The Best Hotels in Australia

Australia is a continent of diverse landscapes with diverse hotels. Book a night at an art-themed hotel such as the Henry Jones Art Hotel in Hobart or the Cullen in Melbourne. The best hotels in Australia range from eco lodges to wilderness hotels, five-star island resorts to tropical paradises. Some of the best hotels include Australia's Cicada Lodge hotel, & Southern Ocean Lodge. Look no further than this list to check out the best hotels in Australia, before you check-in.
Collected by Afar Magazine
Photo courtesy of Royal Mail Hotel
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Nestled into the base of Mount Sturgeon, at the southern entrance of Grampians National Park roughly three and a half hours from Melbourne, the Royal Mail Hotel combines a bush experience with world-class food and wine. The property is a...
Photo courtesy of Cape Lodge
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Tucked into the patchwork hills of the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is a three-hour drive or 45-minute flight south of Perth. This country getaway sits on 40 acres of vineyards, native bush, and lakes a short drive from peaceful towns...
Photo courtesy of The Olsen
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Considered one of Australia’s best living painters, John Olsen is famous for his squiggly-lined watercolor and oil renditions of the antipodean landscape, often marked by a big hot sun or a central body of water. The second property in the...
Photo courtesy of Henry Jones Art Hotel
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Australia's first dedicated art hotel, the Henry Jones is also a hotbed of history. The hotel occupies the oldest waterfront warehouses in Hobart, Tasmania, which served as a jam factory—H. Jones and Co. IXL Jams—from the 1890s to the...
Photo courtesy of One&Only Hayman Island
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
This resort is currently closed for renovations through 2019 due to damage sustained from Cyclone Debbie.

The $80 million One&Only Hayman Island opened in July 2014 on the northernmost island of the Whitsunday archipelago. The...
Photo courtesy of Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Set on a 7,000-acre reserve between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is a luxury ecolodge backed by the dramatic canyons of the Blue Mountains World Heritage area. Roughly a...
Photo courtesy of Wildman Wilderness Lodge
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
What started as an outback resort known as Wrotham Park Station in far north Queensland was bought by Indigenous Business Australia, dismantled, and loaded on 18 triple road trains (each roughly the length of three semi trucks) for the journey...
Photo courtesy of The Louise
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Crowning a gentle hill in the heart of Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Louise is an intimate vineyard retreat an hour’s drive from Adelaide. The property offers guests a quiet country getaway with creature comforts, including spa...
Photo courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The flagship property of Australian luxury hotel brand Baillie Lodges teeters on grass-covered limestone cliffs, tucked just far enough into the bluffs to feel protected from the roiling Southern Ocean below. Surrounded on three sides by national...
Photo courtesy of Cicada Lodge
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Cicada Lodge is run by the native Jawoyn people and is the only luxury accommodation in Australia’s awe-inspiring Nitmiluk National Park, roughly four and a half hours from Darwin. The word Nitmiluk (pronounced nit-me-look) means...
Photo Courtesy of Park Hyatt
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The award for most prized piece of Sydney real estate must go to the Park Hyatt. The hotel is tucked directly beneath the Harbour Bridge, and many rooms showcase head-on views of the Sydney Opera House, perfectly framed in floor-to-ceiling windows...
Photo Courtesy of Pier One
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
You can hear water lapping beneath the floorboards of this boutique hotel, inhabiting a 1912 pier just west of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is where ferry passengers used to wait to cross the harbor before the bridge was built. A hotel was...
Photo courtesy of Langham Hotels
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
A longtime favorite among royalty, rock stars, actors, and visiting dignitaries, the Langham hotel completed a $30 million renovation in December 2014. London-based GA Designs was charged with retaining the hotel’s stately...
Photo Tara Guest House
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Tara Guest House is in the edgy South Sydney district of Enmore, known mostly for its old pubs and theaters. Owners Brom and Julian—an interiors architect and a fashion designer—live in a bedroom upstairs. They lovingly decorated each...
Photo Four Seasons
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
At the northern end of George Street, opposite Circular Quay and the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Four Seasons hotel offers everything guests might need, right on the doorstep of the Sydney Harbour. It’s no surprise this is one of the...
Photo Harbour Rock Hotel
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Chiseled from a sandstone-and-brick wool factory on the site of Sydney’s first hospital, the Harbour Rocks Hotel is one of the most historic accommodations in the Rocks—and maybe the most haunted. Hotel staff say part of the building,...
Photo courtesy of InterContinental Sydney Double Bay
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The Eastern Suburbs’ most luxurious property is tucked away in the European-style village of Double Bay. It’s an exclusive retreat for those wishing to fly under the radar or travelers wanting a bayside vacation away from the city...
Photo courtesy of Pretty Beach House
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The name hints at the experience, but it doesn’t quite do it justice. Pretty Beach House is not just pretty; it’s stunning. Nestled into a seven-and-a-half-acre swath of semitropical Bouddi National Park, roughly a 90-minute drive or...
Photo courtesy of 57 Hotel
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The bronze-tile pattern at the entrance of 57 Hotel—a 92-room boutique property in the heart of bustling Surry Hills—echoes the mosaic of windows that soar seven stories up. But the stamped-tin awning out front and the gold ceiling...
Photo courtesy of The Old Clare Hotel
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
The cornerstone of the Kensington Street Precinct, at the heart of the funky Chippendale neighborhood, the Old Clare is the storied pub she used to be and so much more. Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects built a glass-and-steel walkway between the...
Photo courtesy of The Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park
98 Parker St, Dunkeld VIC 3294, Australia
Sports fans, go west. The Pullman at Sydney Olympic Park allows guests to sleep at the site of the epic Summer Olympic Games that Sydney hosted in 2000. But Olympic Park is not just for Olympics buffs; it’s also home to ANZ Stadium, the home...
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