The Best Holiday Home in Australia

The country has voted and the best holiday home in Australia has been decided. Check out the medalists in each category too.

Paris Villa
Daylesford, VIC

Breathtaking five-star luxury shipping container villa cantilevered over a ravine. Experience an oasis of luxury with sheer-glass floors, an infinity daybed, a Tasmanian wood bath and gorgeous fireplace.

With plenty of bedrooms, open-concept kitchens and amenities galore, these homes are fit for epic family holidays.

Fingal House
Mornington Peninsula, VIC

This magnificent homestead is set on five acres and sleeps up to 24 people. Suitable for a group of families to stay together or to celebrate a big occasion, the multiple living zones, cubbyhouse, designer swimming pool and spa make this home a family-friendly retreat on the popular Mornington Peninsula.

Cape Cabin
Phillip Island, VIC

This five-bedroom cabin has been designed as a family retreat with day beds and bunk beds but also queen beds for the adults. The property is surrounded by a private garden with a timber playground and multiple entertaining areas inside and out.

Rye Family Oasis
Rye, VIC

A true family oasis with four bedrooms and amazing gardens built for playtime. From a pool and spa, to a spring-free trampoline, a skate ramp and a cute little cubbyhouse, this functional holiday home spells fun for everyone.

Elouera Farm
Bundanoon, NSW

Just the place for the kids to get back to nature. This three-bedroom contemporary barn sleeps nine people and has magnificent views across Morton National Park. There are acres of property to wander and the property also has two resident goats, Topaz and Angel.

Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat
Hunter Valley, NSW

The unique Hunter Valley Lodge and Retreat is set on five beautiful acres and boasts 11 spacious bedrooms and eight bathrooms accommodating up to 33 guests in comfort and style. This home is perfect for large groups of families and has its own games den and cinema room.

Lotus Waters
Gold Coast, QLD

This extremely large waterfront home has its own large sandy private beachfront, a billiard room for the kids and adults to enjoy, plus an outdoor playground all on site. An ideal fun getaway for a group of families to stay while on the Gold Coast.

Our Judges

This year the judging panel will be uncovering the top holiday homes across four different categories including: Family Friendly, Unique, Design and Pet Friendly with the introduction of our first ever Junior Judge to have a voice for the kids of Australia who know holidays best.

Wendy Moore

As GM of Foxtel's Lifestyle Channels and interiors expert, Wendy is returning for another year as our guest judge and is keen to uncover what trends she is seeing in holiday homes around Australia.


Ruby lives in NSW and was chosen as our first ever junior judge to decide on the best homes in each category. Kids are one of the biggest influences in a family holiday, so having a junior judge to represent the kids of Australia was a must have.