Must see hotels in Australia

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    Pumphouse Point

    Unique and impressive, Pumphouse Point occupies a three-tier hydroelectric pump house built in 1940 atop Lake St Clair, accessed via a narrow pier, as…

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    Southern Ocean Lodge

    Looking for a place to your woo your sweetheart? The shining star in the SA tourism galaxy is Southern Ocean Lodge, a sexy, low-profile snake tracing the…

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    Spring Spur

    A wonderful place to soak up the High Country atmosphere is this family-run farm on a property known for its horse-riding tours. The well-designed, modern…

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    McAlpine House

    Lord McAlpine made this stunning house, a former pearl master's lodge, his Broome residence during the '80s. Now renovated to its former glory, there are…

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    Lizard Island Resort

    This sumptuous, ultra-exclusive resort, fully and exquisitely refurbished in 2015, won't be within everyone's travel budget, but many consider it one of…

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    Lake House

    Regularly nominated as Victoria's best regional hotel, this boutique choice overlooking Lake Daylesford is set in rambling gardens featuring bridges and…

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    Elysian Retreat

    Ten light-filled, thatch-roofed villas at this intimate, solar-powered boutique resort, accommodating a maximum of 20 guests, overlook a private stretch…

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    Como The Treasury

    A regular on lists of 'World's Best Hotels', Como the Treasury has 48 luxury rooms that fill the baroque splendour of the historic State Buildings, vacant…

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    Largs Pier Hotel

    Surprise! In the snoozy beach 'burb of Largs Bay, 5km north of Port Adelaide, is this gorgeous, 130-year-old, three-storey wedding-cake hotel with sky…

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    Lon Retreat

    In the same family for seven generations since the 19th century, this farm underwent a dramatic redevelopment in 2018 to become an upmarket spa retreat…

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    Svendsen's Beach

    The three-night minimum stays are barely enough at this secluded eco-retreat on the 'other' side of Great Keppel. Run by knowledgeable, welcoming Lyndie…

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    28° Byron Bay

    There's not a TV in sight at this stunning homestyle hotel. From the paleo granola in the in-room breakfast provisions, to the filtered water system that…

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    Hawk Dreaming Wilderness Lodge

    In a restricted area of the park (ie only guests and local Indigenous residents are allowed in), this deliciously remote lodge sits in the shadow of the…

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    Amberesque

    Named after host Amber, who, along with her husband, has set up this B&B in a historic bank in the heart of town. Upstairs rooms are lovely, with king…

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    BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park

    Rolled across a green hillside 1.5km south of town, this park has plenty of family-centric amenities (games room with cinema, jumping pillow, playground)…

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    QT Sydney

    Fun, sexy and relaxed, this ultra-theatrical, effortlessly cool hotel is located in the historic State Theatre complex. Art deco eccentricity is…

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    Prairie Hotel

    The Prairie Hotel (1905) has slick suites out the back, plus camping and basic cabins across the street. Don’t miss a pub meal (mains breakfast $8 to $28,…

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    Calile Hotel

    Worldly and sophisticated, the Calile turns many local rivals a shade of green. The statement-making, cabana-flanked pool is the stuff of fashion shoots,…

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    Anchors Aweigh

    Rooms at this family-run B&B are furnished like a well-off aunt's bedroom, with heavy wooden dressers and floral decor; a couple of rooms (from $193) have…

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    East Hotel

    The East's stylish mini-apartments make the perfect destination for a weekender or a family getaway, located near delightful Manuka Pool (guests swim free…