Special wedding anniversary? 40th birthday? Birth of first grandchild? What better excuse to book a big coastal retreat for a group of your nearest and dearest? If you’re in an island kind of mood, Bedarra Island Villa is your ticket. The whitewashed, rustic-chic villa consists of a main house and a studio, each sleeping four. Day-trippers aren’t allowed on Bedarra, and you’re bang on a private beach, so privacy is guaranteed. An outdoor shower and bath add to the luxurious Robinson Crusoe vibe.
On NSW’s South Coast, the four-bedroom Myer House overlooks the estuary at Bithry Inlet in Mimosa Rocks National Park. The unique, wooden house, which sleeps 12, has a big dining room for group feasts and a tennis court for friendly competition.
Myer House: The house is managed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Services. 02 4476 0800;