With more than 115,000 listings in Australia as of 2017, it’s no secret as to why the hosting service has become so popular. Catering to those who seek low rates and personalised experience while on vacation, there are also some more unique options available that are worth checking out. Whether you’re backpacking across the country or are on a family trip, Australia’s Airbnb listings might have more to offer than you bargained for.
Many people associate Australia with warm weather and sunny beaches, which can often make beachfront accommodation quite desirable when planning a trip. Travel insurance can play an important role when making your accommodation plans, as it can ensure that you protect yourself from worst-case scenarios like cancellations and other unforeseen events. That said, while Airbnb doesn’t provide insurance for its guests, it can still be an effective alternative to a hotel or resort, since travel insurance does cover Airbnb stays. And, in terms of listings by the beach, Airbnb has no shortage – especially when it comes to the more unique options.
Instead of a beachfront house or hotel, you might be surprised to find that beach domes are an option as well. Located on Trinity Beach in North Queensland, Beach Dome No.4 is one of five beach domes, and is listed as a rare find on Airbnb due to its unique shape and amenities. Furthermore, there is no shortage of things to do on this property. Due to its close proximity to the beach, water activities are extremely accessible, and there’s even a kid’s water playground as well, making it a great place to spend a family holiday.
A treehouse in the jungle
Located in Cape Tribulation in Northeast Queensland, a treehouse can make for quite a memorable stay. The treehouse, listed as “Jungle Treehouse,” offers a genuine back to the basics stay without modern-day luxuries, making it the ultimate accommodation for anyone looking to connect with nature in a truly unique way. In fact, while the listing does offer hot water, it has an eco-friendly composting toilet and basic kitchen. And, while the treehouse has spectacular rainforest views, there are also cafés close by where you can grab breakfast
Out on the water
Instead of staying in a place near the beach, a yacht stay can allow you to stay even closer to the water. While many listings offer yacht stays, the Magical Yacht Stay is a popular choice. The yacht in question, the Ephemeral, is 10 meters long, and is located in the Lavender Bay – making it the perfect spot for dining outdoors on the deck and swimming at leisure. Not only that, but the Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the background, making it an especially unique experience to add to your travels, as well as a picturesque scene.
Airbnb is a popular alternative to hotels all over the world, and in Australia, there are plenty of unique listings available that can make your stay a truly memorable experience.