Australia is blessed with spectacular natural beauty - a diverse landscape that effortlessly blends rugged coastlines, stunning rainforests, alpine terrains and incredible red earth deserts. Luckily for travellers, many hotels are situated to maximise the outlook from each hotel room – meaning that one doesn't need to travel to Florence, Italy for a room with a view.
Here are our top five hotels that offer an Australian room with a view.
Southern Ocean Lodge, South Australia
Offering unsurpassed luxury, the Southern Ocean Lodge stretches along a secluded cliff on pristine Kangaroo Island. For eager travellers, the rooms boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows that allow uninterrupted views out to the dramatic Southern Ocean and across to the adjacent coastline. While staying at the resort, consider indulging in a revitalising massage in the Spa.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania
Set within the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge offers the ultimate rural retreat from metropolitan hustle. There are a variety of cabins and suites to choose from including the Pencil Pine Cabins, the Spa Cabins and the King Billy Suites, which includes a private hot tub. Regardless of which room you select, all boast views of the surrounding countryside.
El Questro Homestead, Western Australia
To experience the rugged landscape of Western Australia's Kimberley region, consider checking into the luxurious El Questro Homestead. Wake from a solid night's sleep, part the blinds and gaze out across the magnificent Chamberlain Gorge - this is Australia at its spectacular best. The Homestead can arrange a selection of day trips to fully explore this region.
Longitude 131°, Northern Territory
The gateway to Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131° is an eco-sensitive resort that offers 15 luxurious tent-style cabins. The comfortable double bed faces the floor-to-ceiling glass wall that enables all guests to appreciate the stunning red earth landscape and the iconic Uluru in the background. After exploring the region, return to the resort to enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or relax in the 24-hour bar.
It's no secret that the Great Barrier Reef is home to a vast array of marine life that never fail to amaze visitors who choose to either snorkel or dive through the coral reefs. But now keen enthusiasts have the opportunity of sleeping on the reef. Courtesy of FantaSea, Reefsleep is a luxury fully-equipped pontoon that's accessed by high-speed catamaran from Shute Harbour, near Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays. This is the perfect opportunity to maximise your reef experience.