Australian Traveller’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Awards for 2011; results for Best B&B in Australia. THE WINNER:
GLASS ON GLASSHOUSE
AT featured this place in our story on Australia’s best B&Bs in our June/July issue (“Home Comforts”, issue #39). Managing editor Quentin Long called Glass on Glasshouse “the future of B&Bs” in a television interview on Mornings with Kerri-Anne because there’s not a lace doily or crocheted tea cosy in sight. We love it for its modernist architecture, contemporary Japanese influences and fantastic views of the Glass House Mountains, all set in the Sunshine Coast hinterland an hour’s drive north of Brisbane. You love these stylish-yet-homely pavilions for their “understated luxury, breathtaking position and relaxing environment”. Apparently GOG also has an excellent café. So even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth dropping in to soak up the atmosphere.
THE DETAILS 182 Glass House-Woodford Rd, Glass House Mountains, Qld. (07) 5496 9608; glassonglasshouse.com.au
2 KIM’S BEACH HIDEAWAY, TOOWOON BAY
Decadent, top-end, beachfront luxury an hour’s drive north from Sydney on the Central Coast. kims.com.au
3 PROVENANCE RESTAURANT & ACCOMMODATION
Tucked into a leafy pocket of Beechworth, Victoria, this one’s for the foodies. theprovenance.com.au
4 THEBEACH, MOGGS CREEK
Beach views on the Great Ocean Road near Lorne. (03) 5289 6942
5 RED EARTH LODGE
Timber peak-roofed cabin at the edge of Mt Buffalo National Park, Vic.