Take the trip of a lifetime this year to one of Australia's best luxury accommodation options.
While it's not something everyone can afford, there may come a time when you want to travel somewhere a bit special and stay in the lap of luxury.
Instead of indulging on this type of holiday overseas, why not make the most of Australia's beautiful surrounds and stay in exquisite accommodation in your own backyard?
If you're not sure where to head, take a look at this rundown of the best luxury accommodation options our stunning country has to offer.
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island
Ranked number one on a TripAdvisor list of the top 25 luxury hotels in Australia, Southern Ocean Lodge is surely a place to remember.
Billed as Australia's first true luxury lodge, it offers a unique experience on Kangaroo Island, floating on top of a cliff along a rugged coastline. The building offers unparalleled views of both the Kangaroo Island wilderness and the wild Southern Ocean, contrasting nature with absolute comfort and class.
You'll have an intimate experience here, with just 21 suites making up the lodge. Sink into a sumptuous king bed or recline in the lounge before soaking in a Southern Spa. During the day, you'll love the outdoor terrace complete with daybed, encouraging you to lie back and relax as the world passes you by.
Heated floors, an MP3 music system, twice-daily housekeeping and a walk in wardrobe are all features you'll love here, along with the signature sandblasted limestone floors and contemporary furnishings.
Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge, Tasmania
Drive two hours from Launceston or one and a half from Devonport and you'll come across the world-class Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge. It's one of Australia's most heralded wilderness retreats, offering warm hospitality, indulgent spa treatments and superb scenery all within its natural setting.
Guest cabins are nestled amongst the wilderness to provide privacy and luxury. Roam the lodge's trails and boardwalks to spot wallabies, wombats and possums living in harmony. While you can choose between six different accommodation types, you can't go past the King Billy suite if you're looking for the ultimate experience.
Here you'll find a double sided wood fire between the separate living and sleeping rooms, a king sized bed and oversized bathroom with a spa that is begging for you to sit back and relax. If you're more of an outdoorsy type, take your soaking outdoors to your own private hot tub.
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa is not only pleasing to the eye, but it's kind to the planet, too. It prides itself on being Australia's most environmentally responsible tourist destination, and with a backdrop of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, it's hard not to incorporate the natural beauty into the accommodation.
Nestled within its own private conservation and nature reserve, you can guarantee your stay here will not leave a harmful mark on the earth. As for the rooms? They're simply phenomenal.
Choose from 40 free-standing suites, each complete with its own private terrace and swimming pool. Wood and stone have been used to create the up-market suites, which offer peace, serenity, solitude and romance.
Tower Lodge, Hunter Valley
For a truly unique accommodation experience, try the small, five-star hotel known as the Tower Lodge.
It's available exclusively for bookings up up to 24 guests, making it the perfect place for retreats and boutique weddings you only want to share with your nearest and dearest.
The low-rise structure is nestled in the heart of the Pokolbin vineyards, making it a perfect place for wine lovers to enjoy some time out. The service is attentive, the surroundings are splendid and the accommodation is really second to none. Laze in the outdoor heated pool, have a massage or soak in the sauna, or roam around the walking track to stretch your legs out.