Australia is home to some of the most spectacular destinations in the world. Think lush rainforests, pristine oceans, verdant hinterlands, spectacular wine and spa regions — there’s definitely plenty of reasons to choose Australia as your next holiday destination. Explore these fantastic locations while enjoying the many comforts of these stunning private villas across the country – guaranteed to offer even more inspiration for your adventure down under.
1200 GOR – Victoria
Along the spectacular Great Ocean Road and only 10 minutes from the quiet bustle of Lorne, 1200 GOR feels like a world away. Sleek, contemporary, and appointed with all the luxuries you can imagine, this secluded 4-bedroom villa invites you to bask in ultimate comfort and leisure. Enjoy the unparalleled views of the rainforest and the ocean. Whip up delicious meals or hire a chef to cook in the fully equipped kitchen. Kick back at the 25-metre indoor pool and rock pool spa where a state-of-the-art sound system can turn the space into a party or a relaxing haven. And with a fully automated control system, 1200 GOR ensures that everything is available at your fingertips.
Picadilly House – New South Wales
Enjoy a quintessential Byron Bay experience at Picadilly House. Situated just 12 minutes from Byron Bay and its spectacular coastline, this gorgeous 6-bedroom holiday home in the hinterlands is the perfect place to rejuvenate in luxury. Designed to cater to a maximum of 12 guests, Picadilly House comes with vast indoor and outdoor spaces. Enjoy the large outdoor patio with a fireplace, barbecue, alfresco dining area, and stunning views. Relax by the saltwater swimming pool and heated spa, or retreat to the spacious living areas of the home. And when you need a change of scenery, just head down to Byron Bay town centre and stroll through the quaint shops and the beach.
Racquet Retreat – Queensland
Nestled between the ocean and a national park, this award-winning holiday home in Noosa Heads eases you into a place of restoration and relaxation. Racquet Retreat fosters family gatherings in the two living areas, by the swimming pool, and the large outdoor barbecue area. The modern, fully equipped kitchen will also be a family favourite to get together. There are six bedrooms in this private villa, all spacious and superbly furnished with plush king and single beds. There’s also a tennis court, pool table, and home theatre to keep everyone entertained. Or you can always explore the trendy boutiques and restaurants of Hastings Street just a few minutes from the villa.
Seidler House – New South Wales
You’ll never get tired of the views at Seidler House. From its perch on a rocky escarpment, you’ll have breathtaking panoramic views over the lush New South Wales Southern Highlands. Gorgeous and luxurious, the villa caters to an exclusive experience for up to eight people, with four bedrooms featuring king beds and a room for the kids. Seidler House boasts an open plan living space with floor to ceiling glass walls that flow seamlessly through to the outdoor elevated viewing decks. Comfortable lounge areas, two stone open fires, a large dining area and a fully equipped modern kitchen complete the indoor space. Outside, you’ll enjoy the barbecue and a beautiful swimming pool set in a courtyard.
Sweven Estate – New South Wales
Leave your cares and the world behind at Sweven Estate. This five-bedroom private villa in the tranquil Hawkesbury Region is where a lotus-filled lake and tree plantations share the landscape with hiking trails and watersports spots. Located amid 141 acres of property, the villa features a tree-house style design with stunning wood and stone interiors and spectacular views. Unwind in the open-air terraces and cabanas, take a refreshing dip in the infinity pool, or savour some quiet time in the gardens. Inside, come together in the spacious lounge areas with log fireplaces, or share a meal in the gourmet kitchen as you recount the day’s activities.
Kingsford Homestead – South Australia
Historic, stately and rustic, Kingsford Homestead is a unique luxury retreat in the Barossa Valley. Here you can enjoy the atmosphere & ambience of a bygone era with your every step. Renovated and impressively furnished, this historic 1800s estate showcases six beautifully appointed suites and a separate luxurious Stonemason’s Cottage. Experience outdoor bathing with a ‘bush bath’ in a freestanding tub, or enjoy a picnic by the river. An outdoor pool, campfire pit, and private wine cellar set the tone for fun and good meals shared with friends and family.
Inspiration on Wedgetail – Western Australia
Seven bedrooms with awesome views, a swimming pool and spa, a two-lane bowling alley, a private cinema, gourmet kitchen, and fully-equipped gym, Inspiration on Wedgetail is truly the ultimate holiday destination. Nestled in Eagle Bay and boasting stunning ocean views, this fabulous property features two large living spaces that feature their own modern kitchens and magnificent alfresco areas, such as a sun deck, dining pavilion with BBQ and pizza oven, and a cocktail bar. Revel in exclusive luxury inside one of the king or queen bedrooms as you contemplate the next day’s activities.
Azure Noosa – Queensland
Bask in the sun on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland at Azure Noosa. This stunning holiday home with four spacious bedrooms is surrounded by beautiful beaches, lakes, and national parks, allowing you to rediscover complete relaxation. The light-filled space and gorgeous interiors seamlessly flow to the outdoors where you’ll find an enticing infinity pool and large deck with multiple seating areas. A cinema room, gourmet kitchen and open-plan living areas provide plenty of space for entertaining and relaxation.
Luxe Haus – South Australia
Delve into South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula at this dramatic four-bedroom holiday home in Moana. Able to sleep eight guests, this extraordinary private villa offers multiple living areas with modern fireplaces, grand piano and leather sofas, an internal glass elevator, three designer kitchens, and outdoor entertaining areas with a relaxing heated spa. Marvel at the modern architecture and lavish interiors, as well as thoughtful touches like underfloor heating and automated blinds.
Sky High – Victoria
Set atop a ridge with dramatic views, your private getaway to the spa country of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs defines luxury. At Sky High, a saltwater plunge pool becomes a relaxing spot with sun loungers that look out to spectacular views. A full wall of glass windows lets in plenty of light illuminating the spacious open plan living area. You’ll enjoy the centrepiece kitchen with its sleek countertops and the large dining room with enough seating for the entire family. Take in the stunning views from every room including the timber deck with al fresco dining. With four bedrooms featuring king beds and three bathrooms, finding a private enclave for your travel companions is easy.
These are some of the best luxury holiday homes and private villas that are available in Australia. So, if you could choose just one to visit, which one would it be?
Mat Lewis is Co-Founder & CEO of View Retreats. View Retreats is a boutique travel agency featuring handpicked, luxury accommodation across Australia & New Zealand.