Whether you’re a local, you’ve come for an extended stay or you’re just popping by for a quick visit, travelling down under is on just about everyone’s bucket list. But where are the best places to stay while travelling Australia? These are the top 6 coolest accommodations for your Aussie adventures.
Desert Cave Hotel, South Australia
The Desert Cave Hotel in Coober Pedy, South Australia gives travellers the chance to experience how Neanderthal’s lived, only with electricity and toilets too. The accommodation is underground in dug-out style dwellings. This is literally a cool place to stay in Australia, as Coober Pedy has a hot climate, the dug-out accommodation is quiet, cool, dark and airy. The Desert Cave Hotel also boasts underground shops, a bar and opal display areas. They also offer a range of specialised tours of the surrounding rugged and beautiful outback.
Wollemi Wilderness Retreat – Tree House, New South Wales
Instead of camping underground, why not sleep sky high at the Wollemi Wilderness Retreat Tree House? The tree house is a one bedroom hotel that has stunning views over the Blue Mountains forest and Bowen’s Creek Gorge. The tree house has a kitchenette and lounge area, plus an ensuite bathroom with a spa bath for those romantic evenings among the tree tops, overlooking the 600 acres of pristine Blue Mountain bushland.
The Ultimo, New South Wales
If you want to stay somewhere unique within Sydney, then the Ultimo hotel is your best bet. At the Ultimo everything is matched to your star sign. The Ultimo is the world’s first astrology-themed hotel. It’s situated in the heart of Chinatown in the New South Wales capital and features 95 guest rooms with numerous experiences designed to bring guests closer to their astrological sign. You can also get packages for bespoke star charts and personal astrology readings.
Aquila Barn, Tasmania
If you’re in need of some serious TLC then there’s no place better to stay than at the Aquila Barn in Wynyard, in the north of Tasmania. Aquila Barn is an old hay barn converted into a modern eco-friendly retreat. The award-winning accommodation features big picture windows that perfectly capture the surrounding farmlands, down to the sea. The barn is totally secluded on a hilltop so it’s the perfect place to unwind and get back to nature.
Montague Island Keeper’s Quarters, New South Wales
Montague Island is a wilderness sanctuary on the south coast of New South Wales, near Narooma. You can stay in the Keeper’s Quarters, the cottage that belonged to the lighthouse keeper and was designed in 1873 and completed in 1881. The cottage has since been restored in the style of the era. If staying in the winter you’ll be able to watch the penguins land at the viewing area on Montague Island, or see the fur seals, dolphins and humpback whales in the warmer months.
Campbell Point House, Victoria
If you’re looking for luxury, then you simply can’t go past Campbell Point House in Leopold, Geelong and Bellarine in Victoria. Situated on a private estate on the banks of Lake Connewarra, it’s the pinnacle of luxury with 6 grand bedrooms in sophisticated French style, the accommodation can host up to 12 adults. The house is only a short drive away from Melbourne and is found at the start of Victoria’s iconic Surf Coast. It’s the ideal accommodation for a luxury getaway with friends and family. It also boasts a billiards room, bar, full size mod-grass tennis court and limestone pool house with pool and sauna.