Dating back to 1662, Phoenix Park features many historic buildings and monuments, including the Papal Cross, a 35 metre high cross erected for Pope John Paul II and the Ashtown Castle, and built around 1430. Large amounts of Phoenix Park are covered in trees so it's the perfect place for a family picnic or a romantic afternoon watching the sunset. If you're lucky, you may even encounter some of the local wildlife, such as Fallow Deer who reside in the park.
If you'd like a more up-close-and-personal experience of Ireland's animals, head to the Dublin Zoo which is also contained within the vast expanse of Phoenix Park. Dublin Zoo is the biggest zoo in Ireland and welcomes around one million visitors every year. The zoo has many themed areas to check out including the world of cats and the world of primates.
It is also important to know that Dublin Zoo looks after its animals very well so you can rest assured that your entry fee is going to good use. The zoo is a registered charity with profits donated to conservation programs or fed back into the zoo.
Dublin Airport (DUB)
Flights from Australia to Dublin will disembark at Dublin Airport.
Dublin Airport (DUB) is the international airport of Ireland's capital, and the busiest airport in the country. The airport also runs domestic services as well as a large number of short and medium haul services including 40 trips to London per day.
Airport Accommodation: There are a number of hotels located in close proximity to Dublin Airport. Book your Dublin Airport accommodation.
Getting to Dublin
There are many airlines that offer flights to Dublin from Australia that involve a stopover in a third destination. Flights from Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne via Dubai or Abu Dhabi take between 25 and 29 hours depending on the stopover. Flights from Perth via Dubai take between 21 and 28 hours depending on the stopover.
Airlines that fly to Dublin
Airlines that offer cheap flights to Dublin from Australia include:
For more information on Dublin holidays check out our Dublin travel guide.
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