Visit the impressive Galle Face Green, a half kilometre public promenade that runs along the coast. Take a leisurely stroll and watch local families fly colourful kites or pack a picnic and enjoy lunch with an ocean view. Another fantastic green space is Viharamahadevi Park, the city's largest, oldest and most vibrant park. Its peaceful grounds are scattered with small ponds, striking Buddha statues and the occasional elephant. The park is particularly beautiful in springtime when all of the colourful flowers are in full bloom.
Hidden only a few kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Colombo, Talangama Wetland is an urban sanctuary and the ideal place to spend a carefree afternoon. Home to over 100 species of birds and various species of butterflies and dragonflies, the wetlands are a nature lover's paradise and a great place to take unforgettable photos. For fun in the sun, beach goers should explore Colombo's golden mile, located just outside the city centre. Breathtaking Mount Lavinia Beach is a hot spot for locals and tourists alike, offering exciting activities such as snorkelling and surfing.
Colombo Airport (CMB)
Flights from Australia to Colombo will disembark at Bandaranaike International Airport.
Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), also known as Katunayake International Airport and Colombo International Airport, is located in Katunayake, 35 kilometres north of Colombo.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Bandaranaike International Airport. Book your Colombo Airport accommodation.
Getting to Colombo
There are many airlines that offer flights to Colombo from Australia. Flights from Sydney via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur take between 13 and 14 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Melbourne via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok take between 12 and 15 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Brisbane via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur or Bangkok take between 14 and 17 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Singapore or Kuala Lumpur take between 10 and 12 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Colombo
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Colombo from Australia include:
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