Australia's Best Off-The-Grid Holiday Spots For Complete Isolation

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If you’re attempting to self-isolate at home and you’re already over it (and out of wine) on day 2, it might be time to think of a plan B. Avoiding people is a win-win at the best of times but with coronavirus spreading and lockdown growing ever-more possible, it’s now crossing over into necessary territory. There’s never been a better time to disconnect from your friends, go off-the-grid for a bit, and enjoy some pampering in these isolated accommodations on Australia’s east coast.

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse Accommodation, Seal Rocks

If you love all things nautical, you’re going to love spending a few days lapping up the heritage charms (and incredible views!) of the restored Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse in Seal Rocks. Nestled in the exquisite Myall Lakes National Park, expect pristine views, secluded bushwalks, leisurely beach days, lighthouse visits, and only your family to keep you company. The 3 restored lighthouse keeper’s cottages offer self-contained accommodation for 6 to 8 guests.

Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse cottages sleep up to 8 guests and prices start from $368 per night.    

Ecocrackenback, Jindabyne

Go off-the-grid surrounded by the rugged wilderness at Ecocrackenback in Jindabyne. Whether you decide to visit the Snowy Mountains now or when the snow actually falls, a family holiday in Jindabyne is always a good idea. The eco-certified resort is nestled on 40 acres of wilderness and each of their 18 cabins, or ‘habitats’, offer rustic charms in keeping with the surroundings. The cabins are all completely self-contained so there’s no need to venture out, but if you do, you’ll be treated to plenty of nature-based activities in stunning Jindabyne.

Ecocrackenback cabins sleep up to 4 people and prices start from $570 for 2 nights.

Riverdale Retreat, Victoria

For something a little more intimate, Riverdale Retreat in Chewton, Victoria sleeps only 3 guests and is completely shut off from the outside world. This eco-friendly and ultra-modern retreat is surrounded by native bushland and is the ideal getaway for those who want nothing more than to enjoy the great outdoors and cosy up next to the fireplace.

Riverdale Retreat sleeps up to 3 guests and prices start from $295 per night.  

Banjara Retreat, Blue Mountains

Offering only 2 luxury cabins, it’ll be very easy to avoid social interaction during your stay at Banjara Retreat. The 2 modern villas overlook the majestic Wollemi National Park and are completely self-contained. Each of the cabins can accommodate 2 guests so why not throw the kids in one cabin and enjoy some quiet and relaxation in the other! The location, surroundings and plush interiors of Banjara will force you to immerse in indulgence and isolation as a family or as a couple. Time to switch off!

Banjara Retreat cabins can sleep up to 4 guests and prices start from $375 per night.

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses, Cairns

Get ready to immerse yourself in ancient rainforest in the lush Cairns Hinterland at the Canopy Rainforest Treehouses. Wake up to soothing birdsong every morning and switch off from everyday life and switch on to nature in one of Cairns’ most stunning settings. Nestled on the banks of the Ithaca River, the Canopy Rainforest Treehouses offer 5 treehouse accommodations and are perfect for romantic getaways, family holidays, and group bookings.

The Canopy Rainforest Treehouses can sleep 6 to 8 guests and prices start from $310 per night.

Stonehill Retreat, Yarra Valley

When you want to isolate from civilisation, there are worse places you could pick to do so than in the breathtaking Yarra Valley. Set on 20 acres of private bushland, Stonehill Retreat makes the most of its stunning surrounds with floor to ceiling windows, open-planned living spaces taking in the bushland views, and exquisite décor to transport you to tranquillity. Nature is everywhere you look at Stonehill Retreat and the local kangaroos, kookaburras, wild deer, wombats and other animals frequent the property daily.

Stonehill Retreat sleeps up to 4 guests and prices start from $299 per night.     

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