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Australia Holiday

Visit the sunny “land down under.” Surf, explore rainforests, dive in underwater wonderlands and see kangaroos, koalas and emus. 

Australia is a vast land with beautiful beaches, unusual bush animals, more than 60 wine regions and fascinating cities. Join a Cairns dive tour to swim among the Great Barrier Reef’s colorful fish and coral. Explore rainforests and watch crocodiles in nearby Daintree.

Surf and swim on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Walk along Brisbane’s pretty river. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, watch the cute creatures eating eucalyptus or sleeping. Let colorful rainbow lorikeets land on your arms at feeding time.

In Sydney, ride the train to Circular Quay to shop, dine and meet new people. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb provides glorious city views. Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House and stay after dark as it lights up in brilliant colors. Ferry to Taronga Zoo and spend the night. Swim at Coogee Beach’s ocean pool. Then do the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk in reverse to reach famous Bondi Beach, where you can surf and sunbathe on golden sands.

Watch sports at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bike through Melbourne to the Royal Botanic Gardens or cruise along the river to enjoy the city’s magnificent skyline. The Great Ocean Road drive offers many stops to view the rugged shoreline.

Stop in Canberra, the national capital, to see the Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and numerous museums, monuments and galleries. Learn the meaning of ANZAC and reflect upon many important contributions of the Australian military.

Inland, visit the Blue Mountains, with ridge after ridge of beauty. Travel north to national parks to see exotic wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and large goanna lizards. Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock, is an unbelievably massive red sandstone formation rising from flat plains near Alice Springs. Visit Adelaide for watersports on the Great Australian Bight. In Perth, look west to a sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy Australia’s friendly people, delightful wines and warm weather throughout the year. Ocean waters are warmest during the Southern Hemisphere summer, December through February.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Australia?

A: Unless you're really into cars, public transportation or ride-sharing is probably the easiest and best way of getting around the buzzing streets of Sydney or Melbourne. With no pesky parking fees (or trips to the gas pump) to have to worry about, you'll be able to check out the city's popular sights with ease. If your aim is to hightail it out of town and take in the region of New South Wales or elsewhere, renting a vehicle is a terrific option. Browse our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Australia, book a set of wheels and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Australia?

A: International flights to Australia generally operate from one of these major airport terminals:

  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.): 2,971 international flights per month.
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine): 2,054 international flights per month.
  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE): 1,487 international flights per month.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Australia?

A: Some of the most popular types of accommodation in Australia include private holiday homes, motels and hotels. You might also like to book one of the apartments. You'll have access to all of these property types on Expedia.

Q: What does an Australia holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: Flights, a sweet ride and a place to lay your head for the night — we've got them covered. All you need to do is figure out what you'd like. With Expedia, you can shape your getaway to Australia just how you like it, with extra attractions and experiences on offer to boot.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Australia?

A: One of the simplest ways to save dollars is to bundle your bookings with Expedia. Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals can all be easily combined into a neat package — and by doing this, you'll save precious time as well. Keep this in mind before you book.

Q: What are the best things to do in Australia?

A: A holiday that includes a stay in Sydney just wouldn't be complete if you didn't make time to see Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Or, if you're spending time in Melbourne, many travellers make tracks for Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, Melbourne Cricket Ground and St Kilda Beach.

And finally, if you're still looking for things to do in Australia, then it's time to find out what Brisbane can offer. Top visitor attractions here include Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parkland and Suncorp Stadium.




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      Oaks Glenelg Plaza Pier Suites

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      16 Holdfast Promenade Glenelg, Glenelg, SA
         
        4.2 of 5
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          4.4 of 5
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          Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

          Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

          2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
             
            4.7 of 5
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            Avani Broadbeach Residences £85
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              31 Woods Street, Darwin, NT
                 
                4.1 of 5
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                Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites £75
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                Oaks Brisbane on Charlotte Suites

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