Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef just got closer with a new Visit Australia Pass by Emirates, but Britons will need to obtain an Australia travel visa.
10 September 2009
Visit Australia discount flight campaign, but don't forget your Australian visa
A new promotion by Emirates and Tourism Australia will see the British snapping up return flights to Australia starting from as little as £570.
The “Come walkabout with Emirates” campaign is promoting a new Visit Australia Pass, which offers return flights from six UK airports to Australia as well as two, three, or four Australian internal cities.
Travellers on the Visit Australia Pass can fly from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle and Glasgow to Australia with a stop in Dubai.
Emirates serves Brisbane, Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney airports, but other Australian cities and destinations like the Great Barrier Reef and Cairns, or Darwin and the Top End can be easily reached by included domestic flights using the Visit Australia Pass.
All UK nationals, unless they have an Australian or New Zealand passport, will need to have an Australian travel visa.
The most common Australian travel visa is the ETA visa, which allows the holder to stay in Australia for tourism purposes for up to three months. The ETA visa can now be applied for online.
For more information about the offer visit the Tourism Australia website.
The Australian Visa Bureau is an independent consulting company specialising in helping people with their Australia visa applications.