5 quirky places to stay in Australia

If you want something a bit different to the regular hotel room for your next holiday, why not try one of these unique options?

These fun accommodation alternatives are more than a place to rest your head, so expand your horizons by staying somewhere that’s a little more quirky than your average hotel.

The Carriage – Mundaring, WA

This South Australian train carriage once operated as part of the Barossa Valley Hotel circa 1901, and has now been restored to offer the ultimate in luxury accommodation.

The carriage is decked out with luxurious fittings featuring a 19th century fireplace, super king-size bed and fully-equipped bathroom.

Two at a time can stay and while it may look olde world, there’s air conditioning if it gets too toasty, or you can’t be bothered lighting the fire. There’s also a fully-fitted kitchen along with cosy lounge and dining area.

The Shipping Container – Hepburn, VIC

Grab your loved one and get away to this romantic shipping container in Hepburn Springs.

When you hear shipping container you probably don't think of lavish luxury, but this villa boasts a section of glass floors with waterfall and rockpool views, a Tasmanian blackwood bath and a Star Wars limited edition pinball machine.

There’s even mood lighting, which you can change to suit how you're feeling by selecting your preferred shade on the digital colour wheel.

Drewhouse The Pods – Agnes water, QLD

This is not just another beach house. There are two horizon pools overlooking the ocean, four tennis courts, poolside barbecue kitchens and a playground that’s exclusively for Drewhouse guests.

As a bonus, the rainwater tanks, solar hot water and electricity makes this house extremely energy efficient - great for those watching their environmental impact.

The Pods are also perfectly nestled between many secluded beaches so you can be assured you won’t have to fight for a space in the sand.

Yandoit Church – Macedon, VIC

The Yandoit Church has come a long way since it was built in 1884. Still keeping much of it’s original design, the nave acts as the home’s centrepiece and even includes remnants of the hand-painted friezes along with a massive vaulted ceiling and Gothic windows.

The church is fitted out with an expansive kitchen complete with sweeping views of the surrounding farmland.

Truly a place where you can feel like you’ve successfully “got away from it all”.

Olio Bello Lakeside Glamping – Gracetown, WA

Set on a 320-acre organic olive farm in the heart of the Margaret River region, this lakeside glamping experience is one to behold.

Just minutes away from the beaches of Gracetown and countless vineyards, you can choose from six safari-style bungalows.

Great for when you want to recharge as you can spend the days out exploring the region or simply lazing by the lake, soaking up the serenity.

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