If you're hanging out for that Europe trip, or a visit to America, you might still have to wait a little while for Australia's international borders to reopen, and travel to become normal again.
In the meantime though, there are plenty of ways to experience a taste of overseas, without having to leave the country.
Here, we've rounded up some epic local hotel stays that can have you feeling like you're in New York, Paris, Italy or even The Hamptons.
Sofitel, Darling Harbour - Paris, France
You’ll be greeted with a ‘bonjour!’ as you step into a world of relaxation, romance and waterfront sophistication.
By nightfall, savour the French-inspired menu at Atelier by Sofitel and you’ll be forgiven for thinking you’re in the heart of Paris.
The Langham Hotel, Sydney - London, England
From quaint cobbled streets and historic brick buildings to sophisticated furnishings and high tea afternoons, check into The Langham and escape to an old-world London hotel, right in the heart of Sydney.
Jonah’s, Whale Beach - Portofino, Italy
Book a night on Whale Beach in one of Jonah’s eleven recently refurbished and luxurious Ocean Retreat rooms and bask in the picturesque coastal views over an alfresco lunch on the balcony terrace, just as though you escaped to Portofino.
The William Inglis Hotel, Warwick Farm - English countryside
If you’re a fan of horse-racing, The William Inglis Hotel in Western Sydney will transport you to the racing scenes of Britain, and the quaint gardens of an English country home.
Overlooking Riverside Stables gardens and Warwick Farm Racecourse, this boutique equine themed 5-star hotel celebrates racing history and the thoroughbred industry.
Crown Towers Sydney, Barangaroo - Las Vegas
It’s ‘the place to be seen’, with a rooftop infinity pool and iconic dining destinations sold out for weeks, a trip to the new Sydney Crown Towers is the quickest way to get to Las Vegas for a weekend.
Establishment Hotel, Sydney - New York City
Effortlessly chic warehouse-style room, uber cool interiors and three of city’s top restaurants, bars and its very own nightclub on your doorstep makes a trip to this 5-star hotel a one-way ticket to the buzzing New York City.
Ovolo, Woolloomooloo - Brooklyn
Exposed warehouse beams, all-vegetarian menus and a picturesque waterfront location makes Ovolo Woolloomooloo a sure-fire match to a cool and quirky night in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Halcyon House, Cabarita - The Hamptons
The Hamptons meets NSW in the far northern NSW surf town of Cabarita, where palm trees frame the swimming pool and nautical day beds fill your days at award-winning Halcyon House.
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