From the cacophonous sounds of the kookaburras’ laugh to experimenting with vegemite on toast, there’s no denying that Australia has an endless abundance of experiences on offer to all who visit. With so many options for exploration available, finding the perfect place to rest your head can become quite an overwhelming task! However, don’t let this deter you! True to form, when visiting Australia, the journey doesn’t end when it comes time to hit the pillow. Want to know where to stay in Australia to really enrich your Down Under travel story? Here are 5 incredible places to help get your planning started!
Coober Pedy – Desert Cave Hotel, South Australia
Have you ever imagined what it’d be like to sleep in an underground cave? Located in a small mining town called Coober Pedy in the Australian Outback is the only international underground hotel. Due to the extreme heat, many Coober Pedy locals live in underground houses known as ‘dugouts’.
Guests of the Desert Cave Hotel can expect to learn how residents of this semi-desert area live underground, as well as enjoy some the hotel’s unique underground experiences, including an opal interpretive centre, shops, dining and bar and a games room.
Hamilton Island – Reef View Hotel, Queensland
Whether you’re travelling as part of a group, with your family or on a romantic couples getaway, Hamilton Island’s Reef View Hotel is the perfect place to stay in Australia. Think endless ocean views from your luxurious, spacious and comfortable room… it doesn’t get much better than this!
Not only does the Reef View Hotel offer guests an exquisite Australian hotel experience, it’s location on Hamilton Island lands you right in the middle of the magnificent Great Barrier Reef – a must-see for all travelers, both domestic and international!
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Cradle Mountain – Cradle Mountain Hotel, Tasmania
Nestled right in the centre of the Tasmanian wilderness is Cradle Mountain Hotel, the perfect Australian accommodation for relaxing after busy days spent exploring the pristine woodlands that surround.
You’ll have no limits when it comes to exploring the famous World Heritage Area, as the popular Cradle Mountain Lake St Clair National Park is just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Plus, who could resist the opportunity to meet some of the furry locals – including echidnas, wombats and wallabies, to name a few!
Uluru – Desert Gardens, Northern Territory
For a uniquely Australian accommodation experience, one can’t go past the Desert Gardens Hotel at the Ayers Rock Resort. Surrounded by towering ghost gum trees and flowering native shrubs, with rooms that offer views of the incredible Uluru, a stay here is nothing short of spectacular.
Centrally located to all resort and touring facilities, when you’ve finished exploring the magic that is within Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you can relax and unwind in the comfort of your own private balcony or courtyard, or head to the hotel’s pool and enjoy sipping on cocktails from the Bunya Bar.
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Freycinet – Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania
With the rugged Hazards Mountain Range as a backdrop and the sparkling blue waters of Great Oyster Bay at the forefront; there is no denying that the location of the Freycinet Lodge is second to none.
A great base for exploring the surrounds, including the famous Wineglass Bay, Hazards Beach and endless water-sport activities to name a few, Freycinet Lodge also makes its mark as a special place to stay in Australia, as it’s the only property situated within Freycinet National Park. This is the Australian hotel to stay in if you’re seeking a place that will allow you to relax and reconnect, while still exploring nature’s wilds without having to sacrifice your creature comforts.
At Trafalgar, we hand-select the best accommodation for each trip. We believe that each unique property has a story to tell, allowing you to become part of the legacy – much more than just a place for you to rest your head at night! Head to our website and discover some of the incredible places to stay in Australia when you travel with Trafalgar.