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TRAVEL & LEISURE

Seventeen Treehouses Around Australia You Can Book for an Immersive Nature Getaway

Book a stay deep in the Blue Mountains or a stone's throw away from the Great Barrier Reef.
By Ben Hansen
October 22, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
October 22, 2021
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The city might be all fun and games, but the concrete jungle can be draining at times. After nearly two years of staying at home for plenty of Australians, it's well and truly time to get out and get immersed in nature. And, what better way to appreciate our sprawling rainforests and charming bushlands than by perching yourself up in a tree?

These stunning treehouse properties will provide you with a secluded wilderness stay, placed high above the surrounding landscape with all the luxuries of a five-star retreat. Book a stay deep in the Blue Mountains, nestled above the Yarra Valley or a stone's throw away from the Great Barrier Reef.

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COOLGARRA BUSH HOUSE, QUEENSLAND

This hand-built recycled timber treehouse sits in picturesque Springbrook, less than an hour southwest of the Gold Coast. The three-bedroom stay will provide you with a secluded nature retreat surrounded by towering trees filled with fauna including king parrots. Cook up a feast on the barbecue and sit out on the deck to enjoy the warm Queensland air.

How much? From $267 a night, sleeps six.

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BUTCHERS CREEK TREEHOUSE, QUEENSLAND

Head north towards Cairns and you'll find this secluded stay surrounded by endless flora and fauna. Here you can head out to explore the nine-kilometres of walking trails and discover the rainforest, mountain scenery and waterfalls of the area. The house is fitted out with everything you need to cook a feast after a tough day hiking or plenty of space to kick back and relax if you don't feel like venturing out.

How much? From $406 a night, sleeps two.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS TREEHOUSE, NEW SOUTH WALES

Imagine a nature-lover's dream escape. It'd look a lot like this stunning treehouse set high among the pristine forest of the Blue Mountains. With sweeping views across the treetops from your very own deck and 600 acres of secluded wilderness as your private backyard, the timber-filled couples' retreat will have you reconnecting with nature the moment you step through the door. It's a splurge-worthy stay, kitted out with a queen-size bed, crackling wood fire, lounge and kitchenette. But it's the hot tub that'll really steal your heart, surrounded by windows and skylights, and promising some of the best views of any bath you've ever soaked in before.

How much? From $1095 a night, sleeps two.

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THE RIVER ROOM, NEW SOUTH WALES

Designed by architect and Order of Australia recipient Richard LePlastrier, this north-coast NSW treehouse is split into three sections. Here in the River Room you'll wake to the view of a lush rainforest. Wander down to the Never Never creek for summer swims or head out on a hike through the surrounding national parks. When it comes to dinner, local towns like Bellingen have plenty of great eats on offer.

How much? From $261 a night, sleeps three.

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TARZALI TREEHOUSE, QUEENSLAND

This secluded cabin sits among the canopy of the trees surrounded by 100 acres of rainforest in the Cairns Highlands. The owners aim to make your stay as environmentally sustainable as possible, combining the feel of a luxury retreat and an eco rainforest stay. The two-bedroom home sleeps up to six, making it ideal for a group getaway up north.

How much? From $399 a night, sleeps six.

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MOUNTAIN TINY HOUSE, VICTORIA

Combine multiple unique stays into one with this tiny house perched among the trees on a mountain. Wake up to views of the redwood trees and the sounds of the area's wildlife which includes kookaburras, lyrebirds, wallabies and the local wombat if you're lucky. While this house is quaint, it's still fitted out with a full kitchen, a coffee machine, a TV and a fire pit.

How much? From $197 a night, sleeps two.

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STRAWBALE COTTAGE, NEW SOUTH WALES

This affordable Blue Mountains treehouse is ideal for a short getaway for couples or small families. The open plan design, exposed wooden pillars and surrounding bushland give the property playful treehouse energy. Curl up in front of the fire during the colder months or bask in the sun out on the deck.

How much? From $148 a night, sleeps three.

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BODHI TREEHOUSE, NEW SOUTH WALES

Located just outside Byron Bay, this three-storey treehouse sits on 17 acres of subtropical rainforest and lush gardens. The bedroom is perched above the rainforest, meaning you'll wake to a view of the sprawling green landscape. With multiple balconies, a spacious interior and lounge chairs out front, you can choose a different part of the house to relax every couple of hours and never run out of new serine spots to soak in nature and disconnect from the world.

