Surely we’ve all dreamt of living in a treehouse at some point. There’s just something so magical about having a secret hideaway in nature, somewhere you can escape to that’s just for you. Well, we reckon it’s time to make that dream a reality.
Australia has some of the most beautiful views in the world and natural habitats that aren’t just visually stunning, but unique and surprising in the diversity.
We’ve found our favourite treehouses across Australia (and one in New Zealand!), ranging from those with rainforest backdrops and views of the coast, to those enveloped in pine forests and set atop souring pastures.
This is the treehouse that your childhood dreams are made of. Set on 600 acres of private property in the Blue Mountains, this magnificent treehouse is made for adults only. With stunning and rare views of Bowen’s Creek Gorge and the Blue Mountains rainforest, it’s got a spa, a queen bed, a kitchenette, a fireplace and floor to ceiling windows for optimal views. There are endless things to explore below, such as the rainforest, the Colo River, stargazing with the possibility of a meteor shower, the Glow Worm Tunnel and canoeing in Dunns Swamp.
Located 12km from Raglan in New Zealand, this beautiful and tiny treehouse has a backdrop of woodland and a view of the ocean. It’s totally off-grid, on a 35-acre property of pine wood, pasture, native bush and the ocean. It’s got a full-equipped kitchen, a queen-size bed with a view of the ocean, an outdoor hot bath, a BBQ and all lush, organic and local amenities. This one’s for the lovers, the dreamers and the adventurers.
This treehouse is part of a 16-acre permaculture property on the edge of Wadbilliga National Park, complete with its own creek, kookaburras, a house possum and night owl. You’ll have the essentials: a spa and hammocks, plus everything is eco-friendly. The Treehouse uses green power for electricity, has a solar energy system, a large supply of firewood and the water is pumped directly up the hill from the creek. It also uses composting toilets. This means that their grey water and black water (waste) is filtered, and then the grey water feeds the trees of their orchard. Therefore, all of the products in the bathroom and kitchen are natural.
Shout out to all The Magic Faraway Tree lovers: this treehouse feels like you’re actually inside a tree trunk. It’s an octagon-shaped structure, hidden deep inside the oldest rainforest in the world. This is a real treehouse with no luxuries, just nature. There’s a basic kitchen, cafes around the corner, composting toilet, an open-air hot shower, electricity and incredible views. This treehouse was originally built by and for Daintree Forest locals, and guests will find endless exploration within the rainforest, as well as a seasonal swimming hole in the creek behind the house.
Set between two towering karri trees, the house sits high above the ground, surrounded by giant granite boulders, one of which rises up under the house and through the living room floor. The treehouse has high ceilings in an open-plan living space complete with dining and kitchen, which then opens out onto an amazing deck with beautiful views of the inlet. This is a one-bedroom treehouse with a mezzanine and sleeping loft, holding four guests comfortably.
Set amongst a sprawling Hinterland property and overlooking 111 acres of sweeping lawns on the Gold Coast, this one is 10-20 minutes from some of the most famous tourist attractions. On the property, you have kangaroos, wallabies and a spa pool! This would be the perfect place to stay in Queensland right now.
Treetop Escape is perhaps the trendiest treehouse in Australia. Located in Hobart with stunning views of Mount Wellington, you feel as though you’re totally off-grid when you’re actually five minutes away from the city centre! This treehouse is rustic, open plan, and has wood-cabin vibes, with a beautiful salvaged timber kitchen, a refurbished iron claw bath and Tasmanian-inspired stained glass windows. It’s beautiful, it’s unique, it’s Australiana at its finest.