Have you ever had a holiday in Australia? Do you want to travel to this amazing continent? Holidays to Australia from the UK are possible even if you only have three weeks off. Apparently, according to a recent poll, Australia as a holiday destination is right at the top of everyone’s wish list of places to visit. I have been fortunate to have travelled to Australia on both personal and business approximately 20 times! And living as I do across the Tasman sea now in Wellington, New Zealand, I expect to pop over and continue having the most wonderful holidays in Australia (especially when trying to escape the Winter NZ blues!)
Do not be put off the long flight journey from the UK, Perth is only 21 hours away and Sydney or Melbourne, not much longer (approx 24 hours). I like to break the trip up with a night or two in Singapore and would strongly suggest doing so if you are travelling with small children! Take a night flight out of London Heathrow on Qantas or Singapore Airlines (keep your children up as long as possible beforehand) – the flights leave around 10pm. Enjoy the meal, watch a movie, get some sleep and hey presto….only 4 hours to go and you have arrived in Singapore, one of Asia’s biggest airline hubs (and a fantastic airport too)!
So where does one start when personally recommending places to visit or places to stay? It was 1982 when I first went to Australia and drove 24,000 miles around this vast country in a holden HR station wagon (‘Mr. Roo’) with my best school friend, Chris Reeves, but that my friends is another story… I would most definitely take in the ‘Sydney, Reef & Rock’ combo if I had never been on holiday to Australia before. Let’s face it, Australia has an incredibly diverse countryside, from the red sandy deserts to the tropical and lush rain forests. It has an abundance of gorgeous beaches as well as an amazing selection of islands, many close to the amazing Great Barrier Reef.
‘G’day cobber’ is just one of the many affectionate greetings you are likely to receive whilst on holiday in Australia, the locals are extremely friendly. I love the sleepy small outback towns as much as the more multi-cultural cities like Melbourne, Sydney and Darwin.
Whatever your time restraint or budget, you will love the diversity and the people when you go on holiday to Australia. It truly is an amazing place and if you like poetry, check out my Ayers Rock poem within the My Australia section on the website!