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Australia Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Australia hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Australia Vacation Packages

Visit the sunny “land down under.” Surf, explore rainforests, dive in underwater wonderlands and see kangaroos, koalas and emus. 

Australia is a vast land with beautiful beaches, unusual bush animals, more than 60 wine regions and fascinating cities. Join a Cairns dive tour to swim among the Great Barrier Reef’s colorful fish and coral. Explore rainforests and watch crocodiles in nearby Daintree.

Surf and swim on the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast. Walk along Brisbane’s pretty river. At the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, watch the cute creatures eating eucalyptus or sleeping. Let colorful rainbow lorikeets land on your arms at feeding time.

In Sydney, ride the train to Circular Quay to shop, dine and meet new people. The Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb provides glorious city views. Attend a performance at the iconic Sydney Opera House and stay after dark as it lights up in brilliant colors. Ferry to Taronga Zoo and spend the night. Swim at Coogee Beach’s ocean pool. Then do the Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk in reverse to reach famous Bondi Beach, where you can surf and sunbathe on golden sands.

Watch sports at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Bike through Melbourne to the Royal Botanic Gardens or cruise along the river to enjoy the city’s magnificent skyline. The Great Ocean Road drive offers many stops to view the rugged shoreline.

Stop in Canberra, the national capital, to see the Royal Australian Mint, the High Court and numerous museums, monuments and galleries. Learn the meaning of ANZAC and reflect upon many important contributions of the Australian military.

Inland, visit the Blue Mountains, with ridge after ridge of beauty. Travel north to national parks to see exotic wildlife, including kangaroos, emus and large goanna lizards. Uluru, previously known as Ayers Rock, is an unbelievably massive red sandstone formation rising from flat plains near Alice Springs. Visit Adelaide for watersports on the Great Australian Bight. In Perth, look west to a sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Enjoy Australia’s friendly people, delightful wines and warm weather throughout the year. Ocean waters are warmest during the Southern Hemisphere summer, December through February.

Q: Should I book a car while on vacation in Australia?

A: Take your vacation to the next level with a rental car. Whether you're checking out all that Sydney has to offer or heading out into the wider New South Wales area, having your own wheels gives you the freedom to do your vacation your way. Melbourne and and its surrounding region are also best seen from behind the wheel. So what are you waiting for? Take a look at our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Australia and see if something catches your eye.

Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a vacation to Australia?

A: Read on for a list of airports that service flights in and out of Australia:

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a vacation to Australia?

A: There's no shortage of choice when it comes to accommodations in Australia. The most popular style are apartments. But if that doesn't quite suit, you can also pick from motels, private vacation homes, hotels and much more.

Q: What does a vacation booking with Expedia include?

A: It all comes down to what kind of escape you're planning. Opt for a flight and hotel, or hotel, car and flight, or car and hotel — or any of these as a stand-alone. You can also throw in attractions and experiences.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my vacation to Australia?

A: Choosing a package makes traveling easier, and it can save you a few bucks as well. Flights, Hotels, Activities — Expedia can help. Bundle them up and start daydreaming about what you can do with that extra spending money.

Q: What are the best things to do in Australia?

A: Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Showground — if Sydney is on your agenda, make sure you check out these well-known icons. You won't regret it for an instant.

And in Melbourne, a visit to Luna Park, Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex and Royal Botanic Gardens should be made a priority.

Or, if you're browsing for awesome travel experiences in Brisbane, The Gabba, Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium and Queen Street Mall could be just the thing you're seeking. The local residents highly recommend them.



*Savings based on all vacation package bookings with Flight + Hotel on Expedia.ca from January through December 2020, as compared to price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.


Best Lodging Options Near Australia

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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney CA $196
Reviewed on Mar. 26, 2020
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Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney

176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
     
    4.5 of 5
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    The in house dining wasn’t up to the Shang’s standards

    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel CA $111
    Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020
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    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

    Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

    8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Everything was good except I stopped in the bar overlooking the runway for a drink which was incredibly weak yet expensove

      The Langham, Melbourne CA $180
      Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020
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      The Langham, Melbourne

      The Langham, Melbourne

      One Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC
         
        4.7 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        we liked everything, our room was beautiful. located in the best place

        Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast CA $92
        Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020
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        Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

        Meriton Suites Broadbeach, Gold Coast

        2669 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, QLD
           
          4.7 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          The apartment was large with everything needed (well stocked kitchen, laundry) but starting to get a little tired. The bed was very comfortable. The most disappointing thing was it was a few blocks back from the beach. The pictures on the website of the beach rooms/suites make it look like there's ...

          Four Seasons Hotel Sydney CA $204
          Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020
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          Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

          Four Seasons Hotel Sydney

          199 George St., Sydney, NSW
             
            4.6 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            High quality hotel in great location. Service and food excellent. Staff really try to make your stay special.

            The Victoria Hotel Melbourne CA $80
            Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020
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            The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

            The Victoria Hotel Melbourne

            215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              It was conveniently located and provided a good sized family room for the three of us travelling together and was well priced. Thank you

              Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne CA $62
              Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020
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              Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

              Atlantis Hotel, Melbourne

              300 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC
                 
                4.2 of 5
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was nice and clean and comfortable. Front staff were friendly. Pretty decent price for a hotel with 24/7 checkin.

                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites CA $93
                Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020
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                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

                Oaks Sydney Goldsbrough Suites

                243 Pyrmont Street, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont, NSW
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Great location for transport around the city or take bridge over the road from 2nd floor straight into darling harbour lovely walk round to the opera house and bridge views,

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