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Cheapest time to go to Australia???

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1. Posted by drdrjones (Full Member 18 posts) 11y

Hi,

Does anyone know the cheapest time to go to Australia? Also, which is the cheapest (and most practical) city to fly to from London?

Many thanks, Chris

2. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 11y

The cheapest flights are usually from London, Heathrow to Sydney. From May to August.

3. Posted by OzRocco (Budding Member 45 posts) 11y

The most practical city maybe the closest - that being Perth. Flight times. About 18 hours to Perth from London. Around 21 hours to Sydney from London. I think it's generally cheaper to fly out of a London summer into an Oz Winter, as Ozintro suggested in previous reply, May - Aug. If you have time on your hands, it may not be a bad idea to make the most of a stopover - Hong Kong or similar. Breaks up the flight a bit.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/holiday/destinations/australia_west_to_east/
has a decent write up.

In terms of cheapest time to be in Oz - school holidays are a bit of a "gouge fest" - Petrol, Admission fees to attractions, camp site hire, all head north, so if you can avoid those times - you'll be slightly better off.
Rosco.