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Two Weeks Down Under from £895pp

Whether it’s your first time down under, or you’re a returning traveller, there is so much to see and do in Australia. With four time zones, three million square miles and twenty two million people, it’s not easy to sum up a country that stretches so far and takes in so many different climates and diverse landscapes.

Most holiday makers and travellers assume you need months to enjoy Australia, however you will be glad to hear that with our Two Weeks Down Under campaign you can explore the country in just 14 days. Whether you want to combine the lush tropics and the fiery Red Centre, or dream of taking a dip in azure waters and vibrant coral in the Great Barrier Reef, we have the itinerary for you. Australia has a magical landscape and lifestyle just waiting to be discovered, ranging from cosmopolitan cities and Aboriginal stories, to a foodies’ haven of new delicacies and world-class cuisine, Australia has something for everyone.

Sometimes it’s hard to know where to start as you’re thrown amongst the must-see icons and diverse landscapes, so for first timers to the country we recommend the Melbourne to Sydney self drive route. As the perfect introduction to any newbie ‘down under’, this coastal route can be explored at your own pace as you wind your way north of Melbourne along the picturesque shorelines to the iconic city of Sydney.

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14 nights Perth & Beyond

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Perth has a wide variety of things to see and do. Take a stroll around Kings Park which enjoys views overlooking the City and the Swan River, then head over to the historic town of Fremantle or take a boat over to Rottnest Island.

Just 3 hours south of Perth is the Margaret River, a wine growing region, explore the many vineyards, sample the local wine and produce. Finally, enjoy a stay in Mandurah, with a long golden sandy beach, meeting the clear waters of the Indian Ocean, it's a great place to relax.

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14 nights Apollo motorhome hire

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14 nights Melbourne & Beyond

from £949 pp 

saving £450 per couple

The state capital of Victoria, Melbourne is a cosmopolitan hub with an abundance of cafes and restaurants dotted along its historic laneways. As one of the world's most liveable cities - with parklands, trendy eateries, a passionate sports culture and links to an interesting history - Melbourne is an absolute treasure to explore. We also recommend travelling along the Great Ocean Road, this is one of the world's best coastal drives, with mile upon mile of stunning coastline.

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14 nights Sydney & Reef

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saving £270 per couple

Sydney makes the perfect first time visit down under! Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge act as a stunning picturesque backdrop. After all of your sightseeing and exploring continue your journey on to the magnificent Great Barrier Reef region where you can snorkel and dive amid vibrant coral and an abundance of marine life. You may even spot dwarf minke whales, humpback whales or bottlenose dolphins!

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7nts Cambridge Hotel, Sydney

 

7nts Novotel Cairns Oasis, Cairns

 

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14 nights Southern Queensland Coast

from £1,649 pp 

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There's no need to rush, the only pace required is laid-back and relaxed. Experience areas of stunning beauty, from rainforests to mountains, and vineyards to beaches. Venture into the Gold Coast’s endless playground for some fun or enjoy the stunning coastal views from Mount Tamborine and drink the fruits of the Canungra Valley vineyards. Spot a platypus in Canungra Creek or pretend you are a bird on a treetop walk. Enjoy some retail therapy in Noosa's boutiques and markets and relax on the secluded beaches of Coolum. Explore Australian history in the wool port of Maryborough and the Gold Rush mining town of Gympie. Visit the Fraser Coast where the beauty spots of World Heritage Listed Fraser Island will steal a piece of your heart! Or why not head out on the water to watch whales play just off Hervey Bay. Don't forget to stop by Lake McKenzie to cool off in the magnificent clear blue waters!

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2nts Mercure Hotel, Brisbane

 

2nts Glass House Mountains, Eco Lodge

 

3nts Outrigger Hotel, Noosa

 

2nts Kingfisher Bay Resort

 

2nts Novotel Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast

 

3nts Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise

 

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Discover Australia

Whether you’re a first timer in Australia, or a returning traveller, deciding which of the states to visit is often a hard decision. To help you plan your trip, we have put together a quick overview on each of the states along with our pick of the best bits, read on to find out more...

New South Wales

The state that is on every list of dream holiday destinations, New South Wales (NSW) is home to one of the world’s most famous city, Sydney, along with beautiful beaches and vineyards to explore. With a diverse landscape that varies from surf clad beaches and rocky ranges to luscious national parks and modern cityscapes, NSW will keep you on your toes. Whether you want to cycle through the Hunter Valley’s vineyards, watch dolphins in Port Stephens or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the state is a gateway to some of the most spectacular array of sights.

The iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House are only tasters of what this city has to offer. A cosmopolitan blend of cultures and lifestyles, enjoy world class shopping and dining along with the tranquil Botanical Gardens, historic Rocks and Darling Harbour. With plenty to keep you amused, immerse yourself in Sydney’s charm – you’ll never want to leave.

With rolling vineyards and over 120 wineries on offer, spend your day journeying between the open cellar doors sampling some of Australia’s most delicious wines. As one of the country’s best known wine regions, following your taste buds around this picturesque landscape is the perfect day trip away from the city.

Just an hour or so out of the city centre, the Blue Mountains await you. Named after the blue haze that rises from the eucalyptus trees, expect craggy peaks and dramatic gorges along with an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy a day or two bushwalking and seeing the iconic Three Sisters, or opt for the world’s steepest railway in the world.

Queensland

With a contagious laid back atmosphere, the moment you land in Queensland you will fall in love with the stunning landscape and beach lifestyle. Covering the vast north east corner of Australia, the state is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, islands, reefs and ocean delights. Contrasting the golden beaches of the Sunshine Coast with the luscious World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and the glistening cities of Brisbane and Cairns, Queensland has something for everyone. With most flocking to the gateway to snorkel or dive in the vibrant Great Barrier Reef, make sure you don’t miss out on the chance to sail around the Whitsundays or explore the world heritage rainforest.

As the world’s largest coral reef, a trip to the vibrant Great Barrier Reef is a must when in Queensland. Breathtaking natural beauty awaits as you snorkel or dive into a world of colourful coral and marine life, keeping an eye out for reef fish, manta rays and sea turtles.

Whitsundays

A collection of 74 islands just off the coast of Queensland, here you can find untouched palm tree fringed beaches and turquoise waters waiting to be explored. Choose to island hop between, or spend a few days on Hamilton Island with its lively hub of activities and luxurious hotels including the five star qualia.

The only place in the world where two World Heritage-listed sites meet, a trip to the Cape Tribulation should be high on your list. Witness how the dense greenery of the ancient Daintree Rainforest contrasts with the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef, as you explore on foot, horse or by zip wire.

Northern Territory

A trip to the Northern Territory will leave you in awe of the diverse and stunning region. An eco wonderland, discover the waterfalls of Litchfield Park to the wetlands of Kakadu. Head north to hear tales of the Aboriginal civilisation in Arnhem Land where you can see rock art that dates back almost 60,000 years. Make sure you see to the fiery coloured sands of the Red Centre to witness the outback desert. Home to iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) enjoy watching the spectacular sunset.

As the largest national park in Australia, Kakadu boasts areas of Aboriginal rock art dating back 20,000 years and there are many Aboriginals still living in Kakadu. Take one of the many guided tours around the park to see the array of plant and wildlife, including a variety of bird species, over 10,000 crocodiles and many different types of plants.

Iconic Uluru (Ayers Rock) is understandably high on most people’s must-see list. The sandstone rock is a Duel World Heritage-listed site, and one that many flock towards to witness the ever changing colours in the sunrise and sunset. For something a little different, take a helicopter ride over the impressive monolith for incredible views over the stunning area.

As the sun begins to set over the Red Centre the stars come out to play. On the Sounds of Silence Tour enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and a gourmet BBQ before turning your eyes to some of the world’s best star gazing. With a resident astronomer on hand, enjoy an unforgettable night staring at the southern night sky.

Melbourne and Victoria

From spectacular wine regions such as the Yarra Valley to wildlife haven Phillip Island and of course the world-famous Great Ocean Road, Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and is packed with diversity. Quirky, creative and stylish, Victoria's capital Melbourne is a city that steals the hearts of visitors' world-over with its hidden laneways and buzzing art scene. Melbourne is also a city surrounded by nature and natural attractions, including some of the country's best beaches and 36 national parks covering 2.5 million hectares. Discover the rugged mountain ranges of the exceptionally beautiful Grampians National Park and walk amongst kangaroos, emus and echidnas at Wilsons Promontory.

Crowned the world's most livable city for three years in a row, Melbourne is Australia's most stylish and exciting city. Fuelled by caffeine and home to a buzzing café culture, Melbourne hides its bounty for those who dare to delve. Spend a day getting lost in the city's labyrinth of laneways and uncover independent boutiques, quirky bars, top restaurants and vibrant street art. Explore the Melbourne's creative heart and art scene at Federation Square and take a tram to funky beachside suburb St Kilda to get the sand between your toes.

Unsurprisingly voted as one of the world's best coastal drives, the 151-mile Great Ocean Road is home to draw-dropping scenery and picture perfect views around every corner. Discover some of the most beautiful natural attractions in Australia, from ancient rainforests in Cape Otway National Park to the Indigenous heritage and abundant local wildlife such as koalas, kangaroos and emus living in the extinct volcano crater Tower Hill. Be awed by the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean.

