Getting to Australia
Well, the simple answer is 'you fly there', but which flight you get depends on:
- Your financial situation
- The type of visa you're applying for
- The length of time you intend to spend in Australia
Where will I be flying in to?
There are seven major international airports in Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
Sydney is still the most popular airport, with Melbourne and Perth a close second and third. There are also more than a dozen other airports that regularly accommodate international commercial flights. Remember, Australia is big, really big, so make sure you plan to land near the first place you want to stay. Seriously - don't expect to land in Perth and catch the bus to Sydney - unless you want to spend the first few days of your trip on a bus.
Internal flights in Australia is big business, and a lot more people travel by flight than they did a few years ago. The airways are buzzing and it easy to fly from one side of Australia to the other.
How do I get to Oz as part of a round the world trip?
There are a number of possibilities for round the world travellers to get to Australia as part of a round the world trip. Direct flights to Australia are available from all over the world, but most travellers stop-over, either in the Middle-East, Asia or North America to break up the journey.
Stop-over destinations are the cheapest option when flying, and it gives you the opportunity to see another country for a few days. Popular stop-over destinations include Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore and LA.