These Are Australia’s Best Child-Free Holiday Destinations
Looking to holiday without the kids or away from family hot spots? These secluded child-free resorts and accommodations offer the ultimate in quiet escapes.
No disrespect the classic family holiday, but sometimes nothing can compare to quietness of resort pool sans cannonballing kids. From log cabins set among vast wineries in the Barossa Valley to beach houses on the shores of the NSW Central Coast, there are a range of holiday destinations around the country made for holiday-makers looking for peace, quiet and luxury – adults-only.
Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway with a glass of wine by the fire or dive into the ocean and snorkel the Great Barrier Reef. No matter what you’re looking for, these luxe child-free resorts have you covered.
Qualia, Great Barrier Reef
A favourite of international celebrities, Qualia’s accommodations have been designed to take in the beautiful sights of the Whitsunday Island from an ultra-private perch.
Fly or sail to Hamilton Islamd, and be whisked away to a private pavilions (Leeward starts from $1200 per night Windward from $1800) to take in the views with spacious designer accommodation and infinity edge plunge pools. The Beach House is even more secluded, set on the northern most point and rates start at $4250 per night. The resort also offers spa treatments, gourmet dining options and easy access to a range of experiences such as sailing and snorkelling.
Great Barrier Reef, 20 Whitsunday Boulevard, Hamilton Island, QLD
Kims Beachside Retreat
Set on the NSW Central Coast at Toowoon Bay, Kims Beachside Retreat offers sun, sand and so much more in a kid-free environment. Soak up the sunshine and enjoy the sound of the ocean before returning to your bungalow or villa for a dip in the jacuzzi with a glass of champagne.
The properties are dotted throughout the 2.5ha beachfront site so peace, quiet and privacy are assured. The retreat also features a restaurant and cocktail bar. Rates start from about $480 per night on Saturdays for a Garden Bungalow.
Kims Beachside Retreat, 16 Charlton St, Toowoon Bay, NSW
The Louise Barossa Valley
Those looking for a romantic escape to the Barossa Valley are well served at The Louise. Food, wine and luxury accommodation combine to create the ideal getaway for couples, surrounded by nature. The luxury accommodation includes privacy, ensuites with spa baths and vineyard views.
The Louise’s restaurant, Appellation, has a reputation for incredible fine dining. There’s also so much else to do, including sharing breakfast with the kangaroos and enjoying a Charles Melton private wine tasting. Rates start at $625 per night for a luxury suite with a private courtyard and terrace and continental breakfast.
Corner Seppeltsfield and Stonewell Roads, Marananga, Barossa Valley, SA
1860 Luxury Accommodation
A winter holiday just isn’t right without the warmth of an authentic log fireplace. Luckily 1860 Luxury Accommodation in Beechworth, Victoria has exactly that to offer, plus so much more. Another retreat that offers the peace and quiet of nature, 1860 Luxury Accommodation is a historical, original timber cabin overlooking Spring Creek.
The one-bedroom, self-contained accommodation includes a separate kitchen, an ensuite and a lounge and dining room. Go bike riding, hiking or horse riding through the High Country or pop into the local cellar doors. Weekend rates are $315 per night, per couple while weekday rates are $285 per night, per couple. You can also add on the breakfast buffet and an in-room massage.
4 Surrey Lane, Beechworth, VIC
There are just nine self-contained, one-bedroom spa villas at Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs, meaning privacy is a given. Surrounded by nature, the properties are often visited by an array of animals such as echidnas and kangaroos and there are beautiful lookouts from every villa.
Each of the villas has a theme, such as Nature, Water, Fire and Indulge. Each villa is a little different but they all offer the comforts of home in luxury surrounds. There is even a three-bedroom guest house set on 5 acres of land and featuring an orchard full of apple, plum, pear and cherry trees and a 100-year-old mulberry tree. Rates for the Kudos Earth villa start from $295 and each villa starts at a different rate.
Hepburn Springs, VIC
Balingup Hillview Retreat
Set in the peaceful town of Balingup in the heart of the Blackwood River Valley, Balingup Hillview Retreat offers a range of accommodation and an adult-only option. The Eagles Nest luxury penthouse is a one-bedroom, self-contained suite with third-storey views over the Balingup country side. Less than three hours from Perth, the retreat is just moments from a variety of wineries in and around Balingup. Prices for Eagles Nest start from $240 per night.
Lot 24, Cnr Bailey Hts and Eliot Rise, Balingup, WA
Shantara Resort Port Douglas
Port Douglas’s Shantara Resort is the ideal summer accommodation for tired couples looking to soak up the sun in Queensland. Select from a studio or one-bedroom apartment, or bring some friends and settle into a two-bedroom unit. If you’re looking for something especially romantic, their Shantara Apartments are one-bedroom units that feature out door areas, hot tubs and direct access to the swimming pool and there’s only four available. The resort also includes a day spa and yoga classes. Prices start at $260 per night for a studio apartment.
27-31 Davidson St, Port Douglas, QLD
Located in the Hunter Valley Region, Somewhere Unique offers the perfect getaway for couples looking for a quiet holiday set in beautiful surrounds. Every room includes a two-person bath tub, king-sized bed, gas log fireplace and leafy, bushland views. Enjoy the nearby wineries and the atmosphere of the Hunter Valley wine country before returning to your accommodation to unwind. Weekend packages start from $480 per couple, per night for the Romantic Getaway which includes a barbecue dinner hamper on your first evening, chocolate fondue for two, a chilled bottle of sparkling wine, cheese tasting platter, candles and silk rose petals.
118 Narone Creek Rd, Wollombi, NSW
(Lead image: Qualia. Photo: Facebook)
Published 04 September, 2017