Hotels and resorts, Oceania

Australia is a nation that is known for its vast outback. From Uluru to the Kimberley, there are countless places to see in this spectacular desert spread.

Unfortunately, however, the outback isn’t always known for having the best accommodation in Australia because there simply isn’t enough choice. If you’re looking for luxury, you have to know where to find it in the outback – thankfully, these hideaways are swanky, sleek, and in a class of their own.

Ayers Rock Resort: Sails in the Desert Hotel

If you’re taking a trip to the outback, chances are you will definitely stop by Ayers Rock. Located smack-bang in the middle of Australia, Ayers Rock is an icon the world over. While the area has a range of accommodation options (it is one of the most popular areas to visit in the outback, after all), you can’t go past the Sails in the Desert Hotel.

With over 200 rooms and suites – all luxury five-star, of course – the hotel also boasts a gumtree-lined heated swimming pool, a la carte dining, and a bar. The rooms are generous (a standard room is holds two queen beds) and each has its own balcony so you can relax overlooking Australia’s red centre.

The Palace Hotel, Broken Hill

A mining city situated in outback New South Wales, Broken Hill is a mecca of national parks – most prominently, the city is home to the Living Desert Reserve: a desert with flora, fauna, and 12 iconic sandstone sculptures.

For a little extra taste of history, stay at The Palace Hotel. This venue was the location where Priscilla Queen of the Desert was filmed, and is one of Australia’s most stunning heritage hotels. With old-world charm and the famous Priscilla Room, this is a place you have to experience for yourself.

Tyrconnell Outback Experience, Queensland

Don’t stress too much if you haven’t organised your travel insurance yet – the Tyrconnell Outback Experience isn’t a place where you wrangle crocodiles and wrestle with dingos. These charming cottages are self-contained and spacious, and you’ll feel like you’re on the set of Australia. From here, you’ll be able to see spectacular sunsets and the sky will be so clear you can see the stars.

Need more incentive to go? There are only three cottages and some campsites set on over 110 acres – that’s the perfect amount of seclusion for any getaway, for sure.


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