Australia

Hotels in Australia

Hotels in Australia vary from luxury accommodations in the bigger cities to secluded bungalows tucked away in the rainforest. For a cozy home away from home, stay at Debbie’s Place. The potted plants and rooms with private entrances and deck areas make Debbie’s a refreshing respite near the scenic turquoise waters of Rainbow Beach in Queensland. Rocky Hills Retreat is one of the best hotels in Australia, located north of Hobart, Tasmania. It offers gorgeous panoramic views of Oyster Bay while being nestled in the hills amongst the treetops. There’s an art room, a bathtub on the deck, and a stocked fridge so you’ll want for nothing.

For some campy fun, try the Pink Flamingo Resort in Queensland. Flamboyant shades of fuchsia, purple, and orange-painted rooms are certainly unique to the hotel. Ten private villas provide a secluded experience, which is pet-friendly and adults only. If you seek to mingle with wildlife during your stay at hotels in Australia, stay at Samurai Beach Bungalows. Four wooden-floored bungalows are neatly arranged around a swimming pool in 3 acres of rainforest (full of koalas) just north of Newcastle in New South Wales.

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.

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.

Bordering the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island has long been a popular vacation spot. And now Qualia, a 60-bungalow retreat on the secluded northern shore, is helping redefine Aussie luxury.

Located on Hyams Beach, home to the whitest sand in the world according to the Guinness Book of Records, this colorful collection of seven former fishing cottages now hosts guests in 1920’s style with pastel walls, brass beds, electric fireplace, and double French doors leading to a verandah that

Modern two-story compound with an ambitious restaurant.

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