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Destination guide

Impossible to feel down while Down Under

Surrounded by the Indian and Pacific oceans, Australia is a diverse and expansive country. Many of its major cities, including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide, are coastal, while its capital, Canberra, and its quirkiest, Alice Springs, are both nestled inland. The country brings to mind iconic sites, all well worth a visit, such as the Sydney Opera House, the Great Barrier Reef and the Outback, and you'll have some of the New World's greatest wine regions at your fingertips. Consider Australia vacation rentals in any of the 6 states, and you'll surely fall in love Down Under.

Things to do

Endless options across this expansive continent

Choosing where to go in Australia depends entirely on your travel squad's vision of the perfect holiday. Melbourne's lively arts scene is perfect for museum lovers, and Sydney is a cultural mecca, too, full of art, history and theatre. Take nature lovers on the adventure of a lifetime to Uluru National Park or along the Great Ocean Road. The kids will be happy in any number of aquariums, zoos and theme parks scattered throughout the continent, while the adults will be thrilled to visit famous wine countries such as Margaret River or the Barossa Valley.

Activities

From the urban jungle to an underwater oasis

The vast majority of Australians live in its major cities, and with good reason. Oz's cities are some of the liveliest and highest quality in the world. Melbourne, in particular, is repeatedly voted "most liveable city in the world", thanks to its arts scene, diverse culture and stellar food. Meanwhile, Sydney's glamorous beaches, quintessential sites and ideal weather make it a picture-perfect destination. If urban life doesn't appeal, Australia has you covered here, too. Head deep into the outback, surf along the coast or dive the Great Barrier Reef for the ultimate escape.

Weather

A truly diverse climate to match the locals

The weather in Australia is as diverse as its people. Southern Australia is always fairly temperate and mild, while Queensland enjoys tropical humidity throughout the year. In the heart of Australia, you'll find a dry desert heat that can stifle in the summer, and only edges off slightly in winter. This makes June through August an ideal time to visit Oz's Red Centre, while December through February are the most popular months for visiting the coastal areas, including Sydney and Melbourne. Plan accordingly when browsing Australia vacation rentals.

Natural highlights

True Aussie beauty from coast to coast to coast

Australia is known for its extraordinary beauty, and with good reason. From Queensland to Tasmania, you'll find lush rainforests, turquoise waves and dusty, red desert. The coastline is more than just the Great Barrier Reef, dotted with islands and varying from rocky, craggy stretches to picturesque and sandy expanses. The wildlife is equally as unparalleled, and don't be surprised if you spot wild kangaroo hopping through the backyard of your Australia vacation rentals, or koalas hanging from the trees as you drive the Great Ocean Road. Along with Australia's 700-plus bird species, nature lovers can truly rejoice in Oz.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Australia?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 52,652 holiday rentals around Australia. From 28,159 holiday houses to 365 farm stays, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Australia is on Stayz.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Australia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Australia. From Stayz travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Byron Bay: 1,106 holiday rentals
  • Gold Coast: 2,923 holiday rentals
  • Dunsborough: 554 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,276 holiday rentals
  • Rye: 2,057 holiday rentals

Stayz offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Australia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Australia?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Australia with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Byron Bay: 1,106 holiday homes
  • Dunsborough: 554 holiday homes
  • Sunshine Coast: 2,276 holiday homes
  • Rye: 2,057 holiday homes
  • Surfers Paradise: 2,059 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Australia?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Australia are:

  • Gympie, QLD (GYP): 51 holiday houses
  • Southport, QLD (SHQ-Gold Coast Heliport): 2,578 holiday houses
  • Warrnambool, VIC (WMB): 364 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Australia?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Australia. From Stayz travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Wategos Beach: 1,238 holiday rentals
  • Barrington Tops National Park: 41 holiday rentals
  • Callala Beach: 1,792 holiday rentals
  • Whitehaven Beach: 279 holiday rentals
  • Bonville Golf Resort: 440 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Australia listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Australia

Byron Bay
1,106 holiday rentals
Dunsborough
554 holiday rentals
Sunshine Coast
2,276 holiday rentals
Rye
2,057 holiday rentals
Surfers Paradise
2,059 holiday rentals
Cowes
1,357 holiday rentals
Culburra Beach
1,111 holiday rentals
Nelson Bay
1,489 holiday rentals
Melbourne City
2,493 holiday rentals
Lorne
744 holiday rentals
Margaret River
329 holiday rentals
Perth
1,161 holiday rentals
Vincentia
1,145 holiday rentals
Noosa Heads
1,182 holiday rentals
Yallingup
550 holiday rentals
Busselton
981 holiday rentals
Berry
900 holiday rentals
Ocean Grove
880 holiday rentals
Port Douglas
594 holiday rentals
Mollymook Beach
599 holiday rentals