Planning your Australia holiday: Flights with stopovers on the way

Now you have 2 choices here (well, sort of 3)…

You can either:

  • Decide where you want to stopover and pick the corresponding national airline (if you want a stop in Singapore, you fly Singapore Airlines; if you want to stop in Hong Kong, you fly Cathay Pacific, etc.)
  • You fly with an airline that has a few different routes to Australia like Qantas, so you get a choice of stopovers on standard fares – e.g. Bangkok, Singapore, Tokyo, etc.
  • You ask an expert – give them a wish list – or browse the options. This is when you need to speak to Round The World Flights – the link to Australia flights is here and you can also call them on this number -> 020 7704 5705 this is a direct line to Jarvis who will help you out (mention I sent you, and you’ll be looked after – not that you wouldn’t be otherwise, I hasten to add!).

So where can you stop on your way to Australia? Well, it might be easier to say where you can’t!

I haven’t got space to list out all the options, but here’s some of my favourite picks from the Round The World Flights guys (and remember these are just a few!):

  • London Bangkok surface SingaporeDarwin surface SydneyQueenstown surface AucklandNew York – UK (or vice versa) – a globehopper RTW 4 stops
  • London – Seattle surface VancouverSydney surface MelbourneVancouverMiami – London – Australia via North America or Canada
  • London – Mexico CityHawaii FijiAuckland surface ChristchurchAustralia (and get flights within Australia from £35 each) – Saigon surface Bangkok – UK (or vice versa) – Discoverer 7 stop
  • London – Hong KongSydney surface Brisbane or Cairns or Melbourne or AdelaideChristchurchAucklandSan Francisco or Los Angeles or New York or Boston or Miami or Orlando – UK- London – Gap Year 5 stops RTW
  • UK – India surface KathmanduBangkok surface SaigonSingaporeBorneoAustraliaChristchurchWellingtonAucklandTongaSamoaUSA – UK (or vice versa) – Navigator 11 stops RTW
  • UK – Lima or Buenos Aires or Rio De Janeiro or SantiagoAucklandFiji Australia (and get flights within Australia from £35 each) – Hong KongBangkok – UK – Discovery 7 stop RTW

So you’ve probably getting the idea now that if you WANT to stop anywhere on the way to Australia you probably can.

Now in the majority of cases you are going to pay more for a multistop ticket that a straight forward return, BUT not necessarily that much more. There are many RTW (Round the World) flights you can take to Australia that cost less than £1000 which looking at the options this gives you for a pretty special trip, is good value in my book.

Happy planning!

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