Hotels in Australia

Situated directly on Bondi Beach, Ravesi’s Hotel is also just a 15-minute drive from downtown Sydney. Each of the 12 guest rooms is individually designed, but all are understated with clean lines, white linens, contemporary artwork, and oversize picture windows (some with panoramic beach views).

Moondance Lodge is an outpost of civilized style in the southwestern Margaret River wine region, a gum tree–flecked area where vintners bottle superior Shiraz.

This 1901 house once anchored a single 23,000-acre farm; by the 1970’s the pastureland had been subdivided and the house abandoned. But in 2002 the Victorian spread was rescued and converted into an inn.

Hip hotels are slowly trumping the staid in the ski community of Falls Creek, about four and a half hours by car from Melbourne. Consider Huski, a Cubist riot of timber and glass, to be the edgiest entry.

Set on an achingly beautiful stretch of east-coast beach, this boutique hotel occupies what was once a private mansion aptly named Grandview.

Suites at this Provençal-style inn have huge wraparound decks.

Modeled after luxury safari camps in Africa, Longitude 131° aims to bring guests face-to-face with nature. The rooms are individual tents on stilts, with glass doors that look toward Uluru—the massive block of stone formerly known as Ayers Rock—and slide open to the desert.

The Birdsville sits at the edge of Australia’s Simpson Desert, home to fat-tailed marsupial mice, sand dunes, and little else.

The property features 18 neutral suites and private patios over the water.

Contemporary in design and green in attitude, this lodge sits on a sparsely populated island 30 minutes by plane from Adelaide. The 21 spacious suites have limestone floors, pieces by local artisans, and outdoor terraces.