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With the world’s friendliest people, amazing natural wonders and wildlife, and the world’s oldest culture and hottest events, there are heaps of experiences to check off your bucket list. A few ideas:
Things to do:
- First time to Australia: Start with the highlights and see the icons in Sydney, explore the Outback in Uluru & Alice Springs and dive into the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns or on an island.
- Explore nature’s wonders: Whether it’s your first or fifth trip, going off the beaten path offers incredible rewards. Try an Outback train trip like the Ghan, an expedition cruise in the Kimberley, a walk in the world’s oldest living rainforest, or a wildlife safari on Kangaroo Island.
- Eat and drink well: Try whiskey and gin tasting in Tasmania and the foodie hubs of Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. Wash it down with the ultimate wine experiences.
- Beaches & islands: However you like to experience the sand, Australia has a beach escape for every type of traveler especially in Perth and near Brisbane.
- Events to feed your passion: Australia isn’t just a place of beaches, but also great events. Add Vivid in Sydney, indigenous light festivals, or the 2019 Presidents Cup at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
To explore trip ideas and vacation packages, visit Australia.com/united.
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Getting to Australia with United
United offers nonstop service to Sydney from Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco, and to Melbourne from Los Angeles and San Francisco (beginning October 29, 2019). United operates all flights between the U.S. and Australia with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft.
United Polaris business class features a reimagined, sleep-enhancing experience for intercontinental travelers, including elevated inflight food and beverages, tranquil custom bedding from Saks Fifth Avenue, comfortable pajamas and exclusive amenity kits with products from Sunday Riley.
United Economy Plus offers additional legroom and increased personal space. Located near the front of the economy cabin, the seats give the added benefit of allowing a swifter exit from the plane on arrival.
United Economy offers complimentary food, soft drinks, juices, beer and wine, tea, coffee and inflight entertainment. Additionally, the seats feature an adjustable headrest and a personal on-demand entertainment system.