Everyone needs a holiday, all the time. And while offshore destinations are undeniably appealing, there are plenty of irresistible options that don’t require your passport. Australian luxury travel experts Beautiful Accommodation have picked 10 of the most jaw-dropping getaways for your next holiday.
Barefoot at Broken Head, Byron Bay
Balinese architecture is given a contemporary makeover at this stylish hideaway on the NSW north coast. Although it’s just minutes from the buzz of Byron Bay, you won’t want to leave the bliss of Barefoot, with its soothing tropical gardens and serene reflection pool.
Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat, North Coast
Nature lovers will swoon over the lush surroundings of this secluded sanctuary. Set in a rainforest reserve in the Tweed Coast Hinterland, this clutch of chic bungalows features sumptuous king beds, and a choice of spa baths and come-hither plunge pools.
Skytower Sea Views, Darwin
Striking a balance between the excitement of city life and the tranquility of the beach, Skytower is blessed with Darwin’s best skyline vistas. Fresh white interiors with a splash of blue perfectly complement the dazzling azure waters below.
East Bedarra Island Retreat, Great Barrier Reef
Perched on the pristine shores of Bedarra Island, this ultra-luxe escape will make you feel like a movie star. With a private beach, 3D cinema and a deck suspended over the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll never want to leave this island paradise.
Peppers Ruffles Lodge and Spa, Gold Coast hinterland
For all-out indulgence, hightail it to Peppers Ruffles Lodge in the Gold Coast hinterland. Dine on gourmet cuisine in the award-winning Vue 57 Restaurant, and then treat yourself to a pampering session in the rejuvenating day spa.
Tammar Ridge, Kangaroo Island
Whether glimpsed from the expansive deck, the pool or the glass-walled shower, the panoramic views from Tammar Ridge will take your breath away. Soak up the serenity of Kangaroo Island from this private lodge, enhanced by the comforts of a full kitchen, open-plan living and wood fire.
The Rocks Albany, Albany
Grandeur and elegance rule at this heritage property in the historic town of Albany. Restored rooms recapture the beauty of the Victorian era, with antique furnishings including a grand piano. Lose track of time in the cosseting surrounds of the library, music room and billiard room.
Arthouse Bay of Fires, Bay of Fires
Cutting-edge architecture and natural beauty combine at this boutique beach house, adorned with bespoke artwork. Kick back on the postcard-perfect stretch of beach, and visit the fully stocked art studio if inspiration strikes.
Lenna Penthouses, Hobart
Flaunting panoramic views from the harbour to Mount Wellington, these haute Hobart villas are sure to impress. Soak up the comfort of your penthouse with a glass of Tasmanian sparkling in hand, and treat yourself to room service from the tempting mod-Oz menu.
Meringa Springs, The Grampians
This African-style luxury lodge in the Grampians has a distinct Australian feel, with kangaroos and wildlife sharing the vast grounds. Rugged hills dotting the horizon make a simple sunset breath-snatching, and the spa, infinity pool and restaurant up the pampering factor.
If you’re ready to start ticking off your bucket list, visit Beautiful Accommodation to discover the best luxury and boutique accommodation around Australia.