Home to the little penguins that inhabit the island, Phillip Island is a wildlife lovers’ paradise. As the sun begins to set and dusk draws in, watch as the little inhabitants run up the beach to their waiting young. With wooden boardwalks, walk around the sand dunes enjoying a close encounter with the entertaining birds as they reach their nests.

South Australia

Home to long balmy summers, beautiful beaches and luscious vineyards, South Australia has something for everyone. From the wildlife adventure of Kangaroo Island to the majestic Flinders Ranges and the famous wineries of the Barossa Valley, South Australia is the go to state for those who like the finer things in life. With luxurious five star hotels, over 200 cellar doors on its doorstep and Adelaide thriving in festivals and culture, South Australia is the perfect place to get a taste of what Australia has to offer.

Amid the art galleries, museums and Botanic Gardens, Adelaide is South Australia’s elegant capital and one not to be missed. The city is a foodie’s dream, home to Tasting Australia, one of Australia’s most popular food and drink festivals, and internationally acknowledged for its distinctive wines. Embrace the effortlessly chic lifestyle and indulge at one of the city’s acclaimed restaurants before visiting the nearby beaches to browse shops and walk along the promenade.

One of Australia’s premium wine regions, the Barossa Valley is the perfect place to follow your taste buds. With a wide choice of cycling and walking trails, complete with stunning views, the best way to explore the region is by bike or on foot. Enjoy journeying between vineyards, sampling some of the country’s delicious local wines, including the famous Jacobs Creek and Langmeil, or stop at one of the region’s renowned cooking schools and brush up on your culinary skills.

The zoo without fences, Kangaroo Island is a nature lovers’ paradise. Thriving in wildlife, witness native kangaroos, koalas and echidnas roaming freely, before taking a walk on Seal Bay to get up close to the resident sea-lion colony. Make sure you don’t miss out on a walk through Flinders Chase National Park to see the Remarkable Rocks and their impressive formations.

Western Australia

Whether you’re an urbanite, explorer or surfer, there is something for everyone in Western Australia. Covering around of a third of the country, Western Australia is the country’s largest state and beckons travellers back time after time to explore the vast expanse. From the Bungle Bungle ranges and Monkey Mia to the cityscape of Perth and Kimberleys region, Western Australia has an endless list of unparalleled beauty. Expect long days of sunshine, clear blue skies and pristine beaches as we introduce you to a diverse and stunning region.

Surrounded by the hills of the Darling Ranges and the glistening Indian Ocean, Perth is a picturesque modern port city. With the Swan River flowing through the centre of the city, enjoy walking or cycling along its banks, or take a gentle river cruise. For the best views over the cityscape, head to the top of Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens for bushland trails with stunning views.

If you dream of swimming alongside the world’s biggest fish, the whale shark, then the Coral Coast is definitely for you. Inland find a rugged national park thriving in wildlife, spectacular gorges and canyons, whilst under the water expect vibrant coral reefs and thriving marine life. For an unforgettable experience, take a dip in the sea to snorkel alongside graceful whale sharks, dugongs and dolphins.

Follow your tastebuds to Margaret River, a region known for its good living and delicious delicacies away from the bustle of a city lifestyle. Complimenting the beautiful beaches and forests, the area is home to over 200 vineyards along with a selection of award-winning restaurants.

Tasmania

Australia’s only island state, Tasmania offers untouched natural beauty and often referred to as a playground for sports enthusiasts. With an astonishingly diverse geography of dense rainforests, glacial lakes, craggy mountains, cascading waterfalls and white sand beaches, Tasmania has a bit of everything. With a fifth of the island officially designated as a World Heritage site, the protected landscape enables the protection of the native wildlife from the indigenous echidnas, kangaroos, wallabies and of course, the Tasmanian devil.

A central feature of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain towers 1,545 metres above sea level and is a shining example of Tasmania’s natural beauty. Characterised by its craggy landscape, enjoy exploring the tarns, glacial lakes and valleys in the spectacularly beautiful area in the heart of the island.

Situated on the east coast, Freycinet National Park is a haven for explorers and nature lovers. Visit the world renowned Bay of Fires to see for yourself the white sands contrasting with the turquoise waters and infamous orange rocks.

Saturday mornings are the best in Hobart where you can enjoy an alfresco breakfast in the bustling open air market before exploring the array of boutiques and art galleries. Sheltered by Mount Wellington, the small city is best know for its harbour that bursts with yachts and activity for the Royal Hobart Regatta.