Six outstanding one-of-a-kind properties to discover on Booking.com, our sponsor for Australian Traveller’s People’s Choice Awards 2015.
1. Enjoy never-ending views on Kangaroo Island
Life-Time Private Retreat is a collection of luxurious beach houses with spectacular views over Snellings Beach. Set among a variety of hiking trails, guests have all the things they need for an easy beach getaway including a fully-equipped kitchen, patio with barbecue and free wi-fi.
For Kangaroo Island views, stay at Life-Time Private Retreat
2. Relax with the locals on Phillip Island
Holmwood Guesthouse is a cosy little B&B just five minutes from Phillip Island’s town centre. It has three guesthouse rooms and two self-contained spa cottages, with kitchens, spa baths and gas log fireplaces. Breakfast is served in the dining room near the open fire or on the sunny verandah with the idyllic gardens surrounding you.
For a cosy Phillip Island B&B, stay at Holmwood Guesthouse
3. Sleep in a yurt on the Murray River
Fitted with a hot tub, bathroom, parquet floor, electric fireplace, and canvas walls lined with Australian wool to keep you cosy, these circular tents at Talo Retreat are a far-cry from the simple yurts traditionally used by Mongolian nomads. Located on the edge of the Murray River, surrounded by red gums, this accommodation experience allows you to sleep among nature while only being eight minutes from the town centre of Echuca.
For a yurt on the Murray River, stay at Talo Retreat
4. Listen to the waves from your beach hut
Stay in one of these iconic, candy-striped beach huts, located in the township of Middleton between Goolwa and Port Elliot. Inside, they’re fancy huts indeed, with a kitchenette, spa bath and private deck, on which to enjoy your complimentary bottle of bubbly with front-row seats to the crashing waves.
To stay in a candy-striped beach huts, stay at Middleton Beach Huts
5. Stay among the treetops of an ancient rainforest
Not the kind you might remember from your childhood, these eco-friendly treehouses come with kitchens, fireplaces, hammocks and hot tubs. Set among 40 hectares of rainforest, it’s the perfect spot to immerse yourself in nature, with cassowaries, tree kangaroos, and rare green possums calling this place home.
Want your very own treehouse, stay at The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses
6. Live like a Sydneysider in the Big Smoke
In the heart of Newtown and only a short train trip into the CBD, The Urban Newtown has contemporary industrial-style studios with all the mod-cons, rain showers, coffee machines, free wi-fi, and a discount to the nearby Fitness First… but the best part? A free mini bar with locally brewed craft beer and fine Australian wines.
Want to hang out where the bo-ho Sydneysiders do, stay at The Urban Newtown