Destinations


There's nothing like Australia for sheer diversity of experiential luxury travel destinations

                                                                   Luxury Lodges of Australia

                                                                   A collection of Australian luxury lodges that have come together

                                                                   to showcase the diversity and authenticity of Australia. The

                                                                   properties offered by this diverse range of luxury lodges and

                                                                   camps represent a new style of distinctively Australian casual

                                                                   "barefoot luxury". They offer a very personal connection to the

                                                                   landscape, the culture and an authentic sense of place. Discover

                                                                   the unforgettable coast, reefs and islands; the fertile mountains,

                                                                   vibrant food and wine producing regions; the boundless horizons

                                                                   of the outback.


                                                                   www.LuxuryLodgesofAustralia.com.au

Arkaba, Flinders Range, South Australia
Recognized as one of the most beautiful outback properties in the country, Arkaba’s 5 bedroom 1850s homestead provides an immersion into the Flinders Range, renowned for its ancient geology, diverse wildlife and the chance to get ‘hands on’ with the conservation programs of the property. Arkaba is a genuine blend of conservation and tourism. Explore the region with expert field guides who provide guided bush walks, and stunning ridge-top drives in open safari vehicles
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www.arkabastation.com
Bamurru Plains, Top End, Northern Territory

Inspired by the luxury camps of Africa, this exclusive lodge offers a truly unique experience in a superb bush setting. Located on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River, glide by airboat through fields of lotus lilies and enchanting paperbark forests and view from open top safari vehicles, buffalo, wallabies, crocodiles and birdlife of the tropical savannah. Bamurru Plains offers one of Australia’s richest wildlife experiences on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Ten safari bungalows are raised on stilts overlooking the floodplain with mesh screen ceiling to floor walls on three sides around the bed, providing guests with an experience in which they can hear, see and almost touch the wildlife and wilderness around them.


www.bamurruplains.com

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, NSW

Capella Lodge, located on UNESCO World Heritage listed Lord Howe Island, is an intimate island-style luxe experience.  Inspired by the carefree spirit of the authentic Australian beach house, this barefoot luxury lodge provides spectacular views of the ocean, reef and the mountains. Contemporary architectural design presents generous indoor-outdoor lounging areas and the Lodge Restaurant opens to spectacular views of the ocean, reef and mountains, providing a dramatic backdrop for savouring fresh island cuisine.

An abundance of rare birds, plants and marine life combine to make Lord Howe Island a remarkable destination. 


www.lordhowe.com

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan and the Indian Pacific 

Great Southern Rail has operated Australian rail journeys aboard The Ghan (Adelaide-Alice Springs-Darwin), the Indian Pacific (Sydney-Adelaide-Perth) and The Overland (Melbourne-Adelaide) since 1997. Great Southern Rail’s purpose is to ‘Share the Spirit of Expedition’ and to immerse oneself into the interior of Australia. Experience traversing Australia in the comfort of your Platinum or Gold Class cabin and enjoy the regional menus and local wines with these all-inclusive rail journeys. Choose from daily off train excursions to truly explore the far reaches of Australia.   

 

www.greatsouthernrail.com.au

Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta, Northern Territory

Longitude 131° is a transcendent experience of discovery, located in the spirited heart of Australia.  Facing majestic Uluru, Longitude 131° commands spectacular views of the outback icon and World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Delve into the foundation of Anangu culture and explore this irresistible land and the stories of the traditional custodians. An intimate fifteen luxury tents, elevated atop rust-red dunes, complement the pristine natural environment and provide a private place to rest, relax and refresh. 


www.Longitude131.com.au

qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland

qualia, located on Hamilton Island offers an exquisite Great Barrier Reef experience.  Unsurpassed beauty, sophistication, privacy and intuitive service allow you to unwind and immerse yourself in the quintessential Great Barrier Reef experience.  qualia is a rare destination where everything has been meticulously considered so it relaxes the mind, yet completely spoils the senses.

www.qua
lia.com.au

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa

Silky Oaks Lodge and Healing Waters Spa is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park, and is an ideal base from which to explore Far North Queensland. Visit ancient refugial rainforests or explore the Daintree River. There are extensive hiking trails leading from the Lodge into the Daintree National Park. Canoeing, river snorkeling or paddling, goanna spotting, biking, guided walks or early morning yoga classes followed by a swim in the river are just some of the activities available at the Lodge.Take a dreamtime walk at Mossman Gorge, snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef or experience traditional hunting techniques at nearby Cooya Beach. 


www.Silkyoakslodge.com.au

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, South Australia
Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia's first true luxury lodge, offering a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style. Acclaimed as Australia's Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is home to an abundance of native wildlife and spectacular natural attractions. Enjoy coming face-to-face with prolific bird and animal species such as New Zealand fur seals, koalas, kangaroos, Australian sea lions, ospreys, echidnas and much, much more.

www.southernoceanlodge.com.au
Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim, Queensland

Perched atop a mountain on 9000 acres of Queensland high country, enveloped by the World Heritage listed Main Range National Park and the Great Dividing Range, Spicers Peak Lodge offers an exclusive, intimate Australian wilderness lodge experience. The lodge has been created with its natural environment in mind, with only 10 suites and two private lodges. There is a range of experiences designed to give guests access to this strikingly beautiful landscape including rainforest bushwalks, guided mountain biking adventures, 4WD wildlife discovery tours, scenic helicopter flights and star gazing at night.


www.spicersretreats.com/spicers-peak-lodge

The Louise, Barossa Valley, South Australia

The Louise, luxury vineyard retreat, encompassing acclaimed restaurant Appellation, is situated on the gentle hill surrounded by hundreds of acres of vines, with breathtaking vistas across the world famous Barossa Valley.  Just 15 luxurious suites, each with its own terrace, provide complete privacy and unobstructed views of the vineyards.  Each evening, dine at Appellation and savor the seasonal menus highlighted by wine pairing.  During the day, explore the neighboring vineyards with specialized private touring, blend your own bottle of wine, enjoy breakfast with the kangaroos, and immerse yourself into the beauty of the Barossa Valley. 

www.thelouise.com.au

True North Adventure Cruises

A cruise on the True North has long been regarded as one of Australia’s outstanding and most revered adventure tourism experiences. All itineraries are activity based and designed for the discerning traveller who truly wants to 'experience the destination' in some of Australia’s most remote and hard to access coastal regions. The True North has been designed to access wilderness, to go where no other ship can go. 19 Spacious cabins feature modern décor with en-suites. Daily activities can include scenic walks, helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, cultural visits, picnics, wildflowers, bird and wildlife watching, diving, exploring and much more…


www.truenorth.com.au