Where to stay in Eastern Australia

Melbourne Central Business District
Melbourne CBD which includes night scenes, a high-rise building and city views

Melbourne Central Business District

Known for Urban, Shopping, Architecture

4.5/5(16,289 reviews)

Explore the magnificent Southbank riverfront, experience the city’s cultural charms in the arts precinct and see a glimpse of colonial history in central Melbourne.

Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour featuring night scenes, city views and a bay or harbour

Darling Harbour

Known for Ports, Shopping, Dining

4.5/5(2,399 reviews)

The best place to get acquainted with Sidney's nautical passions – sailing, pleasure-boating, whale watching – or the Maritime Museum if you prefer dry land.

Mount Tamborine
Mount Tamborine featuring interior views and drinks or beverages

Mount Tamborine

Known for Relaxing, Bird Watching, Mountains

4.5/5(47 reviews)

Follow the winding road from the coast to the hinterland and experience complete tranquillity on this peaceful rainforest-clad mountain plateau. 

Top hotels in Eastern Australia

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
5 out of 5
176 Cumberland Street, The Rocks, NSW
NZ$249
per night
15 Dec. - 16 Dec.

Located in Sydney Central Business District, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Museum of Contemporary Art and Circular Quay. The Rocks Markets and ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (3,684 reviews)

"Superb service. Location a bit quiet, all restaurants closed after 11pm"…"

Reviewed on 15 Nov. 2019

Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
3.5 out of 5
215 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, VIC
NZ$114
per night
19 Dec. - 20 Dec.

Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is steps away from Collins Street and Regent Theatre. Bourke Street Mall and Flinders Lane are also ...

4.3/5Excellent! (5,608 reviews)

"We have stayed here many times, always great. The only problem this time around was the poor customer service of the car park attendant, usually we have had no problems but this guy just had no manners whatsoever. Not a great first contact for the hotel. Everyone else, lovely and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 12 Nov. 2019

The Victoria Hotel Melbourne
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel
4 out of 5
8 Arrival Court, Sydney International Airport, Mascot, NSW
NZ$224
per night
8 Dec. - 9 Dec.

Situated in Mascot, this luxury hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Allianz Stadium, Circular Quay and Sydney Opera House. Sydney Harbour Bridge and Bondi Beach ...

4.4/5Excellent! (6,829 reviews)

"Upgrade due to Expedia VIP status and early check in"…"

Reviewed on 16 Nov. 2019

Rydges Sydney Airport Hotel

Popular activities in Eastern Australia

Sydney Opera House
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Sydney Opera House

4.5/5(2,969 reviews)

The bold lines of the Sydney Opera House speak more about Sydney than any other part of this cosmopolitan city of four million.

Sea World
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Sea World

4.5/5(1,086 reviews)

A stay at this resort combines all the comforts of home with a chance to glimpse the strange and fascinating undersea world of the Pacific Ocean.

Bondi Beach
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Bondi Beach

4.5/5(1,320 reviews)

Locals and travelers from all over the world come to worship the sun, sand and clear blue waters of Australia’s most famous beach.

Warner Bros. Movie World
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Warner Bros. Movie World

4.5/5(1,110 reviews)

Everyone loves to watch movies, and the Gold Coast’s famous movie-themed park is a great opportunity to get up close to the action as well!

Dreamworld
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Dreamworld

4/5(518 reviews)

From thrill rides to sheep-shearing, fierce tigers to cuddly koalas, this giant amusement park has something for all the family.

Sydney Harbour Bridge
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Sydney Harbour Bridge

4.5/5(3,034 reviews)

A colossus of engineering, the Harbour Bridge brings the pieces of Sydney together, and offers you a different perspective on the city's wide-angle drama.

Top activities in Eastern Australia

Sydney Opera House Guided Tour
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Sydney Opera House Guided Tour

NZ$45

Discover the history and magic of the world-renowned Sydney Opera House with this Guided Tour that takes you beneath the world-famous sails. Go behind the scenes and hear the controversial story of the building's construction, as emotional and dramatic as any opera plot.

Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner
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Sydney Tower Buffet Lunch or Dinner

NZ$65

Treat yourself to a feast for the eyes, mouth, and stomach with admission to the unforgettable buffet at the iconic Sydney Tower. Dine on a selection of more than 60 dishes ranging in style from Australian to Italian to Thai while basking in 360-degree views of the city as the restaurant revolves.

3 Day Pass: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild
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3 Day Pass: Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World & Wet'n'Wild

NZ$139

Experience all the fun, thrills and adventures at the Gold Coast's biggest and best Theme Parks. With 95 rides, shows and attractions across three theme parks, there’s something for everyone at Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild Gold Coast.

Sydney City Highlights Day Tour
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Sydney City Highlights Day Tour

NZ$107

Explore all of Sydney's famous sights in 1 day! From the iconic Opera House and Harbour Bridge to the famous Bondi Beach and bustling Kings Cross. Your guide will show you the highlights around every corner! You'll be picked up from your hotel and head north towards Manly, crossing over the incredible Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner & Live Show
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Australian Outback Spectacular Dinner & Live Show

NZ$108

Embark on a journey to the heartland of Australia through an all new show featuring a transformative arena, mesmerising animals and immersive technology. Delve into the real-life struggles Aussie farmers face and rejoice with them as the community's courage, bravery and generosity help them overcome a stunning, yet unforgiving life on the land.

BridgeClimb Summit at Sydney Harbour Bridge
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BridgeClimb Summit at Sydney Harbour Bridge

NZ$289

Climb to the arched peak of the Sydney Harbour Bridge for unforgettable panoramic views of the city skyline and harbor. With a professional climber to lead the way, scale catwalks and ladders to reach the 440-foot (134-m) top and soak up bird's-eye views of the Sydney Opera House and beyond.