Cool Places to Stay in Australia

cool places to stay in australia

1. Roar & Snore

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Sleep in tents at the Taronga Zoo in Sydney. Dinner, breakfast and snacks are included, as well as a night safari around the zoo and a behind-the-scenes tour of the zoo. Roar & Snore takes place every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but spots fill up quickly so be sure to book well in advance. Website.

2. White Cliffs Underground Motel

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This underground hotel has 30 rooms, a restaurant, cafe and bar. There is no cell service, refrigerators, TVs, or city noises, so it provides a truly relaxing and quiet experience. Website.

3. Monte Cristo Homestead

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The most haunted building in Australia. Spending a night here includes dinner, breakfast, a ghost tour, and a bed in a comfortable (non-haunted) guest room. Website.

4. Billabong Camp

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The Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo offers an exciting overnight bush camping experience every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night throughout the year. The Billabong Camp includes one night in a canvas tent, meals and snacks, two-day admission to the zoo and guided tours and encounters with Australian and Asian animals. Bring your own sleeping equipment or rent some on site. For more information, visit their website.

5. Library House

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This quaint home in Tasmania has everything you could ask for in a guest house, from the panoramic views of the city and ocean to the hundreds of books that line the shelves in the house. Flowers, balconies and quiet corners to read in finish out this unique guesthouse. Website.

6. Zoofari Lodge 

Photo Courtesy of Taronga Western Plains Zoo

15 African style tented lodges make up the Zoofari Lodge at the Taronga Western Plains Zoo. You can choose between an Animal View or Bushland View lodge. This experience includes two behind the scenes tours of the zoo, including opportunities to get close to some of the animals. Included is access to the zoo’s Guest House which has a saltwater swimming pool, library, restaurant, bar and lounge room. Also included two-day zoo admission, African-inspired breakfast and dinner, two-day bicycle hire, and more. Website.

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