|Most expensive month:||March|
|Average price in Australia:||$212/night|
|Cheapest price found:||$10/night|
|Most expensive day:||Sunday|
ibis budget Sydney Airport
5 Ross Smith Avenue, Sydney, NSW, Australia
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Ibis Budget Melbourne Cbd
97-103 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Mercure Welcome Melbourne
265 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
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Famous for its laid-back lifestyle and sun-drenched beaches, Australia lives up to its reputation as the Lucky Country. Visitors from far and wide flock to bask on the golden sandy beaches, discover cosmopolitan cities and marvel at unique wildlife.
Australia’s capital of culture, Melbourne is awash with art, music and food. Check out the latest exhibitions at the National Gallery of Victoria, catch a live band in Fitzroy and eat your way through the renowned, chef-driven restaurants. The city also serves some of the best coffee in Australia.
If you’re dreaming of sugar-white sand and jewel-toned water, you’ll love the beaches strung along the Australian coast. In Western Australia, take a dip at picture-perfect Cottesloe, surf world-class waves in Margaret River or find your own slice of paradise on Rottnest Island. Don’t forget to snap a quokka selfie while you’re there.
For wine lovers, Australia produces full-bodied Shiraz, crisp Chardonnay and complex Cabernet Sauvignon. Work your way through some of the most famous viticultural regions, including the Barossa Valley in South Australia, the Hunter Valley in New South Wales and the Yarra Valley in Victoria.
Home to one of the oldest indigenous populations in the world, Australia has a rich history dating back more than 70,000 years. Whether you’re admiring Aboriginal art at the MONA museum in Tasmania or discovering ancient rock paintings at Uluru, there are plenty of opportunities to learn about Australia’s ancient story.
Got an appetite for adventure? Australia delivers with awe-inspiring landscapes just waiting to be discovered. Think off-road expeditions in Kakadu National Park, beach camping on Fraser Island and snorkelling with tropical fish on the Great Barrier Reef.
Sydney Airport is the largest travel hub in Australia and offers excellent international connections, though you’ll also find airports in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. Car rentals are a popular way to get around, while all major cities offer easy-to-navigate public transport systems. There’s also the option of taxis and rideshare services and long-distance trains such as the Indian Pacific and The Ghan travel between states.
When visiting Australia, consider checking out Sydney, Melbourne, and Surfers Paradise as some of the most sought after locations.
Australia is home to many highly-rated hotels, one of which is Stamford Plaza Sydney Airport Hotel & Conference Centre, which has a current rating of 7.9. For other potential stays, consider Together Co-Living and Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, which can also be great places to stay in Australia.
For nightlife in Australia, your best bet is to head to major cities like Melbourne and Byron Bay. In Melbourne’s CBD, Bartronica offers choice drinks and old-school arcade games, while Section 8 gives you the unique opportunity to party in a hidden car park, surrounded by red-brick buildings, street art and creeping vines. Nearby hotels like Mantra City Central will give you a quiet sanctuary in which to recover between nights out. Byron Bay has a pumping nightlife and it’s worth visiting Locura, if you want to enjoy some authentic Latin American tastes. Then you should head to Woodys Surf Shack to dance the night out, with live music, a dedicated dancefloor and outdoor patio. For the lovers of billiard you can find billard tables and you can also play foosball.
If you’re looking for an action-packed adventure, the Gold Coast, Queensland, offers some of the best things to do in Australia, especially for kids. Visit theme parks like Movieworld and Wet’n’Wild, and enjoy the region’s spectacular beaches. Hotels like Wyndham Surfers Paradise offer family rooms close to the beach, with a tour desk to help you organise your activities and transfers. Families who love exploring nature may enjoy the quieter beaches north of Sydney, like Copacabana, Terrigal and Forresters Beach. These also place you in easy reach of the scenic Blue Mountains. If you’d like to stay in the heart of the Blue Mountains, Hotel Mountain Heritage offers a restaurant with spectacular views, while 3 Sisters Motel will place you within walking distance of the famous Three Sisters rock formation.
There are endless things to see in Australia, from the serenity of Uluru in the outback of the Northern Territory to the rugged cliffs and monster surf along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria. Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef is one of the natural wonders of the world, and Tasmania’s towering ancient forests are home to some of the oldest trees on the planet. If cool weather and ancient trees appeal to you, look for Australian accommodation in the southernmost state, Tasmania. Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart is ideal for those looking for luxury, while Base Camp Tasmania will place you out in nature in New Norfolk, which is in the Derwent Valley and close to the capital, Hobart. Anyone wanting a desert adventure may prefer to visit Uluru; Australian hotels in Yulara like The Lost Camel Hotel or Sails in the Desert offer a relaxing oasis, with helpful extras like airport shuttles and packed lunches.
Australia offers a wealth of surfing opportunities for people of all ages and skill levels. Experienced surfers may wish to head to Bells Beach in Victoria – one of Australia’s most famous surfing beaches, where the world-famous Rip Curl Pro has been held since 1962. You’ll find some of the best beachside accommodation in Australia at luxury hotels like Wyndham Resort Torquay and budget-friendly options like Bells Beach Backpackers. The long stretch of coast from Agnes Water, Queensland, to Sydney, New South Wales, is home to beach towns large and small. Beginners might like to try the gentle surf around Agnes Water and 1770. Here, you can find Australian hotels with a beachy vibe, like Agnes Water Beach Club or 1770 Lagoons Central Apartment Resort. As you travel further south, you’ll find more robust surf around Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast and the Northern Beaches of New South Wales.