The vast island continent of Australia is often seen as an aspirational, once-in-a-lifetime, destination but after that first, memorable visit you'll yearn to return for a second luxury Australia holiday.
A place where natural wonders never stop to amaze and cosmopolitan cities entice you to wander their streets for hours, camera in hand.
Because of the air miles, here at Inspiring Travel Company, we suggest you book in extra time for your bespoke discovery to Australia. This way you ensure your trip to the other side of the world includes all the major highlights you wish to see, with time to spare for the new ones you’ll unearth on your journey.
So where do you start with an Australian holiday?
Your first port of call should be Sydney. Here you can:
- Head to Bondi to watch the surfers,
- Take a boat trip past the Opera House or
- Venture into the Blue Mountains to abseil down dramatic cliff faces.
Travel north to Queensland up the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, where you’ll reach trendy Brisbane, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and its ‘paradise found’ Whitsunday Islands. Make time for a trip to Fraser Island, the world’s largest sand island and natural wonder, on your route to sunny Cairns.
Your Australian journey could then take you anti-clockwise around this vast island to Darwin. This is a centre of incredible history, known as the red centre, with a trip to the country’s famed Alice Springs and epic Uluru. On the western coast, there’s Perth where a visit to the WACA could be on your itinerary, as well as a stay at one of Margaret River’s stunning vineyards.
Along the south coast, you’ll discover the museums and galleries of Adelaide and incredible wildlife on Kangaroo Island. And then there is, of course, Melbourne, a favourite with visitors to Australia for its trendy eateries along the Yarra River.
If you have the time, an adventure to Tasmania, the ‘island of inspiration’, will reward you with a wealth of natural wonders.
The tropical northern half of Australia is best visited in its dry season of May to October. Southern Australia experiences four seasons, the reverse of the UK, so expect hot summers, December to February and cool winters, June to August. Spring and Autumn are generally very pleasant times to visit, ideal for touring holidays.
Bespoke Australia Holiday
At Inspiring Travel Company, we can create a bespoke holiday to Australia for you, including all these amazing highlights and more. Teamed with our outstanding collection of hotels and first-class flight experiences, you’ll be sure to have the holiday of a lifetime.
Where to go in Australia
This eye-catching heritage-listed building is a fine example of the preservation and restoration going on in Sydney’s historic Rocks district. The former site of Sydney’s first hospital was purchased by local lawyer George Evans, who constructed Evan’s Stores warehouses in 1887. These colonial sandstone buildings are of late Victorian Italianate style and were converted into a hotel in 1989, with...
Located in leafy Victoria Street, this tranquil escape enjoys easy access to a selection of trendy cafes, fashionable shops and restaurants just a short walk away. The 20 rooms are housed within a 1880s Victorian Terraced Townhouse, blending its heritage character with modern chic décor. Each room is flooded with natural light and features premium bedding and linens, HD smart televisions and a wel...
Discover this magnificent city from Four Seasons Sydney, with some of the city’s most iconic attractions – including Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House – only a few minutes away by foot. Across from the hotel is Circular Quay, a transport hub where you can board ferries to explore one of the world’s most spectacular natural harbours; or catch a bus or train to the seaside suburbs of Bond...
Staying at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney puts you in the heart of some of Sydney’s best shopping, with fashion stores on George Street and upscale shops found in the beautiful Queen Victoria Building. The hotel interiors are bright and fresh, which is evident as soon as you step inside to the lobby with its whitewashed brick walls and contemporary furnishings. Each of the 340 rooms and suites ...
The hotel presents 364 smart and modern rooms decorated in metallic grey and blue tones with luxurious granite and marble bathrooms. Superior Rooms are located on higher floors of the hotel and feature lofty ceilings and shuttered windows with street views, while Deluxe Rooms and One Bedroom Spa Suites feature glass doors opening onto Juliet-style balconies. On the 10th floor, there is the Busin...
This edgy design hotel occupies two of the grandest historical buildings in the heart of the city, on the corner of Market and George Street. QT Sydney has retained many of the building’s original architectural features, blending gothic, art deco and Italianate styles. Inside, the modern interiors are opulent in design, with a wildly eclectic collection of art by distinctive cutting-edge artists, ...
The hotel is nestled in a secluded corner of this bustling city in The Rocks and Barangaroo districts, with its historic red brick buildings, quaint cobbled streets and dramatic views of Sydney’s Western Harbour. The Langham’s opulent rooms are appointed with plush handcrafted furniture, luxurious white marble bathrooms, with some featuring private Juliette balconies with resplendent Western Harbo...
Lilianfels Resort & Spa is nestled in two acres of manicured gardens on the edge of the majestic Jamison Valley in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. The hotel is steeped in history and celebrates its Victorian origins through its design, with ornate open fireplaces, crystal chandeliers and plush Victorian-style furnishings. There is a wide range of accommodation...
The retreat makes full use of the beautiful surroundings with full width, floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious outdoor decks. Fitting for the beautiful Blue Mountains setting, here you’ll find a real sense of bringing the outdoors in. Spicers Sangoma Retreat is ideal both as a base for exploring the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains, and as a place to relax and simply enjoy the serenity of na...
- Set on 7,000 acres of outback, encounter wild birds, kangaroos, wallabies and wombats
- The journey here is spectacular, whether you arrive by car or helicopter
- A personalised itinerary is created for you, ensuring you get the best from your stay
- Wake to the sights and sounds of wild birds and kangaroos hopping across the valley floor
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