Australia Casino Vacations

Brilliant turquoise oceans, massive mountain ranges, leaping kangaroos and cuddly koalas are usually the first things that come to mind when one thinks about Australia. But the land down under has been gaining notoriety lately for being a great gambling hotspot, thanks in part to its luxurious casino hotels.

With casinos located in each of the continent's eight provinces, planning an Australia casino vacation is easier than ever. The only problem is determining which one of the beautiful Australia casino hotels you want to visit.

Planning an Australia Casino Vacation -- The Casinos

An Australia casino vacation might see you visiting the Sofitel Reef Casino in Cairns, which is regarded as the finest boutique casino in Australia. Thanks to its unique dome construction, each of the 128 rooms offers guests breathtaking views of the city. The high-class nature of the five-star hotel and casino means that there is a (not overly strict) dress code to be followed on the casino game floor. The hotel has a Rainforest Dome, where many of Australia's indigenous animals can roam freely within the environment. Guests can even get up close and personal with them. Plus, the hotel has a boutique of fine shops where guests can shop till they drop and a terminal where you can leave to take day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and other attractions. Book a cheap flight to Australia, and get ready to place your bets.

The city of Darwin is home to the SkyCity hotel casino. This five-star boutique hotel offers the guest a luxurious and relaxing visit with all the amenities one expects from an AHA Award-winning hotel. With 117 lushly appointed rooms available in four different styles, SkyCity has accommodations suitable for every guest. You can also choose from an eclectic ensemble of dining choices, from the fine dining of Evoo and Dragon Court to the buffet-style fare at the Sunset Restaurant. The casino at SkyCity is a cohesive mix of traditional favorites and newer, progressive games where payouts are large and frequent.

The Wrest Point Hotel Casino in Hobart, Tasmania is Australia's original casino hotel, opened in 1973. Located on the gorgeous Derwent River, the Wrest Point Hotel Casino has 269 luxuriously appointed rooms that offer spectacular views of the river or the magnificent Mount Wellington. The hotel offers five dining establishments, including the romantic, visually stunning Point Revolving Restaurant where you get a bird's eye view of the surroundings while enjoying fine Australian cuisine. The casino game floor is home to some of the latest video gambling games and countless traditional table games and slots.

Star City Hotel and Casino, located on the Darling Harbor in Sydney, Australia, is one of the largest hotel casinos in the country. With 351 hotel rooms and 131 privately owned apartments, this is casino living on a massive scale! The complex is so large, that there are two gaming floors, seven restaurants and eight bars. There are also two theaters on the premises, the Lyric theatre and the Star Theatre. An ultimate entertainment center, the Star City always has something going on and for a moment, you may even forget that you're on an Australia casino vacation!

How to Get a Great Deal on an Australia Casino Vacation

Most Australia casinos offer package deals which include accommodations, restaurant vouchers and sometimes even tickets to a show or one of the nearby attractions. Before booking your Australia casino vacation, use the Internet to ensure that you're getting the best travel deal possible.

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