Australia

Hotels in Australia

The first thing that strikes you about Prairie Hotel is its isolation. Located in the remote former railway town of Parachilna, this outback lodge is a favorite of Aussies in the know.

The hotel restaurant serves accomplished country food, such as venison with a chocolate sauce or pepper-seared kingfish with sourdough panzanella.

Modern two-story compound with an ambitious restaurant.

The attending wombats, king parrots, echidnas, and wallabies provide a constant reminder that this romantic country escape is set in one of the world’s most varied natural habitats.

Refined comfort has arrived in the outback. El Questro Homestead is a soothing six-room refuge in million-acre El Questro Wilderness Park, set amid vast manicured lawns and leafy gardens.

Melbourne was recently named the world’s most livable city with one of the most livable lodgings being this popular, 25-story 388-room riverside hotel. An attractive alternative to the Central Business District hotels, the English-style Langham opened in 2005.

Formerly the The Sebel Reef House & Spa

Breezy 69-room resort with three pools and a great spa, between the rain forest and the reef in a beachside village just north of Cairns.

Set in Grampians National Park, famous for its picturesque mountains and Aboriginal relics. The property grows more than 150 fruits and vegetables in its kitchen gardens and the cellar is one of Australia's most comprehensive, including over a dozen regional Rieslings.

A Zen-inspired retreat with daily yoga classes near Byron Bay, co-owned by the actress-singer Olivia Newton-John.

Bold landscape murals from New South Wales artist John Olsen hang in the public spaces at the 229-suite property.