Written by Renae Failla 

Scrolling through the endless pages on Airbnb can be tiresome, especially if you are looking for a unique stay! 

We have done the hard work for you with our round-up of key properties from each state that have that WOW factor guaranteed to impress your bae. From converted churches, barns and coastal getaways – we have them all and what’s better is most are affordable and have amazing guest ratings.


Victoria – The Fitzroy Converted Church House

Quirk factor: Staying in an old church

Located under a minute away from Smith Street, this house is an experience in itself. With one bedroom, a walk-in wardrobe and a large kitchen it has all the little comforts you need for a weekend or night away from reality.

Staying in what was once a place of worship, it’s interesting to note that the owners of the house are not religious. With 4.98 stars and 45 reviews, guests have thoroughly enjoyed their stay with Dayani commenting

“The converted church was an unbelievable experience. As a previous neighbour of this beautiful building, I had always wandered past marvelling at its beauty.”

New South Wales – The Enchanted Cave

Quirk factor: Staying in a clifftop cave built-in natural stone

What makes this Airbnb super unique is the fact that it is the only cave available for couples to stay in in the blue mountains.

Overlooking the world heritage area national park, it’s in the perfect position for bushwalks and river swims.

Entering through a rounded wooden door you will be reminded of The Lord of The Rings Hobbiton set. The Enchanted Cave has 4.89 stars with previous guests leaving comments like

“What an amazing place! The entrance is the stuff of fairytales…”

South Australia – Julie Fay Paddleboat

Quirk factor: Spend the night on your very own paddle boat

All aboard the PS Julie Fay vintage steam paddleboat. This Muthro paddleboat is considered the perfect honeymoon destination for many and is nestled on its own private landing so you don’t need to find the perfect spot to stop.

The hosts have complimentary kayaks ready to go for an early morning row, even in the thick of winter so you don’t need to venture far for an adventure!

With 4.99 stars and 82 reviews, guests have fallen in love with the scenic position of this houseboat with reviews like Marta’s from November last year

“A Paradise on the Murray! We absolutely LOVED staying on the PS Julie Fay. Ruth and Jim are fantastic hosts and we would recommend to anyone to stay on the river and have a break from the city.”


JAX Tyres for Ponderings

Western Australia – Balinese Princess Summer House

Quirk factor: Live like a princess 

Now you might want to bring your friends along for this one and make it a couples stay-cation with 4 large bedrooms and a 28-metre swimming pool down near Margaret River.

With the gradual easing of restrictions, this princess mansion could be the ideal celebration spot for birthdays and weddings accommodating up to 100 people.

Guests who have stayed here before appreciate the location with a total of 4.66 stars,

“Carl was a great host, very helpful & the accommodation is amazing! Already recommended highly to friends to stay down there, what a location.”


Queensland – Iglu by the sea

Quirk factor: It’s an igloo by the sea. 

Located in Trinity Beach, this property is just 15 minutes away from Cairns Airport. For just $93 a night and with 4 beds, it’s a no brainer!

You will have access to a swimming pool, the beach and professionally clean linen. Out of all 239 reviews, this Airbnb has gained 4.92 stars and the host Paulina is a super host.

Sophia stayed in one of the igloos December last year and commented:

“The Iglu by the sea was our dream accommodation located in an idyllic beach town that is the perfect distance between both Cairns and Port Douglas”.

Tasmania – #thebarn TAS


Quirk factor: an award-winning converted barn

Just minutes away from cultural and culinary attractions in the CBD, you will feel like you are spending a night on a luxury farm. The young super hosts that own the property are also the architects behind the renovation with 1820s sandstone detailing kept intact.

With all the essentials and basic necessities for cooking, you don’t even need to leave the comfort of the home.

Marie stayed pre-COVID-19 in March 2020 and commented on the personal nature of the space as well as the extra special finishing touches

“Beautiful property tucked away in the middle of the city. Set up to feel like our own personal, special space straight away, a bottle of champagne on arrival!”

#thebarn has received 463 reviews and a 4.91 rating.

So there is a clear common theme within our collection! We hope you and your so enjoy our list of the quirkiest and most likely the most unique Airbnb stays around Australia and would love to hear if you get to try any for yourself. Leave a reply below.

Renae Failla

Renae Failla


Renae Lauren’s writing flair and experience reads like an eclectic menu of finesse. The Marketing Coordinator and serial blogger has communications and media prowess with a love for fashion, travel and Italian fine food. 

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