Australia’s Best Cottage and Cabin Accommodation

Updated 3 months ago


There’s a place for fast-paced holidays with packed itineraries. Other times, it’s more fun to switch off and get back to basics. Extracted from Broadsheet's latest book Travels, here are some of our favourite little hideaways in the wilderness, from beachfront shacks to tiny houses in the forest.

  • With a fire pit and architectural two-seat sauna right on the beach, there’s no chance of getting chilly at this restored fishing shack on Tassie’s south-east coast. Pick your spot and watch echidnas, penguins and other wildlife amble by.

  • This nautically themed seaside shack exudes some seriously tranquil – and luxurious – seaside vibes.

  • This tiny off-grid home comes with its own private beach – you’ll be surrounded by wildlife and world-class views, and with space for four people, this eco-friendly abode is bigger than most. The fit-out includes a luxe double shower and brekkie bar.

  • Be transported into a world of seaside history at this heritage-listed shack in a secluded Tassie town with a private jetty and views of the pristine still water.

  • A boutique luxury stay on a 10-hectare working farm. There’s a studio that’s made for weekends away, with an optional adjoining living area that looks out onto the olive groves.

  • This off-grid cabin has panoramic views of the rugged coastal paths and pristine waters of Eyre Peninsula. You won’t need to step foot outside to spot whales in winter or kangaroos hopping in bush – you can even stargaze from the cosy king-sized bed.

  • A renovated country cottage on a walnut farm.