From ocean retreats to countryside villas, here are the 11 best luxurious places to stay in around Australia in 2021!

Australia, it’s time to explore your own backyard. With 34,000 kilometres of coastline and plenty of space within, we are spoiled for choice when it comes to travel. But the hardest part of travelling is finding great accommodation. And thanks to the good people at Tourism Australia, we’ve got the hotlist of the greatest accommodation options that you must stay at in 2021.

Offering more than just sensational service; expect sophistication with a unique story to tell, and the ultimate in rest and relaxation. And the best part? It’s right here in Australia, so you can travel there in the near future!

So pack those bags and let’s go through the top 11 best luxurious accommodation stays options around Australia in 2021.

Eos by SkyCity, South Australia

SkyCity Hotels Group has finally revealed the centrepiece of their $330 million Adelaide Casino expansion, Eos by SkyCity. The new 120-room luxury hotel has just opened its doors, offering guests bespoke experiences from in-room styling to on-call mixologists providing a custom cocktail service. Located in Adelaide Casino, Eos by SkyCity encompasses the finest in modern hospitality – from signature restaurants and entertainment to opulent suites and spa experiences, Eos by SkyCity is for the pleasure-seekers.

Eos by SkyCity | 1 Festival Dr, Montefiore Rd, Adelaide, SA 5000

Hermes Estate, New South Wales

When you’re seeking peak luxury and indulgence, look no further than Hermes Estate in the heart of the mid-North Coast of New South Wales. It can only be booked for solo travellers or couples, which makes this private villa on the five-acre (22,000 sq ft) land a luxury lovers utopia. It’s all yours for $11,000, for a minimum two-night stay which includes your own private butler who caters to your every need 24 hours a day.

Hermes Estate | Promised Land Rd, Gleniffer, NSW 2454

Sky Pods, Victoria

Escape the beaten track and get back in touch with nature by staying in a self-sustainable Sky Pod along the Great Ocean Road.  The pods are located in the breathtaking Otway National Park and each houses a fireplace, modern amenities and a beautiful view making it the perfect ‘off-the-grid’ Australian escape. They have a minimum two-night stay and start at $250 a night for Sky Pod 2 and $300 a night for Sky Pod 1.

Sky Pods | 86 Manna Gum Dr, Cape Otway, VIC 3233

Graceburn House & Tedesca Osteria, Victoria

Graceburn House & Tedesca Osteria represents the Italian term, ‘Agriturismo’ ‒ a farm stay with Osteria style eating. In other words, a truly local feel. Graceburn House is a stylish farm retreat embracing art and luxury, reflecting the design and hospitality passions of owners Brigitte Hafner and Patrick Ness. The Osteria is the restaurant-style most connected to land and region, with a menu-driven by the local produce and cooked for the day.

Graceburn House & Tedesca Osteria | 1175 Mornington-Flinders Rd, Red Hill, VIC 3937

Hotel Verge, Tasmania

Enrich yourself in Tasmania’s North Coast by staying at Hotel Verge in Launceston. The Hotel’s contemporary design references the precinct’s early industrial heritage and features spacious, well-appointed hotel rooms, a large function room, boardroom, gym and guest laundry. You can also taste modern Australian cuisine with a Tasmanian flavour in the in-house restaurant, Diverge.

Hotel Verge | 50 Tamar St, Launceston TAS 7250

Samphire Rottnest, Western Australia

Perth’s tourism hotspot, Rottnest Island, is now offering new luxury accommodations thanks to Samphire Rottnest which just opened in October 2020. Named after the native Samphire plants found on the island, it is quintessentially Rottnest featuring 80 rooms with views over vantage points around the property and nearby Thomson Bay. You can also find lagoon-like pools with daybeds and umbrellas, and plenty of local dining to quell any hunger or thirst.

Samphire Rottnest | Cnr Parker Point Rd and McCallum Ave, Rottnest Island, WA 6161

Flynn, Queensland

Flynn is an energetic 311-room hotel located on the Cairns Esplanade, directly opposite the popular Cairns Lagoon. With two glass swimming pools literally hanging over the restaurant-come-night market that features up to six food stalls and live music; Flynn’s mission is to entertain. There is also a 220-seat Italian restaurant, a 70s inspired Whiskey and Wine Bar and Crystalbrook Collection’s signature Eléme Day Spa (opening 2021).

Flynn | 85 Esplanade, Cairns City, QLD 4870

Island House, New South Wales

Located on the tropical oasis known as Lord Howe Island, Island House is a unique property comprising two private architect-designed houses set amongst a landscape of native banyan trees. Ahead of any stay, guests work with the Island House team to co-curate their perfect island stay itinerary ‒ whether adventurous or indulgent relaxation. There is also a treasure trove of equipment for guests to use including paddle and surfboards, fishing and snorkelling gear, binoculars, as well as musical instruments and painting materials.

Island House | 92 Anderson Rd, Lord Howe Island, NSW 2898

Farmers’ Home Hotel, Western Australia

A historic hotel in Northam has been beautifully restored into a 16-room luxury property, aptly called the Farmers’ Home Hotel. Located just over an hours’ drive east of Perth in the Avon Valley, this boutique stay offers five different room types capturing the essence of the hotel’s 150-year-old history – each different in size for any style of groups, or even solo! There’s also the Dome Cafe at street level and a local Temperance Wine Bar for drinks and delectable bites.

Farmers’ Home Hotel | 112 Fitzgerald St E, Northam, WA 6401

Sequoia by Mt Lofty House, South Australia

South Australia will soon have a new boutique hotel with the final redevelopment stage at award-winning Mount Lofty House underway. Named ‘Sequoia’, the development ‒ which will sit separate from Mount Lofty House ‒ will include 15 luxury villas positioned on the front escarpment of Mount Lofty Estate offering unparalleled views of the Piccadilly Valley. Each of the spacious villas will feature private balconies overlooking the valley, fireplaces and views from every angle. Bookings start from April 2021.

Sequoia by Mt Lofty House

Crown Towers Sydney, New South Wales

With its flagship location in Barangaroo, Sydney’s newest waterfront precinct, Crown Towers Sydney heralds a new dawn in effortless sophistication for Australia. Opening in early 2021, the precinct will have a highly-anticipated food offering including Nobu, On Core by Clare Smyth, Woodcut and more.

Crown Towers Sydney | 1 Barangaroo Ave, Barangaroo, NSW 2000

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Feature image: Sky Pods, Victoria. Image supplied.