Unique and Unusual Accommodations in New South Wales, Australia.

Home to a wide array of hotels and other lodgings, New South Wales is second to none in innovative and unique accommodations.


Prepare to be surprised by the many one-of-a-kind stays in New South Wales, which offer something for everyone.

Arts Factory Backpacker Lodge

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Not your ordinary hostel in the Byron Bay area! Arts Factory Backpacker Lodge offers teepee, jungle camping, and island bungalows on top of the standard dorm and private rooms. Enjoy music festivals, wellness programs, and meeting fellow young tourists of Byron Bay. The surfing beaches of the bay are only 10 minutes away on foot.

Each of the 5 guest suites have en suite bathrooms and heating facilities. Open fireplace warms the inn during the winter, making its large living area that much better for hanging outs. Great deck with views of Kyalla Parks and Wolong Creek Valley and with its location by the slopes of Mt. Canobolas, this is a great venue to immerse yourself into Australia’s bush culture. Indulge in the best wines and produce from local orchards and vineyards.

1888 Hotel

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The 1888 Hotel is a 90-bedroom hotel located in Murray St., Pyrmont, offering eight types of rooms, all promising to make your stay picture-perfect. Each room has a complimentary iPad and free WiFi for guests who want to quickly take a selfie in the well-designed, hashtag-no-filter-worthy room, and automatically post it on Instagram. Before it became the well-known “Instagram hotel”, it was first used as a woolshed, then as a carpark, and as a commercial office space. The hotel gained generous media attention when it announced a policy of letting guests who have more than 10,000 Instragram followers stay for free.

Hatter’s Hideout

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Fancy in renting a cave? Experience the life of a modern-day cave dweller with Hatter’s Hideout – one of the properties of Monkey Creek located in the heart of the Blue Mountains. The cave is a sandstone cathedral deep in the mountain gorge, developed with no negative impact to the environment.

A surreal accommodation, it has 25-meter-high arched opening facing the western winds for natural ventilation and lush trees for natural shade. Enjoy the crackling fire at night or have some modern-day luxury of reading and bush walking. The cave has ample facilities to ensure comfort like solar-powered lights for evening reading and a fully equipped kitchenette.

White Cliffs Underground Motel

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The unique accommodation in the outback of New South Wales, intriguing visitors for the past 20 years, White Cliffs Underground Motel is a complex of 30 guest rooms, a restaurant, a bar, 2 ground rooms, and a function area. The rooms, called “dugouts” are accidental solutions to the scorching heat of the desert. The dugouts has a stable temperature of 22-23 degrees all day.

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The town, which relies on opal mining, lives this way and White Cliff Underground Motel is an opportunity for tourists to experience this unique living lifestyle.

Hope you enjoyed our rundown of interesting and unusual stays in NSW. 


Source: http://whenonearth.net/15-unique-unusual-accommodations-new-south-wales-australia/

Date:  December 9, 2014

Author: When on Earth


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