Flight Centre Holidays Australia
From the tropical top of Cape Tribulation to the rugged cliffs of Tasmania, we live, breathe and love Australia. It's in our heritage; in 1981 we opened our first Flight Centre store in Sydney. And while we've grown to over 17, 000 stores around the world, Australia has – and always will be – embedded in our culture. This unrivalled passion means we not only have the widest choice of Australian holidays and flights in the UK, but all of our people are Aussie Experts, having either lived or visited Australia, not to mention taken part in regular Tourism Australia training.
Where to start
Most holidays to Australia begin in Sydney. And what a place to begin! If you opt for the window seat on your flight you'll be welcomed with an aerial view of the city's sprawling harbour, the iconic coathanger shaped Sydney Harbour Bridge and nearby Opera House. The city is not Australia's capital (that honour goes to Canberra), but it is the most populus. It's fusion of city culture and beach life prove for many to be the perfect combination.
Things to Do in Australia
Australia may be big – we're talking the sixth largest country on the planet, stretching the same distance as Spain to western Russia – but it's not as daunting as it may seem. In fact, pick what you'd like to cover, and you can see the best of it in two weeks without any fears or worries. Still not sure where to begin and what to see? Enter our Aussie Experts, who have not only curated a list of things to do in Australia, but created holiday itineraries to help you actually do them.
See the Great Barrier Reef
It's undoubtedly one of nature's greatest wonders. But don't just take our word for it – Sir David Attenborough also used the same phrase when he visited the Great Barrier Reef recently. If you watched him delve beneath the ocean's surface, you would have enjoyed just a glimpse at how spectacular this aquascape is. If you've snorkelled the reef in person, you'll know nothing can quite compare to being there. The sheer size alone of the reef will astound: all in, it covers 133, 000 square miles and is home to 1, 625 species of fish, 133 species of sharks and rays, 30 species of whales and dolphins and 600 types of hard and soft coral.
How to do it: The most popular way to see the Great Barrier Reef is via a day cruise to a pontoon from which you can snorkel, dive or even reef walk. If you don’t fancy getting wet you can also get a glimpse via glass bottom boat, submarine or even with a helicopter flight over the reef. For the ultimate experience though, consider our Great Barrier Reef holiday itinerary which includes a four-night cruise of the reef.