Beach: £1,269, Travelbag

One holiday, three ways

Each week we approach three companies to ask for their best offer on a specific break. Today, a winter-sun trip to Australia. All prices are per person, based on two people travelling together, except the family package, which is based on two adults and two children travelling. All include flights from Heathrow.

Fly-drive: £1,379, Trailfinders

Air China flights to Melbourne via Beijing on 18 January, plus nine days' car hire and 11 nights in hotels in Victoria, including the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne, and Comfort Resort Kaloha, Phillip Island. Some breakfasts also included (020 7368 1200;

Family: £4,100, Audley Travel

Singapore Airlines flights to Sydney on 19 December, returning from Melbourne, both via Singapore. Includes five nights each at Amora Sydney and Crown Promenade, Melbourne (both B&B), airport transfers, domestic flight between cities (01993 838 800;

Beach: £1,269, Travelbag

Air China flights to Sydney via Beijing on 30 November, and internal flights to Hamilton Island with Jetstar. Also includes 10 nights' self-catering at the Whitsunday Apartments, near Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays (020 7001 4112;