The Views at These Getaways Will Make You Say 'Wow!'
A view that leaves you speechless, be it for a couple of seconds or a whole minute, is something to behold.
That fact rings even more true when the aforementioned outlook is simply one of the perks of booking a luxury getaway. Imagine waking up to pull back your bedroom’s curtains and coming face-to-face with an endless outlook across a turquoise ocean, golden-sand beach or forest green hinterland hills. Perhaps the thought of lounging on a sun-kissed deck, overlooking an infinity pool or national park may pique your fancy. However you like your holiday views, we have found 14 of the best below. Your eyes are in for a treat.
The view: The sparkling waters of Lake Daylesford, from Peace Mile track that runs at the bottom of the property and all the way over to the other side of the lake.
Admire it from: A place at the outdoor dining table is a no-brainer, or you might sprawl out on the blue couch in the lounge if the weather has you moving inside. There is also another separate deck area, accessed from the second living area that is excellent for private sips and unwinding time.
Favourite lookout spot: On the deck in the early morning, cup of coffee or tea in hand, to watch as a haze of mist hovers over the water and slowly disappears to reveal the glittering lake.
See more of 13A On The Lake's views here.
The view: The sandy stretch of Moana beach to the right, and the expanse of Maslin Beach to the left. The patch of grassland next to Luxe Haus is a protected reserve, meaning development on this plot – and potential obstructions to this vista – aren’t on the cards.
Admire it from: Musical types can tinkle the ivories on the grand piano, using the view to inspire their next melodic masterpiece. Even a seat at the mammoth table upstairs will have you tucking into breakfast, lunch or dinner in between time lost spent staring at view – the beauty of wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows.
Favourite lookout spot: Recline into the swinging egg chair on the top floor balcony to watch the sunset and marvel as the sky alights with pinks, oranges and reds.
See more of Luxe Haus' views here.
The view: Too-blue waters and a glimpse of white sand at Sunrise Beach near Noosa.
Admire it from: The ocean-facing balcony, which connects to the open-plan living space with sliding glass doors. Or those that snap up the master bedroom can revel in a lie-in (once the curtains have been pushed back) and keep the good view times rolling from the comfort of bed.
Favourite lookout spot: Relaxing on one of the canary-yellow outdoor chairs, perched poolside. A cold, fruity refreshment is optional but recommended.
See more of The Sun Pad's views here.
Library House, West Hobart TAS
The view: The skyline and twinkling lights of Hobart’s cityscape plus the River Derwent.
Admire it from: A corner seat on the lounge’s leather sofa; as you stack the dishwasher in the kitchen; or at the wooden chaise located on the front verandah – this spot is particularly good when accompanied with a cup of tea or a glossy magazine.
Favourite lookout spot: Anywhere in the Derwent Suite. This is the home’s master residence and it comes with a private deck that is set with an alfresco café-style table and chairs.
See more of Library House's views here.
The view: Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! There might even be a cheetah, giraffe or lemur. Say hello to the residents of the National Zoo & Aquarium.
Admire it from: Each of Jamala Wildlife Lodge’s getaway hubs offer a different encounter – all as equally spectacular as one another. Watch a troop of lemurs play from a room in uShaka Lodge, or wander out to the terrace in the Shark Grand Suite to peer down into a fin-filled aquarium.
Favourite lookout spot: Bag a Jungle Bungalow to get to know a Bengal tiger as you lounge on your king bed, or meet a Malayan sun bear as you soak in a deep bathtub.
See more of Jamala Wildlife Lodge's views here.
The view: Verdant rolling hills, an idyllic Snellings beach and the rugged north coast of Kangaroo Island.
Admire it from: This ridge-top getaway has been designed to make the most of its location. Take in the views whether you’re standing at the kitchen bench or sat at the alfresco dining setting.
Favourite lookout spot: From underneath the doona covers in one of two bedrooms with ocean views.
See more of Tammar Ridge's views here.
The view: Beautiful Byron Bay for as far as the eye can see.
Admire it from: The square dining table over family breakfasts; the comfortable sofas as you settle in for a movie night; or reclined on a deck chair on the sheltered upstairs balcony.
