Australia Travel

Travel to Australia for Memories to Last a Lifetime

Ayers Rock photo
Ayers Rock

It's large, it's mainly unpopulated, it's a place many only dream of visiting, and yet each year travel to Australia becomes cheaper and more accessible. The diversity of natural wildlife is what draws most tourists to the area, with thoughts of cuddly koala bears, kangaroos and brightly coloured parakeets together with the beauty of the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, the sunrise over Ayers Rock and of course, surfing on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

Australian road scene

With a country of this size, to be able to see all of this in one visit will mean your trip to Australia requires quite a lot of planning and it won't come cheap. The distances involved often include days of road journeying to get from one destination to another. Although fuel is relatively inexpensive, once you leave the main tourist areas of the East Coast such as Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra or Brisbane, you will find yourself quickly on empty roads with nothing around you and - especially if you are travelling across the country towards Alice Springs - there will be little in the way of towns along the way to relieve the boredom. It's not impossible however, and one way of getting around is using the internal plane system - making a trip in a few hours that could take you 2 days of rough driving in a car.

If you don't want to move around too much during your trip to Australia, but do want to sample what the country has to offer, plan your holiday around Sydney where you'll be able to see the famous Opera House and bridge, take a harbour tour, watch the sunset in the Royal Botanic Gardens and walk along Bondi beach - add to this a visit to the Australian Reptile Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (1 hour north of Sydney) where you can find crocs, kangaroos, koalas and other Aussie animals, and you have the perfect one-centre Australian vacation.