There is no doubt we live in the lucky country; however, Australians also enjoy a good getaway, often collecting ideas for interior design and decoration from the beautiful properties we visit on our travels.
Whether it’s the opportunity to live the high life in a city apartment or a discreet hideaway in the hinterland you’re seeking, we needn’t travel all the way to Bali or New York – it’s all right here at our doorstep!
Airbnb has just listed the most wish-listed properties in Australia from over 115,000 properties on their website and you might be surprised at just how close to home an escape to luxury can be.
Here’s a taste of the top picks. Add these to your own wishlist and spend less time travelling, more time relaxing.
Luxury Gold Coast Hinterland Villa
Luxurious villa with stunning views over the 10 acre property in the Gold Coast hinterland. Kick back in the hot tub or outdoor movie pavilion, snuggle in front of the open fireplace or hone your freestyle form in the 25m lap pool.
“Australia offers the best of both worlds; from small coastal towns with incredible beaches to vibrant city hubs offering the best dining and entertainment experiences.” Sam McDonagh, Airbnb Australia
Classic and Contemporary on Collins
Right in the heart of Melbourne's bustling cultural, shopping and business centre, this one bedroom apartment on Collins street offers all the trappings of fast-paced city life. Fully equipped European kitchen, timber floorboards and high ceilings make for luxury apartment living, complete with a studio/study space.
“What’s unique about the most sought-after properties in Australia is the mix and diversity of properties.”
Noosa Tree Top Eco Retreat
For almost the exact opposite holiday experience, head north to The Tree Top Eco Retreat in Noosa. A symphony in glass, timber and bamboo, this peaceful, romantic eco retreat feels miles from anywhere but exists a mere 5kms from Noosa with it's shopping, restaurant and golden beach life.
Not that you'd know it from the sweeping views. Recharge your soul in the face of beautiful sunsets from a Bali style thatch roofed bedroom. Watch whales at play in the ocean or tramp through the Australian bush national park in this bush-to-beach haven.
Large Private Rooftop Terrace, Melbourne CBD
Start spreading the news. This self contained stylish corner studio apartment will perch you high above the city of Melbourne and your host has all the secrets of the city to impart. You'll be right in the thick of it and feel like you own the city yourself - just the way the owner likes to live, inspired to share the apartment after a recent visit to New York City.
In the ultimate up-to-date offering there's no TV but all the wifi you can eat up whilst you enjoy a glass of wine on the private rooftop terrace. There's also a gym and sauna in the building, shared with the hotel beneath. Taxi!
Use the wish list tool on Airbnb to start your own holiday bucket list.
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