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.
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.
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.
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!
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Australia? Check out our Australia travel guide!
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Atlantis Hotel, MelbourneAU$95Atlantis Hotel, MelbourneAU$95
Standing in the historic Rocks district of cobbled laneways and designer boutiques, the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney is less than 500 meters from ferries and trains, ...
Shangri-La Hotel, SydneyAU$216Shangri-La Hotel, SydneyAU$216
Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of SEA LIFE Melbourne and Etihad Stadium. Bourke Street Mall and Eureka ...
Great Southern Hotel MelbourneAU$66Great Southern Hotel MelbourneAU$66
Luxury and panoramic views abound at this Rocks District hotel set within a 5-minute walk of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House, and the Sydney Harbour ...
Four Seasons Hotel SydneyAU$255Four Seasons Hotel SydneyAU$255
Situated by the ocean, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oracle Boulevard and Surfers Paradise Beach. Cavill Avenue is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) away.
Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold CoastAU$115Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold CoastAU$115
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.4 km) from Westfield Eastgardens and within 6 mi (10 km) of Maroubra Beach and Moore Park Golf Course. Sydney ...
Travelodge Hotel Sydney AirportAU$123Travelodge Hotel Sydney AirportAU$123
Opposite majestic Hyde Park and with views of St Mary’s Cathedral and Sydney Harbour, this luxury hotel in the heart of Sydney’s retail and business districts ...
Sheraton on the ParkAU$213Sheraton on the ParkAU$213
Located on Sydney's Martin Place, this central business district hotel is less than 1 kilometer from Sydney Tower, Sydney Parliament House, and Darling ...
The Westin SydneyAU$190The Westin SydneyAU$190
This darling Harbour hotel is also less than a kilometer from the restaurants, cafes, and bars of Cockle Bay and shopping at the Queen Victoria Building.
Hyatt Regency SydneyAU$181Hyatt Regency SydneyAU$181
Situated in Brisbane Airport, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of DFO Brisbane, Doomben Racecourse, and Nudgee Golf Club. Portside Wharf and Brisbane Cruise ...
ibis Brisbane Airport HotelAU$117ibis Brisbane Airport HotelAU$117