As the world's sixth largest country, Australia has plenty to see and do for everyone from visiting the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge to watching the sunset over Ayers Rock.
The island is surrounded by three oceans and most of the population live along the coastline resorts and main cities. When it comes to travelling here and finding hotels in Australia there is plenty of choice.
Divided into six states, the central area of Australia is made up of desert land, grassland and tropical rainforests with the city of Perth to the west, Darwin to the north, the Great Barrier Reef and Brisbane to the east, Sydney and the capital, Canberra to the south east and Melbourne and Adelaide to the south. Australia has a unique blend of cultures including the native aboriginal culture.
If you are planning a holiday to Australia there are a range of hotels across the country whether you want to spend time in the city, head to the coastal resorts or explore the outback and central areas.
Expect to pay more for certain locations, such as a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Australia hotels range in price and size from well-known hotel brands to smaller guest houses and boutique hotels. Budget is also well catered for from luxury five star resorts to cheaper backpacker hostels.
When it comes to exploring the country, public transport links are good for reaching destinations just outside of the city, but to truly discover everything on offer, car hire is essential.
For those wishing to see the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, they should ideally stay in the city. Sydney is also a spectacular sight on New Year's Eve with a fantastic fireworks display across the harbour. If you plan to visit over the New Year be sure to book a hotel in advance, as the city is very busy with visitors hoping to watch the display.
If you wish to visit Ayers Rock you will need to book your hotel in Alice Springs and take one of the many guided tours, some of which include camping, or hire a car and drive there independently. To discover the Great Barrier Reef you need to head to Queensland and stay in one of the coastal towns such as Port Douglas. Here you can take in a range of water sports including diving amongst the coral and sea life.
For relaxation in the city, head to Perth on the west coast. There is plenty to see and do in the city although it is worth hiring a car and exploring the surroundings. Find wilderness in the nearby Kimberley outback or discover history in the extraordinary gold rush towns. The city often hosts international cricket events including the Ashes. If you are heading here to watch cricket book your hotel well in advance, as these events are very popular.
There are so many places and activities in Australia that your only problem will be fitting it all into one stay. To get the most from your holiday, compare the price of hotels in Australia using Travelsupermarket's tool and save money by booking in advance online.