Discover a selection of more than 10,000 vacation rentals in Australia that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $101 per night, and houses and condos are popular options for a stay in Australia. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Explore Australia from vacation home rentals

A benevolent climate, thriving art scene, and some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders have contributed to Australia's current status as Oceania's leading vacation hot spot, lending the country an enviable diversity that few competitors can rival. Water-sports enthusiasts flock to the sun-kissed beaches of the Gold Coast, nature lovers seek out the unspoiled splendor of Norfolk Island, and cultured jetsetters head for the art galleries and museums of Perth, Sydney, and the nation's capital, Canberra. To discover all the highlights of Australia, vacation rentals are just the ticket, offering the flexibility you need to soak everything in.

Things to do

Sightseeing near vacation rentals in Australia

From cutting-edge contemporary art to classic pieces by established masters, there's a whole lot of creativity to be found Down Under. The National Gallery of Art, found in the nation's capital, showcases native works, as well as Asian, European, and American pieces, and is also home to the exceptional Sculpture Garden. You can take a stroll through the grounds and admire creations by Fujiko Nakaya, Antony Gormley, and Rodin, backdropped by lush ferns and colorful acacias. If you're interested in the National Gallery of Australia, vacation rentals in Canberra should be top of your wish list.

Activities

Activities near vacation homes in Australia

Grampians National Park in Victoria, with its 4 distinct landscapes, has long been a favorite spot for hikers, rock climbers, and thrill-seekers. The rugged mountains and jagged outcroppings of the Grampians Peaks Trails promises panoramic views at the end of an invigorating excursion, while the sweeping vistas from Reeds Lookout are accessible for the less experienced hiker. For water babies looking to make a splash in Australia, vacation rentals near Victoria's Lake Bolac are perfect for sailing, boating, and fishing, while wine-tasting tours in the nearby vineyards are a surefire hit with oenophiles.

Weather

Local weather near your summer rental in Australia

Due to its size and position along a subtropical high-pressure belt, Australia boasts a number of shifting climatic zones. The northern states have a tropical climate, which promises long, sunny days during the dry season; these means that rentals in Darwin and its neighbors are particularly popular at this time. July highs on the Gold Coast reach the 80s, making it the ideal spot for sunbathers, while the cities of Adelaide, Perth, and Melbourne enjoy lofty averages in the 70s during the summer months. Much of the inland terrain is made up of arid desert, offering a startling contrast to the fertile coast.

Natural features

Indigenous Australia

The imposing sandstone formation of Uluru has long been one of the country's most emblematic sights, and vacation rentals in Australia's Northern Territories region allow you to set up shop a stone's throw away. Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park also displays a surprising biodiversity, with over 400 plant species found in the area. These once served as a source of food and medicine to the traditional landowners of this sacred space. Indigenous snake and reptile specimens are frequently spotted by trekkers and backpackers, while the 178 types of bird recorded here make it a bird-watcher's paradise.

Beaches

Best beaches near vacation homes in Australia

Australia has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Vacation homes are available near places like Bondi Beach, a sweeping white-sand beach with spectacular surf breaks, and Fraser Island, a huge sand island with freshwater lakes and ocean swimming. You could also visit Whitsunday Islands, a set of islands with pristine beaches for sunbathing, swimming, diving, and sailing.

Food and drink

Food and drink in Australia

Australian cuisine is a unique blend of indigenous culinary traditions and the immigration to the continent. Asian, African, European, and American cuisine influenced modern Australian fare, leading to unique dishes. Seafood, kangaroo, emu, crocodile, and tropical fruits are common in Australian recipes, which you can experience in a restaurant or eatery near your vacation rental.

How many vacation rentals are available around Australia?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 50,045 vacation rentals around Australia. From 26,976 house rentals to 14,034 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 seaside property in Australia?

Rising in the morning to sea views and the rhythmic rumble of waves lapping at the shoreline. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? There are 7,119 beachside vacation homes to choose from. Open to more ideas? Vrbo has plenty of other property options to search through, including:

  • 5,941 golf-front vacation rentals.
  • 5,663 beach vacation rentals.
  • 4,975 shore-front vacation rentals.

Can I rent a house in Australia?

Say goodbye to standard, cookie-cutter chain-hotel rooms. Our house vacation rentals offer a personal touch — and all the space you and your group could need! There are 31,916 options listed on Vrbo. Prices start from $18 a night. Or maybe you'd rather choose one of the area's other sought-after lodging options, like:

  • Apartment: 19,957 vacation homes. Prices start from $11 per night.
  • Cottage: 3,168 vacation homes. Prices start from $36 per night.
  • Townhome: 1,713 vacation homes. Prices start from $44 per night.

Can I stay in Australia in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable escape is unwinding with loved ones in an exciting new place. If you're hitting the road with a large group, Vrbo has options. At the moment, house vacation homes are preferred for large groups of travelers here, and we have 6,697 available on our database. If you're traveling in a big group, the vacation rentals that will serve you well include:

  • Searching for vacation homes that can house 6 vacationers? We have 13,205 that will suit. Prices begin from just $25 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your family, you'll be pleased to find out that there are 9,491 vacation homes that are suitable. You can book one for as little as $21 per night.
  • Organizing a trip away with a group of 5? We've got 4,772 vacation homes that fit the bill. Prices start from $22 a night.

So never fear! When you book with us you can bring along your aunt, your grandpa and all your pals to Australia.

Where are the cheapest rentals in Australia?

Cut down on your accommodation expenses by organizing your stay with Vrbo. You'll discover plenty of great rentals and save heaps of cash! Perth is heaven for bargain hunters. And with 967 Vrbo rentals at an average price of $115 a night, it's not difficult to see why. There are another 161 Vrbo rentals awaiting you in or around Bundaberg Region. The average price in this area is $120 a night.

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