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Qantas flight over Sydney

Getting to Australia

With an extensive choice of routes and fares available for travel to Australia, prices shown for our Australia holidays do not include flights. There are also many stopover options and almost all of our clients choose to tailor their holiday to some extent we prefer to quote for flights based on individual requirements.

Booking Flights

Once you have an idea of your Australia travel arrangements simply telephone or email us for a quotation for your flights. We’ll need to know the following information:

  • Your planned departure and return dates
  • Desired stopovers on either or both journeys
  • Preferred airline or preferred route (one will often dictate the other)
  • Your favoured cabin class (economy, premium or business)

Our team will then be able to secure the best fare available to suit your needs.

There is no such thing as a standard price for flights to Australia, costs vary according to time of year, route flown and offers available however a reasonable indication of air fare costs is £600-900 (excluding airport taxes) based on economy class.

Airport transfers

Make your arrival in Australia as straightforward as possible and let us pre-arrange an airport transfer to your accommodation.  Relax and savour the start of your holiday in comfort.

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All the arrangements that you made, transfers and accommodation, tours, car hire, etc worked out perfectly...thanks again!
Wendy Lampard & Ivan Maxted, Explore New Zealand and Australia


One of the great things about travelling to Australia is the huge range of stopover options available. Allowing you to visit exotic islands or some of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, it makes a lot of sense to break your journey on a long-haul flight and often involves little or no flight supplement.

Pacific Islands

Eleven million square miles of ocean, dotted with thousands of tropical islands comprise this idyllic portion of the globe where white sand beaches, swaying palm trees, azure seas and perennial warmth offer a true vision of paradise. Complement your Aussie holiday with a relaxing escape in Fiji, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Hawaii.

Far East

In contrast to the tranquil hideaways of the Pacific islands, the major cities of the Far East are a hub of activity and excitement. Renowned for their excellent shopping opportunities, high standard of accommodation and fascinating cultural experiences, a stopover here is a great complement to your Australia holiday.


Midway between the UK and Australia, the west coast of America is an ideal place to break your journey, with Los Angeles and San Francisco providing two very individual cities while a detour to Las Vegas makes for a memorable experience. Other stopover destinations depend on airlines and connections. See our USA stopovers

Passport & Visa Information

British citizens require a valid passport and an ETA (Electronic Travel Authority) for entry into Australia. The ETA has a 12 month validity, enabling multiple stays of up to 3 months for each visit. Our travel specialists will be happy to advise on how to arrange your ETA.

For entry into Australia, your passport needs only to be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. However, we strongly recommend having at least six months’ additional validity on your passport, as requirements vary for individual stopover destinations.