5 Overwater Bungalows In Australia For A Dream Vacation

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Dorian Greasly

At first, I thought that the best and most exotic overwater bungalows only existed in overseas places like the United States. But, overwater bungalows in Australia changed my thoughts forever. I had been to Australia last month and there I came to know about overwater bungalows like Couran Cove Island Resort, Bedarra Island Resort, Lake Crackenback Overwater Apartments, and Novotel Twin Waters

So, I researched a lot and visited two overwater bungalows in Australia. Those are Couran Cove Island Resort and Novotel Twin Waters. And guess what? They compelled me to say ‘wow’. Overwater bungalows in Australia are like Tahitian Classics. They are unique and developed with a sleek design. 

Spectacular Overwater Bungalows In Australia

I am sharing some of the spectacular Australian overwater bungalows that global travelers can’t resist staying in. 

Lake Crackenback Overwater Apartments (Editors Pick)

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Surrounded by magnificent mountains, Lake Crackenback Overwater Apartments is located on an inland lake. Once guests are in this overwater resort, they can have a lifetime experience of the stunning views of Thredbo Valley along with a deep blue mountain lake.

Queen-size beds are offered to guests with one, two, and three apartments. The furniture in this resort is like classic jimmy Possum and they actually enhance the natural timber feel of this resort. 

  • Customer Ratings – 4.5 out of 5
  • Check-In – 3 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 10 a.m.
  • Price – Starts from $270/night
  • Address – 1650, Alpine Way, Crakenback NSW 2627, Australia
  • How To Get There – 30 minutes from the airport

Things To Do

  • Gobble up the complimentary local buffet breakfast before you explore the beautiful settings of the surroundings.
  • Visit the Kosciuszko National Park.
  • Ride on a horse and explore the surrounding mountain.
  • Go for bushwalking or mountain biking. 
  • Rejuvenate yourself in the spa.
  • Participate in snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, and other water sports. 

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Couran Cove Island Resort

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Situated on the tip of South Stradbroke Island, Couran Cove Island Resort gives a new meaning to overwater bungalows in Australia. Surrounded by a spectacular natural landscape, this overwater resort provides everything both for couples and families. Unlike most overwater bungalows in the world, Couran Cove Resort offers visitors pristine rainforests and Aussie bush. 

This water resort is highly acknowledged by the Advanced Ecotourism Certification. There are fewer places in Australia like Couran Cove that amazingly combines opulent facilities and accommodations with South Strabroke’s natural beauty. 

  • Customer Ratings – 3.7 out of 5
  • Check-In – 2.30 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 10.30 a.m.
  • Price – Starts from $300/night
  • Address – Shop 36C Mariner’s Cove, 60-70 Seaworld Dr. Main Beach QLD 4217, Australia 
  • How To Get There – 40 minutes away from Gold Coast (ferry rides available)

Things To Do

  • Take a walk on the beach.
  • Relax in the soothing spa facilities. Hot rock therapy is extremely popular here.
  • Experience delicious gourmet dining.
  • Enjoy the plunge pools with your favorite champagne. 
  • Enjoy the catamaran cruise.
  • Swin in the deep blue sea.
  • Enjoy countless water sports. 

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Bedarra Island Resort (Mission Beach)

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Are you searching for a travel destination that can truly amaze you? If yes, Bedarra Island Resort on Mission Beach is the ideal overwater bungalow for you. Featuring 10 unique water suites for guests, Bedarra Island Resort is really a hidden gem in Australia throughout the rainforest.

Each water suite in this resort offers different incredible ocean views. Each suite includes its own layout and personality. The suites in this resort are just like the Tahitian Classics. With private decks, plunge pools, hammocks, and more facilities Bedarra Island Resort is an ideal escape from reality. 

  • Customer Ratings – 4.5 out of 5
  • Check-In – 2 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 10.30 a.m.
  • Price – Starts from $380/night
  • Address – Mission Beach, QLD 4852, Australia
  • How To Get There – 40 minutes water-taxi ride from Wongaling Beach

Things To Do

  • Relax in the private infinity plunge pool.
  • Go and avail the amazing in-house overwater spa facilities.
  • Experience various water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, water volleyball, etc.
  • Have some local Australian gourmet food in the overwater restaurants. 

Novotel Twin Waters

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Searching for a fantastic overwater bungalow in Australia is never an issue when you have Novotel Twin Waters as an option. The salt-water lagoon suites of this overwater bungalow are situated amongst the lush tropical forests and thus it delivers a lifetime experience to its guests. 

Novotel Twin Waters provides visitors with everything they will want for their luxury in an overwater bungalow. Countless water sports, spa services, infinity plunge pools, Kids’ Club, and more- you will have all in this opulent overwater bungalow.

  • Customer Ratings – 4 out of 5
  • Check-In – 2 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 11.30 p.m.  
  • Price – Starts from $244/night
  • Address – 270 Ocean Dr. Twin Waters QLD 4564, Australia
  • How To Get There – 2 hours of bus ride from Brisbane

Things To Do

  • Dine out in the overwater restaurants.
  • Experience sunrise and sunset from your private balcony.
  • Visit the kids’ club.
  • Go to the spa. 
  • Participate in golf or tennis.
  • Enjoy snorkeling, fishing, swimming, and more water sports.
  • Exercise in the fitness center.

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Pumphouse Point Wilderness Retreat

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Pumphouse Point Wilderness Retreat has a very interesting history. From 1930 to 1940, it was a hydroelectric station Right now, this is considered one of the most popular travel destinations. 

Now, this place features 19 guestrooms and is considered one of the heritage sites in Australia. This resort stretches about 250 meters across the deepest lake in Australia. 

  • Customer Ratings – 4.7 out of 5
  • Check-In – 3.30 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 11.30 a.m.
  • Price – Starts from $550/night
  • Address – 1 Lake St Clair Road, Lake St Clair TAS 7140, Australia
  • How To Get There – 2 and half hours bus ride from Hobart or Launceston

Things To Do

  • Take a walk at this place and know about its history.
  • Dine at in-house restaurants.
  • Avail spa facilities.
  • Enjoy water sports like swimming, fishing, kayaking, etc.

Best Underwater Bungalow In Australia

Reefsuites (Whitsundays) 

Reefsuites, the underwater bungalow in Australia can flip the exclusive experience of an overwater resort. If staying in an overwater bungalow is not your thing, Reffsuites offers you an adventurous journey under the water. 

In Australia, Reefsuites is the first underwater resort near the Grear Barrier Reef. So, from your room, you can have a stunning experience of the Coral Reef through the glass walls. Glorious sea life is also waiting for you if you step into this underwater resort. Therefore, in all ways, Reefsuites by Cruise Whitsundays is set to offer everyone an intimate holiday. 

  • Check-In – 2 p.m.
  • Check-Out – 12 noon
  • Customer Ratings – 5.0 out of 5
  • Price – Starts from $1400/night 
  • Address – QLD, Great Barrier Reef, Australia 
  • How To Reach – 40 miles from Airlie Beach

Things To Do

  • Spend magical nights in Reefsuites with spectacular views of sea life and the Great Barrier Reef.
  • Walk around the upper deck and experience the amazing views of sunrise and sunset.
  • Explore various sports such as kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more. 
  • Go on a helicopter ride and enjoy the scenic beauty. 
  • Visit the underwater observatory. 

Ending Note

These Australian overwater bungalows are just perfect for those who want an overwater resort at an affordable price. Australia was always at the top of my priority list. Moreover, these 5 overwater bungalows situate like the pride of Australia. I always prefer a less-crowded travel destination for me. So, these water resorts in Australia will always be my favorite

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