Australian Traveller’s Top 100 Unique Stays
Each year, Australian Traveller search high and low for places, properties, and experiences to include in their prestigious Top 100 list. This year, they’ve rounded up the most unique stays across the country, with Gerringong’s iconic Dovecote coming in at #59.
The Kiama area is profiled not just once with Dovecote’s two-page feature in the most Unique Family Stays in Australia – but twice, with an exclusive family accommodation feature. This sponsored feature highlights five great family-friendly accommodation options and frames Kiama as a sought-after NSW South Coast holiday destination (for reasons beyond Kiama’s two major family drawcards: Jamberoo Action Park and the Illawarra Fly Treetop Adventures).
The family feature is Destination Kiama’s latest collaboration with the prestigious publication and is another stepping-stone in Destination Kiama’s COVID recovery campaign as they remain focused on stimulating visitor demand and expenditure for their 220 industry partners following a challenging 18 months. Destination Kiama works with other influential travel publications such as We Are Explorers, Time Out Sydney, Out and About with Kids, and more recently Australian Country (among others).
Australian Traveller, founded in 2005, is the country’s best-selling travel title and according to its website, “began life with a simple idea; inspire Australians to see their own country.” Now more than ever, Australia needs Australians to explore their own backyard to help our economy flourish.
When it comes to Dovecote appearing in Australian Traveller’s top 100 Unique Stays, Quentin Long, Managing Director and co-founder of the magazine said the property, which won the Housing Industry Association’s “House of the Year” in 2019, met all of the magazine’s criteria.
“In short [Dovecote is] connected to community, landscape, guest and experience and fundamentally in its own way quintessentially Australian”, said Long.
Dovecote’s dark, eye-catching rectangular silhouette juts out of Gerringong’s northern headland and is a favourite among designers and, more recently, cinematographers. It was one of the settings in the horror film The Invisible Man in 2020, and in the past few months has formed the set for Russell Crowe and Liam Hemsworth’s new psychological thriller, Poker Face.
Comprised of two separate homes, the Headland and the Range, Dovecote can sleep up to 12 people and has all the luxury amenities you could dream of. (This property could have easily been included in the top luxury stays category in Australian Traveller’s Top 100, too!). To book your next stay at Dovecote click here.
To find out more about Destination Kiama’s partnership program click here.