Top 10 Aussie road trip stopovers
Villa Tala a the perfect stopover heading south from Hobart.
If driving along Australia's dramatic coastlines is not inspiration enough, try staying at these road trip stopovers for a taste of the good life. Here are Stayz top ten stopovers you won't want to miss.
Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Anyone driving the Great Ocean Road would be in 'Neervana Haven' staying in this luxury villa located between Anglesea and Lorne. Inspiring the arty décor were mystical sea creatures.
Serenity, simplicity, luxury and romance are all rolled into one on this property which is perfect for kids, romantic getaways, girlie weekends or a boys-only sports getaway. The villa has 180-degree panoramic views of the ocean with a multi-level deck, an infinity pool, award-winning art work and a rare champagne and liquor collection.
Byron Bay & Northern Rivers, New South Wales
Staying in Byron Bay is perfect for travel between Queensland and Sydney. Experience the ultimate luxury villa, especially designed for couples, on the beachfront with 360-degree water views from the top level. This hideaway offers total relaxation and reflection within private surroundings. It includes a large outdoor balcony off the bedroom which features an outdoor bath where you can relax under the stars and rekindle the romance.
Illawarra, Coalcliff, New South Wales
This house incorporates open spacious living and sophistication with contemporary style, capturing organic light and crisp ocean air, redefining luxury and indulgence. Set upon the cliffs edge, beneath a backdrop of a sweeping escarpment, and looking out over an expanding panoramic deep blue ocean, you can have your own seaside paradise stopover driving from Sydney to Wollongong or beyond.
Broome, The Kimberleys, Western Australia
Set on 10 acres of pindan bush land just behind Cable Beach, this raised property captures Broome's gentle breezes. It is also one of the closest houses to Cable Beach. The Broomeshead is the ultimate stopover to stay in amongst Broome's beautiful landscape. You can walk south to Gantheaume Point or turn right and walk up to the main area to Zanders Cable Beach Cafe for coffee or breakfast.
Huon Valley, Tasmania
Villa Talia is a self-contained house in Wattle Grove offering spectacular views of grand proportions. Accommodating a maximum of four guests in two gorgeous queen-sized bedrooms, you also have the convenience of spacious ultra-chic bathrooms.
On top of the timeless appeal of the deep wraparound verandah, you're only a quick scenic drive to award-winning restaurants and wineries, making Villa Tala a the perfect stopover heading south from Hobart.
Batemans Bay, New South Wales
Driving to or from Sydney to the south coast or Melbourne, stopping at Batemans Bay is a must for nature lovers and is perfect for a leisurely getaway. Lochani at Long Beach is superbly equipped and elegantly furnished, whilst maintaining easy access to the extensive facilities of Batemans Bay. Enjoy the spectacular coastal vista and watch the world go by, or host the ultimate dinner party in the gourmet kitchen.
Phillip Island, Victoria
At Sea Eagle, overlooking Waratah Bay with Wilsons Prom in the background, you are so close to the water you can throw a stone into the sea at high tide. The best part though is the master bedroom which has a private deck and views of South Gippsland. Little extras include the designer kitchen with European appliances, the fire place and the double-glazed windows.
Clifton Beach, Tasmania
Designed in 1996 by reknowned architect Craig Rosevear, this lodging is one of Tasmania's most recognised and prized houses. With iconic glass and steel structure, it sits atop of the dunes with a 360-degree viewing platform to the Southern Ocean. This beachfront retreat is the perfect stopover after leaving Hobart. Enjoy private access to Hobart's premier surf beach and wake up to the sound of the lapping waves.
Flinders Outback, Quorn, South Australia
Home of the Pichi Richi Railway, Quorn is the perfect destination stopover for access to the Flinders Ranges. It is opposite a golf course and a short walk to the town centre. This gorgeous century-old home is situated on large grounds, close to all facilities, and has four bedrooms. The property sleeps up to eight adults yet it is also great for a romantic getaway.
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef, Oak beach, Queensland
A quintessential beachside holiday home, The Pines is a perfect holiday stopover for those driving from north from Cairns. Perched on the sand of one of Australia's most exclusive and popular holiday destinations, this two-storey, purpose-built home was designed to accommodate up to eight people with an emphasis on comfort.