Forget flying! We’ve found the best luxury boutique hotels that are just a short drive from Australia’s capital cities for the ultimate sneaky getaway, because we all deserve a little R&R.
Nearest capital cities: Sydney and Canberra
1. Bannisters Pavilion
At the new Bannisters Pavilion, the scene is just as picturesque. Expect luxurious guest rooms, a panoramic rooftop lined with private sun beds, exemplary dining and a spectacular suspended pool. Only a three-hour drive from Sydney and two-and-a-half hours from Canberra, Bannisters Pavilion is the ideal coastal getaway.
Nearest capital city: Perth
2. Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa
Retreat to the Hidden Valley Eco Lodges and Day Spa, a resort all about sustainable practices, indulgent spa treatments, delicious dining, Pilates, yoga and wellbeing. This spectacular stay-cation is a mere 45 minute drive from Perth’s CBD.
Nearest capital city: Brisbane
3. Rae’s on Wategos
Rae’s on Wategos is the epitome of coastal chic, providing beachfront bliss in the idyllic surrounds of Byron Bay. Voted one of the world’s top 25 Hotels by Conde Nast Traveller Magazine, Rae’s is the perfect spot for a romantic escape offering all the top-notch amenities one would want. We especially love the eclectic, Morocan-inspired interiors.
Nearest capital city: Melbourne
4. Adelphi Hotel
Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on Flinder’s Lane, the Adelphi Hotel is the ultimate indulgent stay-cation. Make sure you relish the opportunity to lie poolside on the hotels very own ultra cool outdoor rooftop pool deck and check out the award winning Ezard restaurant.
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Nearest capital city: Hobart
5. Saffire Freycinet
Saffire is one of Australia’s best kept secrets, until now. Set in the Coles Bay Conservation Area, this modern resort overlooks the Great Oyster Bay and incredible mountain range. Spend your well-earned holiday touring the natural surrounds, indulging in rejuvenating spa treatments and dining at Tasmania’s most exclusive restaurant.