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Visit the Land Down Under for less

The monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) rises
The monolith of Uluru (Ayers Rock) rises 340 meters above the ochre plain in the World Hertage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park encompassing 1,325 square kms of desert in Central Australia. It is the largest single rock in the world.Torsten Blackwood / AFP - Getty Images
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The deal
Dreaming of a visit to faraway Australia? Summer is a good time to visit the Land Down Under if you want to save a bundle. It’s wintertime in the Southern Hemisphere, with the prices lower but the weather still perfectly pleasant. This summer, you can cross the International Dateline at cost-cutting prices! We found a trio of stellar packages priced to go, all featuring airfare, hotel stays and more. These start at only $1,499 for a city break in Sydney!

City break in Sydney from $1,499
Want a taste of the Southern Hemisphere’s shining urban star? Virgin Vacations offers the most affordable package to get you there. See Sydney on a six-day city break from $1,499 this summer! The low price covers roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles and a five-night sojourn at a midrange property with a central location. The quoted trip cost is valid for departures during the following periods: between June 9 and 12 and between July 28 and August 25. The same trip, with the same inclusions, on other summer dates costs up to $1,869!

Sydney & Melbourne from only $1,649
To see Australia’s famous city pair, the sparkling Sydney and the European-flavored Melbourne, book the package currently on offer by Virgin Vacations. Priced at just $1,649 for summer departures (between July 28 and August 20), this special includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles; an eight-night hotel stay at simple midrange properties (split between the two destinations); and a domestic flight between Sydney and Melbourne. The same package is a lot more expensive on other dates this summer — it runs up to a hefty $2,149!

Aussie highlights from just $2,759
Prefer to take in more of Aussie highlights on a single trip? We found hands-down the best-priced deal to the Land Down Under. Virgin Vacations offers a 10-night package from $2,759, valid for August departures. In addition to air from L.A., this escorted tour to Sydney, Ayers Rock and Cairns covers lodging at three-star hotels (four in Sydney, two in Ayers Rock, and four in Cairns); and all domestic flights. This tour will show you the spectacular Uluru, a red-rock formation better known as Ayers Rock, and the Great Barrier Reef in the tropical far-north of the country.

The dollars
The above rates are quoted per person, based on double occupancy. We picked these particular packages on these specific dates because they’re valid for travel during the low season for Australia and that gets you some serious savings over peak-season winter costs. In addition, the quoted specials are such great-value because airfare only to Australia could cost you up to $2,000, let alone the other inclusions.

The catch
Kangaroo sightings not guaranteed.

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