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Nevada travel guide

TOP THINGS TO DO IN NEVADA

  • Hoover Dam
    Be sure to check out one of America's Seven Modern Civil Engineering Wonders on your trip to Nevada, and prepare to stand in awe looking at the huge structure for a good while.
  • Lake Tahoe
    Skiing, sledding and snowmobiling in the Winter, paddleboarding, kayaking and jet skiing in the Summer - whatever you want to do, Lake Tahoe has got you covered.
  • Las Vegas Strip
    Hit up one of the craziest strips in the world. It's got casinos, quirky chapels, themed hotels, and an insane amount of places to get your drink on.
  • Red Rock Canyon
    Take a hike (or two) around the Red Rock Canyon, and be sure to take your camera along for some Insta-worthy shots of the trails and the vivid-coloured rocks.
  • Great Basin National Park
    If it's national parks you're in to, then Great Basin has to be at the top of your list. And if you decide to camp overnight, you'll be rewarded with the most incredible star gazing session, as Great Basin has some of the darkest skies in the country!
  • Reno
    Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", this place packs a punch with a large amount of casinos and luxury hotels, a theme park, and stunning walking trails.  

Travelling to Nevada

Although they can be a tad lengthy (you're only flying to the other side of the World!) flights from Sydney or Brisbane give you a couple of stopovers so you can get a little rest on the way over there. The main airport is Mccarran International in Las Vegas, although there are many across Nevada, which could be handy if you're coming from another US State. Flying time from Oz is anything between 18 - 48 hours - think of all the new film releases you can watch in that time!

Best time to visit Nevada

Nevada, believe it or not, is a year round destination. The shoulder season (period between summer and winter) could be considered the best time to travel, with temperatures averaging 25°C , however if you're a winter sports nut, Nevada also has a ski season from the end of Nov through to the first week of May.
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Our favourite Nevada hotels

Lake Tahoe Hotels

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort 4*

Surrounded by towering pines and mountain greenery, the resort offers year-round recreation on the neighbouring ski slopes and golf courses, at the resort's private beach and in its action-packed casino.
2 nights from $305 per person twin share*
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe 3*

This property is adjacent to the Edgewood Golf Course and is just 2 blocks from Lake Tahoe and the Heavenly Mountain Resort. The hotel is located just minutes away from enjoying golf, skiing or the beach.

 

3 nights from $130 per person twin share​*
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Nevada Hotel

Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa 4*

Nestled at the base of the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the hotel is ideally located on the strip in the heart of South Reno's new restaurant, entertainment and shopping district. There are over 40 golf courses just minutes away and Reno's closest casino resort to area skiing.
2 nights from $124 per person twin share*
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The Linq Hotel

The Linq Hotel & Experience 4*

Stay in the centre of Las Vegas strip with direct access to the Linq promenade. With good vibes all around, the rooms are modern with multiple on-site dining options. Pool parties, zooming ziplines, yoga in the sky, happy hour above neon lights, you can grab yourself a jackpot and enjoy a suite sleep.
5 nights from $280 per person twin share*
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Tours and Activities in Nevada

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam Coach Tour

Experience one of the most impressive engineered wonders of the world!Upon arriving at Hoover Dam, enjoy the Government Guided V.I.P. Discovery Tour. You will be able to access the Visitor`s Center, Exhibit Areas, Movie Room, Observation Deck and the Generator Room.
Half day 
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Red Rock Canyon

Red Rock Canyon Tour

On the way to one of the Mojave Deserts most beautiful attractions, visit the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, the colorful sandstone Calico Hills, limestone Indian roasting pits and the petroglyphs at Willow Springs.
Full day 
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Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay Cruise

Take a 2-hour sightseeing cruise on the M.S. Dixie II around magnificent Lake Tahoe to savor the wonders of this picturesque area. Discover breathtaking views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Emerald Bay, charming Fannette Island and Vikingsholm Castle. Lunch and complete bar services are available for purchase once on-board the boat.
2 hours 
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Campervan USA

USA Campervans

Legendary cities, iconic desert wilderness (think the backdrop for Burning Man), rugged mountains and extraterrestrial highways with no set itinerary makes a campervan trip the perfect way to explore Nevada! Or give the famous Highway 50 a go - the Nevada part is dubbed 'The Loneliest Road in America', just miles and miles of mountains and desert.

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Terms & Conditions

*Accommodation only prices may vary depending on travel period. Prices are per person, based on double/twin occupancy or dorm share basis and include taxes and fees. Offers are subject to availability change and may be discontinued without notice. Additional restrictions, minimum stays and blackout dates may apply.