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Deep blue waters, exquisite natural beauty, bustling cities bursting with personality – Australia is an ideal destination for anyone with an adventurous spirit. So much more than koalas and kangaroos, this vast land offers an amazingly diverse range of things to do, see and experience. Whether you want to frolic on the beach or watch the sunset in Sydney Harbour, there’s so much to explore in this incredible country.

British Airways flies to Australia’s top destinations. Fly direct to Sydney (SYD) with its world-famous harbour, impressive beaches and energetic bar and restaurant scene. Take a dip at the famous Bondi Beach and be dazzled by the iconic Sydney Opera House. Touch down in Melbourne (MEL), the style capital known for its laid-back appeal. Explore its charming cafe-lined streets, diverse neighbourhoods and food-obsessed culture – you won’t want to leave. Or fly to Brisbane (BNE), the capital of Queensland, and experience everything this energetic city has to offer. With a rich cultural scene and over 280 days of sunshine a year, immerse yourself in the city’s art galleries or hop over to Moreton Bay for a glimpse of whales, turtles and dolphins.

Whether you want to experience one destination or go on an Australian adventure, create your own itinerary and let us take care of everything with our Australia holiday packages.

Australia flight FAQs

How long is a flight to Australia?

The average flight time from London to Sydney is 23 hours, with the first leg of your flight landing in Singapore after about 12 hours. The second leg of your journey is around 11 hours.

The average flight time from London to Melbourne or Brisbane is the same, with the addition of a connecting flight in Sydney.

What’s the cheapest month to fly to Australia?

The cheapest months to fly to Australia are generally May, August or September. The most popular times to go are from September–November (spring time in Australia) or March–May. To find the cheapest flights to Australia, search our low fare finder.

Is Australia cheap to visit?

Australia is such a vast country that it highly depends on where you go and what you do. With a bit of planning, you can save money on flights by planning your trip in advance, or sit back and let us take care of everything with an Australia holiday package.

Is it easy to get around Australia?

Once you land at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD), you’re only 15 kilometres from the city centre. Catch the regular Airport Link train and get to central Sydney in just 13 minutes. Or catch a taxi or ride a direct bus to Bondi Beach and see the sights on your way.

The airport in Brisbane (BNE) is located 13 kilometres north east of Brisbane. A range of travel options are available including taxies, a shuttle bus or an airport transfer service.

Land in Melbourne International Airport (MEL) and you’re located 24 kilometres from the city centre. Taxi services are available at the airport, with regular bus services and Skybus Airport Express.

If you want to go off the beaten path and explore in your own time, hire a car with British Airways and collect Avios on every rental.

Why visit Australia?

From snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef to world-class wine tasting in the Barossa Valley, Australia is an exciting and diverse destination with lively cities, remarkable landmarks, incredible wildlife and beautiful beaches. It’s truly a paradise for sunshine and nature lovers, with a rich cultural heritage to explore. There’s something for everyone to enjoy on holiday, whether you want to relax on the beach or go on a multi-city adventure. Book your next holiday to Australia with British Airways.

Why fly British Airways?

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find clean, sanitised seats, HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

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Sydney: Highlights

  • Walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sunset for spectacular views
  • Take a ferry ride to Watsons Bay and go for a dip in Camp Cove
  • Go for a swim in the turquoise waters of the famous Bondi Beach

Melbourne: Highlights

  • Explore the majestic Royal Botanic Gardens, with plants from all over the world
  • Stroll through Hosier Lane and admire the colourful street art
  • Immerse yourself in the city’s foodie culture at Queen Victoria Market

Brisbane: Highlights

  • Hop on a Brisbane River boat and see the city’s sights from the water 
  • Explore the Mt Coot-tha Reserve, the largest nature reserve in Brisbane
  • Visit the spectacular Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), with over 20,000 artworks

Australia travel essentials

Flight time

23 hrs

Time zone

GMT +9

Currency

Australian Dollar

Man watching plane take off at airport.

Visa requirements

British passport holders must have a valid visa to travel to Australia. The Australian eVisitor visa is the best option for tourists. This applies to anyone who is visiting Australia on a short business trip or for personal travel/tourism. British nationals can stay in Australia for up to 90 days with an eVisitor visa. You can find out more information, check your visa requirements and apply by visiting the IATA Travel Centre.

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