NEED TO KNOW
■ QANTAS (qantas.com) flies from London Heathrow to Perth, non-stop, and onward to Melbourne from £758 in economy. There is an option for a free stopover in Perth.
■ FOR more information go to visitmelbourne.com/uk and australiaroadtrip.co.uk .
■ Australia With Julia Bradbury is on ITV, Thursday, April 11, at 8.30pm (or watch on catch up).