Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia Five Quirky Places to Stay in Australia Tourism Queensland Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / Australasia / Australia Five Quirky Places to Stay in Australia story by: Mike Williams Every year hundreds of thousands of Kiwis head across the ditch for an Aussie holiday. Whether it is to relax on the beach in the Gold Coast, indulge in a South Australia wine trail or venture into the Australian Outback, there is a holiday for everybody. But what if you want a holiday that’s really different? Here are five quirky places to stay next time you’re in Australia. Desert Cave Hotel, Coober Pedy Escape the Coober Pedy desert heat and experience dug-out style living at the very unique Desert Cave Hotel. After a day enjoying the beautiful Outback, many visitors report having the best night's sleep they’ve ever had in the quiet, cool and airy rooms, built into the remains of an opal mine. Silky Oaks Daintree Tree Houses Spend the day exploring Tropical North Queensland and the night relaxing in the treetops of a tropical rainforest overlooking the stunning Mossman Gorge River. A stay at the luxurious Silky Oaks Lodge will have you re-evaluating your understanding of what a treehouse is. Next door is the World Heritage Listed Daintree National Park, and Port Douglas is only a fifteen minute drive away. Overnight Reef Sleep on the Great Barrier Reef The Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef system and its beauty and the diversity of its marine life attracts countless explorers every year. A truly unique way to experience this wonder is by grabbing a ‘swag’ (Australian sleeping bag-tent with mesh cover), hunkering down on a pontoon next to the reef and spending the night under the stars, 40 nautical miles from shore. El Questro, WA In the middle of Western Australia’s untamed Kimberley region, you’ll find El Questro, over one million acres of adventurer’s paradise. Popular activities in El Questro include barramundi fishing, horse trekking, exploring by helicopter, tramping or simply meeting new species of animals and birds. The range of accommodation options is equally diverse and exciting, from camping, bungalows, tented cabins to a luxury homestead. Eco Beach Glamping near Broome, WA Eco Beach is an eco resort in the breathtakingly beautiful Kimberly region. Designed to be at the forefront of ecologically sustainable luxury tourism, it offers a variety of accommodation options, each providing a unique experience of the area’s beauty. For camping with a luxurious twist, consider ‘glamping’ in a safari-style Eco Tent with native garden views. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Inspire - March 2018 Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.