We’ve rounded up an ever-growing selection of boutique hotel stays, luxury hotel hideaways and romantic retreats in Australia. Pick a destination below to see our selection of the best boutique hotels to book, as well as an insider guide to everything from restaurants and bars to picnics and hire cars…
Boutique & luxury hotels
Lord Howe Island
Great Barrier Reef
East Coast Tasmania
Centred on Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra in the ACT is the hub of Australian politics and culture, with a swathe of stately buildings, grand art galleries and a flourishing food and wine scene.
Flashy capital Sydney may take centre stage, but beyond the harbour city lie Byron Bay’s laid-back beaches, the Hunter Valley’s vineyards and Blue Mountains’ wow-worthy wildlife encounters.
Home to majestic Uluru, mesmerising Kakadu and 40,000 years worth of Aboriginal history, Northern Territory spans the rugged Red Centre, tropical Darwin and huge expanses of wild terrain.
For a taste of the tropics, dive into Queensland and its mind-blowing line-up of cosmopolitan Brisbane, mighty Great Barrier Reef, beachy keen Port Douglas and serene Scenic Rim.
Team genteel Adelaide’s galleries and food markets with a tipple-sipping road trip to the famous Barossa and Clare Valley vineyards. Wildlife-packed Kangaroo Island offers an epic coastal alternative.
With a fast-growing reputation for world-class art in capital Hobart, delicious local produce and pristine nature, Australia’s southernmost state the Apple Isle punches well above its weight.
From the caffeine-fuelled, fashionable laneways of Melbourne, sally forth to savour spa breaks in Daylesford, arty adventures in the Goldfields or beach-hopping along the Great Ocean Road.