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Secure cheap Australia holidays with Brightsun Travel and look forward to exploring one of the world’s most beautiful countries. Australia promises an amazing travel experience with world-famous cities and landmarks and exciting wildlife spotting experiences; you’ll be able to encounter the likes of kangaroos (the national animal of Australia), koala bears, wombats, and other native animals in Australia. A particularly special Aussie wildlife spotting hotspot is Perth Western Australia. 

There are thousands of stunning beaches in Australia, ranging from bustling secluded stretches of sand to vibrant beach neighbourhoods with a buzzing cultural scene and awesome surfing experiences, like the famous Bondi Beach in Sydney. Other unforgettable adventures in Australia include mountain hikes, nature trails, white water rafting, and snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef Australia. Then there’s Canberra, the Australia capital renowned for its incredible cultural centres.

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Brady Hotel Central Melbourne

30 Little La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Room Only 8 Nights
From £1099 per person View Offer

Mercure Melbourne Caroline Springs

10/20 Lake St, Caroline Springs VIC 3023, Australia

Room Only 8 Nights
From £1199 per person View Offer

Quest East Perth

176 Adelaide Terrace, East Perth WA 6004, Australia

Room Only 2 Nights
From £1219 per person View Offer

Hyatt Regency Perth

99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Room Only 2 Nights
From £1299 per person View Offer

Duxton Hotel Perth

1 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Room Only 2 Nights
From £1299 per person View Offer

Top Destinations In Australia



Melbourne regularly features in lists of the world’s most liveable cities. Brightsun Travel offers a range of fantastic holidays to Melbourne where you can discover why. Melbourne’s CBD or Central Business District is the busiest part of the city, where trains, trams, banks, botanical gardens, impressive state library buildings and shopping centres converge. But it's by no means the prettiest part. Leaving the CBD by foot or on one of Melbourne’s slick trams will easily take you to wonderful pockets of art and culture, incredible markets, tasty bakeries and vibrant Vietnamese neighbourhoods. In the north of the city, passing through the famous Queen Victoria Market, one of Melbourne’s biggest and best food markets, is Fitzroy, a trendy inner city suburb where you will find croissanteries that look more like space age museums (and could rival any croissanterie in Paris), and graffiti lining the back streets to make for some eye catching meandering. Fitzroy North is argued by many Melburnians to be its best suburb, with fantastic bakeries, restaurants and the beautiful Edinburgh Gardens with spectacular views of the city skyline. Neighbouring Collingwood is a mix of edgy up and coming Melbourne alongside flagship stores of some of Australia’s best loved cosmetics and clothing brands.

Exploring Melbourne’s inner and outer city suburbs would keep you entertained for days. Brightsun Travel offers several cheap holidays to Melbourne to place you at the very heart of the action, allowing you to design a city tour of your very own. To the east of Melbourne you have streets lined with bars and restaurants in Richmond, South Yarra and Prahran. You can act like a local in Prahran market, where every weekend chefs and locals come together in search of some of Australia's best produce. Head south to the bay side suburb of St Kilda and hang around until dusk to catch penguins nesting in its rocky shores. Go west and you will find specialist bakeries in Spotswood, tree lined streets in Yarraville and a vibrant Vietnamese neighbourhood in Footscray. Just outside its city boundaries, Melbourne boasts one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world, the Great Ocean Road, and the cool misty forests of the Dandenong Ranges are easily reachable by train. Brightsun Travel has all kinds of exclusive holidays to Melbourne and can help you arrange your ideal getaway to this diverse corner of Australia.

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Perth on the west coast of Australia. Brightsun Travel has cheap holidays to Perth that put you at the heart of Western Australia, where you can explore the city’s urban delights and take side trips to the incredible Australian outback and the Margaret River, a holiday hotspot. Perth is the capital of the vast state of Western Australia. Once a frontier town, Perth now boasts charming revitalised suburbs offering great food and wine in trendy bars, cafes and fine dining restaurants. It is also Australia’s sunniest city, enjoying over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year. With some of Australia’s best beaches lining its coast, Perth offers the perfect environment for the typical Australian holiday, where you can have BBQs on the beach at Christmas and sip Australian wine in rooftop bars, whilst watching the sun set over the ocean. The city is packed full of beaches, as well as parks, gardens, art galleries, museums, lakes and a host of religious and historic buildings. Get in touch with Brightsun Travel about their exclusive holidays to Perth including city breaks to Australia’s sunshine city.

