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Australia’s most unique accommodation

There’s a memorable getaway -an ok hotel, comfortable room with room service, and then there’s memorable-fantastic location and unique accommodation. And if you’re like us we prefer the latter. We all want our getaways to be memorable for the right reasons and staying in unique accommodation can make your trip all the more fun and exciting. Plus, you’ll really have something to remember!

We’ve found some of the most unique stays in Australia that will make you truly appreciate your surrounds. From bubble tents to caves and more, accommodation doesn’t have to be restricted to a hotel or ordinary campground. And if book your accommodation, flights and car hire through Cashrewards and you’ll also earn cashback, making your stay unforgettable.

Live in a Bubble Tent

Bubbletent Australia, Capertree Valley, New South Wales: This literally takes living in a bubble to a whole other level! These bubble tents have been featured on pretty much every travel show lately and there’s a good reason why. Gaze up at the stars at night as you fall asleep on a comfy bed surrounded by nature and creature comforts like heating and a proper bathroom. Now, that’s what camping is all about – well at least to most of us who appreciate the great outdoors with some comforts. These bubble tents are a great idea for a truly unique experience. Situated about 200 km outside of Sydney, there are three sites to choose from Leo, that overlooks the entire valley from the top of a hill. Cancer is situated on top of cliffs and nestled in amongst the trees, this site is surrounded by lookouts and a hammock spot. And Virgo, this site comes fitted with a wood-fired hot tub, your own herb garden and gorgeous sunset view of the valley. The bubble tents feature amenities, however, bring food and drinks with you because there is no room service here- but for views like these, you’ll sacrifice that in a heartbeat. To get there book a flight to Sydney with Virgin Australia and book your car hire with Hertz and earn cashback on both bookings.

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It’s glamping not camping:

There are several glamping options around this gorgeous country of ours and they are all as beautiful as the next. Here are some of the most uniquely magnificent glamping spots we could find.

Paperbark Camp, Woollamia New South Wales: Ok, so this is the more expensive side of glamping. Paperbark is situated in the beautiful south coast of New South Wales in the Jervis Bay area. It’s about a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney and is home to some of the most amazing beaches Australia has to offer. They have 12 above ground safari-style tents located amongst eucalypts and paperbarks and also have The Gunyah Restaurant situated amongst the treetops for a truly unique dining experience. This is Glamping at its finest! All tents come with a wrap around deck with outdoor furniture solar powered lighting and more, choose from safari tents with open air ensuites so you can really take in your surrounds even as you shower or the Deluxe or King Deluxe tents with a free standing bath. You can book your stay through Wotif and earn up to 5.6% cashback.

Karinji Eco Retreat, Karinji, Western Australia: Situated in the bushland of Joffre Gorge at the heart of the Karinji National Park, this beautiful eco Retreat offers glamping accommodation in the park itself. There’s a range of accommodation to choose from ranging from campsites to upmarket eco tents that come with their own ensuites. Book your flights and stay with Expedia and earn up to 5.5% cashback.

Wingtons Glamping, Clarence Point, Tasmania: Yes, the name of the place has ‘glamping’ in it, so you know there’s not going to be any ‘roughing it’ with these guys. The site is situated on the banks of the beautiful Tamar River so you will also have water views. Their safari tents come with queen beds with Egyptian cotton linen and include vintage steamer trunks and Persian style carpets- luxury at it’s finest! From here you can travel out to sample the produce and wine of the region or hike through the wilderness or relax on the shores of the white sandy beaches. Virgin Australia has daily flights to Launceston and then you can hire a car from Hertz to get to the campsite as it’s about a one-hour drive from the city. Earn cashback with both Virgin Australia and Hertz when you book your flight and car rental through Cashrewards.

A little taste of Mongolia in a Yurt:

The Yurt Alpine Retreat, Myrrhee, Victoria: Ever wanted to spend a night or two in a Mongolian style tent? You can do just that when you stay at the Yurt Alpine Retreat. Be transported back in time with each yurt decorated with Mongolian and Turkish décor. Because the property adjoins natural bushland you do have a good chance of waking up to a few kangaroos or deer outside of your yurt and there is also a waterfall and swimming hole a short drive from the location. The Yurt Alpine Retreat is a 3.5-hour drive from Melbourne. Virgin Australia flies to Melbourne daily and you can earn cashback when you book your flights. To get to the site you’ll need a car, book through Cashrewards and earn cashback on car rentals with Europcar, Hertz and many more.


Sleep in a cave

There are two options here. Both Located in the stunning Blue Mountains National Park area in New South Wales, you can either cave it in style or you can ‘rough it’ (kind of). Live in Sydney? Hire a car from Europcar and earn 5% cashback. If you’re flying into Sydney the cave is located about an hour and a half’s drive from the airport. Book your flights with Virgin Australia and earn cashback.

The Hat Cave – Hatters Hideout, Bell NSW: The Hat Cave is part of the Hatters Hideout and is surrounded by huge escarpments and the bushland of the Blue Mountains Nationa Park. This accommodation may not be all that glamorous, but it’s pretty cool. The Hat Cave is a huge sandstone cathedral that can be accessed via a 500-meter walking track. Whilst you have to bring your sleeping bags the cave does come with some comforts like a gas barbeque, ice box, table and chairs, solar-powered lights, rainwater on tap, a kitchen sink and utensils, kindling for the campfire as well as a toilet. This place is perfect for groups and families who want to ‘rough it’ a little. The perfect setting to make smores around a campfire!

Sleep in a cave

The Enchanted Cave, Bilpin NSW: built onto a natural rock platform overlooking the Blue Mountains, this cave is a great place for romance or a quirky getaway, after all, it is called the enchanted cave. This cave is not so primitive, it comes with a spa, loves seat carved from the natural rock, a fireplace and a queen bed. Not a bad spot to spend the night in.

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Treehouses are not just for Kids

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses and Wildlife Sanctuary, Tarzali, Queensland: Ever wanted a treehouse? Well, this place is exactly that with a few mod cons. Situated in Tarzali Queensland only a 90-minute drive from Cairns this stunning location is sure to take your breath away. You can choose between two different types of treehouses or The Rainforest Unit that is attached to the main building. However, if you are after a unique stay then definitely go for a treehouse. Book your flights and accommodation through Expedia and earn up to 5.5% cashback. For car hire choose from a range of car rental providers including Hertz, Europcar and many more.

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With all these options, why would you want to stay in a plain old hotel room? If you want to impress the family, your other half or your friends- make their getaway a memorable one!


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