Come to terms with Guangzhou's hectic crowds and you'll quickly discover a welcoming city with abundant hidden treasures and friendly locals, not to mention some of the best food China has to offer. Read more...
Guangzhou Airport (CAN)
Flights from Australia to Guangzhou will disembark at Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport.
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is China's 2nd busiest and the world's 19th busiest airport, as at 2011. The airport is the main hub of China Southern Airlines and inherited the airport code CAN from the old airport, reflecting Guangzhou's former romanization Canton.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport. Book your Guangzhou Airport accommodation.
Getting to Guangzhou
There are many airlines that offer flights to Guangzhou from Australia. Direct flights from Sydney take around 9 hours and 15 minutes. Direct flights from Melbourne take nine hours and 25 minutes. Direct flights from Brisbane take 9 hours. Flights from Perth via Singapore take around 10 hours.
Airlines that fly to Guangzhou
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Guangzhou from Australia include:
For more information on Guangzhou holidays check out our Guangzhoutravel guide.
Amongst the glistening high rises and seemingly inescapable bustle of Guangzhou lie numerous traditional buildings and immaculate gardens in which to find reprieve. One of these inner city escapes is Yuexiu Park, a 212-acre sanctuary consisting of lakes, cultural relics and colourful gardens. Spend a couple of hours exploring this peaceful oasis.
After a morning of sightseeing, what better way to relax than by sampling Guangzhou's world-famous cuisine. The city is home to an irresistible array of dining options, from some of China's best traditional Cantonese meals to tasty dim sum delights, and a few local specialities. There are also numerous French, Indian, Turkish and other international cuisines on offer throughout the city. Stroll along one of Guangzhou's famous food streets like Shangxiajiu Street or Beijing Road.
No trip to Guangzhou is complete without experiencing the Chime-Long Circus. This captivating 90 minute show has a distinct Cirque du Soleil feel and features all sorts of acrobatic feats, dazzling visual effects and death-defying performances. A ticket to the show costs about AU$60.