World renowned for the ‘outback’, gorgeous golden beaches and the stark beauty of its wide open deserts; Australia is actually also one of the most highly developed countries in the world. Not to take anything away from the sheer, incredible scope of its wildlife and natural sights – there’s a reason that Ayer’s Rock and the Great Barrier Reef are famous – but Australia’s many cosmopolitan cities offer the exhilaration of somewhere new with the culture and excitement of the first world. From the artsy culture of Melbourne to the Sydney that never sleeps, the sprawling coastal Perth to Brisbane, the fastest growing city in Oz; down under’s cities are a great place to meet locals who are multicultural, thoughtful and some of the most hospitable in the world.
Renting holiday accommodation in Australia
When deciding on a place to stay, Australian holiday rentals offer a unique way to explore the country like a local. Rather than staying in a tourist district, surrounded by high rise hotels and overpriced nick-nacks; holiday rentals put you right in the heart of local communities. So whether you prefer a city centre apartment in Sydney or a cottage in Australia’s wine country; a beachfront bungalow on the Golden Coast or a cabin close to Kakadu National Park; choosing a HouseTrip holiday rental in Australia means will let you decide your own way to explore this wonderful and incomparable country.
Where to stay in Australia
With Australia being one of the largest countries in the world, comparable in size to the USA, choosing where to stay in Australia depends on what type of holiday you want. If you would like to explore its beaches, head to either New South Wales – with its variety of beach resorts and Sydney – or Queensland (home to the Gold Coast and Brisbane). Try to stay in a beachfront holiday apartment, or check the map and ensure easy access to the shore. If you’re interested in a city break with a difference, Melbourne in Victoria is regularly voted one of the best cities in the world and has a happening arts scene, restaurants and nightlife. For a wine tour of one of the world’s top wine producing countries, head to South Australia and Adelaide. Another idea is to try and spend some time in multiple locations, something that a holiday rental makes easy as you can pick exactly where you want to stay.
Australia with the family
A family break to Australia is sure to be an adventure the kids will never forget. While you will of course find lots of excellent, family oriented attractions in all cities around Australia, choosing where to go depends only on which amazing experience you want them to have. Queensland has some of the country’s biggest theme parks (and the beachside paradise of the Gold Coast), South Australia is great for its zoos and nature parks (and the little ones enjoy strolling through vineyards too if a wine tour takes your fancy), Tasmania for its unique and otherworldly natural beauty, or the Northern Territory for a wild excursion into the vast unknown they will talk about for years. And wherever you choose to go, a holiday rental is perfect for children with all the extra space so they can play while you relax.