Over 16,000km separate London and Sydney. The largest island in the world is practically our antipode, and yet roughly 24 to 36 hours of flying connects us. Flights to Australia depart frequently from London, arriving in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane. Direct flights to Australia aren't currently available; most include at least one stopover. Stopover destinations vary in accordance with airline, but the most likely stopover destinations will be Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Prices differ and the options are endless, so don't hesitate to compare prices to ensure you find the best Australia flight offer. Our flight comparator will be of great help when it comes to finding cheap flights to Australia!
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Finding cheap flights to Australia is, unfortunately, no easy feat; it is hard to find return flights to the land of kangaroos and koala bears for less than £1000 unless booked well in advance. However, this country is served by a number of airlines each making their own route with stopovers all over Europe and Asia. Although Canberra is the capital, most tourists prefer to fly to Sydney. Airline tickets to Sydney are cheapest in spring and summer, which corresponds to winter over there when temperatures rarely surpass 20°C. That said, it is during this time that the sun shines brightly on the other side of the country in Darwin. Furthermore, no trip to Australia would be complete without a visit to the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland is best visited during our spring or autumn. And the city of Melbourne is also worth a visit for the Great Ocean Road.
9th January: Sydney Festival. The festival is made up of over 50 events, including classical and contemporary concerts, as well as dance, circus acts and visual arts. Get ready for three weeks of celebrations and performances in the streets as well as the halls of the city.
26th January: National Day commemorates the arrival of Europeans to the island on January 26th, 1788. For the occasion, Captain Arthur Phillip raised the British flag for the first time. A number of outdoor events are organised, leading up to family feasts and fireworks.
28th February: Adelaide Art Festival. One of the most important artistic events in the world, the festival lasts 11 days, with waves of theatre, dance, music, circus acts and film screenings. The festival is held every other year, alternating with the Film Festival, which screens 150 movies from around the world.
25th April: Anzac is the day on which Australia pays homage to the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps. Attend the ?dawn service' before sharing breakfast. Military parades, speeches and celebrations will follow.
1st Tuesday in November: Melbourne Cup. The main horse racing event in the county is a leading sporting event. Bringing 120,000 people to the racetrack and even more to their television screens, some companies even allow employees to take time off work to attend the events.