Australia

Hotels in Australia

The best choice in downtown Adelaide.

About 75 minutes by air from Sydney, Byron Bay has long been known for its pristine sands and stunning headlands. Set within a 45-acre rain forest, Byron at Byron Resort & Spa was designed by local architect Ed Haysom to blend into the natural canopy.

You’d think that its idyllic location between the entryway to the Great Barrier Reef, the vast Australian outback, and the Daintree Rainforest would be this waterfront hotel’s trump card. But the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas has even more to offer.

On an island full of pastoral inns, the Islington stands out like a bold Rothko painting in a gallery of Norman Rockwells.

Why It’s Unique: Hinchinbrook, a 96-acre national park with lush rainforests, rugged mountains, and coarse sandy beaches, has just one option for accommodations: the Wilderness Lodge, a secluded hideaway with 15 roomy timber treehouses, each with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, s

Recently updated hotel in a gateway town to the East Kimberley outback.

Tasmania’s commitment to farm-to-table principles has earned it a spot on the world’s culinary map. On the eastern coast, at the 2010-opened Saffire, Aussie chef Hugh Whitehouse is pushing the envelope with food-immersion programs that take you directly to the source.

The east coast of Tasmania has been a well-kept Aussie secret for some time—and for good reason. Thanks to sheltering hills and warm offshore currents, it’s the antipodean alternative to the Mediterranean, with one of the country’s best year-round climates.