All of the Best Inner-City Airbnbs Around Australia with Breathtaking Views
Spend your next break over the ditch eating your way around Sydney, shopping until you drop in Melbourne, or soaking in city views from beside the pool in Brisbane.
April 13, 2022
Whether you're planning on eating and drinking your way around Sydney or spending all your lockdown savings in Melbourne, trips across the ditch are back on the agenda. It's been a long time since we've been able to pound city streets that aren't our own, so you're going to want to make the most of it by being in the thick of the action.
These Airbnbs are perfect for just that — they each boast breathtaking views of cities across Australia for the perfect getaway. If you're eagerly planning long weekend getaways and luscious week-long vacations, check out some of the best Airbnbs for the perfect Aussie break.
TAMARAMA PANORAMA, SYDNEY
In keeping with the beachside neighbourhood's "glamarama" reputation, the views from this home's floor-to-ceiling windows are dazzling. You can walk down your outdoor staircase to the beach itself, or just lay out on the balcony chairs and enjoy the view from up above.
How much? From NZ$490 a night, sleeps 6.
HARBOUR HIDEAWAY, SYDNEY
The views from this beachfront apartment and its gorgeous porch are hard to beat, but just in case they weren't quite close-up enough, the place has access to the beach down below.
How much? From NZ$747 a night, sleeps 2.
OPERA HOUSE VIEWS, SYDNEY
Perfect for feeling like a tourist in your own city, or for the actual tourist, this condo's views are the epitome of Sydney.
How much? From NZ$419 a night, sleeps 4.
BONDI BEACH OCEAN VIEW, SYDNEY
Only steps away from Sydney's most famous beach, this condo is close to not only Bondi Beach but also many nearby restaurants, bars and cafes. Its views, however, will have you wanting to stay in.
How much? From NZ$739 a night, sleeps 2.
STYLISH DOWNTOWN APT, MELBOURNE
Right near Southern Cross Station in downtown Melbourne, you can view all of the CBD from the floor-to-ceiling windows in this high-rise apartment.
How much? From NZ$272 a night, sleeps 4.
MELBOURNE SPACESHIP PENTHOUSE, MELBOURNE
With windows on the walls and ceilings resembling a spaceship cockpit, enjoy an unmatched 270-degree view of Melbourne.
How much? From NZ$405 a night, sleeps 2.
BREATHTAKING CBD VIEWS, MELBOURNE
Also conveniently located in Melbourne's CBD, the views from this apartment's bedroom are absolutely breathtaking.
How much? From NZ$279 a night, sleeps 2.
STYLISH WATERFRONT APARTMENT, MELBOURNE
With utilities available such as a gym, swimming pool and BBQ area, this property is both a peaceful waterfront oasis and just a free tram ride from Melbourne's bustling city centre.
How much? From NZ$257 a night, sleeps 2.
MILLION DOLLAR VIEWS, BRISBANE
Surprisingly, the real selling point of this high rise apartment isn't its central location or its nice interior finishings, but the view from the apartment complex's rooftop pool.
How much? From NZ$288 a night, sleeps 4.
STYLISH ONE BEDROOM, BRISBANE
Centrally-located and modern, the skyline views from this apartment and its roof will make even Brisbane natives feel like they're on a luxury vacation.
How much? From NZ$314 a night, sleeps 2.
FORTITUDE VALLEY LUXURY, BRISBANE
This apartment in an amenity-rich high rise boasts some glamorous features like a private jacuzzi available to book and a sunken dining and seating area next to the rooftop pool.
How much? From NZ$346 a night, sleeps 6.
PANORAMIC BEDROOM VIEWS, BRISBANE
The show-stopping views from this apartment don't just stop at the balcony, but stretch into the living area and the bedroom, as well.
How much? From NZ$238 a night, sleeps 3.
CITY VIEW, PERTH
Slide open the glass doors after a long day exploring the city and enjoy the sunset over Perth from your living room.
