Keen for a blissful retreat into nature? Hop into the car and drive three hours southeast of Melbourne, towards Wilsons Promontory National Park. Overlooking this natural wonder, at the top of a nearby hill, you’ll find Bubble Retreats. These two, cosy bubbles promise a serene getaway, with clear domes to help you gaze at the canopy of stars above, and the unfolding landscape below. Bookings for this unique stay are available now.
The two bubbles offer an out-of-this-world experience, allowing you to recharge and reconnect with nature. Perfect for special occasions and romantic getaways, the Bubble Retreats feature four poster beds with luxurious linens, ensuite bathrooms complete with hot showers and flushing toilets, as well as a mini fridge, microwave, toaster and even a barbeque outside. Both locations also include a telescope, so you can take your stargazing to the next level.
Choose between Asteria, a bubble nestled into the side of a hill, and Etoile, which is perched at the top. Both locations feature spectacular views, and are about 300 metres apart, so you’ll have plenty of privacy. The bubbles are located on a working farm, so you might see cattle in the adjacent paddocks.
There’s air conditioning for the warmer days and heating for the cooler nights. When you’re not firing up the barbeque, wander five minutes down the hill, relax in a shady picnic area and check out the nearby waterfall.
When you’re not enjoying the view from the bubbles, head outside and explore the beauty of Wilsons Promontory National Park.
More about Bubble Retreats
Bubble Retreats was founded by Tim, who first came up with the idea when he was sleeping in a tent under the stars in France. The next day, he and his partner Heloise tried to put that mesmerising experience into words, and soon, that grew into an exciting concept. They submitted their idea into Airbnb’s Global OMG! Fund competition, and was one of 100 winners from around the world.
“The idea was to create an out of the ordinary, yet unique and accessible experience for guests,” said Tim. “The result is a transparent bubble high up on a mountain top with 360-degree views of the night sky, fields and oceans below.”