Plan your trip

There's nothing like taking a holiday in Australia! Across the country you'll enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly locals, meet our weird and wonderful wildlife and get to experience our laidback lifestyle.

Highlights are likely to include your first kangaroo and koala sightings, indulging in the delicious food and wine, exploring our cities and discovering more about our ancient Aboriginal culture.

The key to having a great holiday in Oz is to plan it well. Don't try and 'do' the whole country in one trip. Instead choose a few key experiences or locations and build a trip around those, making sure you include days where you relax and live like a local. Kick back, enjoy your surrounds, fire up the BBQ, take in a performance at one of Australia's iconic venues, and you'll soon feel like a true Aussie.

Whether you've got two weeks or two months to explore, you'll have an incredible time and leave with stories that will last a lifetime. There really is nothing like it!

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Getting here has never been easier

Flying to Australia has never been easier than with Emirates. As well as 105 flights per week from six airports across the UK on to Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney via Dubai, passengers can book domestic travel to over 80 destinations across Australia with the Emirates Visit Australia Pass, making it simpler than ever to explore.

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2012 calendar

When you're planning your next holiday to Australia, make sure you check out what events are taking place. From opera to classical, from food to festivals, make sure you check out the 2012 calendar.

See what's on in 2012