Rustic furnishings that let you get back to basics, nature views all around you and, best of all, up high and hidden with not another soul in sight — it’s no wonder that treehouse searches in Australia have risen by almost 150% on Airbnb in the last two years. People have cottoned to their perks.
So that you, too, can get in on the treehouses trend, not to mention book the perfect reset stay, we found six of the most in-demand in the country. From a treehouse in a World Heritage-listed rainforest to a rustic home right on a river, here’s exactly where in Australia you can treat yourself to the slower life.
Gleniffer, New South Wales
Open up your bedroom wall and enjoy the fresh surrounds of the rainforest along the Never Never River, located just below your treehouse hideaway. The building was designed by an iconic Australian architect and is just 10 minutes drive from the funky NSW town Bellingen. Swim Olympic pool-lengths in the property’s freshwater front yard. Walk, canoe or ride nearby in Dorrigo and Belongil national parks. Ask about other onsite beds for families — including The Hut on Never Never Creek acreage. Tread lightly. Relax.
Kin Kin, Queensland
Take a break from busy city life in the Noosa Hinterland. Relax on the deck of your cabin with a glass of wine, or lace up your hiking boots and explore all the hinterland has to offer. Wake up admiring the best sunrise in Kin Kin from your comfortable king-size bed in the loft. Greet the black cockatoo, king parrots and little wallabies while eating your breakfast in the morning sun. Do morning yoga on the open deck over a stunning view of the valley.
Coopers Shot, New South Wales
One of the most unique places to stay in the Byron region, this beautiful treehouse is nestled amongst 17 acres of subtropical rainforest and organic gardens, with ocean and rainforest views. Relax and rejuvenate among fruit trees and natural wildlife. The treehouse has a therapeutic effect of gently nudging you to slow down and reconnect with nature.
Burleigh Heads, Queensland
Find inspiration surrounded by nature, and enjoy a relaxing break in this premium getaway that overlooks Tallebudgera Creek. The open-concept, plank wood flooring is in stark contrast to the surrounding lush canopy, yet still, the two somehow blend together, giving you the feeling of waking in the trees. Spend your days here exploring all that Burleigh Heads has to offer. Or, make the most of direct access for a swim in the creek below, or adventure through the local walking trails where koalas and birds abound.
Bombah Point, New South Wales, Australia
Bombah Point Eco Cottages is close to the magnificent Myall Lakes and the beach. The two-bedroom home is a favourite because of its bush location, views and outdoor space that includes an orchard and a garden with chooks. Set on a 100-acre wildlife reserve, the property is nestled in the trees and completely private so you can enjoy its wood fire and spa bath and hammock on its veranda without having to worry about anyone interrupting.
Redlynch, Queensland, Australia
Stay in the treetops in a World Heritage-listed rainforest, walking distance to waterfalls, swimming holes and rainforest bushwalking tracks. Treetops Retreat is a short drive to most tourist hotspots including Cape Tribulation and Daintree Rainforest, Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Kuranda Village, Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef. In the day, chill out and relax on one of the spacious decks high in the treetop canopy — perfect for entertaining — or swim in the refreshing rainforest pool. At night, relax on the heated spa deck, looking at the sky full of stars.