HALCYON HOUSE, AUS­TRALIA

Real Living (Australia) - - WANDER -

ABOUT 20KM SOUTH OF THE QUEENS­LAND BOR­DER, THIS DE­SIGNER BEACH HIDEAWAY IS WELL EQUIPPED WITH VIN­TAGE BIKES, BACKGAMMON BOARDS AND CRO­QUET SETS SO THERE’S NO SHORT­AGE OF SEA­SIDE FUN

Where Halcyon House, North­ern NSW, Aus­tralia Why All your Pin­ter­est dreams will be ful­filled with bursts of colour, eclec­tic an­tique fur­ni­ture and quirky art­works – all set against the back­drop of beau­ti­ful Cabarita beach. The 21-room bou­tique ac­com­mo­da­tion was once a surf ho­tel, and like the name sug­gests, its ar­chi­tec­ture con­jures mem­o­ries of the halcyon days of Aussie sum­mers past: fam­ily road trips, Zooper Doop­ers and high­way mo­tels… but way more luxe. Head out­side when ready for a walk along the beach and head­lands the prop­erty opens onto, or go for a spin on a bike. Your stom­ach won’t be ig­nored ei­ther. The restau­rant, Pa­per Daisy, run by ex-Noma chef Ben Devlin, boasts the kind of food city slick­ers would line up hours for. Our high­light? It has to be the pool – it comes com­plete with blue-striped sun loungers and a drink (and ice-cream) cart. There’s re­ally no rea­son to ever leave.

How much Room rate from $550 per night. Worth not­ing It made Condé Nast Trav­eller’s Best New Ho­tels in the World: Hotlist 2016 and Mr & Mrs Smith’s Best Smith Ho­tel 2017 award. Con­tact Hal­cy­on­house.com.au

CABARITA BEACH

HALCYON SUITE

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HALCYON HOUSE

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