Staying in the Outback – The Best Hotels for an Authentic Australian Experience

Staying in the Outback The Best Hotels for an Authentic Australian Experience

Staying in Australia’s outback is an unforgettable way to explore this stunning region of Australia. From luxurious hotels and lodges, to national narks, outback stations, motels and farm stays – there’s something for everyone here.

The ideal hotels are those that blend into their environment to provide an authentic Australian experience. From lodges at the mouth of protected gorges to hotels next to graffiti alleys, you can select from these incredible places for accommodation to help make your journey truly remarkable.

COMO The Treasury

COMO The Treasury, situated in Perth’s Cathedral Square precinct, was once the 19th-century State Buildings. Now fully restored and vibrant with city-inspired restaurants and designer shopping outlets, COMO The Treasury stands as a landmark among other restored city buildings.

At the heart of Perth’s historic centre, this luxury hotel provides the ideal starting point for exploring the city. Take advantage of complimentary Wi-Fi and other great amenities like a spa and restaurant for a stress-free stay.

At COMO The Treasury, guests enjoy a serene oasis with 48 rooms and suites that boast an elegant palette of neutrals, spacious ensuite bathrooms, and separate sitting areas. All are equipped with a mini bar and complimentary WiFi for added convenience.

Foodies will love Wildflower on the rooftop, offering a contemporary menu centered around the six seasons of the Indigenous calendar; Post serves French-inspired cuisine on the ground floor. A degustation at either of these restaurants is definitely worth trying if you can secure a table.

Islington Hotel

On Tasmania’s beautiful east coast, the Islington Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel that seamlessly merges modern interiors with history. Its 11 rooms offer unique accommodation that’s distinguished by their eclectic style and exceptional features.

Islington Hotel rises majestically above Hobart city in a lush garden, providing panoramic views towards Mount Wellington. Built in 1847, its original guest house combines Regency architecture with 21st Century conveniences while adding on an additional accommodation wing for added charm.

The staff at this property are renowned for their friendliness and willingness to go the extra mile to make guests feel as at home as possible. No request is too small, and their attention to detail is outstanding.

The hotel’s on-site restaurant offers a seasonal menu of modern Australian cuisine, featuring locally, ethically and sustainably sourced produce. To reduce its environmental footprint, the kitchen composts food waste, recycles materials and purchases green energy and carbon offsets.

The Louise

The Louise is the shining star in Barossa accommodation. Perched atop a gentle hill, this boutique lodge offers 15 architecturally inspired suites, state of the art facilities and world-class dining at Appellation restaurant.

Experience South Australia’s finest produce at Appellation restaurant, paired with wines from around the region and iconic international labels. Or book an exclusive vineyard safari with Two Hands Wines where your private guide will whisk you away in a vintage vehicle to several private estates.

Experience the Australian bush in luxury swag, under the stars. Gain insight into ancient landscapes steeped in prehistoric geology, indigenous cultures and a vibrant pioneering history on an expert-guided 4WD tour through Flinders Ranges followed by a 30 minute scenic flight over Wilpena Pound – an unforgetable outback adventure!

Longitude 131

Longitude 131deg offers an authentic Australian experience with its focus on nature, contemporary decor and exceptional dining. Situated within World Heritage listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, the camp provides a vibrant base to explore Australia’s Red Centre.

Dune House invites guests to experience the cool oasis of its open bar, enjoy refreshing drinks from its bar, and savor fine dining under Uluru’s starlit sky. Guests can take in breathtaking views from beds or luxury swags on balconies for an utterly transcendent journey of discovery.

Fifteen luxurious tents stand atop the rust-red dunes, each named after an iconic Australian explorer or hero of the outback. Each features its own private viewing platform with remote control curtains that offer uninterrupted views of this iconic monolith from bed’s end or at sunset when its glowing deep orange.