Australia Luxury Holidays
The vast island continent of Australia is often seen as an aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime, destination but after that first, memorable visit you'll yearn to return.
The fabled 'golden triangle' of reef, rock and Sydney exerts a substantial pull but delve a little deeper and there are wondrous scenic, cultural and epicurean experiences to be found throughout every state.
Unsurprisingly in a country that encompasses both tropical and temperate climates there are incredibly diverse landscapes, home to a plethora of plant, bird and animal life. Internationally acclaimed wines are grown in many regions and the thread of ancient Aboriginal culture is woven through Australia's history and culture with fascinating effect.
If you haven't made your first visit yet, do it now; if you've been before, come back soon.
Time difference: There are three time zones; eastern Standard Time is GMT +10 hours, Central Time is GMT +9.5 hours and Western Time is GMT +8 hours
Flight duration: 22 hours 25 minutes (via Singapore to Sydney)
British Airways and Qantas fly from London Heathrow via Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo. Singapore Airlines fly from London Heathrow and Manchester via Singapore. Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic fly from London Heathrow via Hong Kong. Malaysia Airlines fly from London Heathrow via Kuala Lumpur. Thai Airways fly from London Heathrow via Bangkok. Emirates fly from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Newcastle via Dubai.
The tropical northern half of Australia is best visited in its dry season of May to October. Southern Australia experiences four seasons, the reverse of the UK, so expect hot summers, December to February and cool winters, June to August. Spring and Autumn are generally very pleasant times to visit, ideal for touring holidays.
Luxury Hotels in Australia
This ecologically sensitive, African-style camp on the edge of the famed Kakadu National Park is the epitome of 'wild bush luxury', ensur...
In the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge evokes feelings of a private country estate.
This lodge houses nine suites on World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island, enjoying mountain walks, white sand beaches and the riot of ...
Just an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the wine growing region of the Yarra Valley is this sophisticated, stately hotel of just 32 suites...
Cradle Mountain Lodge is a unique and contemporary wilderness retreat with timber cabins and suites including four premium King Billy Su...
Venture into the heart of the outback with a stay at this remote homestead in Western Australia's rugged Kimberley.
Situated on Sydney Harbour, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, showcases 531 rooms and suites and boasts some of the most luxurious interiors...
Hayman is proud to stand as one of Queensland’s - indeed Australia’s - most prestigious resorts. Overlooking the Whitsunday Passage, room...
Only a 90 minute drive from Sydney, this stylish Orient-Express hotel is set beside the towering Three Sisters outcrops, with spectac...
Outstanding in every respect, the unique pleasures of Voyages Lizard Island have created an idyllic hideaway retreat. Australia’s norther...
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