Luxury Lodges of Australia : An Introduction

Travel to Australia is about more than just the natural beauty of the country. It’s not just the cosmopolitan cities, white beaches, mountains, ancient rainforests and ochre-red outback, but as an integral part of the trip, Australia also excels in the quality of hospitality.

Traveling down under can create an intense connection with the surroundings ... and with your soul.

If it’s about relaxation in high-end accommodations with exquisite food and wine you're all over, then Luxury Lodges of Australia, can fulfill ALL of your expectations as here the priority is always you. 

The portfolio comprises a collection of nineteen top-tier lodges as diverse as the country itself. Located in premium locations, these environmentally-sensitive lodges with spectacular backdrops can be found throughout the length and breadth of the Aussie map, and all come with a commitment to five-star experience.

Most of the lodges are easily reached from major Australian cities, making them a 'must consider' inclusion into a wider holiday itinerary. 

New South Wales alone possess three exciting options. Less than three hours by road from Sydney is the Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, sitting beneath soaring cliffs and two national parks.

Even closer to Sydney is the serene Pretty Beach House, a spa retreat with sublime food and offering just four exclusive pavilions – best reached by seaplane. Even more dramatically situated is Capella Lodge, on Lord Howe Island.

For visitors to Victoria, there’s the prospect of spending time at the secluded Lake House - a multi-award-winning property on the shores of Lake Daylesford.

The choices continue in South Australia with Southern Ocean Lodge that combines a show-stopping location on Kangaroo Island with twenty one ocean-view luxury suites and guided wildlife touring options – not to mention a first-rate selection of wines.

Moving back to the mainland is The Louise, a gorgeous design-hotel and spectacular restaurant in the heart of the world-famous Barossa Valley wine region, and an outback resort, the ultra-exclusive Arkaba with 10,000 hectares of land in the Flinders Ranges. However, it welcomes only ten guests at one time.

Queensland has no less than five lodges in the portfolio. The Sunshine State is home to tropical island retreats Qualia and Lizard Island, both set right on the Great Barrier Reef.

Meanwhile, the mainland offers Silky Oaks Lodge, with high-end tree-house accommodation right in the Daintree Rainforest, the lavish Crystalbrook Lodge, perched over a lake, and Spicers Peak Lodge, a mountain getaway set in 8,000 acres of private conservation land in Main Range National Park.

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Equally jaw-dropping are the lodge options in Western Australia. Closest to Perth is Cape Lodge, a country estate in the Margaret River region, while further north, close to the Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis is a deluxe ecotourism bush camp with just sixteen wilderness tents.

Make your way further north to the Kimberley Region, and set in untamed wilderness is a five-star clifftop homestead, El Questro, while a unique 18-cabin adventure cruise ship True North will take you to sail the rivers and gorges of the NW coastline in serious style.

With any of Luxury Lodges of Australia's properties, you’re certainly guaranteed an Aussie experience to be cherished for the rest of your life.

We’ll be discussing more details about these nineteen Luxury Lodges of Australia in subsequent blogs.


Jonathan Campbell

Aussie Trip Advisor, 12H Nob Hill, Roseland NJ 07068

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