5 of the Best Bathtubs in QLD & NSW
Here at The Good Index we’re big fans of a bath….huge in fact! Whether it’s accompanied by a good book, glass of wine or simply perfect silence, it’s our favourite way to decompress after a long day. Luckily, some of New South Wales and Queenland’s finest retreats have taken the bath game to the next level, combining luxurious tubs and sweeping views with our number one relaxation activity. Oh and don’t forget the products…bath bubbles galore!
Sound up your street? Look no further for our rundown of the best bathtubs in NSW & QLD….
With the backdrop of its majestic 18-kilometre long sandstone namesake, Mt Mulligan Lodge offers laid-back luxury in the rugged outback environment of Queensland. Located on a 28,000-hectare working cattle station, Mt Mulligan Lodge invites just 20 guests to experience the spirit of the outback through a captivating landscape that’s steeped in indigenous significance dating back 37,000 years. For the rustic bathtub above, book the spacious Outback Room and bathe al fresco on your private verandah whilst enjoying uninterrupted views of the Australian outback. The rest of the room is equally contemporary and luxurious with earthy-tones of the fine linen, sisal rug and dark green wall panelling give a rich sense of place, mirroring the colours found in the outback environment outside.
This unique boutique accommodation is nestled in the heart of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest and offers 15 eco-friendly ‘bayans’ (treehouses) immersed in the canopy. Boasting majestic Bull Kauri trees, a private waterfall and dedicated walks, the Daintree Ecolodge is the perfect destination to reconnect with nature and the people you love. Each of the eco-luxury bayans embrace the rainforest surrounds with an open plan setting and micro-screened balconies to ensure you feel as close to nature as possible whilst still being able to enjoy the comforts of a boutique hotel offering. Ask for the Rainforest Banyan for the luxurious bath above and enjoy the show from the local wildlife with a glass of bubbles in hand.
Just 45 minutes from Sydney, Billabong Retreat is an eco-friendly health retreat packed with everything you need for a relaxing break. Their yoga, meditation, mindfulness & wellness retreat programs are inspired by ancient wisdom and grounded in modern science and can assist with stress management, physical strength & flexibility, addictions and mindful leadership. Above all, however, Billabong has created a healing space to reconnect to nature, ourselves and others, and find peace of mind and contentment. Choose a Deluxe Cabin for the stunning roll top bath shown above perched on the cliff overlooking the billabong.
Australia’s longest-running Luxury Health Retreat and pioneers in the health and wellbeing industry, where guests are helped to free themselves from their busy, modern lives for a week of absolute relaxation, the way only Eden can. Re-enter the world feeling refreshed and energised after 7 days of restoring yourself with a wide range of healing therapies and nourishing your body with delicious and seasonal, organic meals, whilst indulging yourself in complete luxury with a stay in breath-taking lodges. During your stay, you’ll invigorate yourself with a range of thrilling or restorative activities and rejuvenate yourself in world-class spa facilities.
Formerly part of a banana plantation, Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat is one of the prime destinations in the Tweed Valley, Coolangatta and their hinterlands. Specially designed with romance in mind, either for a special occasion or just an escape from life’s hectic pace – this is the ideal relaxing getaway for two. The retreat offers a wide range of extras and packages to make the experience absolutely perfect, including beauty and relaxation treatments, photo shoots and gourmet food delivery. Book one of their Rainforest Canopy Bungalows for the sunken bath surrounded by rainforest above, a Luxury Mountain View Lodge or Luxury Rainforest Lodge for a large deck with private infinity plunge pool.
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