After three consecutive years of piss-poor La Niña weather, summer is finally here.
There’s a lot of time in the sun eating mangos and morphing into a lizard to make up for, so we’ve handpicked some of the best stays around Australia for you and your mates or significant other to get the most out of the shining thing in the sky coming out to bless us again.
Soak in the sunshine state with this Air BnB right on Noosa Heads. A prime summer destination, you can literally step out onto Noosa National Park for some of the world’s best waves and coastal walks. Make sure to check out Thomas Surfboards (one of Australia’s favourite surfboard shapers) right outside of town, or if you’re around Wednesday and Saturday the Eumundi markets are always worth a visit.
While only twentyish minutes north of bustling Gold Coast, Cabarita still has those small surf town vibes we all know and love while still being close to many nice things to do on holidays. This three-bedroom ’60s beach house is just a short walk from the main strip and surrounding beaches where you can generally always find a wave with the way the headland faces. While you are there be sure to check out Nectar Juice House for Cabba’s best coffee or Husk Gin Distillery for some damn good G&Ts.
88South, Boomerang Beach NSW
An award-winning architectural beach house, 88SOUTH is a beachfront phenomenon that sleeps ten people. Staying for a week? Enjoy a complimentary arrival Wild Feast Grazing Co. platter and Mudgee region showcased wine. Boomerang Beach is the middle ground between two of Australia’s best-known regional surf towns Forster and Seal Rocks so you are guaranteed a good time here.
Perched on a clifftop, 50 metres above the sea, Sea Ranch is the perfect place to do absolutely nothing. With every room fitted with a floor-to-ceiling window, you’ll be sure to never ever want to leave. The Sea Ranch sleeps ten people, so pick your besties and book this one in for a lazy summer break.
Yondah Beach House is the best place to go out yonder. Twice named the ‘Best Deluxe Accommodation in Australia’ and Australia’s Advanced Ecotourism Award, with access to the entire 150-acre property and its very own beaches it’s easy to see why.
For a quintessentially Australian holiday, look no further than The Bay House. The entire area is renowned for world-class surf breaks, wineries, galleries, and a very, very good bakery. I’d suggest buying a pet nat from Felix Casper Wines cracking it open on the balcony and forgetting you had any problems for a while.
Another iconic 60’s beach shack, the Arku House is nestled right on the incredibly picturesque Sisters Beach. It’s got panoramic views of the ocean, river and National Park for the ultimate nature recharge zone.