Holidays To Australia

When it comes to kilometres of beaches, natural wonders, friendly locals and cute koalas, it's all good in Australia, mate.

Explore sunny beaches, sample fine regional wines and shop until you drop in some of the nation’s largest cities. Whether you're new to the country or a seasoned Aussie, Australia holidays hold adventure for everyone.

Things to do in Australia

First things first: Australia is big, so if you don't have a chunk of time to explore it properly, just pick one area. Booking one of Wotif’s Australia car hire deals is ideal if you fancy a road trip, or you can fly between most of the major cities in a couple of hours.

A classic Australia holiday begins with the beach; the pristine stretches of coastline in Queensland will fit the bill quite nicely. The Sunshine Coast, less than a two-hour drive from Brisbane, is home to about 100 kilometres of cream-coloured sand and blue waves. Farther north are the Whitsunday Islands, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and excellent scuba diving.

If you're looking for more of a fast-paced vibe, head south to cosmopolitan Melbourne and soak up the country's most sophisticated and culturally diverse city. On the west coast, start in Perth and drive to the wineries, caves and beaches until you reach the scenic Margaret River region.

Shopping, Dining & Nightlife

Unless you're on a dusty road in the Outback, you won't have a shortage of shopping options across the country. Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and the Gold Coast are home to high-end couture stores, as well as smaller boutiques and independent art galleries. Large shopping centres are in virtually every city, and you'll also find a series of charming, unique stores in smaller touristy towns. Want to make sure you've got enough spending money? Our Australia holiday packages maximise savings by bundling flights and accommodation, so you've got plenty of cash left for some retail therapy.

You'll need to stop and refuel after all that shopping. Explore the burgeoning gastropub scene in Brisbane, or get lost in the trendy coffee shops in Melbourne's famous laneways. Even international chefs like Jamie Oliver have opened restaurants in Australia, proof that Aussies are a discerning bunch when it comes to grub. If you want something really simple, fish and chips on the beach is hard to beat—made even better because the seafood is likely to have been caught fresh locally!

Nightlife in Australia varies depending on where you are. In the major cities, anything goes: large dance clubs, boutique brew pubs, or seasonal pop-up events and markets. Even smaller cities and towns quite rightfully boast their own thriving (albeit smaller) nightlife scene.

What's Next?

Wotif will get your trip off to a good start—we’ve got heaps of Australia packages to choose from. Hotels, resorts and flights are available to suit all budgets, so you can find a holiday that suits you. Check out our Australia deals and get ready to kick off your next adventure. And hey, if you’ve got more annual leave to spare, look into our Fiji holiday packages. The beach bum life is calling you!


Guide to Exploring Australia

Sydney

Australia may be known the world over as The Land Down Under, but the island nation’s lively cities and stunning landscapes stay at the very top of our must-travel lists. Sydney getaways are always a smashing idea, with glittering harbours, famous cultural venues, and food and fun around every corner.

Whether you’re kicking off an urban walkabout to find yourself among the shops and cafes at The Rocks or bringing the family along for a brilliant beach holiday, book one of our Sydney holiday packages and get ready to soak up the sun and fill up on international eats.

Melbourne

You may think Bruce Wayne was the original Batman, but before he enlisted Lucius Fox to build him a bad-arse weapons cache, there was John Batman, founder of Melbourne (awesomely, the city was almost named “Batmania”). And yes, there are actual bats here as well, along with loads of other cool stuff.

With world-famous markets and underground scenes that will make you wish you lived here, holidays to Melbourne are always worth the trip—or several trips! Whether you’re here for a weekend or plan on sticking around for a while, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in this vibrant metropolis.

Brisbane

Brisbane is a record-breaking kind of place, although you might never guess from its laid-back attitude. It’s the home of the first man to fly across the Pacific, Australia’s largest town hall, and its first dedicated entertainment district.

Yes, this city has pioneered many important things (hey, nightlife is just as important as the technology to fly across the sky at breakneck speeds). And when it comes to package holidays in Brisbane, well, they’ve aced that test, too. You’ll soon see for yourself, because irresistible Brisbane is in your future.

Perth

The rugged coast of Western Australia looks more like the landscape of the Martian surface with an ocean added to it than a holiday destination. But scattered across this rugged land are diamonds in the rough, and the city of Perth in particular shines brighter than most.

With its beautiful white sand beaches, happening downtown district, and proximity to the epic vineyards of the Swan Valley, this place is perfect for your next R&R destination. Browse Wotif’s fine deals on Perth holiday packages and book yours today.

Surfers Paradise

For beach-lovers, getaways to the capital of the Gold Coast are worth their weight in, well, gold. As one of the best places to hang ten in Australia, Surfers Paradise really earns its name. This place is incredibly laid-back, so don’t let any of those high-rises sparkling in the sun fool you. With 52km of golden beaches and just 300 sunny days to enjoy them each year, there simply isn’t time to waste rushing around. So stroll through shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. Take a dip in the ocean. Get baked (by the sun, that is) on the sand. Whatever’s clever.

Noosa Heads

Are you looking to get out of town for…how should we say it…forever? Well, maybe not forever, but for at least a week or two on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast? You should, because Wotif’s deals on Noosa Heads holiday packages are hotter than ever.

Haven’t you ever wanted to hang ten down a wall of water so clear you can see every fish? And haven’t you ever wanted to enjoy a picnic in Noosa National Park while cute koalas lounge in the trees above? What about going for an exhilarating hike in the Glasshouse Mountains? Whatever it is you’ve dreamt of doing along this stretch of coast is in your hands. We don’t care what you decide to do—we just want you to get off your arse and enjoy holidays to Noosa Heads.


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