Cheap Flights to Australia
G’day! Thinking of flights to Australia? When you hear ‘Australia’ what to you think of? The Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House, boomerangs, Neighbours? Kylie, Ayer’s Rock, sporting excellence, golden beaches, sunshine, Great Barrier Reef, Steve Irwin, kangaroos and koalas, aboriginal culture, Botany Bay. Rolf Harris? Germaine Greer? Dame Edna!! Sheep.
The list is endless. Australia has a unique culture and many wonders of nature and human achievement.
Australia is a very large country so when planning cheap flights to Australia you will have in mind that to see the entire country will take much travelling and a great deal of time.
Australia consists of six states and two territories which cover a country which is also a continent. Most of this continent is desert, or ‘outback’, leaving the centres of population mainly around the coastal areas, especially in the more temperate south-east. Just over 20 million people live in a continent-sized country making the population density overall one of the lowest in the world. You can travel for days in Australia and avoid all human contact, if you so desire, and just talk to the odd wombat.
One of Australia’s main assets is its unique flora and fauna. More than 80% of its plants and mammals are endemic occurring nowhere else on Earth. It also has more reptile species than any other country with almost 800. Australia also has some of the most dangerous critters with many venomous snakes and the infamous funnel web spider.
Australia has one of the highest living standards in the world with a thriving economy. Most of this is driven from the main centres of population in the south-east in the cities of Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide; other major cities being Brisbane and Perth, which is the capital of Western Australia, with a very different climate and culture to the south-east. Your flights could take you to any of these regional capitals.
The climate is mainly arid but with huge differences ranging from the tropical northern climate around Darwin facing Asia to the more temperate southern climes.
The Aussies have the best cricket team in the world (so they tell us) with legendary players across the decades and over 100 years of playing Test matches against the Old Enemy, England for The Ashes. So if you want to witness one of the great ongoing sporting rivalries in the world and it’s an Ashes year, head straight to the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) or the Kensington Oval in Adelaide or the SCG (you can work that one out for yourself).