Our Favourite Australian Getaways
Luxury Just Got Better With These Australian Stays
When it comes to luxury stays, there is truly nothing like Australia. The land down under opens itself up to travellers looking for larger than life experiences in idyllic and magnificent destinations. Head to the Great Barrier Reef, a bucket list destination for world class divers and nature enthusiasts alike, as they witness the largest organism visible from space. Visit the Daintree Forest, the world’s oldest tropical rainforest that has been growing for 180 million years. Discover the Traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who have been protecting Australia and its biodiversity as you learn about their culture and what it means to be the guardian of the natural world.
1. Mt Mulligan Lodge
Experience the spirit of North Queensland’s back-country in a captivating landscape with cultural significance dating back 37,000 years. This property hosts remains from the historic gold and coal rush and is currently a working cattle station. Mt. Mulligan Lodge offers all-inclusive luxury accommodations in the magnificent Mount Mulligan. It features four different types of accommodations, a gorgeous main pavilion for lounging and meals as well as an infinity pool fitted with a sunset bar. Accessible only via a helicopter ride or a 4-wheel drive, Mt Mulligan Lodge is an opulent luxury stay for the Outback experience of your life.
2. Orpheus Island Lodge
Discover the immaculate turquoise coastline at Orpheus Island, an undisturbed tropical paradise in the Great Barrier Reef. The coastline stretches across 11 kilometres and the island itself is protected by over 1,000 hectares of the national park. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, you can experience the lush life beneath the surface of the water from the comfort of your own accommodation. Featuring a main pavilion bar, a dining area, a restaurant, a reading room, a day spa as well as an infinity pool that overlooks the Coral Sea.
3. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
Located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, lies a true masterclass in opulence, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. Nestled within the 2,800 hectare World Heritage Greater Blue Mountains, expect to be swept away by the picturesque scenes and sweeping vistas of the resort.
4. Qualia Great Barrier Reef
Qualia is the perfect location to explore Queensland’s finest offerings including Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef. Tucked away on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, it is an exemplary feat in architecture and design. Hamilton Island is known for its amazing reef that fringes its shoreline making it a perfect destination for marine enthusiasts who also enjoy the finer things in life.
5. Reefsuites Whitsunday
Situated right by the Hardy Reef in Queensland, Reefsuites is Australia’s first underwater accommodation in the Great Barrier Reef. The revamped pontoon serves day trippers and on-deck guests in an all-inclusive experience. Your journey begins through the Whitsunday Islands on a speedboat. Once on the pontoon, guests are able to snorkel, dive, swim or go on a quick adventure to the infamous Heart Reef.
6. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
The Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a luxury safari-style tent located in the Cape Range National Park surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Sit back and enjoy the vast nature as time slows down and melts away your problems. 1,200 kilometres north of Perth, the Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing coral reef stretching 260 kilometres along its shoreline. A destination where the outback meets the reef, this is a destination not to be missed.