Airlines flying to London from Australian capitals include British Airways, Qantas, Cathay Pacific and Emirates. Hire a car at the airport or take the Heathrow Express to Paddington station (15 minutes) and connect to a direct train to Cardiff (two hours). Advance online bookings are recommended. raileurope.com.au. Beacons Dark Sky Reserve. breconbeacons.org
Sample Welsh whisky at the Penderyn distillery welsh-whisky.co.uk The Bear Hotel, a former coaching inn, is one of the boutique hotels in the Brecon Beacons featured in the Welsh Rarebits collection. Rooms from $200 a night, full English breakfast included. rarebits.co.uk collection bearhotel.co.uk Also included in the collection is Gliffaes Country House Hotel, rooms with breakfast from $335. gliffaeshotel.com.