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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.

For more information about the impact of COVID-19 on your Australia trip, please visit our Coronavirus Information page.

Top Australia Flight & Hotel Packages

Hilton Brisbane
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Apartment CBD - Jones Bay
Central Coast Chittaway Motel
Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour
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The Point Brisbane Hotel
Ovolo Woolloomooloo
Annexe Apartments
Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel at Circular Quay
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Top hotels in Australia

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
5 out of 5
199 George St., Sydney, NSW
Free cancellation
The price is AU$264 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
4.6/5Exceptional! (2,084 reviews)

"The hotel is clean, modern and quiet. Located nearby access to The Rocks markets, bars casual and fine dining. Circular Quay is very close by with access to all public transport it also has several cafes and restaurants to choose from.. Hotel also has access to parking, and staff can organise taxis ..."…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
5 out of 5
6 Orchid Ave Surfers Paradise, Surfers Paradise, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$180 per night from 1 Nov. to 2 Nov.
3.7/5Good! (919 reviews)

"The rooms are spacious and clean. Checking-in and out are quick and easy."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct. 2020

Hilton Surfers Paradise Hotel and Residences
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$280 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.4/5Wonderful! (2,501 reviews)

"We chose to stay at the ShangriLa for an Anniversary and Birthday combined. The location is great. Our room was a Opera House City view, but because of where the bed was placed in the room..our view was looking into buildings. If the bed was on the other side of the room, the view would have been ..."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
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Australia Holiday

There’s no doubt about it: Australia is a diverse place, with beautiful beaches, unusual animals, more than 60 wine regions and fascinating cities. You can surf, admire city skylines, explore rainforests and dive in underwater wonderlands all on the same continent—all you have to do is decide where to go. Join a  Cairns  dive tour to swim among the  Great Barrier Reef’s  colourful fish and coral. Explore rainforests and watch crocodiles (from afar) in nearby  Daintree .

Surf and swim on the  Gold Coast  and  Sunshine Coast . In  Brisbane , stroll along the gorgeous riverbanks and across the famous Story Bridge. Take the family to the  Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary a n d watch these cute creatures eating eucalyptus or sleeping. Let vibrant rainbow lorikeets land on your arms at feeding time.

In  Sydney , ride the train to  Circular Quay  to shop, dine and people-watch. 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 colours. 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.

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

Stop in  Canberra to see the  Royal Australian Mint , the  High Court  and numerous museums, monuments and galleries. Take a trip to the  Blue Mountains , with ridge after ridge of beauty. Travel north to national parks to see wildlife like wombats, emus and goannas.  Uluru , around five-hours’ drive from  Alice Springs , is an unbelievable sight at sunrise and sunset. Visit  Adelaide  for water sports on the Great Australian Bight. In  Perth , look west to a sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Wherever you travel, you’ll find friendly locals and travellers, delightful food and drink and plenty of adventure throughout Australia. When is the best time to book your holiday? Right now!

Frequently asked questions

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Australia?
A: Unless you’re really into cars, public transportation or ride-sharing is probably the easiest and best way of getting around the buzzing streets of Sydney or Melbourne. With no pesky parking fees (or trips to the gas pump) to have to worry about, you’ll be able to check out the city’s popular sights with ease. If your aim is to hightail it out of town and take in the region of New South Wales or elsewhere, renting a vehicle is a terrific option. Browse our handy guide to Cheap Car Hire in Australia, book a set of wheels and get ready for the road trip of a lifetime.
Q: Which airports can I fly in to for a holiday to Australia?
A: International flights to Australia generally operate from one of these major airport terminals:
  • Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.): 2,971 international flights per month.
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine): 2,054 international flights per month.
  • Brisbane, QLD (BNE): 1,487 international flights per month.
Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Australia?
A: Some of the most popular types of accommodation in Australia include private holiday homes, motels and hotels. You might also like to book one of the apartments. You’ll have access to all of these property types on Expedia.
Q: What does an Australia holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: Flights, a sweet ride and a place to lay your head for the night — we’ve got them covered. All you need to do is figure out what you’d like. With Expedia, you can shape your getaway to Australia just how you like it, with extra attractions and experiences on offer to boot.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Australia?
A: One of the simplest ways to save dollars is to bundle your bookings with Expedia. Flights, Hotels and Car Rentals can all be easily combined into a neat package — and by doing this, you’ll save precious time as well. Keep this in mind before you book.
Q: What are the best things to do in Australia?
A: A holiday that includes a stay in Sydney just wouldn’t be complete if you didn’t make time to see Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Or, if you’re spending time in Melbourne, many travellers make tracks for Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex, Melbourne Cricket Ground and St Kilda Beach. And finally, if you’re still looking for things to do in Australia, then it’s time to find out what Brisbane can offer. Top visitor attractions here include Queen Street Mall, Roma Street Parkland and Suncorp Stadium.