Green Giant: Discovering Australia’s Daintree Rainforest

This article was taken from the latest issue of our travel magazine, The Experts. It may be over 160 million years old, but this year marks 35 years since Daintree National Park was officially founded. What better time to discover the place where two … Continue reading

March 15, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Australia: The Wild Continent

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Flight Centre UK’s tri-annual magazine: The Experts. It can be easy with a country of such vastness – writes Chris Leadbeater – to reduce Australia to a series of iconic landmarks.You know the ones: the … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

Discover the Beauty of Uluru

Wiru is the local Anangu people’s word meaning ‘beautiful’. I’d expected the landscape surrounding the imposing monolith we’ve come here to see to be stark and unforgiving. Instead, the intensely red soil is punctuated by pretty flowers, lush plants and hardy, albeit short, trees. … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 by Phil Murray

9 Must-See Animals in Far North Queensland

Australia as a whole is renowned for its wildlife. In fact, ticking off some native animal sightings is usually top of the list for visitors travelling from the UK. And if you head to Far North Queensland, at the top tip of the land … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Tales from the Road in Western Australia

A mighty wave, bathed in sunlight, towers above me as I squint up at the brilliant blue sky beyond, writes Helen Ochyra. But it’s not going to come crashing down any time soon. Formed more than 2.7 billion years ago, it’s cast in granite, … Continue reading

February 3, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

Travel Icon: Uluru (Ayers Rock)

The undisputed heart of Australia, Uluru – sometimes known as Ayers Rock – seems to float on an ocean of coloured lights. It is timeless majesty. Sacred, eternal, unmissable in every sense, Uluru is the 348m rock formation that dominates the landscape of Australia’s … Continue reading

January 30, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

3 Reasons Why You’ll Love Australia’s Top End

As soon as I step off the plane it hits me like a slap in the face. The heat. Warm and thick with humidity. You’d pay good money for a blast of it back home in winter. But here it’s everywhere and, as a … Continue reading

January 23, 2017 by Lauren Burvill

How to Spend 3 Days in Sydney

If, like me, perfect to you is a big city vibe with golden beaches at your fingertips, then Sydney is your bliss. Australia’s largest and most famous city, the capital of New South Wales is often the main entry point into Australia, and so … Continue reading

January 18, 2017 by Lauren Burvill

What to Pack for Your Australia Holiday

A holiday to Australia is a holiday like no other. It’s got all of the best outdoorsy elements – abundant beaches, the arid landscapes of the Outback, incredible (sometimes terrifying) wildlife, the glory of the Great Barrier Reef, to name a few – all … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Introducing the Great 8 of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef

Most people have heard of the ‘Big 5’, but how about the ‘Great 8’? Rather than spotting animals in the African bush, you can find the Great 8 beneath the waves of Queensland’s turquoise waters – a range of amazing marine species that, should … Continue reading

January 11, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg