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Travel Australia


The Land Down Under, 'Straya' or Oz...whatever you want to call it, Australia is one big adventure. Make the most of your trip by spending your gap year in Australia with our unmissable work starter packs, cheap flights to Australia and awesome adventure tours. Crikey!

Work in Australia

So you want to work in Australia eh? Right, here's how it works - take one, a very excited individual looking to get settled in Australia for up to a year and add in a sprinkling of optional visa and accommodation assistance. Need help with getting hired? that can be sorted too. And of course, there's the added awesomeness of enjoying impromptu beach barbies, catching waves on an early morning surf and weekend road trips into the Outback. You know, just your average day in Australia.
Australia working holidays

Work Starter Packs

Working Holiday Visas
Australia Working Holiday Visa
There's no better way to get stuck into the Aussie lifestyle than with a working holiday visa. Earn money while you travel and make new friends along the way!
Work Packages in Australia
Get a helping hand while on your Australian adventure including airport transfers, visa help and more!
Bunac Work Australia
We've teamed up with BUNAC to help make your Australian job hunt that little bit easier. Check out the working holiday programmes!

How to get there

With international airports in each major city, Australia is well connected with the rest of the world. Sydney is the most popular destination to fly into, although Melbourne and Brisbane also have large airports welcoming tourists from all over the world. Brace yourself; it’s a long flight to Australia, but we work with top airlines to ensure that your journey is as comfortable as possible.
Fly to Australia from £349

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Adventure Tours


Australia Encompassed - 25 Days
Head up the East Coast where you will explore Fraser Island, sail the Whitsundays and more before flying to Alice Springs where you will visit Kings Canyon, Uluru, and Adelaide just to name a few. The Great Ocean Road will eventually lead you to Melbourne where you will finish up.
From £2,639
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East Coast Australia
East Coast Encompassed - 18 Days
Rugged landscapes, crashing surf, and indigenous culture stretching back through time and beyond – Australia’s East Coast possesses a truly otherworldly allure.
From £1,946
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Brisbane to Cairns Experience
Brisbane to Cairns Experience - 10 Days
If you hadn't already worked it out, Australia is BIG. For travellers long on ambition but short on time, this extensive and compact journey up the East Coast of Queensland is nothing short of ideal.
From £994
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Australia Hotels and Hostels
From budget backpacker hostels in Sydney and Melbourne to beachside hotels in Perth and Cairns, we've got heaps of accommodation options in Australia to suit all budgets and travellers.
Get free nights in Australia
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Hop-on Hop-off Bus Passes
In a country as vast as Australia, a bus journey becomes an unforgettable part of your holiday experience. Travel on some of the world's most incredible overland routes with our Australian hop-on-hop-off passes.

Best places to visit in Australia

Sydney & New South Wales

Sydney is Australia’s most iconic city. From the white arcs of the Opera House and the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the surfer's paradise of Bondi Beach, Sydney is one of a kind. Soak up Sydney's vibrant nightlife and bustling city surroundings, or head further out to explore endless golden coastlines, rolling valleys of vineyards, lush green forests and to hike the Blue Mountains.
Visit Sydney & New South Wales

Melbourne & Victoria

Victoria's regions are diverse and beautiful. Travel the world famous Great Ocean Road, see amazing Aussie wildlife on Phillip Island, walk in ancient rainforests. Melbourne is also a great place for art lovers, fashionistas, foodies, coffee drinkiers and Aussie Rules football. Use Melbourne as your base to explore the Great Ocean Road by campervan or by booking a self-drive trip.
Visit Melbourne and Victoria

The Northern Territory

Travel to the very heart of Australia and take a trip into the Outback. See majestic Uluru at sunset and dawn and sleep under the stars as you camp out in the red rock desert. Learn about Australia's aboriginal heritage and see nature at play with Kakadu's ancient rock art. The Outback is huge - spanning the Northern Territory and South Australia - and it's full of adventure.
Visit the Northern Territory

Cairns, Brisbane & Queensland

Introducing Queensland, Australia's epic sunshine state - from Brisbane's buzzing city scene to the natural beauty of Fraser Island, Queensland pretty much covers everything you need to experience the best of Australia and more. Go snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, sail the Whitsundays or learn to surf at Surfer's Paradise!
Visit Queensland

Adelaide & South Australia

Commonly known as ‘Radelaide’, the ‘City of Churches’, and the ‘Festival State’, Adelaide is one of Australia’s more unusual cities. With a slightly slower pace of living, Adelaide is about as relaxed as it gets. Relax on the beach or soak up the chilled vibes on Jetty Road. Just an hour north of Adelaide lays the famous Barossa Valley, a wine region producing some of Australia’s finest wines.
Visit South Australia

Western Australia

Did you know Perth has 19 beaches? or that you could head on a guided tour of some of Australia's finest wildlife parks? With so much more to do that simply basking in the sunshine, Western Australia pretty much has you covered when it comes to going on a great Aussie adventure.
Visit Western Australia

Do I need a visa for Australia?

In short, yes. You must apply for a visa before leaving the UK. Find out more about Australian visas here.

When is the best time to visit Australia?

Due to its sheer size, Australia has quite a range of different climates. Generally speaking, the hottest months are December, January and February - the complete opposite to seasons in the northern hemisphere. The coldest months are June, July and August; however, compared to UK temperatures, Australian winters are relatively mild.

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