter; and September to November is spring. Typically the Southern cities of Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney are at their best in summer, from November to March. But also pleasant in Spring (April and May) and Autumn (September and October). The northern cities of Broome, Darwin, Cairns and Brisbane enjoy their driest weather from May to October. The Red Centre (Alice Springs) can be extremely hot during November to March but during May to October day time temperatures are comfortable for touring.
(See temperature chart at bottom of page).

Important to note
British passport holders require a visa to enter Australia, and this must be obtained in advance. The standard holiday visa for UK visitors allows for stays of up to 3 months. Inspired by Australasia can arrange your visa in advance. Please ask your travel agent for details. For longer stays please visit You don’t require any vaccinations unless you have stayed in a yellow fever infected country within 6 days of your arrival.

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Car Hire
Car Hire
Australia is ideal for a selfdrive holiday. The highways and arterial roads are well maintained, and UK drivers will feel at home as driving is on the left. Avis has rental stations all over this wonderful country. Whether you’re looking to explore the beautiful cities, magnificent coastal areas or wide open spaces, Avis offers all you need to get on the road and into adventure. Enjoy the freedom to roam wherever you want.
When you travel around Australia in a motorhome, every road takes you on a new adventure. Hiring a Maui motorhome allows you the space and freedom to travel at your own pace and combines your transport with accommodation. Enjoy the reliability and security of Australasia’s largest rental vehicle operator behind you. Please note that the day of vehicle collection is counted as day one, regardless of pick up time.
Rail Travel
Rail Travel
If you have ever yearned for the days when rail travel was a pleasure, then you’ll appreciate the classic rail journeys still available in Australia. Here are three iconic journeys: The Indian Pacific from Sydney or Adelaide to Perth, The Ghan from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin, and The Spirit of Queensland from Brisbane to Cairns.
Coach Touring
Coach Touring
Here over the course of 18 days, you’ll experience the best that Australia has to offer. On this Travelmarvel by APT tour you’ll enjoy exceptional service, handpicked accommodation, quality meals and included sightseeing, along with the security and confidence of travelling with the region’s leading tour operator. Tour departure dates on request. Please note airfares are not included.
Australia average monthly temperatures and rainfall
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