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Why visit Australia
Australia is a unique holiday destination. As the world's sixth-largest country with over 36,735 kilometres of coastline and more than 7,000 beaches, there's a lot of ground to cover and plenty to see and do. Explore deserts, beaches and forests and visit iconic capital cities. From adventurous treks to decadent dining, Australia has something for everyone. A safe destination fit for families, adventurers, couples and friends, Australia is brimming with excitement.
When to visit Australia
Australia's climate varies depending on where you are located. The northern part of Australia is closer to the equator and generally much warmer than its Southern Side. Parts of Northern Australia see wet and dry seasons instead of the standard four seasons. In those parts, it is best to visit over the dry season (May to October) for fewer storms and slightly cooler temperatures. However, this is also the peak time to travel. Cities on the Southern side and along the coast see an oceanic climate, reaching pleasant temperatures year-round and not seeing extremes on either end of the temperature spectrum. Being the most southern point, Tasmania sees the coolest temperatures over winter (December to February). Generally, Australia can be visited year-round, with summer (December- February) seeing more crowds.
Getting around Australia
You can get around within the major cities and from one major city to another via buses and trains. There are also options to fly to major cities. Australia is a big country so getting around via car or bus can take time. That being said, there's plenty to see and do on the road. Road trips around Australia are popular.
Things to do in Australia
Visiting Australia can feel like visiting a couple of countries all in one. Visit tropical North QLD for a spot of snorkelling and a feel for island life. Make sure to stop by the Great Barrier Reef for an unforgettable experience. Go shopping in Melbourne and try on the latest fashions, then enjoy a waterside coffee along the banks of the Yarra River. Surf iconic beaches in Sydney, feed crocodiles in Darwin or sip on sumptuous wines in South Australia's Barossa wine region. Go hiking atop mountains in Tasmania and take in breathtaking views, or swim with whale sharks in Western Australia. Whether you're after adventure, romance, fun or peace, Australia has something for you. All you have to do is choose or don't and try it all.
Where to stay in Australia
With a veritable assortment of accommodation options in Australia, you can see the best of Australia your way when you stay with Accor. Our ibis and ibis Styles hotels are an excellent option for convenient, comfortable accommodation on a budget. See ibis Sydney Barangaroo, ibis Budget Melbourne CBD or ibis Perth. Accor offers a range of five-star hotel brands for proper rest and relaxation if you're after a touch of luxury. For a guaranteed deluxe feel, stay at Sofitel Sydney Darling Harbour, Peppers Beach Club Port Douglas or The Playford Adelaide. Serviced apartments are a popular choice for families, and Mantra and Novotel are good family-friendly accommodation options. When you choose to stay with Accor, you choose to travel your way. A touch of comfort and familiarity in foreign lands.