Accommodation, Overnight Stops and Local Payments

Because we don’t know where, when, the type of accommodation and how long you want to stay during your trip, accommodation is not included in our packages. BUT, some of the tours in your package DO include accommodation; make sure you check this carefully when you’re choosing your package.

You’ll be spoilt for choice with accommodation in Australia. There are boutique hotels and backpacker hostels, self-serviced apartments, rustic country pubs and camping. You can expect friendly service and the best standards in whichever budget range you choose. See below for a bit more about the different types of accommodation, what you could expect and how much they might cost.

Accommodation Types

Hostels and backpackers
Whether you’re a backpacker, flashpacker or just on a budget, Australia has hostel accommodation from the outback to our city centres. As well as saving you money, hostels are a great way to meet other travellers. You can easily add on a 10 night dorm accommodation voucher with Base Backpackers here. These pre-paid vouchers give you discounted rates for short stays at the hostels own properties as well as their affiliate properties.

Camping and caravan sites
You can pitch your tent in a national park or head to one of the many well-equipped camping and caravan parks on offer. Parks can offer electricity, hot showers, laundry facilities and barbecue areas. Rules and regulations do apply in national parks and camping grounds, so check out the relevant council when planning your trip.

Farm stays
Farm stay accommodation can vary from sleeping in basic beds under a tin roof to more luxurious accommodation on a rambling homestead. During you stay would could expect to experience the wide open spaces, horse riding, fishing, swimming, bush walking learning to sheer a sheep and more. Farm stays let you leave the hustle of city life behind for country hospitality and back-to-basic living on the land.

Bed and breakfasts
Stay in a bed-and-breakfast for a welcoming family feel and hearty home-cooked meals. You’ll find these small, family-run establishments everywhere, from historic houses to miners' cottages, country homesteads to inner-city town houses. They offer comfortable rooms at a reasonable price and the owners are often a good source of information.

Motels offer comfortable accommodation at reasonable prices. Rooms typically include a private bath or shower, television, tea and coffee-making facilities and a small fridge. Most have in-room breakfast menus, while the larger ones have restaurants.

Serviced apartments and holiday units
Enjoy space, privacy and the convenience of kitchen and laundry facilities in a self-contained apartment or holiday unit. These are an ideal, cost-effective option if you are travelling with a group or want to spend more than a couple of days in one place. Spread out in the living areas and enjoy cooking your own meals. You’ll find serviced and non-serviced options depending on where you stay.

Resorts & Hotels
For a little more luxury resorts offer spacious, high-quality accommodation and a huge range of guest services, tours and activities with everything in reach.
You’ll find most major international hotel brands in Australia’s big holiday destinations and major cities. Ratings range from two to five stars and prices vary accordingly.

Check out some of the online accommodation booking sites available for a range of accommodation options: