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.

Compact, designy, and set in an up-and-coming area right next to the gritty Kings Cross (read: red-light) district, Medusa attracts a young, arty crowd that’s too cool for chain hotels.

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 resort has 25 beachside villas and 30 tents powered with solar panels and furnished with bamboo floors and private verandas. Not far from your bed, the empty beach extends for almost eight miles, and from October to January native sea turtles nest in nearby dunes.

A high-rise casino complex that’s secluded enough to attract non-gamers. 

Room to Book: A night in the Crystal Club suite means you'll have access to the private 29th-floor Crystal Club Lounge (the place to go for panoramic city views).

Travelers planning an extended stay should consider renting a family-owned villa. Many of the ones from Sorrento Portsea have striking interiors, pools, tennis courts, and water views.

Set on a former shipping wharf in the eastern part of Sydney Harbour, this hip, industrial-chic hotel (the Taj Group’s first Australian property) manages to feel both removed from the bustle of downtown and in the middle of the action.

Formerly Voyages Dunk Island.

The retreat's nine wooden tree houses are scattered at the edge of Wooroonooran National Park.

The hotel is set in the former governor’s mansion overlooking Thomson Bay.