Travel is back, baby, and boy are we excited.
The long-awaited bubble between Australia and New Zealand is here which is great news for everyone—and especially those who have been apart from loved ones.
The bubble also means overseas holidays! Time off work! Catching a plane (remember them?)! Exploration and adventures! And of course, supporting local businesses both here and in Australia.
To celebrate, we’ve collated the 10 most wishlisted Aussie Airbnbs—to inspire you when you’re planning your trans-Tasman trip.
From tree houses to villas, studios and mountain escapes, there are some real stunners in there. We’ll catch you over the ditch—bon voyage!
Treehouse Blue Mountains
Sleep between the treetops at this stunning Airbnb in the Blue Mountains. The adults-only retreat is located amongst 600 acres of private wilderness and overlooks national parks and world heritage-listed rainforest. There’s a queen size bed, fireplace, a huge bath and floor to ceiling windows that allow you to take in the breathtaking views from every angle and stargaze from bed.
Luxury Gold Coast Hinterland Villa
Mount Nathan, Queensland
Boasting panoramic views over the hinterland, a swimming pool, an outdoor entertaining area and a spa pool—this luxe villa sleeps up to 10 guests—so gather your best mates together and book a holiday asap. The property is set over 10 acres of beautiful land—so expect horses running around. It’s a 25-minute drive to Surfers Paradise if you want to head out—but really, you may not want to even leave the property.
The Scientist's Studio
Stay in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD and be close to bars, restaurants, attractions and public transport in this cosy studio. Featuring a queen size bed and a well-equipped kitchen, The Scientist's Studio is decked out with plants, quirky trinkets and quality furnishings. If you’re looking to plan a trip to explore the very best of Melbourne with a friend, partner or flying solo—then this is the place to stay.
Secluded Magical Rainforest Retreat
Main Arm, NSW
Nestled amongst the trees and overlooking a creek is this Airbnb that looks like it’s plucked straight out of a fairy tale. Located just a short drive from the colourful town of Mullumbimby on New South Wales’ North Coast, the rainforest retreat features an outdoor breakfast bar, spacious living and dining areas plus a full kitchen. Sit back, take in the serene surroundings and enjoy the sounds of the forest. This is the perfect place to stay if you’re planning a romantic escape, or looking to unwind and spend time in nature.
Bodhi Tree house
Byron Bay, NSW
Famed for its clean blue waters and rolling waves, old school pubs, vibrant markets and relaxed vibe, Byron Bay is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Australia. Experience all that Byron offers while staying at the Bodhi Tree House, an eco-friendly property found amongst 17 acres of subtropical rainforest and organic gardens. Featuring ocean views, lush gardens and an outdoor stone bath, Bodhi Tree House is a real tropical oasis, while being a short drive to Byron Bay’s main town. If you’re a keen surfer, bring your board, as it’s a two-minute drive to Broken Head Beach and 10 minutes to Lennox Head.
Romantic Orchard Escape In The Blue Mountains
Escape to the Blue Mountains and stay at this beautiful Airbnb that’s situated on an apple orchard and farm. Enjoy sweeping mountain views, luxury décor, quality amenities and an outdoor bath—this retreat offers privacy and romance. Go for a stroll around the orchard, embark on a hike in the Blue Mountains, visit the nearby charming towns or kick back and relax by the fireplace with a cheeseboard and a glass of wine.
WaterDragon Studio Apartment
Byron Bay, NSW
The WaterDragon Studio Apartment is a few minutes' drive from Byron’s idyllic beaches, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. This modern Airbnb is tastefully decorated and is surrounded by a nature reserve. It also features a king size bed, tropical gardens, a spa pool, access to a larger pool and ample parking space. What’s more, there’s complimentary wine and chocolate on arrival.
Built in the 1820s and recently restored by two architects, The Barn offers old world charm combined with modern and stylish design. The award-winning accommodation boasts a kitchen, fireplace and onsite parking. Conveniently located in Hobart’s CBD, The Barn is close to great bars, restaurants and cafes. Once in Tassie, be sure to visit Salamanca Markets, MONA and go on a road trip to Wineglass Bay.
Mountain Tiny House
Get back to nature at Mountain Tiny House, a completely off-the-grid Airbnb situated in the Yarra Valley in Victoria. There’s everything you could want for a peaceful and restorative stay—solar power, a water tank, gas bottles and a composting toilet—as well as picturesque mountain views. Keep your eyes peeled for the resident wildlife—kookaburras, wallabies and maybe even a wombat.
Drenched in natural sunlight and surrounded by forest is this cute cottage in Leura in the Blue Mountains. The décor is beautiful and cosy with lots of books to read, a bath and an outdoor deck. Nearby are some great bush walks such as Blue Gum Forest, Lockley's Pylon and Flat Top, and the area is also ideal for mountain biking. If you’d like to head into town for some shopping or a bite to eat, it’s an easy 25-minute walk.
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