The "Land Down Under" is so much more than the internationally-renowned tourist hot spots. Each of the eight states and territories have something special to offer visitors, be it beaches, city skylines, vineyards or outback.

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Here are some our favourite homes in each of the eight states and territories of Australia to inspire your next weekend trip or holiday. Start planning your trip with HomeExchange!

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Home Exchange in New South Wales

If holidaying in Australia's largest city takes your fancy, don't skip past this vibrant home in the ritzy harbourside suburb of Sydney, Double Bay. Situated just 4km east of the central business district, find yourself wandering through boutiques and indulging in local restaurants before heading back admire the view from the backyard of this gorgeous home.

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Home Exchange in Victoria

Soak up some of the best of the Melbourne suburban living atmosphere in this area just 10 minutes outside of the city centre and is close to restaurants, shopping strips, cinemas, walking trails and parks. With a heated pool and spa alongside an outdoor BBQ kitchen and fitted bar, the whole family can relax in this light and luxurious home in Hawthorn East.

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Home Exchange in Queensland

If you are looking for the perfect rural retreat without being too far from civilization - look no further than the tranquility of this home in the Currumbin Valley. You will forget you are only 10 minutes away from the vibrance of the Gold Coast when you are star gazing over the seemingly endless land of this home. Make fresh juices with fruits from the orchard and collect eggs from the chicken coop for breakfast - total relaxation!

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Home Exchange in South Australia

Indulge in a secluded getaway nestled in the wilderness of Kangaroo Island. Located in the easternmost point of the island, extend the decadence with close by local wineries and eateries. Whilst admiring the 180 degree views of the coast you may catch a glimpse of a kangaroo or eagle passing by. You can reach the island by air or sea.

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Home Exchange in Western Australia

If you are thinking of visiting Perth, don't look past this tranquil family oriented beach side home which will welcome you with sweeping ocean views from the large al fresco style balcony. Close to the boat harbour you can take advantage of easily accessible day trips to the iconic Rottnest Island during your stay.

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Home Exchange in Tasmania

If an outdoorsy adventure is what you are seeking, this home in Hobart allows you to do just that. Located along "the golden mile" in a prestigious suburb, the waterfront provides the perfect place for a multitude of outdoor activities - swimming, running, walks, sailing and admiring. The home is also a 5 minute drive away from the base of Mount Wellington for those who prefer hikes.

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Home Exchange in The Northern Territory

Stay close to the action but feel like you are in a secluded tropical Balinese inspired hideaway with this home just outside of Darwin. The oasis provides a tranquil retreat to relax and enjoy your holiday while still being within reach of all the attractions Darwin has to offer. If you have access to a car - the 45 minute road trip to Litchfield National Park, is not to be missed!

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Home Exchange in the Australian Capital Territory

Our last home is located in the smallest, but perhaps the most significant city- Canberra. The Nations capital city and home of it's parliament house and primary political activities. This designer Scandinavian inspired home is nestled among many national attractions that will interest the whole family such as the Royal Australian Mint, Parliament House, The National Zoo & Aquarium, Questacon Science Centre and the Australian War Memorial.

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