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Australia Vacation

From sophisticated cities and white sandy beaches to magnificent landscapes and astonishing wildlife, Australia has all the ingredients you need for the ultimate getaway.

Australia Hotel + Flights

If you’re flying into the “Land Down Under,” we’re here to help you save some serious cash. First, take your pick of 50598 hotels starting at $68 a night. Next, add your flight bookings and car rental and bundle them all into an Australia Vacation Package. Not only will you score some amazing discounts, you’ll get to use those extra dollars to embark on unforgettable experiences, like a Blue Mountain and Wildlife tour.

Your Australia Vacation Itinerary

  • Day 1-3: The perfect gateway to stunning beaches and epic road trips, Sydney is often the starting point on travelers’ itineraries. Spend the day exploring iconic landmarks like the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. If the ocean is calling your name, head to the famous Bondi Beach.

  • Day 4-6: Rent a car and drive north on the Pacific Highway to the laid-back surf town of Byron Bay. During your eight-and-a-half-hour journey, stop by the vibrant city of Newcastle and get up close to adorable koalas at the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.

  • Day 7-10: Drive another hour and a half to the Gold Coast and zoom down thrilling roller coasters at Dreamworld. A short flight away, Cairns is a paradise for nature lovers. Popular spots include the Great Barrier Reef and the mighty Barron Falls.

Australia Information

  • New Year’s Eve in Sydney is truly a night to remember. If you plan to ring in the new year here, you can expect a magical night of fireworks launched over Sydney Harbour, all-night parties and show-stopping performances at the Opera House.  

  • A region of fascinating museums and outdoor adventures, there’s something for everyone in Australia’s lively capital. Browse through our Canberra Vacation Packages and immerse yourself in the city’s art and culture.

  • Take relaxation to a whole new level with our Australia All Inclusive Resorts.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation to Australia?

A: Some of the most popular types of accommodations in Australia include private vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 vacation 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 travelers 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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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney $152
Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020
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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

199 George St., Sydney, NSW
     
    4.6 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Always a great experience at the four seasons. Friendly staff and the beds are out of this world

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney $159
    Reviewed on Jul 5, 2020
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    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

    176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
       
      4.4 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Breakfast was quite disappointing, for $49 per head you don’t spect stale muffins and over cooked eggs!

      Q1 Resort & Spa $134
      Reviewed on Jun 28, 2020
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      Q1 Resort & Spa

      Q1 Resort & Spa

      9 Hamilton Avenue, Surfers Paradise, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Room 7001 was awesome, had a full size pool table. 2 spa baths. Each of the 3 bedrooms had an ensuite plus the extra powder room

        Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences $107
        Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020
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        Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

        Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences

        6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
           
          3.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Great location, amazing breakfast, nice tidy room, great room service.

          Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort $130
          Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020
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          Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

          Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort

          15 Thompsons Road, Pokolbin, NSW
             
            4.2 of 5
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Rooms were exceptionally clean and with great kitchen amenities. The breakfast is not good value with the current Covid restrictions and they need more staff to help at breakfast.

            Deco Hotel $80
            Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020
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            Deco Hotel

            Deco Hotel

            214 Northbourne Avenue, Braddon, ACT
               
              4.7 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Really nice and spacious 2 bedroom apartment. Staff was super friendly however the wifi wouldn't connect in the room and asked reception on day 1 of our stay but it was not fixed.

              Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast $80
              Reviewed on Jul 4, 2020
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              Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

              Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

              2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
                 
                4.7 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Great hotel, great service and awesome location. Hotel was very clean and wonderful view of the Gold Coast.

                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites $68
                Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020
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                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

                243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Location is great, room I had was spacious and well equipped without being luxurious. If I wanted that would spend 3 times what I did and stay at the close by Sofitel.

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