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Look inside Australia’s best Airbnbs

Airbnb Australia Coombs Hill Barn Victoria
From a serene mountain getaway to an imported American barn, here are the Airbnbs to add to your wishlist. (Source: Airbnb)

Australia’s best Airbnbs have been named for 2022, and the winners range from a serene mountain getaway in northern New South Wales to a 160-year-old converted barn in Victoria.

Airbnb handed out six awards in total, ranging from Host of the Year to Most Unique Stay. Here are the Airbnbs to add to your wishlist.

Host of the Year

The judges described Alstonvale’s Carla Dawes as going “above and beyond” for guests at her Olinda Cottage, which boasts sweeping views of the northern NSW hinterland.

Dawes cooks a homemade breakfast for guests each morning and leaves them treats like chocolate, freshly baked sourdough and local muesli so guests can “slow down and recharge”.

Airbnb host and Olinda Cottage in New South Wales
Airbnb host Carla Dawes and her property in northern New South Wales. (Source: Airbnb)

Most Unique Stay

The Winged House sits over a cliff at Table Cape on Tasmania’s north coast. Designed by Australian artist and architect Richard Goodwin, the property features a monoplane wing installed as the roof.

Guests can enjoy 180-degree seascape views. The house has drawn guests from all over the world for its sculptural quality, interiors and dramatic views.

Winged House Airbnb exterior
The Winged House airbnb in Tasmania. (Source: Airbnb)

Best Nature Stay

The Container is nestled in Lilydale, 20 minutes from Launceston and in the middle of Tamar Valley. The property is built from an up-cycled shipping container and is solar and hydro powered.

“Nature is your host, guests won’t meet us but expect a visit from the kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas and chooks,” hosts Susie and Gordon said of the property.

Airbnb The Container in Lilydale
The Container in Lilydale was named Best Nature Stay. (Source: Airbnb)

Best New Host

The Little Seed’s hosts, Peter and Charlie, pride themselves on offering a memorable and welcoming stay for guests – from the personal welcome note to homemade shortbreads and a warm fire on cold days.

The luxury self-contained studio is set on 15 acres of bush property in Tasmania’s Huon Valley. Guests can relax in nature and spot wildlife like wallabies and black cockatoos.

Airbnb The Little Seeds in Tasmania
The Little Seed's hosts Peter and Charlie won Best New Host. (Source: Airbnb)

Best Designed Stay

Coombs Hill Barn is a restored and rebuilt 160-year-old American Barn overlooking the Delatite Valley in Merrijig, Victoria.

Over three years, owners Katherine and Wade dismantled the original barn in Indiana and shipped it over to Victoria’s High Country, as well as designing the interiors.

Airbnb Coombs Hill Barn in Victoria.
Coombs Hill Barn in Merrijig, Victoria is a restored American barn. (Source: Airbnb)

Most Magical Experience

Paul’s experience takes guests kayaking through the secluded waterways of Lake Weyba in Noosa, on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.

It’s a calm and relaxing journey through nature, with guests able to spot stingrays when paddling through shallow water.

Airbnb Lake Webya Noosa kayaking experience
Paul's kayaking experience through Lake Webya, Noosa. (Source: Airbnb)

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