2019 was an exciting year for Australia, with a wave of new openings on offer across every State and Territory. Now home to a range of new boutique stays, there is no better time to visit. Here are Australia’s hottest new hotels openings to put on your travel bucket list for 2020.  

Discovery Rottnest Island, Rottnest Island, WA

One of Australia’s most exciting openings of the year, Discovery Rottnest Island is the first new accommodation offering on Rottnest in over 30 years. Nestled behind the dunes of the iconic Pinky Beach, the resort offers 83 eco-tents which are connected via paths and walkways through the sand dunes and native landscaping. The perfect place to sleep under the stars, take a quokka selfie or sip on poolside cocktails at the resorts Beach Club, Discovery Rottnest Island opened in March 2019 and is a 90-minute ferry ride from Perth or 25 minutes from Fremantle.

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, Sydney, NSW 

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga opened in October 2019, offering luxury sleepovers and exclusive wildlife encounters in the heart of Sydney. This unique Australian sanctuary is an elegantly designed eco-retreat, nestled within Taronga Zoo on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Guests have the extraordinary opportunity to sleep nearby Australia’s unique wildlife, wake up to the natural beauty of the surrounding bushland and take part in some of the most immersive and exclusive animal experiences, all only 15 minutes from Sydney’s city centre.