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.

Where to stay near Australia?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 50,998 holiday rentals near Australia. From 28,002 Houses to 1,258 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Australia for a long holiday or a weekend break 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:

  • Jindabyne: 433 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City: 2,136 holiday rentals
  • Blue Mountains: 751 holiday rentals
  • Byron Bay: 609 holiday rentals
  • New South Wales: 19,505 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:

  • Jindabyne: 433 holiday homes
  • Melbourne City: 2,136 holiday homes
  • Byron Bay: 609 holiday homes
  • Daylesford: 503 holiday homes
  • Broke: 430 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:

  • Byron Bay, NSW (QYN): 1,216 holiday houses
  • Echuca, VIC (ECH): 104 holiday houses
  • Sydney International Airport (SYD): 3,412 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:

  • Melbourne Central: 2,257 holiday rentals
  • Perisher Ski Resort: 557 holiday rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 1,400 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 742 holiday rentals
  • Lakeside Joondalup: 831 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

Jindabyne
433 holiday rentals
Melbourne City
2,136 holiday rentals
Byron Bay
609 holiday rentals
Daylesford
503 holiday rentals
Broke
430 holiday rentals
Berowra Waters
117 holiday rentals
Gold Coast
2,680 holiday rentals
Tamborine Mountain
200 holiday rentals
Healesville
260 holiday rentals
Kangaroo Valley
471 holiday rentals
Sunshine Coast
2,191 holiday rentals
Dover
89 holiday rentals
Central Coast
2,195 holiday rentals
Canberra
91 holiday rentals
Ballarat
136 holiday rentals
Bowral
275 holiday rentals
Mudgee
118 holiday rentals
Lorne
737 holiday rentals
Dinner Plain
61 holiday rentals
Halls Gap
122 holiday rentals