Australia’s Best Off-Grid Airbnbs for Your Summer Getaway

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From boujee treehouses and private beaches to secluded rainforests and spectacular views, our beautiful country certainly has no shortage of secluded Airbnbs ideal for a private vacation and a get-back to nature.

After all, Australia has enough space that it is quite possible to find a quiet part of it to relax and forget about the stresses of everyday life. But the tricky part is finding the right oasis of peace. That’s exactly why we’ve done the research for you and located 12 of the best remote rental locations across the country for your next well-deserved getaway.

Here are 12 of the best off-grid Airbnbs in Australia.

Little house in the subtropical rainforest

Foxground, NSW

The name says it all. Do this small house your home for a romantic getaway in the private setting of a subtropical rainforest on the south coast of New South Wales. This tiny (but still very spacious) house also sits by a stream for a real nature soundtrack and a place to cool off. Take a bush walk, drive to the beach, sit around the outdoor fire pit, and keep an eye out for roaming native wildlife. Book it here.

Dream cabin

Blue Mountains, NSW

How about taking a hot tub perched in the air with panoramic views of the Blue Mountains? If the answer is not unequivocally positive, this list may not be for you. High in the trees overlooking Wollemi National Park and Bowen’s Creek Gorge, this off-grid accommodation gives you the ultimate chance to step into nature and feel completely detached from the world. Gaze at the stars, take bush walks, mountain biking, and relax with a glass of wine in your own adult treehouse. Book it here.

a treehouse sits in a group of trees with a blue sky

Cliff at Hepburn

Hepburn Springs, Victoria

If you love architecture and are surrounded by breathtaking views, this Hepburn Springs Getaway is definitely for you. Just 90 minutes northwest of Melbourne, it offers some pretty exceptional views of the bush from your cliffside perch. Enjoy it in the comfort of a living room heated by a fireplace, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. There’s even a Japanese shiatsu massage chair if this all still seems too stressful to you. Every detail of this modern home is synonymous with luxury and tranquility, which we all deserve. Book it here.

The Wensley

Wensleydale, VIC

How about 80 acres of rolling hills of farmland on Victoria’s Surf Coast hinterland? Just 90 minutes southwest of Melbourne, this little slice of serenity gives you the chance to rally the troops for a group getaway like no other. This gorgeous 10-person home is constructed from reclaimed Oregon lumber and iron bark, with shades of exposed concrete and floor-to-ceiling windows connecting you to the surrounding country property. Take a dip in the outdoor bath or relax by the fireplace. Book it here.

the Wensley interior lounge

Bill’s boathouse

White sands, SA

The tranquility and the off-grid are easy to sell if we are talking about a houseboat. Literally, leave the field and enter this floating corner located on the Murray River southeast of Adelaide. How you spend your time here is completely up to you. Relax all day in the two-person hammock, outdoor tub or lounge chair on the wraparound wooden deck. Soak up the sounds of the river as you spend a day fishing with the rods provided. Or take out the two kayaks to explore and go on an adventure in the area. Book it here.

Camel beach house

Bay of Venus, SA

The owners of this waterfront paradise say the property is inspired by a mix of California, Mexico and Australia, with the spirit of the classic Australian novel. Storm Boy and a “dash” from Pricilla Queen of the Desert. Now that’s quite a mashup, but it certainly paints a picture of where we want to be. Sitting in the middle of a 250-acre conservation sanctuary on South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula, Camel beach house boasts a private beach and pristine wilderness. Frankly, this off-grid getaway sells for itself. Book it here.

Camel Beach House with a dusty pink sunset behind.

Kardinia House

Kamerunga, QLD

Whenever you use the words “vacation” and “far north Queensland” together in a sentence, you usually get a good result. So if you are planning to go further north than Cairns consider booking this treehouse rainforest retreat. With large open spaces, a beautiful wooden structure, and outdoor / indoor living, this mansion among the trees will feel exactly like a treehouse (boujee) to you and a small group of buddies. Have a beer, sit on the deck and admire the rainforest. Book it here.

Thalia Haven

Little Swanport, TAS

Fittingly, Australia’s only detached state from the mainland has a plethora of off-grid vacation properties teeming with quirky scenic landscapes. Tassie is basically a big sight. 90 minutes north of Hobart, Thalia Haven takes full advantage of its pristine surroundings on a 130-acre wooded peninsula, facing the waters of Great Oyster Bay, including 3 miles of private coastline and beach just for you. Enjoy the independent property, its four old stone bedrooms, its flowered courtyard and its bathtub on the outdoor deck overlooking the water gloriously. Book it here.

a small house is on the edge of a cliff

The shack

Alonnah, TAS

Tasmania, stop bragging. At the top of Bruny Island, 90 minutes south of Hobart, you can book yourself and your partner in a intimate cabin made entirely from reclaimed wood. Powered by wind and solar energy, this cozy retreat has everything you will need to relax and explore the island. The waterfront farm property has an open deck overlooking the water, a fire pit, and an outdoor tub (there seems to be something about remote properties and swimming in the pool). ‘outside – no complaints). Be sure to keep an eye out for the local native wildlife, with eagles, crabs, wallabies, quolls, and more. Book it here.

Litchfield hideout

Rakula, NT

In the Northern Territory, you have a good chance of finding secluded, off-grid places surrounded by endless natural beauty for a vacation or for any other reason. In Rakula, at the top of Litchfield National Park and 90 minutes south of Darwin, you’ll find this modern, converted container cabin as the perfect place to explore the surrounding bush. From here you are a short drive to nearby Wangi Falls and plenty of water spots for swimming, surrounded by countless hiking grounds and close to perfect 4×4 off-road trails. Book it here.

Private Chalet

Bandy Creek, WA

Now we move away from the big cities and find some really hidden gems in Australia. Nearly an eight-hour drive east of Perth, this small seaside town chalet is the perfect place for a romantic week. The uniquely shaped, two-story A-shape accommodation is nestled in the bush, sitting on a stream with everything you need to relax with your better half. Sit outside for a barbecue, read a book by the campfire, take the bikes into town, take the kayaks to paddle the creek, or go for a swim in nearby Bay of Hope. Book it here.

an A Frame house with two people seated in front.

By the lake at the Ryans nest

Pemberton, WA

By now you know the drill if we say cottage, off-grid farm property tucked away by a lake. All the big checkmarks for that particular listing. Three-and-a-half hours south of Perth, in the most remote corner of the country, almost down, this sustainable-minded company house by the lake (calmly) yells at a distance and charges. Canoe or fish your own private lake, take a walk in the Karri Forest, sit by the fire or go out and adventure on the surrounding cycle paths. Book it here.

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Image Credit: Airbnb, Camel Beach House, Koby Lee – Koleha, Tourism South Australia

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