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Enormous, megadiverse, and extraordinary: welcome to Australia. The world’s oldest continent is also the world’s sixth-largest country – but, with British Airways flying to three of its major cities, it’s all within your grasp. Wondrous natural sights, laid-back cities and souped-up wildlife from wallabies to wombats await.
With daily flights to Australia from London, you can choose whether to fly direct to Sydney or connect to Brisbane or Melbourne. You can also stop over in either Hong Kong or Singapore for a taste of Asia on your way. With our oneworld partnerships, you can find flights from Los Angeles, and take advantage of an expansive network across Australia itself – so you can discover Brisbane, Perth – or Cairns. So, whether your adventure starts in the Australian Outback, star gazing at Uluru, or lapping up golden beaches around Brisbane, you’ll find it all right here. Book your Australia holidays now.
Holidays in Australia
Our recommended Australia holidays
Cruise across Sydney Harbour in the sunshine or dine in chandelier-lit restaurants in Melbourne. Away from the cities, stroll along palm-fringed beaches near Cairns and watch the moon rise over the ocean in Broome. Relaxing mineral spas and opulent gold-boom architecture soothe body and soul in Daylesford, while night-time tours visit romantic colonial ruins near Hobart.
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Return to Oz
We’re headed to a land down under with this playlist, celebrating the considerable cultural clout of Australia. Those immense horizons and dusty red roads practically cry out to be heralded in song. We’ve got it covered, from Kylie and Jason to INXS, Crowded House and Nick Cave, a ‘Ute’-load of Antipodean awesomeness awaits.
Things to do in Sydney
Sydney is one of Australia's largest cities – and with its wealth of activities, you can have a larger-than-life holiday here. Once you've 'done' the Opera House and Harbour Bridge – and had the best coffee of your life, head out to the Hunter Valley wine region, or the beautiful Blue Mountains.
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Get off grid and take a trip into the wild – down under. Relish that cloud nine feeling at the One & Only Wolgan Valley in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia, just a two and a half hour drive from Sydney. Are you ready to meet a kangaroo or two? Visit ba.com/wolganvalley #australia #oneandonly #wolganvalley #bluemountains #luxury #travel #intothewild #britishairwaysholidays
Combine city breaks in amazing Australia and the exotic Far East
Singapore - Melbourne - Sydney - Hong Kong
Discover the dynamic, multicultural melting pot that is Singapore. Visit its world-class attractions, shop at deluxe malls and atmospheric markets, or unwind on golden beaches. Then fly to Melbourne and spend some time in this alluring city. Hire a car and hit the Great Ocean Road for national park scenery to make your jaw drop. Make Sydney, with its iconic landmarks and sun-kissed shores, your next stop. Then wander around neon-lit Kowloon in Hong Kong and gaze in awe at the famous city skyline.
Hong Kong - Sydney - Perth - Singapore
Explore the skyscraper-lined streets of vibrant Hong Kong Island and glittering Kowloon. Or escape the urban pace at tranquil Po Lin Monastery. Fly on to Sydney and marvel at the city’s iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House. Unwind on beautiful Bondi Beach or take in stunning coastal scenery on the Bondi to Congee Walk. Hire a car in Perth and drive beyond the buzzing city centre to idyllic Cottesloe Beach. Continue to multicultural Singapore and tuck into tantalising authentic cuisine in Chinatown or Little India.
Singapore - Brisbane - Sydney - Hong Kong
Discover fascinating Singapore – where towering skyscrapers and super malls meet lush gardens and beautiful beaches. Immerse yourself in the thriving art and music scene of cosmopolitan Brisbane. Then hire a car and drive along the stunning Great Sunshine Way, stopping at scenic Fraser Island and the spectacular Noosa National Park. Photograph the famous Opera House while cruising around the harbour in Sydney. Fly on to Hong Kong and shop at luxury malls or bustling night markets, then dine overlooking the famous Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong - Sydney - Brisbane - Cairns
Take in the awe-inspiring Hong Kong skyline while strolling along the Tsim Sha Tsui promenade. Shop at luxury malls and neon-lit night markets. Visit Po Lin Monastery and gaze at the gleaming Big Buddha. Then fly to Sydney and marvel at its famous, sail-shaped Opera House. Or go hiking in the spectacular Blue Mountains National Park. Visit Brisbane, with its edgy and energetic art scene before heading off to the Gold Coast and Noosa National Park along the Great Sunshine Way. End your journey in Cairns, the gateway to the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef and incredible Daintree Rainforest.
GREAT ROAD TRIPS THROUGH AUSTRALIA
The Pacific Coast
Sydney – Byron Bay – Gold Coast – Brisbane
Drive from Sydney to Brisbane along Australia’s Pacific Highway – it’s one of the country’s most legendary trips, spanning 600 miles of sunny shoreline. You’ll hit Port Stephens, Port Macquarie and then forge onward to the famous surfing beaches around Gold Coast: Yamba and Byron Bay. Bring your trip to an end in cosmopolitan Brisbane, which boasts 283 sunny days each year.
Three great cities
Sydney – Blue Mountains – Bateman’s Bay – Canberra – Melbourne
Drive south from sunny Sydney to stylish Melbourne, taking in Canberra on the way. Before you leave Sydney, head inland a short distance to the gorgeous Blue Mountains. Then head back to the coast, snorkel at famous Bateman’s Bay and spot ‘surfing’ kangaroos at Pebbly Beach. You could drive inland and make a stop in Canberra, the laid-back capital. Head further south and you’re soon driving through winelands on your way to sporty Melbourne.
Brisbane – Airlie Beach – The Whitsunday Islands – Cairns – Port Douglas
Fly to Brisbane and get acquainted with the tropical climes of Queensland. In this state, much of the action is offshore at the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands. From Brisbane you can drive to the resort town of Airlie Beach, where fantastic excursions onward to the Whitsunday Islands await. From Airlie Beach, a day’s drive up the coast will bring you to Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. If you have time, Port Douglas is even deeper into tropical climes.
The Red Centre Way
Alice Springs – Uluru
Bushwalk your way around the blazing outback in Australia’s dramatic red centre. Remote Uluru is on every Australia traveller’s bucket list, but it’s right in the middle of the outback. You can reach it in four hours by car along the Red Centre Way from Alice Springs. Along the way, make detours for the dramatic red-rock scenery of Kings Canyon and the wild West MacDonnell ranges.
The Pacific Coast
Sydney – Port Stephens – Port Macquarie – Yamba – Byron Bay – Gold Coast – Brisbane
Three great cities
Sydney – Blue Mountains – Pebbly Beach – Bateman’s Bay – Canberra – Melbourne
The Great Barrier Reef
Brisbane – Sunshine Coast – Airlie Beach – Cairns – Port Douglas
Family holidays in Australia
Swim, surf and play in Sydney. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef from Townsville. Beach resorts in Noosa offer seaside fun for families. Head south from Alice Springs to catch the sunset in outback splendour at Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Things to do in Australia
Dine under the stars in subtropical Brisbane, and be drawn further north by multicultural cafés of Darwin. Catch drama, musicals and the classics in Melbourne’s glittering concert halls, or hit the dance floor with Sydney’s night owls in laser-lit clubs at Darling Harbour. There’s theatre and opera at Adelaide’s arts festival centres, and in Perth live music from up-and-coming bands.