7 unique places to stay in NSW

From luxury hotel and beachside resorts to caravan parks and farmstays, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation in NSW.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

Sep 30 -
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But why not go for something completely out of the ordinary? Stay up in the treetops or down under in a dugout, sleep in a bubble or amongst the animals. Here are seven quirky, whimsical and epic places to book in NSW.

Bubble Tent

Stay in your own little bubble with someone special, right under the stars at Bubbletent Australia. Located between Lithgow and Mudgee, you’ll find this off-the grid inflated, clear glamping tent. It’s an Australian first, and a magical experience of staying in the vast remoteness of the country with an impeccable view. Lie in the comfort of the bubble as you look out to the second biggest canyon in the world, surrounded by nature with a total 360-degree view. Appreciate the beauty of the Capertee Valley once the sun goes down and those glimmering stars make their appearance against a backdrop of cosmic darkness.

Couple relaxing in their Bubbletent Australia accommodation in the Capertee Valley

Bubbletent Australia at Capertee Valley, Lithgow area

White Cliffs Underground Motel

Check out White Cliffs Underground Motel for an under this world experience. Surrounded by Outback NSW and located at the home of the rare black opal, the town boasts a moon-like landscape with its mining hollocks. Live underground in one of the town’s dugouts, burrowed in the hill. Surrounded by white, rocky textured walls, enjoy the constant 22 degree temperature, away from the heat of the Outback. With no modern distractions, enter a peaceful, tranquil, off-the-grid humble abode with family or friends.

Queen Room at Underground Motel White Cliffs in White Cliffs, Outback NSW

Underground Motel White Cliffs, Outback NSW - Credit: Janine Gowenlock

Secret Treehouse

Live out your childhood dreams in this one-of-a-kind treehouse, sky-high in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Feel right at home with the birds in this floor to ceiling glass cabin. Alongside open plan living, it offers panoramic views of lavish wilderness of the Bowen’s Creek Gorge and the scenic Blue Mountains rainforest. Be completely immersed in nature and take advantage of the glass-roofed spa – the ultimate relaxation and stargazing spot.

Secret Treehouse

Secret Treehouse, Blue Mountains

Zoofari Lodge

Set right by a spectacular savannah in Taronga Western Plains Zoo Dubbo, escape to the wild side with an African safari-style experience at the Zoofari Lodge. You’ll wake up with the animals, like giraffes, rhinos and zebras, surrounding your own private Animal View Lodge, which can sleep up to four people. You’re bound to spend much time out on the deck (complete with hammocks), a prime vantage point to see these majestic animals amble past.

Mother and daughter enjoying a stay in the Zoofari Lodge Accommodation at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Zoofari Lodge Accommodation at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo.

Enchanted Cave

Be transported to primeval times and stay within the earthy, rocky walls of the Enchanted Cave in the Blue Mountains. Get in touch with your simpler side as soon as you step through that small wooden door at the top of a cliff and enter a cave of luxury and relaxation with one lucky person. With a spa, woodfire and bed set within the stone, the expansive views of the lush bush and mountains take precedence wherever you are. No matter the time of day, from sunrise to starry night, you’ll experience it all through the large windows looking out and immerse yourself in the silence of nature and wildlife.

Enchanted Cave at Berambing in Blue Mountains

Enchanted Cave, Blue Mountains

Talo Retreat

If you’re headed to The Murray in need of a private getaway and reconnection to nature, try staying in a yurt. Taking from traditional Mongolian dwellings, this circular room with timber flooring, Australian wool lined canvas walls and domed skylight allows you to take in the vast landscape of gums, greenery, and cosmic sky right in a cosy, peaceful confine. This ultimate luxury yurt also includes a private outdoor spa and hammock, all a short walk from the stunning Murray River.

Camp in a yurt

Yurt, Talo Retreat

Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park

Glamp in style at Arnayani Bison Adventure Tourist Park in one of their tipis. Set on a working American bison ranch in the stunning Bungawalbin catchment at Myrtle Creek, you’ll be surrounded by lush paperbarks and red gums. Camp with family and friends, submerging yourselves into a nature wonderland, rich in wildlife and a fisherman’s paradise. Step out of your accommodation and onto the walking tracks to explore the green landscape of coastal Australian bush.

Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park

Aranyani Bison Adventure Tourist Park, Lismore Area - Credit: Jimmy Malecki

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