Australia Travel Guide
A vacation rental home in Australia is a perfect accommodation option for the Australian laid-back cultural experience. From urban metropolises to relaxing on white sandy beaches or exploring the great unknown of the Outback, this country has plenty to offer. While the sixth largest land mass in the world, Australia boasts a population of just over 21 million people, meaning this great country has the lowest population density in the world. There are six States (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia and Tasmania) and two major Territories (Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory) in Australia, each with amazing sites and attractions to see.
There are more than 10,000 beaches in the country, making this an ideal location for beachfront condo rentals. More than 85% of the Australian population live within 50km of a beach, which further enforces the laid-back, relaxed culture here. For sunbathers, swimming enthusiasts, sightseers and surfers alike, the variety of white sand, picture perfect beaches mixed with varying ranges of big and small surf ensures that everyone has something to do. By finding accommodations in vacation rentals, it ensures that you are living the life as the locals do too!
Beyond beaches, there are endless other experiences to embark on here. At a minimum exploring some of the major city center capitals of Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane or Hobart are necessary adventures. A few other key highlights include: the Great Barrier Reef (Queensland) – a world heritage listed site including a 2,000km stretch of coral reefs that allows for incredible diving and sailing adventures; the Sydney Opera House (New South Wales) – an iconic site for photo opportunities of stunning architecture; Uluru/Ayers Rock (Northern Territory) – a 3.6km long/350meter high stunning red rock in the vast Australian Outback; the Great Ocean Road (Victoria) – a windy and spectacular drive along amazing coastline primed for surfing, beaches and sightseeing; Freycinet National Park (Tasmania) – rugged coastline perfect for hiking, sightseeing and exploring.
While known to be a ‘hot’ destination of choice, the climate in Australia varies from coast to coast. Forty percent of the land is desert, equating to hot arid temperatures. The North is known for more tropical climates; while more populated areas (the East and South coasts) have more temperate climates. For example, Sydney experiences average temperature highs of about 25 degrees Celsius in the summer and lows of 8-9 degrees Celsius in the winter. Of course, temperatures soaring to the high 30’s are not uncommon either, nor are draughts in the state of Victoria or flooding in Queensland. Snow is minimal in the country, but does allow for a few snow sports in some areas too.
Vacation rentals provide the perfect opportunity for finding accommodation in the city and near the beaches. A condo rental or vacation rental offers an affordable option, from luxury beachfront accommodations to city lodging or a remote romantic holiday home.