How much? From $207, sleeps two.

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TALLE CREEK TREEHOUSE, QUEENSLAND

If you're looking to stay among the trees on a trip to Burleigh Heads, this idyllic treehouse will be right up your alley. Find yourself overlooking Tallebudgera Creek and just minutes away from the beach with all the luxuries of a hotel stay including wifi, a coffee maker, fresh towels, hairdryer and a small home theatre set-up.

How much? From $200 a night, sleeps two.

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GOLD COAST TREE HOUSE, QUEENSLAND

Those who like to have as many swimming options on their holidays as possible should look no further than this three-level Gold Coast treehouse. Not only is the property close to the Gold Coast's white-sand beaches, but it also offers a pool for hot summer days and a bathtub overlooking the surrounding wilderness with views of the city in the distance. The playful multi-storey building features spiral staircases and colourful furniture, recreating the feel of a treehouse with a touch of luxury.

How much? From $360 a night, sleeps four.

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KARDINIA HOUSE, QUEENSLAND

This open-plan house is a 15 minutes drive from Cairns and immerses you in the rainforest with floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors. Explore your surroundings before retreating to your king-sized bed each night, or head to the coastline to discover the Great Barrier Reef.

How much? From $180 a night, sleeps six.

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ROCKS AND RIVER GLAMPING EXPERIENCE, NEW SOUTH WALES

Drive north-west of Sydney for a little over an hour and you'll come across this secluded tent hidden in the trees. Nestled among the trees alongside a river, this next-level glamping stay is all about immersing yourself in nature. On the property you'll find a luxe bedroom with an indoor fireplace, a patio with views of the valley and an outdoor bamboo shower.

How much? From $215 a night, sleeps two.

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THE TREEHOUSE DENMARK, WESTERN AUSTRALIA

If you're looking for a nature-heavy stay near Perth, this treehouse stay at the southmost point of WA is propped between two karri trees and surrounded by wilderness and huge granite boulders. Inside, the furniture plays into the surrounding boulders with a grey and charcoal colour pallet. Climb the ladder to recline in the reading nook/bedroom perched above the living room or soak in the bathtub as you look over the surrounding bushland.

How much? From $245 a night, sleeps four.

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BUTCHERS CREEK TREEHOUSE, QUEENSLAND

This stunning wood-panelled treehouse is hidden among the trees of the Wooroonooran National Park. Indulge in a nature-lovers retreat, with nine kilometres of walking trails, idyllic waterfalls and over 160 species of birds to discover around the property. Plus, the Great Barrier Reef is also close by. You'll feel truly spoilt here with a complimentary breakfast hamper to enjoy on the balcony on your first morning and guest access to a nearby tennis court.

How much? From $439 a night, sleeps four.

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BOMBAH POINT ECO COTTAGES, NEW SOUTH WALES

Get lost in a 100-acre wildlife reserve when you book this property just north of Newcastle. The spacious house lends itself to couples and families looking to stretch out and relax while on holiday with a large living room and kitchen, plus a pool out back. Explore the surrounding land or water with bike and kayak hire available.

How much? From $374 a night, sleeps five.

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THE BOWER HOUSE, QUEENSLAND

The Bower House offers unbeatable rainforest views from just about every square inch of the house. The huge glass front of the house will have you staring off into the sprawling treetops throughout your stay. It's also fitted out with touches of luxury including a double spa bath (with a view of course), fireplace and a large open-plan kitchen and dining space. Those looking for a group getaway should look no further than this spacious property.

How much? From $479, sleeps eight.

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STONEY CREEK TREEHOUSE, QUEENSLAND

Just 20 minutes outside of Cairns, this stay is perched among the Barron Gorge National Park. Kick back in the house, fitted out with air conditioning, wifi and a coffee machine, before trekking around the national park where you can spot echidnas, turkeys, lizards, pademelons and blue robins.

How much? From $161 a night, sleeps four.

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Top image: Tarzali Treehouse. All images courtesy of Airbnb.

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Published on October 22, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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