Australia is a land of savage beauty, big adventure, and even bigger horizons.
There are good reasons why the country finds itself as the ultimate travel getaway; with landscape, personality, and wild contrasts from urban metropolis to the outback, and from world-renowned beaches to Australia’s “red centre”, all of which make great destinations.
Australia is host to a range of important and famous sites, such as the Great Barrier Reef - one of the largest living structures on the planet – including more than 3,000 coral reefs; 600 continental islands, including the beautiful Whitsunday group; 300 coral cays; inshore mangrove islands; and soft and hard corals, more than 1,600 species of tropical fish, sharks, dugongs, dolphins, turtles, rays, and giant clams.
And Uluru – Ayer’s Rock – a striking red monolith hundreds of metres above the plain, in the midst of the deepest and hottest parts of Australia’s outback, and one of the most photographed wonders in the country.
Aside from the wildlife and the landscape, Australian cities are a worthwhile destination in their own right, and many of Australia’s urban metropolises have made strides in accessibility improvements in recent years.
Such as Sydney, featuring the architecturally iconic Opera House, surrounded with water on either side, and encompassing a range of restaurants, theatres, studios, exhibition rooms, a concert hall, and a cinema.
And the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the largest steel arch bridge in the world, connecting the North Shore to the business district.
It is also situated on famous Bondi and Manly beaches, and a coastal strip featuring shops, cafes, and restaurants.
When to Go?
Australia is a very expansive country, and is host to a wide range of climate conditions worth considering when making your journey.
Total rainfall can vary noticeably from year to year, and as Australia is a very dry country, this occasionally causes droughts.
The southernmost parts of the continent have mild temperatures for the majority of the year, tempered by the coastline, commonly ranging around 15 °C in winter, to approximately 25 °C in summer.
Cities here such as Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth typically have a sunny beach climate, with moderate rain around the year.
Towards Australia’s “red centre” in the outback, it can become considerably warmer in summer with temperatures at their highest reaching around 35 °C, and in winter at its coolest 5 °C or less.
Rain can be slightly more likely to fall in summer months, from December to February, but it is always very sparse.
The northernmost tips of Australia are as expected the hottest, with typical temperatures at their peak nearing 35 °C, and potentially more than 40 °C a little further inland.
Temperatures infrequently drop below 20 °C throughout the year.
In summer months, with very high temperatures, humidity, and frequent rain, it’s best to avoid monsoon climate.
It is recommended for travellers to visit northern Australia, such as the Kimberley and Darwin, between May and September, as they can expect cooler winter temperatures, and enjoy the constant sunny weather without worry.
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Brisbane is a green city with an enviable subtropical climate and diverse population.
It is one of the fastest-growing cities in Australia and is known for its vibrant urban precincts, outdoor lifestyle and friendly locals.
Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where creative spaces, music and hip new restaurants meet pretty riverside gardens and man-made beaches.
Within one hour of Brisbane are world-class, and often Heritage-listed, national forest and marine parks.
To the east is the pristine Moreton Bay Marine Park with some of the world’s largest sand islands, endless beaches and amazing marine life.
To the west in the Scenic Rim are numerous national parks with beautiful forests, lakes, valleys, rivers and waterfalls.
Visit Cairns for the Great Barrier Reef and Wet Tropics World Heritage Rainforest, but don't miss the great things to do in and around town. You'll find brilliant cafés, bustling markets and plenty of beaches nearby. Relax by a resort pool or spend your days exploring this tropical oasis. You'll find yourself throwing away all notions of speed and schedules here, thanks to heady humidity and a hearty hospitality.
Melbourne’s exciting mix of style, sport, culture, and dining means you’ll never want to leave.
With a combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
The centre of Melbourne is threaded with cobbled laneways, which have become a mecca for coffee shops, cafés, and unique shopping boutiques.
Melbourne is also renowned for its markets, which sell everything from local produce, to arts and crafts, and vintage fashion.
Get amongst the hustle and bustle of the Queen Victoria Markets, the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
Melbourne is Australia’s sports capital and its venues are legendary.
Join the fun at the Melbourne Cricket Ground for the Australian Football League from March until September, or the international cricket matches from November until February.
Go trackside at Flemington for the excitement of the Melbourne Cup, held on the first Tuesday in November, or be exhilarated by the Australian Grand Prix, when Albert Park is transformed into a high-speed racetrack.
Australia’s beach lifestyle is about relaxation and fun.
Bondi and Manly are the most famous beaches in Sydney and good natured rivals.
Spread a towel on the beach and enjoy a picnic lunch.
With a temperate climate and lots of sunshine, eating outdoors is popular year round.
There are many cafés and restaurants in Sydney with outside dining, pubs with enticing courtyards, and rooftop bars with harbour and city skyline views.
Picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden, next to the Sydney Opera House, or on the beach at Bondi or Manly.
The city offers many eating options, from casual and affordable cafés and pubs, to award-winning restaurants on Sydney Harbour.
Seafood is caught daily in the clean waters of the Pacific Ocean.
Visit one of the NSW wine regions; sample wines at the cellar door and eat locally grown fresh produce.
You’ll discover quality restaurants in the vineyards serving fresh local produce matched with local wines.
Australian opals are widely available in specialist jewellery shops.
Stock up on Aussie-made boots, hats, fashion and jewellery in stylish shopping centres.
The splendid Strand Arcade is home to Australia’s famous Akubra hats, worn by farmers and ranchers, prime ministers and presidents.
Here at Disabled Access Holidays our devoted sales team, with over 15 years combined experience, will help you find and book your dream accessible holiday.
They will guide you through your options and will help you make the best decision based on your needs and what you are looking for. Each disabled holiday
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