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Australia boasts a collection of quirky accommodation from underground cave and tree house properties, quirky hideaways and secluded lodges and unusual hotels and resorts.

 

[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/olims.png[/WRAP]Olims Boutique Hotel (ACT)

 

Built in English deco style in 1927, the same year Old Parliament house opened, the Olims Boutique Hotel was formerly known as the Hotel Ainslie. Classified by the National Trust, it’s a Canberra icon.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/smokey.jpg[/WRAP]Smoky Cape Lighthouse (NSW)

With its unusual octagonal tower, the Smoky Cape Lighthouse was one of the last lighthouses to be designed for architectural excellence. Perched high on a headland in the beautiful Hat Head National Park on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales, Smoky Cape and its historic residences is the most elevated lighthouse on the east coast.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/hatterscave.jpg[/WRAP]Hatter’s Hideout, Blue Mountains (NSW)

Rent a cave on 8 acres of private Blue Mountains nature reserve or a spacious luxury lodge hand crafted in classic Australia style with panoramic views across the Wollemi Wilderness World Heritage Area at the Hatter's Hideout in the Blue Mountains.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/pilliga.png[/WRAP]Pilliga Pottery (NSW)

Located 28km North of Coonabarabran in the beautiful Pilliga Woodlands, Pilliga Pottery is a family run organic farm ceramics workshop and gallery. Stop in the old schoolhouse which was originally designed as a place where the fam's children received their education via a live-in governess.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/taronga.png[/WRAP]Roar and Snore (NSW)

Camp in safari tents in the heart of Australia's most famous zoo, and wake to spectacular views of the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Roar and Snore at Taronga Zoo is a fully hosted experience that includes architecturally designed tents, a sumptuous roast feast, drinks in the main tent and up-close animal encounters. It offers a unique opportunity to stay in our campsite with views of Sydney Harbour on one side and Lions, Snow Leopards and Meerkats on the other.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/zoofari.jpg[/WRAP]Zoofari Lodge, Dubbo (NSW)

If you never go to Africa on safari, this is as close as it gets. At Zoofari Lodge, you stay under canvas or in a luxurious lodge, surrounded by the strange and mysterious sounds of the African night. Alternatively, go for the ‘Roar and Snore’ option and sleep in a four-person safari tent pitched under the stars, after a nocturnal peak at the animals.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/pilliga.png[/WRAP]Pilliga Pottery (NSW)

Located 28km North of Coonabarabran in the beautiful Pilliga Woodlands, Pilliga Pottery is a family run organic farm ceramics workshop and gallery. Stop in the old schoolhouse which was originally designed as a place where the fam's children received their education via a live-in governess.

 

Have been there and it's stunning, in fact it was so nice we went back twice and if it was closer I'd go again.:notworthy:


If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.

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Thanks for all of these, will try and get to see as many as possible!


And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive at where we started, and know the place for the first time.

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[WRAP]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/teepee.png[/WRAP]Arts Factory Backpaker Lodge (NSW)

The Arts Factory Backpacker Lodge is set in an enchanted 5 acre, subtropical haven. Located only 10 minutes walk from the beach there is a wide range of budget accommodation to choose from including Funky Abodes ranging from teepees, a nunnery, island retreats and jungle camping. The Arts Factory Village is also the birthplace of the East Coast Blues and Roots Festival and is also home to a diverse range of businesses offering a unique selection of accommodation, food, entertainment, arts, health and well-being.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/schoolhouse.jpg[/img2]Old School House (QLD)

The Old School House is a bed and breakfast with a twist, set in 4.5 hectares of canefields, 60 kilometres from Mackay. Guests choose their room according to their favourite school memories: the library, the detention centre, grades 1 – 3 etc.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/reefsleep.jpg[/img2]Fantasea Reefsleep (QLD)

Experience the Great Barrier Reef at night with Fantasea Reefsleep. Be a part of the nocturnal activities of the many colourful reef fish and sensational coral formations and sip champagne as the glowing coral and marine life come alive at sunset. Fantasea Reefworld is a specially designed floating adventure platform at Hardy Reef, 40 nautical miles from the mainland, is home to Reefsleep, an experience like no other.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/clancy.jpg[/img2]Clancy’s Camp Out (QLD)

For years Australian stockmen and drovers have camped out under the stars with their swags. You can experience it for yourself travelling by stagecoach across the Mitchell Plains to Clancy's Camp Out, a campsite overlooking the mighty Thomson River, at Longreach. Listen to storytelling by the campfire, enjoy dinner and sleep in a swag.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/cooper.jpg[/img2]Desert Cave Hotel (SA)

Experience dug-out style living within the cool sandstone surrounds beneath the opal mining capital of Coober Pedy at the Desert Cave Hotel. Underground shops, bars and opal display areas are a part of this unique town. If you feel claustrophobic there are rooms above ground too.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/cape.jpg[/img2]Cape du Couedic Lighthouse Keepers Cottages (SA)

Built for the lighthouse keepers on Kangaroo Island in the Flinders Chase National Park, Cape du Couedic Keepers Cottages are built from limestone. Parndana, Karatta and Troubridge cottages have polished pine floors and can sleep up to six guests in three bedrooms.

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[img2=right]http://www.pomsinoz.com/images/accommodation/eaglesnest.jpg[/img2]Eagles Nest Retreat (TAS)

The bed head in Eagle’s Nest 1 is made from an old milking machine and the sofa rotates 360˚ for spectacular mountain views, the table outside is tractor wheel – and you’ll love this place near Sheffield. Also check out Eagle’s Nest II.

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