Looking for your dream home in Australia?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best real estate: modern and historic mansions, country and coastal homes.
Australia is well-known for its paradisiacal beaches and coastal areas with highly-developed infrastructure, cultural attractions, and social life. (90% of Australians live on the coast.)
The country also features a few unique ecosystems such as the Great Barrier Reef, the Australian Alps, and Tasmania with the cleanest air in the world.
Let’s take a closer look at the top locations for buying prime real estate in Australia.
Luxury real estate in New South Wales, Australia: best mansions and coastal homes for sale in Sydney, Central Coast, and Byron Bay
Charming coastal cities, long surfing beaches, huge national parks, and the rugged Blue Mountains make New South Wales one of the best places to purchase real estate in Australia.
The area is also well-known for its beautiful mansions. Older, historic homes attract buyers in a quest for architectural masterpieces. Australia’s colonial heritage remains visible in its grand manors with Gothic or Victorian design elements.
It’s of interest to know that Australia is one of a few countries with numerous, abandoned mansions. These homes primarily can be found (and probably bought) in Sydney and Melbourne as well as in rural areas. But not in coastal locations such as Central Coast or Byron Bay. These areas boast modern, Hampton-style homes facing the ocean.
Luxury real estate in Perth and Western Australia: top waterfront homes for sale
Western Australia, with its quiet, sedate lifestyle, is a prime location to buy a family home on a beach. The region features numerous, natural landmarks and was named the best Asia Pacific Destination by Lonely Planet.
Western Australia is favored with beautiful beaches and tall-tree forests, as well as the country’s best wine areas. The top real estate examples include coastal homes (from tiny, charming estates to 3-story houses), stately wineries, and upscale, kangaroo-dotted farmhouses.
In the capital city of Perth, buyers will find new-build townhouses in gated residential communities and mansions with a modern interior and exterior design.
Luxury real estate in Queensland, Australia: beautiful mansions in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, and Cairns
Queensland is situated on the coast of the Coral Sea near the Great Barrier Reef. The city of Cairns is a gateway to the reef and tropical Daintree Rainforest, while Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast have some of the best surfing beaches in the country.
The best real estate in Queensland consists of contemporary, beachfront homes with private pools and Mediterranean-style, coastal houses. In Brisbane, buyers can find luxurious, mega-mansions with private docks.
Anyone looking for a classic mansion might like a Queenslander: a single, detached house with a veranda and beautiful front porch decorations.
Real estate market in Australia
Australia enjoys a stable housing market in both commercial and residential segments. For anyone interested in real estate investment in the country, we recommend the latest Knight Frank’s Australia report.
Luxury real estate in Victoria, Australia: historic mansions for sale in Toorak, Melbourne
The state of Victoria is attractive for buyers who want to live close to national parks, amazing beaches, and, at the same time, savor the best of Melbourne’s cultural and social life.
If you are thinking about buying high-end real estate in Melbourne, take a look at the homes and mansions in Toorak, an inner suburb of the city that is called the “Beverly Hills of Australia.” Small wonder then that Toorak has numerous real estate gems, including award-winning properties.
Victoria also is a good place to purchase a wine estate in the wine region of Yarra Valley. Australian properties with vineyards are known for their amazing, modern architecture and resort-style amenities.