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Australia Holidays

From outstanding natural beauty to iconic and vibrant cities, a holiday to Australia offers an unparalleled choice of experiences for holidaymakers. 

Perhaps more than anywhere else on earth, Australia is home to an overwhelmingly rich variety of different ecosystems, landscapes and holiday destinations. Friendly, welcoming people, cultural variety, landmarks, scenery, unique flora and fauna, sports, shopping, dining, entertainment and more - a holiday to Australia has a lot to offer!

A walk on the wild side Blessed with an amazing natural landscape, Australia boasts a number of the world’s most iconic natural wonders. Must-see sights include the exceptional beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, the vast wilderness of Uluru and the Red Centre, the verdant tropical rainforests of Daintree, endless golden beaches including the glittering Gold Coast and Port Douglas and coral quays and tropical islands off the East Coast.

Family activities Choose from a phenomenal range of family holidays in Australia that can include intimate encounters with the plentiful and unique wildlife, adventure in a stunning array of wilderness environments, authentic Indigenous experiences that offer insights into the world's oldest living culture, and theme parks of all varieties.

Food and wine  In multicultural and cosmopolitan Australia,the chefs and winemakers have learnt from the best, and then bent the rules for a food and wine style that is uniquely Australian. They have turned Australia’s sun-kissed produce into a melting pot of cuisine and award-winning wines.

Cosmopolitan cities  One of the great things about the major Australian cities is that they are all so very different. Visit iconic Sydney, cultural Melbourne and glittering Brisbane on the East Coast, relaxing Perth on the West Coast or leafy Adelaide on the South Coast. Each provides the perfect springboard into your Australian adventure.

At a glance

Flying time: Dubai to Perth approx. 10.5 hours; Dubai to Adelaide  approx. 12.5 hours; Dubai to Melbourne and Sydney approx. 13.5 hours and Dubai to  Brisbane approx. 14 hours.

Time zone: UAE +4 hours (Perth), UAE +5.5 hours (Adelaide) and UAE +6 hours (Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane)

Weather: Australia is in the southern hemisphere, so the seasons are reversed from the northern hemisphere. 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 most 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.

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