When visiting any destination, heading off to the most spectacular sites, experiencing the most exciting adventures and immersing yourself in the beauty and culture of the land is a must. This is especially true for Australia. And while there is only so much you can do, see, and learn during your travels to the Land Down Under, one thing is certain: at the end of the day you want to snuggle up in your comfy room. And since accommodations in this land are as spectacular as the backdrop, here are the coziest places to stay on the Seventh Continent.
Resort to Comfort
When you want to go on a 24/7 summer beach party at Australia’s Gold Coast, after the last call you seriously need to cozy up to recharge and get ready for the madness of the next day. A comfy king-sized bed, run at the gym, and detox in the pool, you need to book a cozy room in one of the resorts on the strip. It’s any raving tourists’ dream come true! All the resorts are located a couple of steps from the beach, and give you maximum comfort per party before you hit the beach. With high-end restaurants, clubs, beach parties, a water-sports buffet, and with the some of the best white sand, blue waters, and awesome waves this side of the globe, you are in for a wild ride, but in a comfy, cozy atmosphere of your room.
Aesthetically Beautiful Art Accommodations
From the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art, and the magnificent Opera House, to local urban art galleries, theatres, and cultural centers at the Rocks, Chippendale and Surrey Hills districts, Sydney curates Australia’s best collections of Aboriginal, colonial and contemporary art. To explore this multitude of artistic diversity, you will also cozy need accommodations that resonate with those cosmopolitan vibes. Choosing an art hotel in Sydney means you will be in an aesthetically beautiful environment, featuring exhibitions, installations and performances all across the hotel. Art hotels in Chippendale or Surrey Hills are cheaper and right at the center of the urban culture scene, while remaining close to the high-cultured landmarks at Sydney Harbor.
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A Pampering Retreat
Sometimes, when you are on a vacation, you just want to find that perfect moment of Zen. Luckily, the Land Down Under has what you need! For a peaceful escape, venture to Gold Coast and its Hinterland wellness retreat. As one of the calmest places on the continent, it’s a special destination to anyone looking for a quiet place to recharge. Apart from the relaxing massages, steam baths and healthy, all-organic meals, the accommodations also have a stunning natural backdrop, offering laid-back hikes and tranquil horseback rides as part of your stay. Of course, you can always just stretch on the soft grass and watch the clouds pass overhead.
Lodging on the Highway
From the King River Junction all the way to Derby on the East Coast, the Gibb River Rd. string network of lodges marks the frontier between the Outback and the Timor Sea. This also makes the perfect stop on the ultimate East-West road trip via the Savannah Way, as it allows you to explore the magnificent Kimberley. Sites include the Purnululu National Park, the amazing beehive-shaped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range ideal for some amazing photography, as well as some amazing beaches just a few hours away from the road. The lodges themselves are set in some of the most supreme wilderness you won’t find anywhere else in Australia. The Gibb River Rd. is also crisscrossed by numerous rivers, there are some amazing fishing and canoeing tours, while the Aboriginal heritage is also worth the exploration.
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An Aussie Style Alpine Experience
On the southern-most tip of Australia, across the Bass Strait, lies the untamed wilderness of Tasmania. Unlike anything else on the continent, booking a cottage at Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park will get you in touch with nature. The small free-range mountain valley cottages are an Alpine experience a world away. Pristine mountain glaciers, pine and eucalyptus forests, towering waterfalls, and highland meadows are what makes this place so immaculate. With hikes, fresh mountain air, great food, rafting and wildlife sanctuary tours, there is something for everyone. Still, the main attraction is the six-day long Overland Track, and the best way to experience the breadth of the landscape. And at the end of it all – your cottage, a return to a simpler way of life.
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What makes all these places a cozy place to stay is the amazing natural scenery and action-packed adventures you won’t find anywhere else on the planet. And at the end of each exciting day, a welcoming sight, and your cozy, comfy, snug little home away from home.
But before you pack your bags and head off on a trip of a lifetime to Australia, be sure to check out all the accommodations on offer. Be it a beach party, relaxing getaway, road tripping’ across the Outback, or hiking through fragrant mountain paths, finding the perfect hotel at a premium price will make your vacation that much better!
About the author
Marie Nieves is a student and a blogger who loves unusual trips, gadgets and creative ideas. On her travels she likes to read poetry and prose and to surf the Internet. Her favourite type of accommodation is beautiful art hotel in Sydney and she’ll keep coming back there once in awhile. You can find Marie on Facebook or follow her on Twitter and G+.