Let's be honest, winter in the UK is not fun. Putting away pretty dresses and crop tops in exchange for bulky coats and woolly hats is something we dread every year. The days start to get shorter and it gets cold, really cold. So wouldn't it be nice to catch a couple rays of sunshine in the winter months? Or how about skipping the season all together? Well, you can and we'll show you how. We say it's time you travel to Australia.



Australia is like nowhere else in the world. It's a country is filled with gorgeous coastlines, booming cities and an unbelievable amount of natural beauty, all waiting to be explored in the sunshine. With so much to see, it can feel a little overwhelming, which is why we've partnered with STA travel to help you travel the way you like to.

Though Australia may feel far away from home, it's a lot easier to get to than you might think. There is at least one international airport in every state, meaning Australia is pretty well connected. And if you're not a fan of travel, don't worry, STA travel works with the top airlines to ensure that your trip is comfortable and takes you exactly where you want to go for the best price around.

So where do you want to go? If you're not sure, we've got you covered. Whether you want to discover beaches and reefs, rainforests, sailing or take a trip around the whole country, STA Travel is offering 20% off of tons of the tours they have available, which offer all the above and more. We'll tell you about our two favourite tours, the ones that make us want to get on the plane tomorrow.

Our first favourite is The Sun Seeker. A 10-day tour which takes you around the sunniest coast in Australia. Enjoy the idyllic island life, explore the country's night markets, dive the Great Barrier Reef, hang out among the bronzed bodies and surfer dudes on the golden sands, dance the night away in Cairns - hello summer!

Our other favourite is the Western Australia Adventure, which lasts for 18 days and starts in Perth. Blue ocean and white-sand beaches, kangaroos, gorgeous national parks, these are just a few of the things you'll see on this tour. Over the 18 days, you'll meet fellow travellers, learn how to surf, snorkel, scuba dive and most importantly, catch all the sun you want. Perfect way to forget about winter once and for all. We told you it was possible.

And if you want to stay in Oz for longer, have a look at all the 51 tours STA Travel has to offer and see which one you want to dive into. You can even make it a long term trip, by working to fund your travels. We wouldn't blame you if you left the cold and rain behind for a nice, long stay in the sunshine, but only if you'd consider taking us with you.

With STA Travel, you can expect plenty of support during your travels and we couldn't recommend any better way to explore the island. For affordable, cheap flights, amazing itineraries and work holiday visas, visit www.statravel.co.uk/travel-australia.htm

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