How much? From NZ$252 a night, sleeps 2.
COTTESLOE BEACH VIEW, PERTH
Just steps from one of the most popular beaches in Western Australia, the ocean views are the star of this apartment.
How much? From NZ$408 a night, sleeps 4.
FRENCH FARMHOUSE, PERTH
A bit of a different take on a view, this Airbnb is for the traveller whose ideal vacation involves forgetting about the outside world, altogether. With a foliage-covered courtyard outside its windows, this rustic townhouse will help you forget about the existence of the city centre a mere five minutes away.
How much? From NZ$246 a night, sleeps 4.
LUXURY HOME SOUTH PERTH, PERTH
Ideal for groups travelling together, this home has four floors, three separate entertaining areas, two king bedrooms and a private, heated rooftop pool.
How much? From NZ$1489 a night, sleeps 8.
GLENELG BEACHFRONT APARTMENT, ADELAIDE
With arguably the best waterfront views on this list, this apartment gets up-close and personal with Glenelg Beach. But, just in case you get tired of the unrestricted views, there is plenty to do nearby in Adelaide's CBD.
How much? From NZ$386 a night, sleeps 4.
THE CREMORNE STREET COACH HOUSE, ADELAIDE
Another secluded apartment near a city centre, this studio's windows are obscured by trees giving the illusion of seclusion. Contributing to this illusion is the interior design of the place, which will make visitors feel absolutely royal.
How much? From NZ$267 a night, sleeps 4.
VIVID ON REALM, ADELAIDE
For more traditional skyscraper-style views, this apartment more than delivers. The best part of this apartment? Its location is right in central Adelaide.
How much? From NZ$288 a night, sleeps 2.
ASRI GARDEN STUDIO, ADELAIDE
For more garden views, check out this tranquil garden studio inspired by Japanese and Balinese design. It's all about nature: nestled into a secluded garden, and designed to incorporate natural materials and natural light.
How much? From NZ$238 a night, sleeps 2.
VIEW STUDIO, HOBART
The best way to end a day in Hobart may be to relax and take in the view of the city lights from the bathtub in this Airbnb's main bedroom.
How much? From NZ$228 a night, sleeps 2.
TOTAL WATERFRONT, HOBART
The large, back deck on this cosy home is where the real beauty lies. And if you feel like taking a dip, you can take a three-minute walk down the path to the beach below.
How much? From NZ$238 a night, sleeps 2.
TINY HOUSE TASMANIA, HOBART
For those looking to experience the tiny house craze, a trip to Hobart may be the perfect opportunity. This home overlooks the Derwent River and notably features an outdoor bathtub perfect for a relaxing evening after a day spent exploring.
How much? From NZ$281 a night, sleeps 2.
MOUNTAIN VIEW RETREAT, HOBART
If you prefer mountain views over the waterfront, this cosy mountainside retreat is only minutes away from Hobart but has beautiful views.
How much? From NZ$158 a night, sleeps 2.
MARINA VIEWS, DARWIN
Enjoy this property's stellar view of the marina from its all-day shaded balcony to keep you out of the Darwin heat.
How much? From NZ$301 a night, sleeps 4.
MERLIN'S LOFT, DARWIN
This apartment right in Darwin's city centre will give visitors the perfect taste of Darwin's city life: explore during the day and then returning to the complex's infinity pool and sunset views.
How much? From NZ$434 a night, sleeps 4.
TROPICAL SANCTUARY, DARWIN
The deck on this gorgeous suburban home is the perfect place for entertaining or just relaxing and enjoying life up among the palm trees.
How much? From NZ$678 a night, sleeps 4.
LUSH VISTA, DARWIN
Situated right across from Darwin's esplanade, this apartment boasts waterfront views in a prime location near Darwin's city centre. And, if you wish, you can even get there on a bicycle from the building's bicycle hire.
How much? From NZ$414 a night, sleeps 2.
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Published on April 13, 2022 by Elyse Genrich