Getting around Australia
Australia is a BIG country!... Bigger in size than all of Europe and only slightly smaller than the United States, however it is surprisingly easy to get around. When it comes to planning and booking your holiday we recommend you speak to an experienced travel expert who knows Australia well. If you need help finding an Aussie Specialist then please click here.
Flying is the best way to cover Australia’s large distances if you are short on time. Australia’s domestic airlines offer excellent value and serve all state capital cities and many regional cities, making it an easy way to travel between destinations.
Scenic flights are another fantastic way to see the spectacular scenery. Whether it be by small fixed wing aircraft or by heli, often it is by air that you get to truly appreciate the landscape.
If travelling internationally to Australia make sure you ask your travel agent about air passes that can be linked to your international flight ticket. These will save you money and often allow the same luggage allowance across all domestic flights.
A self drive holiday in Australia is the best way to truly experience the country, meet the friendly locals and explore the scenic landscape. Australia has a vast network of well-maintained roads and some of the most beautiful road trips in the world.
The Great Ocean Road in Victoria hugs the spectacular southeast coastline and is ranked as one of the world’s most scenic drives… not to be missed. We recommend when self driving in Australia that you spend 2 nights in many locations. There is so much to see and do we would not want you to miss out.
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Train travel is scenic way to explore Australia with services running between Sydney along Australia’s east coast to Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. Be aware most of these trains are not high speed so you will need to allow time to get between cities.
There are three spectacular rail journeys, The Ghan, The Indian Pacific and The Great Southern which all offer comfort and a sense of nostalgic romance.
The Indian Pacific travels between Sydney and Perth, The Ghan travels between Adelaide and Darwin and The Great Southern between Brisbane and Adelaide.
For more information contact your travel agent.