1. Goonoo Goonoo Station, Tamworth
On a working cattle station outside Tamworth, an impressive refurbishment of the 19th-century heritage-listed and pastoral village been turned into luxury accommodation. The 7 private cottages have been beautifully restored and capture the history of the station while still providing guests with all the luxuries they need: heated swimming pool, tennis court, guest lounge, luxurious beds and linen, Wi-Fi and even heated floors in the bathroom. Goonoo Goonoo Station also includes a purpose-built restaurant, focused on using local produce, coupled with floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering incredible views over the rolling hills and the distant Liverpool Range.
2. Kimo Estate, Gundagai
Set on a 2832-hectare working farm, Kimo Estate has built three luxury ‘eco-huts’ that sit proudly on the hills with 36- degree views over the Murrumbidgee River flats. The architecturally designed huts provide a quiet spot to refresh and features solar power, rain water, wood heater and a beautiful bathroom and gourmet breakfast. The property’s two 100-yea- old workers’ cottages have also been lovingly and stylishly refurbished to provide the perfect stay, with sweeping verandahs and luxurious touches. The renovated Shearers Quarters combines original features and modern touches to create a novel experience with a communal mess hall and wash house for an authentic rural feel.
3. The Houston, Wagga Wagga
A bespoke luxury guesthouse, The Houston offers stylish self-contained accommodation in the heart of Wagga Wagga in the beautifully refurbished historic 1868 Belmore House. Oozing style and history in a neo-gothic building, the 10 designer suites offer an ultra-luxe stay. The Houston is the latest from the team at Fox & Co Hotels, who have renovated and operated six hotels in regional NSW including Perry Street in Mudgee.
4. Sierra Escape, Mudgee
Sierra Escape provides a new luxury glamping experience near Mudgee. A spacious and luxurious canvas safari-style tent, Sierra Escape offers private and magnificent views over rolling farmland and features a king-size bed, a floor-to-ceiling glass wall, free-standing deep bath, rain shower and a fireplace for those cool country nights. The tent is completely off-the-grid, yet still offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel and is within easy driving distance to many award-winning wineries and restaurants.
5. Admiralty Apartments, Lord Howe Island
The newest luxury accommodation on Lord Howe Island, Admiralty Apartments offer two stylish and private self-contained apartments with ocean views through a tropical palm forest. Adjacent to Ned’s Beach and surrounded by beautiful gardens, the apartments feature luxurious touches including plush king-sized bed, deep soaking bath and large private deck, all just a short 2-minute walk to the beach.