Favourite lookout spot: How could you go past a spot on the poolside daybed? This is prime position for capturing happy-snaps for your social media and the view looks good no matter the time of day.
See more of Vantage Over Byron's views here.
The view: Swaying palm trees, crystal-clear and azure waters, and glimpses of golden sand beaches of Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island.
Admire it from: Over breakfast or dinner at the Beach Club’s ocean-facing restaurant; or clutching an umbrella-toting cocktail while poolside.
Favourite lookout spot: The palm-fringed scene gifted by your Beach Club Room’s private terrace is already a serene space, but the views of the Coral Sea make it especially gorgeous.
See more of Hamilton Island Beach Club's views here.
The Grand, Eagle Bay WA
The view: An expanse of Eagle Bay, encompassing the Indian Ocean and a nearby regional park.
Admire it from: The Grand’s master suite is more like a fully-fledged apartment and has an excellent vantage point. Prepare cocktails or mocktails in the bar, letting the view inspire your next mixology creation.
Favourite lookout spot: It has to be by the pool – the one on the upper floor that is, because, yes, this glam getaway has two pools. The view-blessed pool would be impressive enough by itself, but the addition of its sweeping outlook really makes it a watering-hole to remember.
See more of The Grand's views here.
The Hygge House, Blairgowrie VIC
The view: Low-lying beach scrubland and coastal getaways around Blairgowrie on the Mornington Peninsula.
Admire it from: Where else but from the expansive timber deck? The Hygge House is already an elevated escape (thanks to its hilly perch and stilted design), so the wrap-around deck puts this home’s guests a head above its neighbours.
Favourite lookout spot: A second, more private deck juts off from the third bedroom upstairs and is a quiet space for some downtime. The view from here still skims neighbouring residences and bushland.
See more of The Hygge House's views here.
Eagleview Park, Foxground NSW
The view: Lush hills and pasture of Foxground, and a slice of the New South Wales’ South Coast on the horizon.
Admire it from: Almost any spot inside The House or the Guest House. Both House’s boasts master bedrooms with gazes that extend beyond the timber deck and over the surrounding landscape; a stunningly scenic backdrop for breakfasts in bed. The third getaway, The Gate House, looks out across garden.
Favourite lookout spot: We dare any guest not to be enraptured with the outlook when sat by the infinity-edged swimming pool. Paddle up to the edge of the pool to get an even more immersive perspective.
See more of Eagleview Park's views here.
Cape Wye, Wye River VIC
The view: The big blue of Bass Strait and the Great Ocean Road.
Admire it from: Everywhere. Move outside onto the ocean-facing deck to get your daily dose of a sea breeze, or spark the lounge’s fireplace in winter and stare out of the floor-to-ceiling windows to watch any storms roll in. The four bedrooms all have ocean views, too.
Favourite lookout spot: Run the faucet to fill one of Cape Wye’s two freestanding bathtubs, sinking into the suds and languidly looking out the huge windows. That is true relaxation.
See more of Cape Wye's views here.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, Cape Range National Park WA
The view: Untouched sands along Western Australia’s Coral Coast and the beckoning waters that fringe Ningaloo Reef.
Admire it from: Your safari tent’s king bed, or from the deck in the Main Lodge. With all meals included in the rates, guests can tuck into plates and look up and out to the ocean in between mouthfuls.
Favourite lookout spot: The private deck of your tent. Use the comfortable canvas chairs as your go-to for watching the sunset or simply staring out into the too-blue abyss.
See more of Sal Salis' views here.
Redcliffe, Blackheath NSW
The view: A take-your-breath-away scene of Mount Blackheath and the Kanimbla Valley in the Blue Mountains.
Admire it from: While you can catch glimpses of the view from a perch on the sofa, or even from the linen-wrapped depths of the king bed, the massive sundeck is the real star when it comes to admiring that vista. Take a seat at the round café table, or at the larger dining setting. You might even recline out onto one of the banana lounges.
Favourite lookout spot: On the sundeck at sunrise or sunset.
See more of Redcliffe's views here.