Australia, New Zealand, the Far East… a world of exciting destinations is opening up from Birmingham Airport with Qatar Airways
Fly to a host of exciting destinations with Qatar Airways’ rapidly expanding network of over 150 destinations worldwide. Daily one-stop flights via Doha from Birmingham Airport mean you could be soaking up the sights of Sydney or admiring the ocean in Auckland in no time!
Fly to Melbourne, the nation’s cultural capital, and you’ll find Victorian landmarks, cutting-edge modern architecture, world-class museums and galleries to explore.
View from above: For panoramic views of Melbourne, take a trip up the Eureka Tower and you’ll be wowed by spectacular sights provided by the highest observation deck in the Southern Hemisphere. Want to add a little culture and history to your trip? Have a wander around Melbourne Museum, located in Carlton Gardens, showcasing intriguing exhibitions from near and far.
Grab a bite: Melbourne excels when it comes to eating out especially if you’re looking for an authentic taste of Australia – why not try a kangaroo steak or emu burger? Or take a break in some of the city’s cafes and coffee bars.
With its warm, sunny climate and vibrant buzz, Sydney makes for the ultimate holiday destination, whether you’re travelling solo or on a family trip. From the moment you land until you leave, you’ll be on your toes with entertainment, arts, culture and sports activities waiting at every corner.
Catch a show: No trip to Sydney would be complete without visiting one of the iconic symbols of the city, the Sydney Opera House. While the outside may be distinctive, it’s worth a visit to see inside, where you can catch some of the best plays, concerts and, of course, opera.
Sit back and relax: For a laid back spot, head to the Royal Botanical Gardens where signs actually invite you to walk on the grass! Beach lovers can head to Bondi during their trip, but for a less crowded version, detour over to Coogee beach which has a much more relaxed vibe.
For wonderful weather, a laid-back charm and beautiful beaches, book a flight to the stunning city of Perth, the closest city on Qatar Airways’ Australian network with a total journey time of 19 hours
Cycle the city: The bike paths are a great way to see more of the city in a short time. Be sure to take a ride past the picturesque Swan River or along the Sunset Coast.
Sample the cuisine: Perth has plenty of high-quality restaurants where you can indulge in local and international cuisine, whatever your budget. Locally caught seafood and fresh regional produce can be found in the port city of Freemantle.
Discover Qatar Airways’ newest destination and fly to Auckland, New Zealand. From majestic scenery and adventure activities to vibrant culture and stunning food and wine, New Zealand has it all.
Admire the ocean: Take advantage of Auckland’s proximity to the ocean and ride on the eco-friendly Auckland Dolphin Explorer. Watch the whales and dolphins in the fabulous setting of the Hauraki Gulf.
Embrace the culture: There’s no better way to get to grips with a culture’s heritage than to immerse yourself in its arts scene. Visit Auckland Museum for an insight into traditional Maori dances while checking out historic sculptures, art and artefacts.
A flight to Hong Kong uncovers a vibrant island city-state bursting with culture, history and high-rise architecture
Enjoy a festival: Numerous festivals are held throughout the year and, if you’re lucky, you may catch one during your trip. Annual highlights include the Chinese New Year, Spring Lantern Festival (also known as Chinese Valentine’s day), Dragon Boat Festival and Mid-Autumn Festival.
Book a flight to Singapore and discover a rich, varied and exotic destination that is full of surprises. Experience delights from rooftop pools to secret cocktail dens.
Visit a spa: Fancy something a little more laid-back during your visit? Book into a luxurious spa and discover your inner peace with an Asian-inspired treatment. If you can’t pamper yourself on holiday, when can you?