Find the best place to stay — Australia

Where to stay near Australia?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 35,547 holiday rentals near Australia. From 18,118 houses to 9,203 apartments, find unique holiday house 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 HomeAway.

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 HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Gold Coast: 1,867 holiday rentals
  • Sunshine Coast: 1,118 holiday rentals
  • Greater Sydney: 3,984 holiday rentals
  • Central Coast: 1,486 holiday rentals
  • Byron Bay: 651 holiday rentals

HomeAway 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:

  • Gold Coast: 1,867 holiday homes
  • Sunshine Coast: 1,118 holiday homes
  • Central Coast: 1,486 holiday homes
  • Byron Bay: 651 holiday homes
  • Noosa Heads: 614 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:

  • Surfers Paradise, QLD (SFP): 1,687 holiday houses
  • Sydney Airport (SYD): 3,163 holiday houses
  • Noosa, QLD (NSA): 946 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?

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

  • Hunter Valley Gardens: 490 holiday rentals
  • Noosa Beach: 773 holiday rentals
  • Darling Harbour: 3,443 holiday rentals
  • Great Ocean Road Wildlife Park: 51 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Central: 1,854 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Australia listed on HomeAway 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.