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Australia Overview

Blessed to win over the most cynical of hearts, Australia is a land of jarring juxtapositions on the southernmost reaches of the Earth! And quite rightly, where else in the world will you find barren deserts kissing azure blue waters, looming forests dwarfing scintillating Indian Ocean and Pacific coasts and mist-cloaked mountains rubbing shoulders with multicultural melting-pot cities. Take your pick - ski in the Australian Alps, take a stroll along the sparkly coasts or indulge in bushwalks at Australian outback! And if that's not all! Dive in the clear blue water, hike the Blue Mountains, immerse in the country's festive frenzy, soak in the fabulous sights or just get smitten by the fabulous wildlife, Australia packs in enough excuses to make it a permanent staple on the travel itineraries of visitors! And to top it all, the country impresses with its distinctive culture that leaves visitors spellbound, natural beauty that inspires awe and in its varied wildlife that redefines the mores of imagination!

Top Destinations in Australia

Every year, millions flock to Australia from all over the globe only to get smitten by the true essence of this part of the world which is simply beyond the ken of words! Booking cheap flights to Australia is nothing but your chance to get smitten by the glamorous cocktail of beaches, boutiques and bars, get inspired by the artsy side of Melbourne, simply discover the festive grace of Adelaide and indulge in fine wines at the Barossa Valley! Each city in the country is different from the other but radiates with authentic Australian delights. Those booking Australia flights to discover country's fabulous wildlife must do well to visit the Kangaroo Island! Get awe-inspired by superb precincts such as The Rocks in Sydney, Brisbane's South Bank and Perth's funky Tay Street. Indulge in Retail therapy at Adelaide's Central Markets or simply follow the nightlife craze along Darwin's Mitchell Street!

Flight Tickets to Australia

Australia enjoys superb flight connectivity with all corners of the globe. Prominent international airports in the country receive countless scheduled flights from all parts of the world, including the UK. However, owing to the great distance between the United Kingdom and Australia, scheduled airlines do not usually operate non-stop flights on the route. Yet, finding tickets to Australia is not difficult as a host of airlines offer flights to the popular airports of Australia from various UK airports. The two main airports in Australia are Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport and the Melbourne Airport, which is the second busiest airport in Australia. Popular airlines to Australia from the UK include the flag carriers of the two nations - Qantas and British Airways. These operate scheduled flights between Heathrow and Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, and a host of other routes between the UK and Australia. Destinations in far East, Bangkok, Singapore and Hong Kong as well as Bali are popular stopovers en-route, which also make for popular twin centre holidays with Australia.

Australia Quick Travel Facts

Geography: Located in the Southern hemisphere, Australia is an island country bordered by the Pacific, Indian and Southern Oceans.

Capital: Canberra

Key Holiday Destinations: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane.

Popular Airports: International Airports at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Popular Airlines: Qantas Airlines is the national airline with hub at Sydney Airport.

Language: English is the Official Language.

Time Zone: UTC +8 to +10

Popular Holidays: Beach, Sightseeing, Outback Adventures Culture and history, Treks, Shopping, Sports holidays, Wine tours.

British High commission: British High Commission,
Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla,
Canberra, ACT 2600.

Best Time to Visit Australia

Australia and its popular destinations can be visited throughout the year and the best time to plan holidays to the destination entirely depends on what one plans to do in the country. For South Australian destinations such as Sydney, Melbourne or Canberra, the months of December to February remain the best travelling times. On the other hand, June to August make for the best time to book tickets and board flights for travel to the North Australian hotspots including Queensland. September to November and March to May are good times to visit Perth in the West.

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