Flight Centre has revealed the average holidaymaker spent 12 days in Australia in 2016, down from 15 days the previous year – showing you can have a brilliant holiday in Australia in just two weeks destination.
So how do you overcome the long flight and possible jetlag to make the most of a short break to this incredible destination? Here, Flight Centre’s Australia Experts have pulled together their top tips of how to have a great
- Don’t bite off more than you can chew
Focus on anything between one to three locations – and each will be packed with amazing things to do.
- Customise your itinerary
Australia has something for everyone so make sure you tailor your trip to your interests. Love the ocean? How about a visit to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. Big foodie? Sydney has great bars and restaurants. Nature-lover? See some weird and wonderful critters in the Daintree Rainforest or look for wild kangaroos the Outback. Sports fan? At the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) you can watch cricket in the summer or Australian Rules football in the winter.
- Consider Flying
Driving across Australia is a beautiful way to see the country but if you’re keen to see two cities that are too far apart, it could be a relatively quick plane journey away.
- Stopover in Perth
Perth is already one of the most visited destinations within Australia but, with the launch of non-stop Qantas flights from London in 2018, its popularity is likely to skyrocket. Jump on a non-stop 17 hour flight to Perth and make a stopover in Western Australia your first port-of-call before travelling onto your final destination.
- Don’t get FOMO
There’s so much to see but don’t feel like you’re missing out by not seeing it all – Flight Centre’s tailor-made holidays are such good value that it is easy to return and visit another destination