If you go to Queensland, it’s mandatory to visit the Capricorn Coast. Sleeping up to 14 in five bedrooms, it includes a serene master suite separated from the main pavilion by a modern terrace. The sleek living and dining spaces are impressive, though ithe sea views are the main focus here.
Sleeping up to 10 in three airy Balinese-style bedroom huts and a spacious main dwelling, this tropical retreat epitomises stylish self-catering. Perfect for families or friends who fancy getting away from it all, Bali Hai teams rustic thatched roofs and cooling stone floors with Indonesian antiques. The knockout dining room opens up on three sides to reveal the inviting pool and mountain backdrop, and there’s catering on tap if you’re not in the mood to cook.
Bauhaus goes bush at this tranquil cluster of three cottages (each sleeping two), nestled in the jaw-dropping Glass House Mountains, inland from Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture views of extinct volcanos, groves of macadamia and mango trees, and inquisitive kangaroos. Indoors, despite the minimal style, king-size beds, seductive double spa-baths and toasty fireplaces keep things cosy.