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Aussie Toronto lives up to its namesake

At a glance, it’s easy to see why many people once referred to Toronto as Australia’s own Riviera. With the sparkling Toronto Bay waters in the distance, lovely landscapes at every turn, and a postcard-perfect setting, it’s the ideal spot for an unforgetable getaway. The lively area was named for the Canadian city, and offers a bit of something for everyone, from nature enthusiasts to families to shopping junkies. When you book a Toronto vacation rental, you’ll always be mere steps from vibrant activity and gorgeous scenery.

Things to do

Wine your way through historic Toronto

Once you book your Toronto vacation rental, you'd be wise to plan a quick jaunt to the Hunter Valley, the oldest wine region in Australia, for a fascinating tour. Toronto is home to several historic landmarks, too, including the storied Dobell House. Owned by the late artist, Sir William Dobell, the home today honors his works through a series of exquisite exhibits. Art lovers will also appreciate the lakeside City Art Gallery. For better insight into the area, the Lake Macquarie and District Museum, housed in the city’s former railway station, is filled with fascinating displays of old Toronto life.


Toronto is gorgeous, that’s for shore

If you have an affinity for nature, you can probably fill your entire visit with outdoor activities. Stroll alongside the foreshore at the lake and you may spot a dolphin in the early morning. Festivals are held throughout the year, so no matter when you book your Toronto vacation rental you’re likely to encounter a lively event. The most popular, Lake Fest, celebrates the area’s rich maritime culture. If you love to shop, a stroll along the Boulevarde is a must—there are plenty of big-name businesses and charming boutiques lining the road.


The answer is blowin’ in the wind

Summer in Toronto is a treat, with highs averaging just shy of 80 degrees during the hottest periods. Overall, it's balmy and pleasant, and the sun shines year round. That said, it’s one of the absolute windiest cities in all of Australia—in other words, pack a hat and a jacket, at the very least. Winter gets cool without really feeling desperately cold, but those winds do their job well and you’ll likely need a sweater and cozy scarf to see you through. Highs top out at around 60 degrees on the most brisk days of the year.

Natural features

The salty waters of Australian paradise

Along the western shore of Lake Macquarie, Toronto is undeniably beautiful. It’s a nature lover’s paradise, what with its commanding views of Mount Sugarloaf and its lovely salt waters. Avid fishermen flock here to catch a wide range of marine life, while landlubbers can enjoy the scenic views along Awaba Bay Foreshore Walk. If you’re around in the early morning, you may hear the birds call out, witness frogs and kookaburras, perhaps even spot a sea eagle soaring above. Swampy and forested areas coexist peacefully here, too.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Toronto

The nearest airport is in Newcastle, NSW (NTL-Williamtown), located 20.9 mi (33.6 km) from the city center.

How many vacation rentals are available around Toronto, NSW, AU?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 220 vacation rentals around Toronto. From 163 house rentals to 7 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a shore-front property in Toronto?

You won't be staring out the window to views of the side of your neighbor's house around these parts. Sublime waterfront scenes and easy-going days with your crew are the only things in your sights now. Vrbo has 64 vacation rentals with waterfront views in this destination. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, Vrbo has loads more options, including:

  • 49 lake-view vacation rentals.
  • 45 lakefront vacation rentals.
  • 40 water-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Toronto?

Rather than staying in a forgettable, cookie-cutter hotel room this vacation, you could rent a whole house. You'll be a part of the neighborhood in no time! There are 182 houses currently on Vrbo. Prices start at $18 per night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other popular property types, like:

  • Apartment: 26 vacation homes. Prices start from $89 per night.
  • Bed & breakfast: 11 vacation homes. Prices start from $85 per night.
  • Cottage: 10 vacation homes. Prices start from $96 per night.

Can I stay in Toronto in a large group?

There's nothing quite like meeting up with old work colleagues or spending time with your family in a terrific new locale. And the best thing is Vrbo has options big enough for the whole crew. House vacation homes are the preferred option for larger sized groups, with 39 available here. Around the area, rental properties that are suitable for bigger groups include:

  • If yours is a group of 6, we've got 51 vacation homes perfectly suited for that size. Spend a night for as little as $75.
  • If you have 8 in your party, you'll be pleased to hear that there are 45 vacation homes that are suitable. Prices begin at just $100 a night.
  • Arranging a trip away with 10 guests? We have 23 vacation homes that will meet your needs. Prices start from $71 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring along your mom, your cousins and all your mates to Toronto.

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