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Visit Uluru the sacred land of the Aboriginal people on holidays in Australia


Holidays in Australia appear high in people’s wish lists and once-in-a-lifetime travel plans. Australia is as diverse a destination as you will find on the world stage. The draw of this wondrous part of the world is different to different travellers. For some it’s the awe-inspiring landscapes, wilderness and rugged Outback. For others it’s the cosmopolitan cities sitting on glorious coastline and beaches.

Whether you want the ultimate luxurious experience, or a more down to earth road trip, Australia is the ideal destination for a unique holiday experience. Because there is everything from wildlife filled adventures to food-and-wine tours, and ultimate surfing, snorkelling and diving you’ll have an unforgettable holiday. There really is something for everyone in Australia.

The Sydney Opera House is an iconic photograph on holidays in Australia

Australia Holidays from the UK

Australia holidays from the UK are the tonic for the deepest, darkest winters. When it’s cold and wet here, there is the most amazing summer of adventure waiting across the world in Australia. There are more opportunities than ever for a holiday to Oz from the UK. It may be far but there are flights and travel routes a plenty to get you there in comfort. And now you can be there in as little as 17 hours! Fly direct from London to Perth with Qantas Airways. 

Many people enjoy Australia holidays from the UK all year round. `There’s such a huge variety of holiday destinations and types with an Australia holiday. But there are many travel options from the UK too. Considerations to make, include your departure airport, do you want to fly direct to Perth? As well as stop over options, there’s the Middle East and the Far East. You may prefer a specific airline which will also affect your options. There’s a lot to consider, it can feel daunting when planning an Australia holiday.

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Holiday type, plan your trip, Australia Holidays 2021

Australia is a great place for all types of holidays. Whether you’re taking the whole family, take a luxurious holiday, or a touring holiday. 

Driving Holidays:  Whether your idea of a ‘road trip’ is on-road cruising up the coast, or an off-road 4×4 adventure to your camping paradise, there are so many options when it comes to driving holidays in Australia. Cross-country or state specific, design your Australia driving holiday itinerary with Strawberry Holidays.

Families: Your whole family will have an awesome time in Australia with loads of family friendly cities, fun things to do, theme parks, spots to learn to surf (the ocean and the jungle!) or dig dinosaurs and cute furry animals to meet. 

Wellness Holidays: Revive, refresh, detox or simply chill out. Australia has world-class health and wellness retreats. 

Luxury Australian Train Journeys: One of the best ways to appreciate the vastness of Australia at ground level is by train, in laid back comfort. The most famous routes, The Indian Pacific and the Ghan which travel east to west (and back) in 3 days and north to south (and back) respectively. 

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Australia holiday highlights

  • Cruise around the region and let the Captain worry about the navigation, waking up somewhere new everyday.
  • Self-drive along some of the world’s most scenic roads, especially fun in a camper van.
  • Learn about underwater life on the Western Australian coast, swim with dolphins, whale sharks. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef.
  • City hop iconic cities Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
  • Shop in the unique rainforest village of Kalamunda
  • Travel by the ultra-luxurious Indian Pacific or Ghan Railway
  • Tour the wine regions Margaret River in Western Australia or New South Wales
  • Hike the Blue Mountain trail
  • Enjoy the most special and iconic wildlife, kangaroos, koalas and many more.

Visit Koala on holidays in Australia

When to go on holiday to Australia

There isn’t a bad time to visit Australia, there are however some things you should consider. When it’s winter here in the UK, it’s summer in Australia. Many consider the best time to go is the Spring or Autumn, when you research airfares, public holidays and the climate.

The northern states are typically warm all year round, while the southern states have colder winters. December to February is summer, March to May is autumn, June to August is winter and September to November is spring.

While there is never a bad time to visit Australia, 2017 is going to be extra special. There is a calendar packed with unique-to-Oz events throughout the year. There’s the Sydney Mardi Gras, February to March, music festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach or Falls Music & Arts Festival and not forgetting The Ashes. The 65th series has high stakes for England’s Cricket Team!

Whatever you’re looking for from your holiday Down Under, Strawberry Holidays can tailor make your Australian holiday. We’ll ensure you enjoy exceptional service and exclusive offers from the top tour operators for Australia.