During a visit to Perth you can take some seriously good side trips, which might include a weekend break to the holiday hotspot of Margaret River, a famous wine region of Australia set on beautiful coastlines. The oceans surrounding Margaret River provide some of the best surfing spots in the country and also contain important migratory routes for whales, which can be spotted every year from June to November. Just a day’s drive from Perth would take you into the heart of the Australian outback. The Australian outback is home to ancient natural landscapes and rock formations, as well as one of the oldest surviving cultures on earth. Aboriginal Australians are indigenous to Australia, with their presence dating back 50,000 years. In Kimberley you can learn more about Australia’s indigenous culture and wander galleries containing impressive Aboriginal art work. Contact Brightsun Travel for a range of fantastic holidays to Perth and the ancient lands of Western Australia.

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Sydney is the largest city in Australia, beaming with cosmopolitan appeal. The city boasts plenty of holiday highlights which includes iconic architecture, some of the finest restaurants in Australia, and blissful beaches. A trip to Sydney is incomplete without visiting the famous Bondi Beach for a sunset stroll or exciting surfing experience. Another must-see Sydney attraction is of course the Sydney Opera House, which you can admire up close or on an unforgettable boat trip.

Sydney is considered as a major cultural centre of Australia, home to some of the country’s finest museums and galleries. The Art Gallery of New South Wales is worth noting, displaying native and international masterpieces and hosting impressive exhibitions throughout the year. Another superb cultural attraction in Sydney is Paddy’s Market Haymarket, which features more than 1000 stalls selling local souvenirs, clothes, groceries, street snacks, and much more.

Another highlight of Sydney is its immense daytrip opportunities; the stunning Hunter Valley is located just a few hours’ drive from the city, boasting a number of wineries that you can take a tour around and gourmet restaurants set amidst gorgeous natural settings. Browse our best holidays to Sydney which include packages to luxury hotels and look forward to a myriad of awesome experiences.

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Helpful Information about Australia 

Australia Currency: You’ll be spending Australian dollars 

Australia Language: English  

Local Time: 10 hours ahead of GMT. 

Flight time from the UK: Passengers can now fly direct to Perth from London Heathrow, and this takes approx. 16 hours 45 minutes. 

Tourist Information: Visit the official Australia tourist information site for lots of helpful information regarding upcoming events, where to go, what to do, and how to get around. 

Health/Travel Restrictions: To travel to Australia, British citizens need a valid passport, visa, and completed Incoming Passenger Card. For up to date travel advice and health recommendations visit the government’s travel advice for Australia.

Other FAQs:

Q: How big is Australia?

A: Australia is the sixth largest country in the world with a total area of around 7,692,024 square kilometres.

Q: Does it snow in Australia?

A: Australia’s alpine regions and the high altitude regions of Tasmania do see snow during the winter season between June and August, and the weather can be quite cold. 

Q: What side of the road do they drive in Australia?

A: Driving is on the left-hand side in Australia. 

Q: Is Australia safe?

A: Australia is a relatively safe country to visit, with crime levels no higher than those in the UK. It’s advised to take care of personal possessions when travelling in cities and tourist hotspots, be vigilant at night in Sydney, and seek advice on local safety in remote areas. 

Top Things to do in Australia 

Visit Sydney and look forward to the ultimate sightseeing getaway with key landmarks to explore such as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Other must-do attractions include the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Zoo, and Sydney Tower Eye. Then there’s the Sydney Beaches… A trip to the city is incomplete without some chill out time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach.  

Some of the top things to do in Melbourne include taking a tour of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground, taking a day trip to the Great Ocean Road which is just a couple of hours drive away from the city, exploring key cultural attractions such as the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum, and spending an afternoon at the Queen Victoria Market Melbourne to taste great local coffee and cuisine and purchase some hand-made souvenirs. 

Perth Australia is a cultural powerhouse with many fine museum spaces to explore; a trip to the city would be incomplete without making a sightseeing stop at the Art Gallery of Western Australia in the Perth Cultural Centre. Visitors can also experience Perth Zoo, the impressive Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Hillarys Boat Harbour, which is situated around 25 minutes from the Perth CBD, boasting impressive dining spots and boutique shops.  

Australia Weather 

Australia is a large country with 6 states and 2 territories, therefore its climate varies throughout. The country is located in the southern hemisphere with seasons at opposite times of year, i.e. summer is between December and February, autumn is between March and May, winter is between June and August, and spring is between September and November.  

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